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  • Originally posted by EdWood
    Hi everyone - does anyone know how Queen is doing this week in the UK mid-week charts? Thanks
    Its probably easier to ask how they aren't doing; they've got no releases inside of the top 40, zilch.

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    • Originally posted by 04wayne
      Originally posted by EdWood
      Hi everyone - does anyone know how Queen is doing this week in the UK mid-week charts? Thanks
      Its probably easier to ask how they aren't doing; they've got no releases inside of the top 40, zilch.
      What about the top 200 04wayne?

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      • Music Week haven't released the top 200 midweeks this week. I can't see it on my report anyway.

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        • Thank you, Wayne.

          More South Korean sales information

          Platinum Collection

          2000. December
          The Platinum Collection 2000.12.18
          CD 10,521
          MC 0
          Cd+MC 10,521

          2003. February
          THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          19,000 CD, total 19,000

          2003 Mid year
          THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          19,851 CD total 19,851

          2003. July
          THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          23,771 CD, total 43,622

          2003.December
          THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          4,934 Total 49,473

          2003 year end chart
          29 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          CD 49,473
          MC 0
          CD+MC 49,473

          2004. October
          8 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          CD 3,971
          MC 0
          CD+MC 3,971
          Total 53,429

          2006. October
          6 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          CD 2,328
          Total 56,683

          2006. November
          10 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003.2.25
          CD2,672
          Total 37,241 (a mistake here)

          2007 Mid Year
          26 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2003-02-25
          CD 5,175
          CD+MC 5,175

          2008. February
          5 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2008-02-04
          CD 5,823
          MC 0
          CD+MC 5,823
          Total 5,823

          2008 Mid year
          23 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION 2008-02-04
          CD 5,828
          MC 0
          CD+MC 5,828

          Minimum total: 78,207

          Its total sales should be nearly 100,000 copies there.

          Based on my previous message, this is what Queen are likely to have sold with some of their titles in South Korea:

          Greatest Hits: 600,000 to 700,000
          Greatest Hits I & II: 100,000
          Made In Heaven: 200,000
          Platinum Collection: 100,000

          Impressive sales for Queen in South Korea.

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          • Thanks Hur,

            they were huge everywhere

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            • This is a question for Hernan (HUR) I've been looking at MJ Dangerous estimations for Queen's UK Album sales and was just wondering if they are the same as your own estimates. I have listed MJ's below

              Queen - 360,000
              Queen 2 - 410,000
              SHA - 590,000
              ANATO - 1,425,000
              ADATR - 560,000
              NOTW - 510,000
              Jazz - 460,000
              Live Killers - 375,000
              The Game - 350,000
              Flash - 220,000
              GH1 - 5,450,000
              Hot Space - 260,000
              The Works - 1,000,000
              AKOM - 1,225,000
              Live Magic - 900,000
              The Miracle - 660,000
              At The Beeb - 125,000
              Innuendo - 650,000
              GH2 - 3,450,000
              Live At Wembley - 690,000
              GH 1&2 - 250,000
              MIH - 1,400,000
              Queen Rocks - 330,000
              GH3 - 610,000
              Platinum Collection - 1,825,000
              On Fire - 120,000
              ROTC - 100,000
              Montreal - 45,000
              The Cosmos Rocks - 110,000
              Absolute Greatest - 675,000

              Total UK Sales = 25,135,000

              Not to bad but do you think it's even Higher!

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              • Greece
                week 2-2011

                47 QUEEN - GREATEST HITS

                47 QUEEN - GREATEST HITS II
                Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                • Originally posted by slightlymad
                  This is a question for Hernan (HUR) I've been looking at MJ Dangerous estimations for Queen's UK Album sales and was just wondering if they are the same as your own estimates. I have listed MJ's below
                  My estimations are little bit higher for their 70's albums and few others:

                  Queen: 400,000
                  Queen II: 500,000
                  A Night At The Opera: 1,500,000
                  A Day At The Races: 700,000
                  News Of The World: 600,000
                  The Game: 450,000
                  Hot Space: 300,000
                  Live At Wembley '86: 600,000

                  Two albums need a bit of explanation:

                  Greatest Hits: 4,800,000
                  Greatest Hits II: 3,000,000

                  I will use some of Jimmy's net shipments figures. Those who aren't familiar with what I'm talking about, see here: http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... start=1775

                  "Greatest Hits" had net shipments of 1,828,375 copies by the end of 1986. This is from EMI's documents and paperwork and was announced in several Queen related books. I think that figure was printed in an issue of the magazine Record Mirror.

                  Furthermore, it sold 1,994,263 copies during the period between July 1992 and 2008. This denotes a minimum of 3,822,638 copies, which includes nearly 22 years of sales. These are net shipments totals.

                  What is missing from that above? The following years: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and the first semester of 1992. Well, club sales for the second half of 1992 and the first one of 1993 are equally missing.

                  1987
                  It sold 170,000 copies.

                  1988
                  It failed to make the annual chart.

                  1989
                  It failed to make the annual chart.

                  1990
                  It failed to make the annual chart.

                  My best guess is that it sold between 50,000 and 100,000 copies in each one of those three years. So I would estimate 75,000 for each one, which would add up a further 225,000 for the period (1988, 1989 and 1990).

                  1991
                  It charted at #25 on the annual chart. Sales would have been nearly 400,000 copies.

                  First semester of 1992

                  I estimate it at 150,000 (given that it sold 152,652 during the second part of 1992). For what it's worth, it charted at #39 on the annual chart of 1992 (with Various Artists compilations included).

                  So, for the whole period between 1987 and June 1992, we would have 945,000 copies (estimated). Combine that with the confirmed 3,822,638, which I already mentioned, and we get 4,760,000 copies or so.

                  Adding the missing club sales (1991, 1992 and part of 1993), "Greatest Hits" sold 4,800,000 copies, overall. With 2009, 2010 and 2011 unaccounted for. It was certified platinum 11 times over in January 1992.

