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  • Italian chart from 06-08-2012 to 12-08-2012
    Albums
    #70 Platinum Collection

    DVD
    #15 Live at Wembley '86

    Italian chart from 13-08-2012 to 19-08-2012

    Albums
    #50 Platinum Collection

    DVD
    #14 Live at Wembley '86

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    • Mexico: (amprofon)

      Top 100 albums:

      #60 new Greatest Hits I

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      • Mexico: (amprofon)

        Top 100 albums:

        #53 (lw:#60) Greatest Hits I -new peak, 2 weeks-

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        • US
          106 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 4,502 -35 6,889 7,020,779

          How many copies has GH sold before SoundScan era?

          Catalog
          162 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WE WILL ROCK YOU 1,362 -9 1,489 1,098,214

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          • Originally posted by arab
            US
            106 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 4,502 -35 6,889 7,020,779

            How many copies has GH sold before SoundScan era?

            Catalog
            162 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WE WILL ROCK YOU 1,362 -9 1,489 1,098,214
            Thank you.

            These two versions were released during the Soundscan era.

            But the original one, from 1981, was certified platinum (1,000,000 copies) four weeks after it was released. It was available thorugh Columbia House during the eighties (sold 10,000 copies according to Soundscan).

            I think it sold around 2,000,000 before 1991.

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            • Many thanks, HUR!
              Wow, I thought the numbers were bigger. But on the other hand, they lost the US audience after I Want To Break Free video :-? Anyway, ~9mln copies sold is still amazing

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              • Happy Birthday Freddie, Still the Greatest

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                • Originally posted by slightlymad
                  Happy Birthday Freddie, Still the Greatest
                  4ever and 4 always

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                  • Freddie, always in our hearts. The best songwriter, arranger, singer, and showman ever to walk our planet.

                    Originally posted by arab
                    Many thanks, HUR!
                    Wow, I thought the numbers were bigger. But on the other hand, they lost the US audience after I Want To Break Free video :-? Anyway, ~9mln copies sold is still amazing
                    Yes, that video didn't really help them in the United States, I imagine. Other than that, it was a perfectly commercial song.

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                    • Happy birthday Freddie - there were better songwriters, singers and movers but nobody quite brought the package together like he did IMO.

                      Forever, a rock giant.

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                      • Mexico: (amprofon)

                        Top 100 albums:

                        #50 (lw:#53) Greatest Hits I -new peak, 3 weeks-

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                        • Thank you, Andilversen.

                          Some charts this past week:

                          UK Albums

                          161 (132) Platinum Collection
                          169 (122) Greatest Hits

                          Belgium Flanders Albums

                          71 (52) Platinum Collection

                          Belgium Wallonia Albums

                          73 (69) Platinum Collection
                          144 (156) Greatest Hits

                          Spain Albums

                          70 (62) Platinum Collection (44 weeks since reissued)

                          It spent 125 weeks on the Spanish chart since 2003.

                          Australia Back Catalogue Albums

                          9 (10) Greatest Hits (51 weeks)

                          Italy Alums

                          83 (81) Platinum Collection

                          France Albums

                          167 (138) Greatest Hits
                          184 (RE) Greatest Hits II

                          France Singles

                          199 (179) Bohemian Rhapsody

                          France DVDs

                          26 (35) Live At Wembley

                          USA Albums

                          103 (106) Greatest Hits

                          USA DVDs

                          32 (N) Greatest Video Hits

                          Not sure if I forgot any chart.

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                          • Norwayweek 36)

                            VG lista DVD audio :
                            #10 new Queen Rock Montreal


                            Switzerland :

                            Schweizer hitparade Muzik DVD top 10:
                            #10 re-entry Live at Wembley Stadium

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                            • Originally posted by HUR
                              Australia Back Catalogue Albums

                              9 (10) Greatest Hits (51 weeks)
                              Must be close to 15 x Platinum now.

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                              • Great. Thank you, Andilversen.

                                One more:

                                South Korea Albums

                                69 (83) Platinum Collection

                                Monthly Albums (August)

                                56 Platinum Collection

                                It reached sales of 211 during August. During 2012, Platinum Collection sold 1,119 copies in South Korea.

                                Originally posted by innocenteyes
                                Originally posted by HUR
                                Australia Back Catalogue Albums

                                9 (10) Greatest Hits (51 weeks)
                                Must be close to 15 x Platinum now.
                                Agreed. I noticed this album has spent 51 weeks in the Catalogue Top 50.

