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  • loris39
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    • [list:bltjnu3e]24/11/1991 - 24/11/2012
      Freddie always in our
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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by Nackar
    HUR, thank you so much for that enlightening and o so interesting and detailed post on Queen's sales in The Netherlands! I rarely get to see such a long piece on Dutch sales, simply because it's not a favourite topic.

    Selling about 4,5 million units is massive. Considering the US has 18 times the population of Holland, that would amount to 81 million units. I know it obviously doesn't work exactly like that, but it's still highly impressive.
    Thank you, Nackar. And I was thinking about making my post longer and add some further details to the table, hehe.

    By the way, here is the link I mentioned in that post. There are several others charts in that old google's page and, apart from the chart positions, some sales totals were often added there. This chart is from March 1993: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=es& ... KICulcHaiI.

    75 81 GREATEST HITS 1 - queen +5

    Here +5 means 500,000 copies.

    So if we assume that Greatest Hits had indeed reached platinum five times over by then, that would mean the album has sold arguably 700,000 to this date.

    EMI shared some sales numbers for the Parlophone edition released in 1994. These sales go up to February 2004, so about ten years covered:

    Greatest Hits – 155,481

    Which would have been enough to bring its tally to 655,000, with still most of 1993 (when Greatest Hits was still charting and selling in reasonable quantities) and then from March 2004 to 2012 missing, so almost ten years with no available information which, I reckon, would be more than enough to make it reach 700,000 sales.

    But this is all assuming the initial information is right. MJDangerous didn't seem to believe as he estimated Greatest Hits on 500,000.

    By the way, EMI revealed some sales numbers for other albums during the period between 1994 and February 2004:

    Greatest Hits II – 174,580 (slightly more than Greatest Hits, surprising)

    Greatest Hits I & II – 119,774

    Greatest Hits III – 66,791

    Made In Heaven – 243,033

    A Night At The Opera – 27,458

    Innuendo – 23,221

    Live Magic – 19,445

    Platinum Collection – 138,379

    Of course, these sales come from the record company (always subject of dispute), but I take these are honest sales figures, net shipments. And accurate information.

    For example, we see Greatest Hits I & II (double box set from 1994) on 119,774, while that album had been certified platinum in 1998 (100,000). So some 120,000 by 2004 would be right.

    Same for Made In Heaven: sales of 243,033 by early 2004, after being certified double platinum (200,000) in 1996.

    And Platinum Collection is also fine, with its 138,379 copies sold. As it had gone platinum in 2002 (80,000) and would make double platinum in January 2005 (160,000). Again, 138,379 by early 2004 would appear to be accurate, as it was some 22,000 copies short of the milestone 11 months before it finally achieved it and was officially certified (and in fact, Platinum Collection made it to the Top 10 in early 2005, reaching number 5).

    But the biggest proof this is honest information is, in my opinion, on Greatest Hits III. While EMI gave sales of 66,791 copies, it is important to remember that album was actually platinum in 2000 (for 80,000 copies shipped). Four years later, the cumulative net total was 66,791. Meaning that some returns pushed it down in subsequent years and that its certification was too quick. This shows how careful we need to be when dealing with this.

    All in all, Made In Heaven has sold at least 250,000 by now.

    Platinum Collection should be on 200,000. Not only had it reached 160,000 in January 2005, but it actually finished that year amongst the 40 best selling albums and had nearly seven years of back catalogue afterwards.

    Greatest Hits I & II is long deleted, so wouldn't have supassed 125,000 sales.

    And I would say that after 8 years, Greates Hits III has probably regained its 80,000 sales status.

    As for A Night At The Opera, while not as strong as their compilations, this just proves it is also a good catalogue seller (27,458 in ten years).

    That album was released in 1975 and was massive. It spent nine weeks at the top spot and was claimed to reach 200,000 sales in total by 1979:

    "DOUBLE PLATINUM FOR QUEEN
    (word underneath the picture is Diamonds)
    During a party, by record label EMI organised, informal party in a Mexican restaurant in Amsterdam Queen were surprised right after their second concert in our country with two platinum LPs.
    The record Jazz sold over a 100.000 copies and A Night At The Opera sold over 200.000. The latter platinum record was fitted with diamonds.
    After the European tour, which ends on March 1st in Paris, Queen will go in the studio's to compile a live double-album out of the recorded material which will be released this year". (Hitkrant, 1979)

    Originally written in Dutch. Can be seen here: http://www.queencuttings.com/dblog/arti ... rticolo=63.