                  "Greatest Hits II" was certified quadruple platinum in December 1991 (1,200,000 copies) and then quintuple platinum in June 1992 (1,500,000) according to BPI. It sold 1,837,607 copies, according to Jimmy’s sets of figures.

                  From annual net shipments figures, we know it is supposed to have sold 518,472 during the second half of 1992 (July to December). However, I believe that figure involves the whole year. Jimmy's sales numbers are "delayed shipments figures" in the sense that there is sometimes a sort of delay in the reporting (this means that some copies may be shipped in a year without being reported or notified until the following one). In the particular case of Queen's "Greatest Hits II", I guess the first set of figures will have been sent in about October 1992, supposedly covering the three previous months (the third quarter: July, August and September) but actually including some totals from an earlier period of time (the first semester of 1992).

                  In this case, I would recommend the quadruple platinum (achieved in December 1991) to be used as a basis and then combined with Jimmy's net shipments (1992 to 2008). Even if it isn't entirely correct as the nature of those sales is different.

                  So 1,200,000 copies by the end of 1992, plus 1,837,607 copies sold (net shipments) for the 17 years between 1992 and 2008. This gives an overall total of 3,037,607 copies. Some club sales are supposed to be missing, in addition to the last two years.

                  I estimate 3,000,000 for practical reasons.

                  So I estimate "Greatest Hits" to be at 4,800,000 copies sold and "Greatest Hits II" to be at 3,000,000. A grand total of over 24 million or so. Anyone agrees? What do you think? I obviously accept critics.

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                  • Japan
                    january, 24

                    Top 30 Western
                    # 5 Greatest Hits - Queen
                    (# 26 on Top 300 with 4.180 copies sold)

                    # 10 GREATEST HITS VOL. ? - Queen
                    (# 34 on Top 300 with 3.317 copies sold)
                    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                    • UK Top Selling Albums Of 2010

                      107 Queen Absolute Greatest 133000

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                      • Guys, no comments on my breakdown above? I think I managed to do an interesting analysis.

                        Originally posted by pierpinto
                        Thanks Hur,

                        they were huge everywhere
                        Thank you, Pier. You are right.

                        I hope you like this as well.

                        During 2010, I posted a number of Portuguese charts details. I will try to add a couple of other things and combine it with what I have previously posted.

                        Portugal

                        Firstly, some annual charts:

                        Best selling albums of 1978
                        1 - Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees
                        2 - The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
                        3 - O Casarão - Banda Sonora
                        4 - News Of The World - Queen
                        5 - Some Girls - Rolling Stones
                        6 - And Then There Were Three - Genesis
                        7 - 30 Sucessos Explosivos - Vários (Polystar)
                        8 - Deliverance - Space
                        9 - Grease - Banda Sonora
                        10 - Portfolio - Grace Jones

                        Best selling singles of 1978
                        1 - Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
                        2 - Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
                        3 - Aba-Ni-Bi - Izhar Cohen & Alpha Beta
                        4 - Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
                        5 - Canção Proibida - Marco Paulo
                        6 - Nuvem Passageira - Hermes Aquino
                        7 - Cry To Me - Sérgio & Madi*
                        8 - One For You, One For Me - La Bionda*
                        9 - Um Português - Linda de Suza
                        10 - We Are The Champions – Queen

                        1984

                        No year end chart for this year. Queen's "The Works" was #1 on the Album chart and achieved a gold certification. In addition, the single "Radio GaGa" was certified silver (30,000 copies sold) and "I Want To Break Free" was certified gold (50,000 copies). Queen got a mention in Billboard, in 1985, for having been one of the best selling acts of the previous year in Portugal.

                        "The Works" was among the very best selling albums of the year, but I don’t have the whole ranking.

                        Best selling albums of 1989
                        1 - Raices - Júlio Iglesias
                        2 - Like A prayer - Madonna
                        3 - Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
                        4 - Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Pink Floyd
                        5 - Lambada - Kaoma
                        6 - Sassaricando - Banda Sonora
                        7 - Watermark - Enya
                        8 - Miracle - Queen
                        9 - Roberto Carlos - Roberto Carlos
                        10 - Crossroads - Tracy Chapman

                        Best selling albums of 1991
                        1 - MCMXC a.D. - Enigma
                        2 - Out Of Time - R.E.M.
                        3 - Waking Up The Neighbours - Bryan Adams
                        4 - Twin Peaks - Banda Sonora
                        5 - Bachata Rosa - Juan Luis Guerra
                        6 - The Very Best Of - Supertramp
                        7 - The Beach Boys Collection - The Beach Boys
                        8 - Innuendo - Queen
                        9 - Mingos & Os Samurais - Rui Veloso
                        10 - Tieta - Banda Sonora

                        "92-404-É o caso por excelência de "Waking Up The Neighbours", de Bryan Adams, que agora chegou a sextuplo de platina (cada disco de platina equivale à venda de 40 mil unidades). As colectâneas de êxitos dos Bee Gees, Queen e Tina Turner também recolheram mais um galardão de platina. O álbum de estreia dos Resistência também já é disco de platina, mas ainda não consta nas contas do trimestre, porque só o alcançou em Abril." (Público, 1992)

                        Best selling albums of 1992
                        1 - Palavras Ao Vento - Resistência
                        2 - Rock In Rio Douro - GNR
                        3 - Nevermind - Nirvana
                        4 - Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses
                        5 - Greatest Hits II - Queen
                        6 - Live At Wembley 86 - Queen
                        7 - Still Loving You - Scorpions
                        8 - ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits - ABBA
                        9 - Stars - Simply Red
                        10 - Earthrise - Vários (Polygram)

                        "93-335659-O prémio máximo, isto é, o disco de platina correspondente a vendas superiores a 40 mil exemplares, foi no passado conferido a mais artistas estrangeiros do que a portugueses, sendo vencedores máximos Bryan Adams, com "Waking Up the Neighbours" (cinco vezes o disco de platina), e os Queen, com "Greatest Hits II" (quatro vezes o disco de platina). O máximo que os portugueses conseguiram foi tripla platina, conquistada por "Palavras ao Vento" dos Resistência, logo seguida da dupla platina dos GNR com "In Vivo"". (Público, 1993)