                                But more important, if a weekly Top 150 or 200 was compiled every week -and there were no price restrictions-, this album would always be in there. I can understand how it sold over a million after nearly 31 years.

                                The problem is that Queen switched to Universal Music in 2011, their new record company will need to combine its sales with what was certified before.

                                And we don't even know what went on before 1984, when their catalogue was under Warner.

                                These were their record labels in Australia:

                                1973 to 1983: Warner/Elektra
                                1984 to 2010: EMI
                                2011 to present: Universal

                                EMI (who controlled their distribution between 1984 and 2010) assured they certified Greatest Hits (14 times platinum, with 1,000,000 claimed) using their own information, and nothing from 1981 to 1983. But I have been told that EMI may have already have been pressing some copies before 1984, not sure what to think about it.

                                Here is a Billboard claim, from June 1982:

                                "WEA's 1981 achievements included the biggest selling non-tv album of the year with John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' (285,000), along with Richard Clayderman's 'Reveries' (175,000), Queen's 'Greatest Hits' (170,000)" (Billboard, June 1982).
                                Clearly, they are stating Greatest Hits reached shipments of 170,000 during 1981, so I guess it had definitely reached 210,000 by early 1984 (the equivalent of a modern triple platinum).

                                Thank you for your weekly Australian posts, they are great.

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                                • Originally posted by HUR
                                  Agreed. I noticed this album has spent 51 weeks in the Catalogue Top 50.

                                  But more important, if a weekly Top 150 or 200 was compiled every week -and there were no price restrictions-, this album would always be in there. I can understand how it sold over a million after nearly 31 years.

                                  The problem is that Queen switched to Universal Music in 2011, their new record company will need to combine its sales with what was certified before.

                                  Thank you for your weekly Australian posts, they are great.
                                  Thank you .

                                  Completely forgot that they switched to Universal. Then, we shouldn't hold our breath for another cert unfortunately. I think that it must've sold 60-70k units since it was certified 14 x Plat in 2007.

                                  With EMI's sales, total sales must stand at 1,250,000 units. That would place it at #3 or #4 on the list of biggest selling albums in Australia (depending whether Brothers In Arms sold more but I wouldn't be surprised if Queen's GH was above BIA).

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                                  • Originally posted by HUR

                                    Not sure if I forgot any chart.
                                    Netherlands: #85 Platinum Collection
                                    Sweden: #53 Platinum Collection

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                                    • MJDangerous website is now updated!!

                                      Queen's albums sales are estimated at 178,720,000

                                      This is the link with all the figures album by album.

                                      http://fanofmusic.free.fr/index.php?m=C ... rs&Act=143

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                                      • Thank you, Loris.

                                        Although not posted in his website, MJDangerous has also compiled an all time list of the best selling bands worldwide, with albums, singles, digital downloads and music videos added together. These were the results for Queen:

                                        3- Queen: 260,000,000
                                        Albums 178,000,000
                                        Physical Singles 45,000,000
                                        Digital downloads 25,000,000
                                        Music Videos 12,000,000

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                                        • Could your provide a link, please?

                                          Thank you.

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                                          • No link, it was information shared via private. Anyway, only groups were included in this ranking, not solo acts. I think you would like to know about Madonna's total. I will ask him about it perhaps and, if you want, I will send you the information via private.

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                                            • Italy Update

                                              Albums
                                              52 (New)Freddie/Montserrat-Barcelona
                                              61 (83) Queen-The Platinum Collection

                                              Music DVD
                                              11 (New) Queen-Days Of Our Lives

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                                              • Poland:

                                                Oficjalna lista:

                                                #2 up Greatest Hits -7 weeks, peak#2

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                                                • UK
                                                  62(148) Greatest Hits

                                                  Fukc yeah!

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                                                  • Originally posted by arab
                                                    UK
                                                    62(148) Greatest Hits

                                                    Fukc yeah!


                                                    Great, fantastic, wonderful - Queen back in the top 75 UK album chart!

                                                    Can't believe they've charted higher this week then the week after they performed at the Olympics Closing ceremony. I wonder how many weeks this is now in the official chart - must have beaten 'Bat Out of Hell' and be close to 'Rumours' by now.

                                                    I really hope in their sales analysis this week Musicweek give some commentary on current Queen UK album sales as we haven't had any official figures for ages.. :-?

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