    With 200,000 by 1979 and 27,458 from 1994 to February 2004 (an average of 2,700 a year), it is safe to assume this album has sold close to 300,000, if not more than that already.

    Innuendo (released in 1991) and Live Magic (1986) are also proving to be good catalogue sellers.

    What it is left to know is a total sale for Greatest Hits II, originally released in October 1991. According to the above google's site, the album reached 300,000 in June 1992 (still Top 10 then):

    56 58 GREATEST HITS 2 - queen +3

    With +3 denoting 300,000 sales.

    However Greatest Hits II eventually reached five times platinum (500,000) in 1997. Plus, in the meantime we know it sold 174,580 from 1994 to February 2004 (averaging 17,400 annually). Hard to know about its sales pattern, but if I had to try and guess, it would be like this:

    June 1992 – 300,000
    Second half of 1992 and 1993 – 150,000
    1994 to 2004 – 174,580

    Making it 625,000 by then. After eight years, it may not be far from 700,000.

    The most correct thing is to assume something between 650,000 and 700,000.

    And I agree with Arab, The Miracle was massive. According to the chart points gathered from the Top 40 (albums and singles combined), Queen were the top act of 1989 and, of course, that album ranked amongst the strongest sellers. It reached platinum for 100,000, but no multi platinum awards were shown on the official Dutch database so it is difficult to know whether it managed to get any further certification. MJDangerous estimated sales of 200,000, and charts stats certainly help believe it.

    For the past ten years, I estimated total albums sales of more than 500,000 and a further 500,000 DVDs sold, something that not many old bands can pull out.

    Too bad their Hungarian Rhapsody isn't doing too well on the DVD chart.

    Edit: I think some of the links don't work. I will try to sort it out.

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  • slightlymad
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    Originally posted by zeus555
    I think that Universal must be cutting back on
    their promotions budget.

    They released 'The Essential Collection', by ABBA,
    in early September, & then never distrubuted it
    very well. Nor was there any promotion. It failed
    to reach the UK Top 200.

    Now, they have done the same with 'Hungarian
    Rhapsody'. It makes you wonder why they bothered
    to release the Queen, & ABBA 'Sets', when they had
    no intentions of advertising them.

    Zeus555
    Totally agree Zeus,It's sad really especially when you see a full page advert in The Sun, Britains biggest selling paper announcing AC/DC are now on itunes, can't remember the last time I saw a Queen or Abba advert in a national newspaper!! I think Universal rely totally on both acts musicals to sell there back catalogue's.

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  • zeus555
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    I think that Universal must be cutting back on
    their promotions budget.

    They released 'The Essential Collection', by ABBA,
    in early September, & then never distributed it
    very well. Nor was there any promotion. It failed
    to reach the UK Top 200.

    Now, they have done the same with 'Hungarian
    Rhapsody'. It makes you wonder why they bothered
    to release the Queen, & ABBA 'Sets', when they had
    no intentions of advertising them.

    Zeus555

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  • loris39
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    Hungarian Rhapsody charts...

    Germany (albums): #23
    Germany (DVD): #1
    Italy (albums): #29
    Italy (DVD): #5
    Czech Republic (albums): #32
    South Korea (albums): #18
    Hungary (albums): #10
    France (DVD): #2
    Austria (DVD): #1
    Spain (DVD): #7
    Switzerland (DVD): #10
    Sweden (DVD): #16
    Denmark (DVD): #8
    Belgium (Wallonia) [DVD]: #3
    Belgium (Flanders) [DVD]: #8
    Netherlands (DVD): #12

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  • Nackar
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    HUR, thank you so much for that enlightening and o so interesting and detailed post on Queen's sales in The Netherlands! I rarely get to see such a long piece on Dutch sales, simply because it's not a favourite topic.

    Selling about 4,5 million units is massive. Considering the US has 18 times the population of Holland, that would amount to 81 million units. I know it obviously doesn't work exactly like that, but it's still highly impressive.