                        Highest certifications of 1992:

                        Bryan Adams Waking Up The Neighbours (5x Platinum)
                        Queen Greatest Hits II (4x Platinum)
                        Resistencia Palavras Ao Vento (3x Platinum)
                        GNR In Vivo (3x Platinum)

                        Best selling albums of 1993
                        1 - The Bodyguard - Whitney Houston / Banda Sonora
                        2 - Tutte Storie - Eros Ramazzotti
                        3 - Bigger, Better, Faster, More! - 4 Non Blondes
                        4 - On The Night - Dire Straits
                        5 - Timeless - Michael Bolton
                        6 - Ten Summoner's Tales - Sting
                        7 - Love Classics - Vários
                        8 - 16 Top World Charts 93 - Vários (Vidisco)
                        9 - Super Mix 8 - Vários
                        10 - Five Live - George Michael + Queen e Lisa Stansfield

                        Best selling albums of 1995
                        1 - 1492 The Conquest of Paradise - Vangelis
                        2 - Laura Pausini - Laura Pausini
                        3 - Álbum Dance - Iran Costa
                        4 - No Need To Argue - Cranberries
                        5 - Nº1 - Vários
                        6 - Made In Heaven - Queen
                        7 - These Days - Bon Jovi
                        8 - D'Eux - Celine Dion
                        9 - Pulse - Pink Floyd
                        10 - The Colour Of My Love - Celine Dion

                        "F - Pedro Abrunhosa & Bandemónio [40.000 / Ouro e platina]
                        O «Album Dance», onde se encontra o célebre «O bicho», popularizado durante este Verão pelo brasileiro Iran Costa, foi o disco mais bem sucedido do ano, com vendas superiores a mais de 200 mil cópias (galardão de quintupla platina).

                        Desde 1976, ano em que foi formada a Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa, que controla as vendas da indústria discográfica, este número corresponde ao fonograma mais vendido no nosso país. «Album Dance» pulveriza assim os recordes registados anteriormente, batendo as 140 mil unidades de «Mingos e os Samurais», de Rui Veloso, e as 120 mil de «Viagens», de Pedro Abrunhosa e «Waking Up The Neighbours», de Bryan Adams.

                        O segundo álbum mais vendido em Portugal este ano foi «Laura», de Laura Pausini, que alcançou a marca das 120 mil cópias vendidas, e logo a seguir, isto é com mais de 80 mil cópias, vieram «Pimba, Pimba» de Emanuel, «Made In Heaven», dos Queen, e a colectânea «Número 1»." (Público, 1995)

                        Álbum Dance - Iran Costa [200,000]
                        Laura Pausini - Laura Pausini [120,000]
                        Nº1 - Vários [80,000]
                        Made In Heaven - Queen [80,000]
                        Pimba, Pimba - Emanuel [80,000]

                        The sources for these various year end charts are AFP/Musica & Som.

                        Best selling albums ever in Portugal. From the magazine Público.

                        "Qual é o álbum mais vendido em Portugal?
                        «Mingos e os Samurais», de Rui Veloso, com mais de 140.000 cópias, datado de 1990. Segue-se «Waking up the Neighbours», de Bryan Adams, de 1991, com mais de 120 mil exemplares. Da colectânea de êxitos «Número Um», editada pela Sony em 1993, venderam-se mais de 100 mil unidades e «Delicate Sound of Thunder», dos Pink Floyd (1988), teve mais de 80 mil cópias vendidas, o que também foi o caso de «Greatest Hits II», dos Queen, editado em 1991." (Público, 1994)

                        Best selling albums ever

                        Rui Veloso Mingos E Os Samurais [140,000]
                        Bryan Adams Waking Up The Neighbours [120,000]
                        Various Artists Número Um [100,000]
                        Pink Floyd Delicate Sound Of Thunder [80,000]
                        Queen Greatest Hits II [80,000]

                        Confirmed peak positions

                        Albums

                        The Works: #1

                        A Kind Of Magic: #3

                        Live Magic: #3

                        Made In Heaven: #1 (7 weeks)

                        Singles

                        The Great Pretender: #2

                        The Works

                        "Tudo isto ajudou imenso para sucesso de "The Works" e para as vendas que o disco seguiu alcançar. O álbum andou no cimo dos tops, praticamente em todo o mundo, mas em Portugal chegou mesmo ao Nº 1 do "Top Disco". Já na America, depois do vídeo-clip de "I Want To Break Free" a banda foi totalmente posta de lado pelos gringos americanos." (Blog Viva80s)

                        It reads that "The Works" was #1 on the Portuguese album chart in 1984.

                        A Kind Of Magic

                        "#3 was the highest position achieved by Queen with this album here!" (Blog Viva80s)

                        Unconfirmed peak positions

                        Albums

                        The Miracle: #3

                        Innuendo: #1

                        Greatest Hits II: #1

                        The Freddie Mercury Album: #1

                        Singles

                        Living On My Own: #1

                        From a Portuguese Queen site:

                        "O primeiro disco que ouvi dos Queen foi o Greatest Hits II que na altura estava a arrasar todos os tops de vendas do planeta, Portugal não foi excepção, os Queen não largavam o número 1 no "Top +" durante vários meses, é de realçar que o Greatest Hits I também estava nos lugares cimeiros do top. Entre os anos de 1991 e 1993 os Queen tiveram uma grande atenção dos media e um elevadíssimo número de vendas dos seus álbuns e vídeos, mas ao mesmo tempo havia uma grande tristeza e frustração nos membros dos Queen e por parte dos seus admiradores."

                        It reads that Queen's "Greatest Hits II" reached #1 during several months and that "Greatest Hits" was also making high chart appearances.

                        "Em 1993 é editado "The Freddie Mercury Album", chegou ao primeiro lugar nos Tops de vários países, Portugal incluído. "Living on my own" arrasou as discotecas do mundo inteiro."

