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  • Platinum Collection at 21, Greatest hits at 42 and Absolute Greatest at 126, incredible!!! Only artist with more albums on that chart is Coldplay with 4.

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    • Platinum Collection is now at number 18 on the worldwide iTunes chart

      Greatest Hits has gone down to number 53 though..
      Absolute Greatest is now at number 95.

      Queen are still holding well on the overall artists chart - at number 19..

      Looks like the Olympics has given them a nice boost in sales that wasn't limited to just a couple of days

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      • Also on Amazon.Uk, Greatest Hits is doing well. At the moment, the version Greatest Hits [Remaster +Digital Booklet] has achieved the best position this week. In fact it's #22 among the MP3 Albums. Also Platinum Collection is resisting well: it's #59.

        Let's hope they will be on the UK Albums' top-75 next Sunday

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        • Netherlands:
          DVD music top 30:
          #11 (lw#26) Live at Wembley


          Belgium:
          Ultratop FL:
          #89 (lw#108) The Platinum Collection

          Ultratop WA:
          #51 (lw#35) The Platinum collection

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          • Queen Greatest Hits (+ digital booklet) is now at number 16 on the UK Amazon MP3 album charts I'm surprised that it has kept rising over the week!. Platinum Collection is currently at 95 on the MP3 chart.

            On UK itunes Queen's Greatest Hits still holds well at 36 whilst PC is at 47 - they would be 10/11 places higher if you discounted all the Various artist compilations that are counted separately on the UK official album chart..

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            • Queen Greatest Hits (+ digital booklet) is now at number 10 on the UK Amazon MP3 album charts Platinum Collection is currently at 66 on the same chart.

              Looking forward to the UK album charts later today..

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              • Australia:

                Aria Catalogue top50 albums:

                #9 (lw:#18) Queen Greatest Hits -49 weeks, new peak- 14 xPlat

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                • UK:

                  Official albums top 100:

                  #79 (lw#187) Greatest Hits
                  #80 (lw#149) Greatest Hits 1,2 & 3

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                  • UK:

                    Rock & Metal singles top40:

                    #1 (3) Bohemian Raphsody -193 weeks
                    #2 (6) We will rock you -103 weeks
                    #3 (5) Don't stop me now -190 weeks
                    #6 (18) We are the champions -57 weeks
                    #10 (35) I want to break free -31 weeks
                    #12 new Another one bites the dust -7 weeks
                    #17 (36) Who wants to live forever -32 weeks
                    #36 new The show must go on -8 weeks

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                    • I expected GH would chart at least in UK TOP 50, but now it even didnt make TOP 75. Other bands, that performed in olympics finale show did much better.
                      On the other hand, sales have splited between GH and Platinum collection.
                      Queen rulez

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                      • Exactly! Also though, I think Queen's record sales in the UK are almost at saturation point, a bit like Adele's 21 album. I mean lets be honest you would have to be living on Mars if you didn't know who Queen were, it doesn't matter what age you are, their music is part of our national fabric, just like The Beatles.

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                        • This is a reply I made in another thread about the sales of Queen albums in the UK last week....

                          Most of those artists like Emile Sande, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, 1direction and Jessie J are all 'current' active artists though with loads of promotion behind them - plus there are still huge potential sales. The Kinks was always going to do well as its a new release - if Queen had released a new collection with it being in stores I'm sure it would have done better.

                          Plus, the Queen CDs probably weren't in all record shops or in significant quantities like most of those above artists. On the digital charts Queen did much better - on Amazon the Queen Greatest Hits MP3 (with digital booklet) was top 10 and is still at number 11. GH and PC also did better on iTunes and were in the top 30-40.

                          Plus all those other artists have just one release in the charts - Queen had sales split between both CDs (and other albums in their huge catalogue like Live At Wembley due to the Freddie performance)


                          Looking at the sales figures for this week we get this:

                          30825 Emeli Sande
                          20681 Paloma Faith
                          10013 Ed Sheeran
                          8916 Amy MacDonald

                          8187 Elbow (6)
                          8060 Jessie J (7)
                          7848 Rihanna (8)
                          7570 Ryan Shaughnessy (9)
                          7316 One Direction (10)
                          7267 Plan B (11)
                          7150 Spector (12)
                          7145 Madness (13)
                          6507 The Kinks (14)
                          5878 Adele (17)
                          5708 Spice Girls (18)
                          5175 Kate Bush (21)
                          4141 Midnight Beast (24)
                          3846 Don Broco (25)
                          3804 While She Sleeps (25)
                          3300 Elbow [Build A Rocket Boys] (35)
                          3236 Conor Maynard (37)

                          2086 Karine Polwart (57)
                          1981 Who (62)
                          1743 Oasis (72)
                          1373 Blur (91)

                          As Queen came at number 79 and 80 they probably sold about 3,200 combined - maybe more. This would put them in the top 40. Album sales are terrible at the moment anyway - the number 1 album by Rihanna last week sold 9,578 copies - when Absolute Greatest was released in November 2009 it sold about 102,000 in its first week and only got to number 3


                          Also last week Queen did OKish in the UK singles chart..