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  • EdWood
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    Last week in the UK album charts, apart from Queen's Greatest Hits dropping from 62 to 72 (2398 Green Day at 73 sold 2,398 copies with [‘Uno!] so Queen should have sold 2,400 at least last week) we have


    163. (129) BARCELONA [SPECIAL EDITION] (Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballι)

    141. (159) GREATEST HITS II [REMASTERED] (Queen)
    OUT. (137) HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY - LIVE IN BUDAPEST (Queen)

    So Hungarian Rhapsody was counted in the album charts not the music DVD charts - also its poor chart ranking is due to poor distribution, stock at most online and shop retailers and terrible promotion. Also if any fans bought only the DVD then the CD sales wouldn't occur!

    Nice to see Greatest Hits 2 doing (reasonably) well.

    It would be great to have some updated sales for these albums..

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  • loris39
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    UK Albums Charts - Last week

    #129 Barcelona
    #137 Hungarian Rhapsody
    #159 Greatest Hits II


    Belgium (Wallonia) Albums Chart: #108 Platinum Collection

    Belgium (Wallonia) DVD Chart: #1 Hungarian Rhapsody and #4 The Great Pretender


    Belgium (Flanders) Album Chart: #72 Platinum Collection

    Belgium (Flanders) DVD Chart: #1 Hungarian Rhapsody

    Hungary Album Chart: #12 Hungarian Rhapsody

    Czech Republic Top-50 Shipments: #43 Hungarian
    Rhapsody

    Poland Top-100 Monthly Chart: #6 Greatest Hits


    France Album Chart: #134 Platinum Collection and #179 Greatest Hits

    Italy Album Chart: #86 Platinum Collection

    Italy DVD Chart: #6 The Great Pretender

    Netherlands DVD Chart: #10 Hungarian
    Rhapsody

    Sweden DVD Chart: #8 Hungarian Rhapsody

    Austrian DVD Chart: #8 Hungarian Rhapsody

    Spain DVD Chart: #8 Hungarian Rhapsody

    Denmark DVD Chart: #6 Hungarian Rhapsody

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  • arab
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    The Miracle was huuge in NL Its chart-run was phenomenal

    Poland
    47(new) Hungarian Rhapsody

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  • HUR
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    Here is a video of the band getting a especial Gold award for their albums sales in Netherlands. It is from mid 1982, just after Hot Space had been released. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIBxjX2piqM.

    They were acknowledged for selling 1,000,000 albums to that point. It can be heard how when they mentioned that "few international groups can achieve this". And in fact, I would say that only The Beatles and Abba had sold that many (or more) by 1982, with the latter being ahead of the former perhaps.

    But I think things have changed since then and, I believe, Queen are now the best selling foreign group ever in Netherlands.

    Here is a list compiled by MJDangerous in terms of albums sales:

    Netherlands

    Artist Total Album Sales
    1 Queen 4,542,000
    2 ABBA 3,695,000
    3 U2 3,290,000
    4 Dire Straits 3,205,000
    5 The Rolling Stones 2,926,000

    The Beatles are missing from this list, but I still think Queen have sold slightly more than them in the Dutch market.

    Some further information:

    Certifications

    Sheer Heart Attack – 50,000
    A Night At The Opera – 100,000
    A Day At The Races – 100,000
    News Of The World – 100,000
    Jazz – 100,000
    Live Killers – 50,000
    The Game – 50,000
    Greatest Hits – 100,000
    The Works – 50,000
    The Miracle – 100,000
    Innuendo – 100,000
    Greatesy Hits II – 500,000
    Live At Wembley – 50,000
    Five Live – 100,000
    Greatest Hits I & II – 100,000
    Made In Heaven – 200,000
    Greatest Hits III – 80,000
    Platinum Collection – 160,000

    Total – 2,090,000

    According to the NVPL database, Queen are the highest certified band in the Netherlands. This is despite the fact that multiple platinum albums only show up from 1996 onwards, but not before. It isn't clear whether these multiple platinum certifications existed before or not.

    Greatest Hits was claimed to have gone five times platinum in early 1993, for sales of 500,000 and A Night At The Opera double platinum, for 200,000 in total.

    If true, their certified awards would add up to 2,590,000 units overall.

    Overall I do agree with Queen selling roughly 4,500,000 albums in Holland.

    Plus, their music videos sales are enormous:

    DVDs

    Sales courtesy of EMI Marketing. By February 2004.