                        It reads that "The Freddie Mercury Album" was #1 in Portugal and several other countries.

                        Further on Freddie Mercury's solo career:

                        15/12/1984
                        Nº 01 – STEVIE WONDER - "I Just Called To Say I Love You"
                        Nº 02 – GEORGE MICHAEL - "Careless Whispers”
                        Nº 03 – LIONEL RICHIE - "Hello”
                        Nº 04 – TINA TURNER - "What's Love Got To Do With It”
                        Nº 05 – JOHN WAITE - "Missing You”
                        Nº 06 – LIMAHL - "Never Ending Story"
                        Nº 07 – LAURA BRANIGAN - "Self Control”
                        Nº 08 – WHAM! - "Wake Me Up (Before...)"
                        Nº 09 – PHIL COLLINS - "Against All Odds”
                        Nº 10 – PAUL McCARTNEY - "No More Lonely Nights"
                        Nº 11 – GIORGIO MORODER & PHILIP OAKEY - "Together In Electric Dreams"
                        Nº 12 – CULTURE CLUB - "The War Song"
                        Nº 13 – NIK KERSHAW - "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down...”
                        Nº 14 – ART COMPANY - "Susanna"
                        Nº 15 – JÚLIO IGLESIAS e DIANA ROSS - "All Of You”
                        Nº 16 – ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - "Seven Seas" (N)
                        Nº 17 – MIKE OLDFIELD - “To France”
                        Nº 18 – FREDDIE MERCURY - "Love Kills” (R)
                        Nº 19 – BILLY OCEAN - "Caribbean Queen"
                        Nº 20 – NIK KERSHAW - "Wouldn't It Be Good” (R)

                        25/07/1897
                        Nº 01 - STARSHIP – "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
                        Nº 02 – FERRY AID – "Let It Be"
                        Nº 03 – JOANNA - "Um Sonho a Dois"
                        Nº 04 – ROUPA NOVA – "Linda Demais"
                        Nº 05 – MADONNA – "La Isla Bonita"
                        Nº 06 – FREDDIE MERCURY - "Great Pretender" (R)
                        Nº 07 – EUROPE – "Carrie"
                        Nº 08 – JOHNNY LOGAN – "Hold Me Now"
                        Nº 09 – CARLY SIMON – "Coming Around Again"
                        Nº 10 – MEL & KIM - "Respectable" (R)

                        12/03/1988
                        Nº 01 – YANN ANDERSON - "Song For Nadim"
                        Nº 02 – XUTOS&PONTAPÉS – "Minha Casinha"
                        Nº 03 – ROUPA NOVA – "Dona"
                        Nº 04 – ELBA RAMALHO – "De Volta P'ro Aconchego"
                        Nº 05 – BELINDA CARLISLE – "Heaven Is A Place On Earth"
                        Nº 06 – T'PAU – "China In Your Hand"
                        Nº 07 – BILLY IDOL - "Mony, Mony" (R)
                        Nº 08 – ROUPA NOVA – "Volta Pra Mim"
                        Nº 09 – PET SHOP BOYS – "Always On My Mind"
                        Nº 10 – FREDDIE MERCURY&MONTSERRAT CABALLÉ – "Barcelona" (R)

                        A very interesting chart related information is that "Greatest Hits I & II" was Top 10 in at least three different years: 1996, 1997 and 1999.

                        17/12/1996
                        1- RIO GRANDE RIO GRANDE
                        2- PEDRO ABRUNHOSA & BANDEM TEMPO
                        3- ROD STEWART IF WE FALL IN LOVE TONIGHT
                        4- MARIA JOAO PIRES CHOPIN NOCTURNOS
                        5- JULIOS IGLESIAS TANGO
                        6- QUEEN GREATEST HITS I & II
                        7- LUIS REPRESAS AO VIVO NO CXB
                        8- VAYA CON DIOS BEST OF
                        9- SPICE GIRLS SPICE
                        10- CELINE DION LIVE A PARIS

                        01/21/1997
                        1- DELFINS SABER A MAR
                        2- RIO GRANDE RIO GRANDE
                        3- PEDRO ABRUNHOSA & BARDEM
                        4- SPICE GIRLS SPICE
                        5- LUIS REPRESAS AO VIVO NO CCB
                        6- ROXETTE BALADAS EN ESPAÑOL
                        7- QUEEN GREATEST HITS I & II
                        8- NO DOUBT TRAGIC KINGDOM
                        9- TONI BRAXTON SECRETS
                        10- JULIO IGLESIAS TANGO

                        04/03/1999
                        1- ABBA LOVE STORIES
                        2- ALEJANDRO SANZ MÁS - Y REMEZCLAS DE CORAZON PARTIO
                        3- ANDREA BOCELLI SOGNO
                        4- CHER BELIEVE
                        5- ALA DOS NAMORADOS SOLTA-SE O BEIJO - AO VIVO
                        6- THE OFFSPRING AMERICANA
                        7- QUEEN GREATEST HITS I & II
                        8- EMILIA BIG BIG WORLD
                        9- LENNY KRAVITZ 5
                        10- LLOYD COLE THE COLLECTION

                        Certifications

                        Albums
                        News Of The World (Silver)
                        Live Killers (Gold)
                        Greatest Hits (Gold)
                        The Works (Gold)
                        A Kind Of Magic (Silver)
                        Live Magic (Silver)
                        The Miracle (Gold)
                        Innuendo (Gold)
                        Greatest Hits II (4x Platinum)
                        Live At Wembley ’86 (2x Platinum)
                        Greatest Hits I & II (Platinum)
                        Made In Heaven (3x Platinum)
                        Queen Rocks (Silver)
                        Greatest Hits III (Platinum)
                        Platinum Collection (Platinum)

                        Singles
                        Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Silver)
                        Radio GaGa (Silver)
                        I Want To Break Free (Gold)

                        Videos
                        Queen At Wembley (Gold)
                        Greatest Flix II (Silver)
                        Greatest Video Hits (3x Platinum)
                        Live At Wembley ’86 (11x Platinum)
                        Greatest Video Hits II (2x Platinum)

                        Source: Telepac.