                          107. (NEW) WE WILL ROCK YOU (Queen feat Jessie J)

                          121. (RE) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Queen)

                          128. (RE) WE WILL ROCK YOU (Queen)

                          138. (RE) DON'T STOP ME NOW (Queen)

                          And Queen's Greatest Hits is now at number 57 in the US Top 200 Billboard chart - up from 219 last week..

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                          • Other charts from this week:

                            Netherlands: #83 Platinum Collection (26th week into the Top-100 for the 2011's remastered version)
                            Belgium (Wallonia): #45 Platinum Collection
                            Belgium (Wallonia) [Back Catalogue Singles]: #16 Bohemian Rhapsody; #23 We Will Rock You; #50 We Are the Champions
                            Belgium (Flanders): #51 Platinum Collection; #183 Greatest Hits
                            Belgium (Flanders) [Back Catalogue Singles]: #43 Bohemian Rhapsody
                            Poland [Top 100 Monthly Shipments]: #40 Platinum Collection
                            South Korea: #31 Platinum Collection
                            Spain: #73 Platinum Collection; #88 Greatest Hits I, II & III :-?
                            France: #199 Platinum Collection
                            France [Singles]: #151 Bohemian Rhapsody
                            Germany: #87 Platinum Collection

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                            • Originally posted by nucleardolphin
                              Exactly! Also though, I think Queen's record sales in the UK are almost at saturation point, a bit like Adele's 21 album. I mean lets be honest you would have to be living on Mars if you didn't know who Queen were, it doesn't matter what age you are, their music is part of our national fabric, just like The Beatles.
                              Absolutely. That's why I didn't expect a big sales surge after the olympics

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                              • Yes, I agree with my friends Edwood and Play.

                                Thanks for the updates, Loris.

                                Also from the UK this week:

                                Music Video Chart

                                23 Live At Wembley (50 weeks since reissued in 2011)

                                It has been in the Music Video Top 100 every week since its release last year, in early September.

                                Album Downloads

                                38 Greatest Hits (66 weeks)

                                The Official Chart Company has compiled a Karaoke Classic ranking, with sales figures, where Queen made three entries:

                                UK

                                1 Bohemian Rhapsody (2,370,000 copies sold)
                                60 We Are The Champions (770,000)
                                84 Don't Stop Me Now (530,000)

                                Bohemian Rhapsody sold 240,000 digital dowanloads so far, inclusing nearly 35,000 in 2011 and some 20,000 this year (silently increasing every week).

                                Don't Stop Me Now sold about 55,000 in 2011 and more than 20,000 this year.

                                By the way, since several people asked about Queen's total albums sales in the UK and we have seen several versions -including mine-, these are their total sales as estimated by MJDangerous (updated):

                                Queen (1973) 500 000
                                Queen 2 (1974) 550 000
                                Sheer Heart Attack (1974) 650 000
                                A Night At The Opera (1975) 1 500 000
                                A Day At Races (1976) 775 000
                                News Of The World (1977) 675 000
                                Jazz (1978) 550 000
                                Queen Live Killers (1979) 425 000
                                The Game (1980) 425 000
                                Flash Gordon (1980) 250 000
                                Greatest Hits (1981) 5 250 000
                                Hot Space (1982) 300 000
                                The Works (1984) 1 000 000
                                A Kind Of Magic (1986) 1 175 000
                                Live Magic (1986) 800 000
                                The Miracle (1989) 540 000
                                At The Beeb (1989) 100 000
                                Innuendo (1991) 620 000
                                Greatest Hits II (1991) 3 050 000
                                Live At Wembley (1992) 570 000
                                Five Live (1993) 450 000
                                Greatest Hits I&II (1994) 220 000
                                Made In Heaven (1995) 1 420 000
                                Queen Rocks (1997) 340 000
                                Greatest Hits III (1999) 615 000
                                The Platinum Collection (2000) 1 810 000
                                On Fire (2004) 120 000
                                Return Of The Champions (2005) 100 000
                                Rock Montreal (2007) 50 000
                                The Cosmos Rocks (2008) 90 000
                                Absolute Greatest (2009) 700 000

                                I think he meant 640,000 copies for The Miracle, as that album sold 480,000 copies in 1989 alone and added 60,977 between 1994 and 2008, thus not counting the crucial sales that will have occurred in 1991 and 1992.