                        Bear in mind that the levels were very high back in the 70's and the 80's, so high certifications were difficult to achieve.

                        Back in the 90's, only 1,000 copies were needed for a music video to be certified silver and 2,000 to be certified gold. This means that "Queen At Wembley" sold 2,000 copies and "Greatest Flix II" sold 1,000 copies. I used to believe there was a mistake and that the levels were probably higher back then. But no, it turns out they were as low as what I have stated. But look at this, from 1993:

                        "Os vídeos-musicais vendidos foram um pouco mais de 25 mil (26 912) e os "CD-Vídeo" elevaram-se aos 5194. Os novos formatos DCC e MD -- a anunciada revolução digital -- continuam, no entanto, fracamente implantados no nosso país, em paralelo com o que se tem passado no resto do mundo. Venderam-se apenas cerca de mil (1372) DCC e quase outros tantos (1528) MD durante todo o ano.1528) MD durante todo o ano." (Público, 1994)

                        It explains that, during 1993, a total of 26,912 music videos were sold in Portugal. The year before (when "Queen At Wembley" and "Greatest Flix II" achieved their certifications) is likely to have seen a similar figure (or even smaller).

                        With those two Queen videos selling a combined 3,000 copies during 1992, it means that they represented more than 10% of the entire market. And I'm not even mentioning what other Queen videos sold (like "Greatest Flix" or "Box Of Flix"). So, with a bit of perspective, those 90's video sales for Queen were incredibly big.

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                        • Hur, had a disection of ANATO UK sales and yes 1.5m seems very good.

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                                  • Korea
                                    weekly shipments chart (western)

                                    # 2 Absolute Greatest (2009 Digital Remast...
                                    Queen

                                    # 4 Jewels
                                    Queen

                                    # 8 Greatest Hits I (2011 Remaster)
                                    Queen

                                    # 9 Greatest Hits II (2011 Remastered)
                                    Queen

                                    # 11 A Night at the Opera (30th Edition)
                                    Queen

                                    # 15 Queen Rock Montreal
                                    Queen

                                    # 30 Live Killers
                                    Queen

                                    # 40 Greatest Hits
                                    Queen

                                    # 55 Greatest Hits II
                                    Queen
                                    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                    • Fantastic info there HUR, what I would like to know though is a general breakdown of album sales per country, for example they have apparently sold around 40 million in the US and close to 25 in the UK, what about other places? so they apparently have sold 173 million albums worldwide, Id like to know where the other 108 million have come from? Obviously I dont expect each country in the world, that would be impossible, but just say the top 10 or 20 if possible. Cheers.

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                                      • Nuclear', I hope the poster formerly known as MJDangerous, doesn't mind me posting his figures. These are his most recent breakdowns for Queen albums worldwide I could find, which I think sit at 170m, I think he has recently updated the Total to 173m, but has not yet provided a specific breakdown of this new figure.

                                        Queen (1973):
                                        USA: instead…
                                        Japan: 150,000
                                        Australia: # 77 (7) (in 76)
                                        Europe: 970.000
                                        -UK: 360,000
                                        -Germany: 150,000
                                        -France: 75,000
                                        -Italy: 50.000
                                        -Spain: 40.000
                                        -Netherlands: 50.000
                                        -Sweden: 25.000
                                        -Switzerland: 30,000
                                        -Austria: 15,000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 2.600.000


                                        Queen 2 (1974):
                                        USA: 700,000
                                        Japan: 200,000
                                        Australia: # 79 (8)
                                        Europe: 1.060.000
                                        -UK: 410,000
                                        -Germany: 175.000
                                        -France: 75,000
                                        -Italy: 50.000
                                        -Spain: 40.000
                                        -Netherlands: 50.000
                                        -Sweden: 25.000
                                        -Switzerland: 30,000
                                        -Austria: 15,000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 2,500,000


                                        Sheer Heart Attack (1974):
                                        USA: 1.300.000
                                        Canada: 200,000
                                        Japan: 300,000
                                        Australia: # 19 (39)
                                        Europe: 1.520.000
                                        -UK: 590.000
                                        -Germany: 200,000
                                        -France: 175.000
                                        -Italy: 50.000
                                        -Spain: 70,000
                                        -Netherlands: 100,000
                                        -Sweden: 25.000
                                        -Switzerland: 35,000
                                        -Austria: 15,000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 4 000 000


                                        A Night At The Opera (1975):
                                        USA: 3.600.000
                                        Canada: 500.000
                                        Argentina: 300,000
                                        Japan: 500.000
                                        Singapore: 7.500
                                        Australia: # 1 x 2 (43)
                                        New Zealand: # 1 (51)
                                        Europe: 4.130.000
                                        -UK: 1.425.000
                                        -Germany: 625.000
                                        -France: 250.000
                                        -Italy: 125.000
                                        -Spain: 320.000
                                        -Netherlands: 350.000
                                        -Sweden: 120,000
                                        -Switzerland: 125.000
                                        -Austria: 60,000
                                        -Finland: 40.000

                                        Global estimates: 10.700.000


                                        A Day At Races (1976):
                                        USA: 1,500,000
                                        Canada: 200,000
                                        Japan: 250.000
                                        Australia: # 8 (25)
                                        New Zealand: # 11 (9)
                                        Europe: 1.810.000
                                        -UK: 560.000
                                        -Germany: 325 000
                                        -France: 100,000
                                        -Italy: 75,000
                                        -Spain: 80,000
                                        -Netherlands: 225,000
                                        - Suède : 65.000
                                        - Suisse : 40.000
                                        - Autriche : 25.000
                                        - Finlande : 15.000

                                        Estimations mondiales : 4.600.000


                                        News Of The World (1977) :
                                        USA : 4.400.000
                                        Canada : 600.000 (#2 x4(48))
                                        Japon : 225.000
                                        Australie : #8 (25)
                                        Nouvelle-Zélande : #15 (13)
                                        Europe : 2.760.000
                                        - UK : 510.000
                                        - Allemagne : 625.000
                                        - France : 500.000
                                        - Italie : 125.000
                                        - Espagne : 60.000
                                        - Pays-Bas : 250.000
                                        - Suède : 85.000
                                        - Suisse : 75.000
                                        - Autriche : 50.000
                                        - Finlande : 20.000

                                        Estimations mondiales : 9.500.000


                                        Jazz (1978) :
                                        USA : 1.500.000
                                        Canada : 200.000 (#3 x2(14))
                                        Japon : 250.000
                                        Australie : #15 (19)
                                        Nouvelle-Zélande : #20 (5)
                                        Europe : 1.900.000
                                        - UK : 460.000
                                        - Allemagne : 425.000
                                        - France : 225.000
                                        - Italie : 100.000
                                        - Espagne : 60.000
                                        - Pays-Bas : 125.000
                                        - Suède : 80.000
                                        - Suisse : 60.000
                                        - Autriche : 35.000
                                        - Finlande : 15.000

                                        Estimations mondiales : 4.700.000


                                        Queen Live Killers (1979) :
                                        USA : 1.600.000
                                        Canada : 150.000 (#31 (6))
                                        Japon : 250.000
                                        Australie : #25 (12)
                                        Nouvelle-Zélande : #21 (6)
                                        Europe : 1.480.000
                                        -UK: 375,000
                                        -Germany: 450,000
                                        -France: 50.000
                                        -Italy: 50.000
                                        -Spain: 100,000
                                        -Netherlands: 80,000
                                        -Sweden: 50.000
                                        -Switzerland: 35,000
                                        -Austria: 35,000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 4,100,000


                                        The Game (1980):
                                        USA: 4.400.000
                                        Canada: 600,000 (# 1 x 5 (23))
                                        Japan: 200,000
                                        Australia: # 11 (35)
                                        New Zealand: 10.000 (# 11 (31))
                                        Europe: appropriation
                                        -UK: 350.000
                                        -Germany: 375,000
                                        -France: 100,000
                                        -Italy: 150,000
                                        -Spain: 140,000
                                        -Netherlands: 110,000
                                        -Sweden: 35,000
                                        -Switzerland: 40.000
                                        -Austria: 40.000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 8.200.000


                                        Flash Gordon (1980):
                                        USA: 600,000
                                        Canada: 100,000
                                        Japan: 175.000
                                        Australia: # 29 (28)
                                        Europe: 1.210.000
                                        -UK: 220,000
                                        -Germany: 400,000
                                        -France: 50.000
                                        -Italy: 125.000
                                        -Spain: 50.000
                                        -Netherlands: 60,000
                                        -Sweden: 10,000
                                        -Switzerland: 30,000
                                        -Austria: 50.000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 2,500,000


                                        Greatest Hits (1981):
                                        USA: 9.800.000
                                        Canada: 1,500,000 (# 7 (6) 1981 / # 3 (43) 1992)
                                        Brazil: 250,000 +
                                        Argentina: 600,000
                                        Australia: 1 200 000 (# 2 (90))
                                        New Zealand: 200,000 (# 1 (110))
                                        Japan: 800,000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        Hong Kong: 10.000 (83)
                                        South Korea: 560.000
                                        South Africa: 100,000 +
                                        Europe: 11.920.000
                                        -UK: 5.350.000
                                        -Germany: 1.900.000
                                        -France: 600,000
                                        -Italy: 400,000
                                        -Spain: 410,000
                                        -Netherlands: 550,000
                                        -Sweden: 150,000
                                        -Switzerland: 300,000
                                        -Austria: i?licitans
                                        -Finland: 55,000

                                        Global estimates: 30.300.000


                                        Hot Space (1982):
                                        USA: 800,000
                                        Canada: 150,000 (# 5 (6))
                                        Japan: 200,000
                                        Australia: # 15 (10)
                                        New Zealand: # 5 (8)
                                        Europe: 1.520.000
                                        -UK: 260,000
                                        -Germany: 225,000
                                        -France: 300,000
                                        -Italy: 125.000
                                        -Spain: 100,000
                                        -Netherlands: 125.000
                                        -Sweden: 35,000
                                        -Switzerland: 60,000
                                        -Austria: 30,000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 3.200.000


                                        The Works (1984):
                                        USA: 850,000
                                        Canada: 100,000 (# 17 (16))
                                        Brazil: 100,000
                                        Australia: # 12 (43)
                                        New Zealand: 10.000 (# 9 (26))
                                        Japan: 275.000
                                        South Africa: 50.000
                                        Europe: 2.950.000
                                        -UK: 1.000.000
                                        -Germany: 475.000
                                        -France: 175.000
                                        -Italy: 175.000
                                        -Spain: 175.000
                                        -Netherlands: 175.000
                                        -Sweden: 40.000
                                        -Switzerland: 125.000
                                        -Austria: 100,000
                                        -Finland: 20,000

                                        Global estimates: 4.900.000


                                        A Kind Of Magic (1986):
                                        USA: 1.000.000
                                        Canada: 100,000 (# 38 (4))
                                        Brazil: 100,000
                                        Australia: # 12 (17)
                                        New Zealand: 30.000 (# 7 (21))
                                        Japan: 200,000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        South Africa: 25.000
                                        Europe: 3.880.000
                                        -UK: 1.225.000
                                        -Germany: 800,000
                                        -France: 320.000
                                        -Italy: 160,000 used
                                        -Spain: 220,000
                                        -Netherlands: 180.000
                                        -Sweden: 75,000
                                        -Switzerland: 150,000
                                        -Austria: 75,000
                                        -Finland: 30,000

                                        Global estimates: 6.100.000


                                        Live Magic (1986):
                                        USA: 350.000
                                        Argentina: 60,000
                                        Australia: # 51 (11)
                                        New Zealand: # 36 (9)
                                        Japan: 100,000
                                        Singapore: 40.000
                                        Europe: 2.040.000
                                        -UK: instead…
                                        -Germany: 325 000
                                        -France: 75,000
                                        -Italy: 75,000
                                        -Spain: 120,000
                                        -Netherlands: 75,000
                                        -Sweden: 25.000
                                        -Switzerland: 60,000
                                        -Austria: 30,000
                                        -Finland: 15,000