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                                • BB 200
                                  57 * QUEEN GREATEST HITS 6889 217 2176 7016277

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                                  • Sweden:

                                    Sverigetopplistan DVD album:

                                    #9 re-entry Live at Wembley stadium -25th A.Ed. -13 weeks-

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                                    • Czech Republic:

                                      IFPI Hitparáda - TOP 20 Hudební video:

                                      #19 re-entry Live at Wembley Stadium/DVD

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                                      • Thank you.

                                        More from the USA during the past two weeks:

                                        25.08.2012

                                        Top Catalog Albums

                                        33 31 97 53 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 2176 13 1934 7009388
                                        1 133 QUEEN NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1584 999 74 5364

                                        Catalog Physical Albums

                                        15 144 137 117 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1100 0 1104 6811115

                                        Catalog Digital Albums

                                        1 36 QUEEN NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1576 999 32 4245
                                        53 20 97 69 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1076 30 830 198251
                                        2 168 163 QUEEN PLATINUM COLLECTION 651 43 455 39441

                                        Digital Tracks Catalog

                                        185 29 44 40 QUEEN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 7863 4 7526 2532918
                                        3 142 193 90 QUEEN WE WILL ROCK YOU 5422 36 3974 2213259
                                        2 194 153 QUEEN ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST 4398 17 3774 1410140

                                        01.09.2012

                                        Top Catalog Albums

                                        34 97 53 3 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 6889 217 2176 7016277
                                        1 152 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WE WILL ROCK YOU 1489 28 1164 1096852

                                        Catalog Physical Albums

                                        16 137 117 4 * QUEEN GREATEST HITS 4892 345 1100 6816007
                                        1 160 * QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WE WILL ROCK YOU 990 28 776 1056741

                                        Catalog Digital Albums

                                        54 97 69 14 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 1997 86 1076 200248
                                        3 163 128 QUEEN PLATINUM COLLECTION 686 5 651 40127

                                        Digital Tracks Catalog

                                        186 44 40 30 QUEEN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 8937 14 7863 2541855
                                        4 193 90 79 QUEEN WE WILL ROCK YOU 5907 9 5422 2219166
                                        3 153 177 QUEEN ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST 4094 -7 4398 1414234

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                                        • Thanks for the info Hernan - very good performance by Queen again - their sales are really steady in America at the moment - they are doing well compared to other acts. Boh Rap must be one of the best selling catalogue songs in the US when you add all the versions together!



                                          Why is the figure for A Night At The Opera so low though? I know its sold over 1 million on soundscan since 1991 so is this the total for the new 2011 remaster? Would it just be for the 1 disc version or the 2 disc 'deluxe' version or are they combined?

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                                          • Thank you, Edwood. Yes, I guess it is just the 2011 remastered version (perhaps both combined).

                                            Absolutely, Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the best catalogue songs as far as digital sales are concerned.

                                            Overall, Queen are one of the biggest selling catalogue bands altogether with their digital sales, maybe even the biggest overall. They have ten songs that have acumulated not far less than 13,000,000 sold. In total, Queen will have sold about 15,000,000 by now, perhaps more.

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                                            • I'm not 100% sure, but I remember that the Billboard's chart from March 2012 saw the presence of "A Night At The Opera" at position 139, into the category called "Catalog Digital Albums".
                                              Here I put the link and the position:

                                              http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... 31&start=0

                                              I repeat: I don't know the meaning of DL... maybe does it mean "Deluxe"?
                                              Anyway, if it was correct, it would mean that these albums are counted in two ways (Standard and Deluxe), so the album which appeared last week was "A Night At The Opera" Standard version.

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                                              • HUR, great reading those sale figures for Queen in the UK, I think they are fairly accurate although MJD put those out several years ago so I expect them to have changed a bit, but not that much. What annoys me in all this is the BPI's inability to hand out certifications. If you check out their website, only two of Queen's studio albums have been certified multi platinum and that is 'A kind of magic' and 'Made in Heaven'. On those numbers there should be 7 more certifications for studio albums, not to mention 'Greatest hits, 1 and 2!!! What is going on?

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                                                • Originally posted by nucleardolphin
                                                  HUR, great reading those sale figures for Queen in the UK, I think they are fairly accurate although MJD put those out several years ago so I expect them to have changed a bit, but not that much. What annoys me in all this is the BPI's inability to hand out certifications. If you check out their website, only two of Queen's studio albums have been certified multi platinum and that is 'A kind of magic' and 'Made in Heaven'. On those numbers there should be 7 more certifications for studio albums, not to mention 'Greatest hits, 1 and 2!!! What is going on?
                                                  Unfortunately it's nothing to do with the BPI, certifications are applied for the artist record companies so in Queen's case it's down to mainly EMI and now Universal to get their awards updated.

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                                                  • So why don't the record companies do something?

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