                                        Global estimates: 3.400.000


                                        The Miracle (1989):
                                        USA: 500.000
                                        Canada: 100,000 (# 12 (12))
                                        Australia: # 4 (14)
                                        New Zealand: 10.000 (# 2 (25))
                                        Japan: 150,000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        Europe: 3 000 000
                                        -UK: 660.000
                                        -Germany: 750.000
                                        -France: 150,000
                                        -Italy: 300,000
                                        -Spain: 170,000
                                        -Netherlands: 225,000
                                        -Sweden: 40.000
                                        -Switzerland: 100,000
                                        -Austria: 55,000
                                        -Finland: 50.000

                                        Global estimates: 4.400.000


                                        At The Beeb (1989):
                                        USA: 100,000
                                        Europe: 280,000
                                        -UK: 125.000
                                        -Germany: 50.000
                                        -France: 20,000
                                        -Italy: 20,000

                                        Global estimates: 500.000


                                        Innuendo (1991):
                                        USA: instead…
                                        Canada: 100,000 (# 18 (14))
                                        Argentina: 60,000
                                        Australia: # 6 (7)
                                        New Zealand: 15,000 (# 6 (11))
                                        Japan: 150,000
                                        Singapore: 60,000
                                        Europe: 3.460.000
                                        -UK: 650.000
                                        -Germany: 725.000
                                        -France: 400,000
                                        -Italy: 500.000
                                        -Spain: 200,000
                                        -Netherlands: 150,000
                                        -Sweden: 25.000
                                        -Switzerland: 130,000
                                        -Austria: 60,000
                                        -Finland: 45.000

                                        Global estimates: 5.700.000


                                        Greatest Hits II (1991):
                                        USA: 3.800.000
                                        Canada: 1 200 000 (# 1 x 13 (50))
                                        Brazil: 500,000 +
                                        Argentina: 650.000
                                        Mexico: 250,000 +
                                        Australia: 300,000 (# 4 (25))
                                        New Zealand: 160,000 used (# 1 (73)
                                        Japan: 200,000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        South Africa: 100,000 +
                                        Europe: 12.970.000
                                        -UK: 3.400.000
                                        -Germany: 2.350.000
                                        -France: 1.400.000
                                        -Italy: 1.300.000
                                        -Spain: 680,000
                                        -Netherlands: 625.000
                                        -Sweden: 350.000
                                        -Switzerland: 325 000
                                        -Austria: 235.000
                                        -Finland: 140,000

                                        Global estimates: 22.300.000


                                        Live At Wembley ' 86 (1992):
                                        USA: 600,000
                                        Canada: 75,000 (# 44 (9)
                                        Brazil: 100,000
                                        Argentina: 60,000
                                        New Zealand: 18,000 (# 3 (18))
                                        Japan: 60,000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        Europe: 2.880.000
                                        -UK: 690.000
                                        -Germany: 300,000
                                        -France: 550,000
                                        -Italy: 450,000
                                        -Spain: 240.000
                                        -Netherlands: 70,000
                                        -Sweden: 15,000
                                        -Switzerland: 35,000
                                        -Austria: 35,000
                                        -Finland: 15,000

                                        Global estimates: 4.300.000


                                        Five Live (1993):
                                        USA: 500.000
                                        Canada: 75,000
                                        Australia: # 17 (10)
                                        New Zealand: # 9 (8)
                                        Japan: 50.000
                                        Europe: 1.560.000
                                        -UK: 400,000
                                        -France: 150,000
                                        -Germany: 350.000
                                        -Italy: 150,000
                                        -Spain: 30,000
                                        -Netherlands: 125.000 (# 2 (29))
                                        -Sweden: 15,000
                                        -Switzerland: 35,000 (# 6 (18))
                                        -Austria: 40,000 (# 2 (22))

                                        Global estimates: 2.700.000


                                        Greatest Hits I & II (1994):
                                        USA: 1.100.000
                                        Australia: # 50 (1).
                                        New Zealand: 70,000 (# 2 (17))
                                        Japan: 125.000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        Korea South: 100,000
                                        Europe: 1.570.000
                                        -UK: 250.000
                                        -Germany: 350.000
                                        -France: 200,000
                                        -Italy: 100,000
                                        -Spain: 205.000
                                        -Netherlands: 130,000
                                        -Sweden: 5.000
                                        -Switzerland: 40.000
                                        -Austria: 15,000
                                        -Finland: 10,000

                                        Global estimates: 3.700.000


                                        Made In Heaven (1995):
                                        USA: 600,000
                                        Canada: 100,000 (# 20 (16))
                                        Argentina: 120,000
                                        Australia: 70,000 (# 3 (13))
                                        New Zealand: 55,000 (# 1 (13))
                                        Japan: 500.000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        Hong Kong: 40.000
                                        Korea South: 100,000
                                        South Africa: 100,000 +
                                        Europe: 6.460.000
                                        -UK: 1.400.000
                                        -Germany: 1.700.000
                                        -France: 700,000
                                        -Italy: 600,000
                                        -Spain: 290.000
                                        -Netherlands: 250.000
                                        -Sweden: 40.000
                                        -Switzerland: 200,000
                                        -Austria: 150,000
                                        -Finland: 55,000

                                        Global estimates: 9.400.000


                                        Queen Rocks (1997):
                                        USA: 100,000
                                        Australia: 35,000
                                        New Zealand: # 32 (2)
                                        Japan: 100,000
                                        Singapore: 20,000
                                        Europe: 980.000
                                        -UK: 330,000
                                        -Germany: 125.000
                                        -France: 125.000
                                        -Italy: 75,000
                                        -Spain: 75,000
                                        -Netherlands: 30.000
                                        -Sweden: 10,000
                                        -Switzerland: 20,000
                                        -Austria: 20,000
                                        -Finland: 4,000

                                        Global estimates: 1,500,000


                                        Greatest Hits III (1999):
                                        USA: 150,000
                                        Argentina: 60,000
                                        New Zealand: 7.500 (# 24 (5))
                                        Japan: 150,000
                                        South Africa: 50.000
                                        Europe: 1.920.000
                                        -UK: 610.000
                                        -Germany: 250.000
                                        -France: 100,000
                                        -Italy: 300,000
                                        -Spain: 90.000
                                        -Netherlands: 100,000
                                        -Sweden: 50.000
                                        -Switzerland: 45.000
                                        -Austria: 50.000
                                        -Finland: 5.000

                                        Global estimates: 2,900,000


                                        The Platinum Collection (2000):
                                        USA: 650.000
                                        Australia: # 21 (15)
                                        New Zealand: 25.000 (# 23 (8))
                                        Korea South: 100,000
                                        South Africa: 100,000
                                        Israel: # 7 (23)
                                        Europe: 4.120.000
                                        -UK: 1.750.000
                                        -Germany: 320.000
                                        -France: 275.000
                                        -Italy: 500.000
                                        -Spain: 240.000
                                        -Netherlands: 200,000
                                        -Sweden: 65,000
                                        -Switzerland: 45.000
                                        -Austria: 20,000
                                        -Finland: 20,000

                                        Global estimates: 5,600,000


                                        On Fire (2004):
                                        Europe: 600,000
                                        -UK: 120,000
                                        -Germany: 225,000
                                        -France: 20,000
                                        -Italy: 60,000
                                        -Spain: 40.000
                                        -Netherlands: 5.000
                                        -Sweden: 5.000
                                        -Switzerland: 5.000
                                        -Austria: 20,000
                                        -Finland: 2.000

                                        Global estimates: 800,000


                                        Return Of The Champions (2005):
                                        USA: 120,000
                                        Europe: 320.000
                                        -UK: 100,000
                                        -Germany: 65,000
                                        -France: 15,000
                                        -Italy: 45.000
                                        -Spain: 10,000
                                        -Netherlands: 15,000
                                        -Sweden: 5.000
                                        -Switzerland: 5.000
                                        -Austria: 5.000
                                        -Finland: 1.000

                                        Global estimates: 500.000

                                        + 300 for The Best I (300 k), The Best II (200 k), Stone Cold Classics (150 k), Collection (100 k), In Vision (300 k), Jewels (1800k), Jewels II (150 k), Rock Montreal (300 k) and others.


                                        Total sales worldwide: 170.100.000 albums sold.

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                                        • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                                          Hur, had a disection of ANATO UK sales and yes 1.5m seems very good.
                                          That is great. I would like to know what you think about the compilations and my estimations for them. I think my analysis is reasonably good.

                                          I'm surprised by the relatively small amount of feedback I get each time I post something. I thought the above messages, in particular, would generate more replays.

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                                          • http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=77448

                                            For those who are interested, there's an "Ultimate Queen Chart" going on in the Games forum where you can have your say as to what their finest work is.

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                                            • HUR, I think your posts were a huge amount of information to take it quite honestly! normally people only post a sentence or some figures, but you posted the equivalent of a chapter!! I always though find your posts fascinating but sometimes I don't know what to reply to!! please though keep posting your posts, you are the best on the website I think!

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                                              • Originally posted by nucleardolphin
                                                HUR, I think your posts were a huge amount of information to take it quite honestly! normally people only post a sentence or some figures, but you posted the equivalent of a chapter!! I always though find your posts fascinating but sometimes I don't know what to reply to!! please though keep posting your posts, you are the best on the website I think!
                                                You can say that again!

                                                Hur posts are great and full of interesting figures.

                                                Thanks again, Hur

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                                                • Thank you for the nice comments, guys. Very appreciated. I will keep posting what I found.


                                                  Originally posted by slightlymad
                                                  UK Top Selling Albums Of 2010

                                                  107 Queen Absolute Greatest 133000
                                                  This is what I have for the album.

                                                  Week 1: 102,522
                                                  Week 2: 77,607
                                                  Week 3: 77,097
                                                  Week 4: 99,062
                                                  Week 5: 92,114
                                                  Week 6: 75,874
                                                  Week 7: 20,792

                                                  Total: 545,068

                                                  This is what Queen's "Absolute Greatest" had sold by Sunday 3 January 2010, which was the last day considered by Musicweek for the year end chart of 2009.

                                                  According to Musicweek, the album was on 673,584 copies sold as of Sunday Janaury 2 2011.

                                                  This leaves 128,516 copies sold during 2010 (from 4 January 2010 to 2 January 2011), which is a few thousands below what was estimated (133,000 copies).

                                                  Have I misinterpreted something?

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                                                  • Originally posted by HUR
                                                    Thank you for the nice comments, guys. Very appreciated. I will keep posting what I found.


                                                    Originally posted by slightlymad
                                                    UK Top Selling Albums Of 2010

                                                    107 Queen Absolute Greatest 133000
                                                    This is what I have for the album.

                                                    Week 1: 102,522
                                                    Week 2: 77,607
                                                    Week 3: 77,097
                                                    Week 4: 99,062
                                                    Week 5: 92,114
                                                    Week 6: 75,874
                                                    Week 7: 20,792

                                                    Total: 545,068

                                                    This is what Queen's "Absolute Greatest" had sold by Sunday 3 January 2010, which was the last day considered by Musicweek for the year end chart of 2009.

                                                    According to Musicweek, the album was on 673,584 copies sold as of Sunday Janaury 2 2010.

                                                    This leaves 128,516 copies sold during 2010 (from 4 January 2010 to 2 January 2011), which is a few thousands below what was estimated (133,000 copies).

                                                    Have I misinterpreted something?
                                                    Hi HUR, what´s your worldwide estimation for Absolute Greatest, Return of the Champions (CD) and The Cosmos Rocks???

                                                    Thanks in advance and thanks for your great work and dedication about Queen.
                                                    Long Live Rock n´Roll

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