    The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert – 22,089
    Greatest Video Hits – 45,877
    Live At Wembley – 115,518
    Greatest Video Hits II – 20,836

    Total – 204,320

    Several things:

    Live At Wembley had sold 115,518 by early 2004, but it was certified double platinum (160,000 copies) in April 2005 and by now probably about 200,000.

    Greatest Video Hits II had just been released in November 2003.

    Other videos were released after 2004, such Queen On Fire (which sold very well and ranked prominently in the annual charts of both 2004 and 2005); Return Of The Champions (number 2 in 2005 and Top 30 in year end ranking); and Queen Rock Montreal (number one in the local charts in 2007); and other videos.

    Overall, Queen have sold nearly 500,000 DVDs since 2002 onwards.

    With VHS, it should easily be 750,000 music videos altogether.

    And therefore well past the 5,000,000 combining albums and music videos. Here it is safe to say that no group beats Queen.

    Here is an interesting detail about Greatest Hits II:

    Chat history (Top 30)

    Greatest Hits II
    09.11.1991: N 26.
    16.11.1991: 8.
    23.11.1991: 3.
    30.11.1991: 2.
    07.12.1991: 4.
    14.12.1991: 3.
    21.12.1991: 1.
    28.12.1991: 1.
    04.01.1992: 1.
    11.01.1992: 1.
    18.01.1992: 1.
    25.01.1992: 1.
    01.02.1992: 1.
    08.02.1992: 1.
    15.02.1992: 1.
    22.02.1992: 2.
    29.02.1992: 2.
    07.03.1992: 4.
    14.03.1992: 7.
    21.03.1992: 7.
    28.03.1992: 8.
    04.04.1992: 14.
    11.04.1992: 17.
    18.04.1992: 24.
    25.04.1992: 24.
    02.05.1992: 20.
    09.05.1992: 8.
    16.05.1992: 3.
    23.05.1992: 2.
    30.05.1992: 2.
    06.06.1992: 1.
    13.06.1992: 1.
    20.06.1992: 3.
    27.06.1992: 3.
    04.07.1992: 2.
    11.07.1992: 3.
    18.07.1992: 7.
    25.07.1992: 10.
    01.08.1992: 10.
    08.08.1992: 13.
    15.08.1992: 15.
    22.08.1992: 15.
    29.08.1992: 17.
    05.09.1992: 17.
    12.09.1992: 15.
    19.09.1992: 11.
    26.09.1992: 11.
    03.10.1992: 12.

    But Various Artists compilations were allowed then. A total of 11 weeks at the top and 34 Top 10.

    But it would also have been number during a further 7 weeks if these multi artists albums had been excluded.

    Some of these charts:

    22.02.1992
    1 Various Artists House Party II - The Ultimate Megamix
    2 Queen Greatest Hits II
    3 Nirvana Nevermind
    4 Simply Red Stars
    5 Queen Greatest Hits
    6 Lisa Stansfield Real Love
    7 Genesis We Can't Dance
    8 Prince & The New Power Generation Diamonds And Pearls
    9 Various Artists Het beste uit de Top 40 van '91
    10 Tina Turner Simply The Best

    29.02.1992
    1 Various Artists House Party II - The Ultimate Megamix
    2 Queen Greatest Hits II
    3 Simply Red Stars
    4 Genesis We Can't Dance
    5 Lisa Stansfield Real Love
    6 Nirvana Nevermind
    7 Queen Greatest Hits
    8 Tina Turner Simply The Best
    9 Prince & The New Power Generation Diamonds And Pearls
    10 Various Artists Het beste uit de Top 40 van '91

    23.05.1992
    1 Various Artists Het beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Editie '92
    2 Queen Greatest Hits II
    3 Foreigner The Very Best Of Foreigner
    4 Bruce Springsteen Human Touch
    5 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    6 Annie Lennox Diva
    7 Genesis We Can't Dance
    8 Queen Greatest Hits
    9 Various Artists The Greatest Hits '92 Vol. 1
    10 Various Artists Tour Of Duty 4

    30.05.1992
    1Various Artists Het beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Editie '92
    2 Queen Greatest Hits II
    3 Various Artists House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix
    4 Foreigner The Very Best Of Foreigner
    5 Annie Lennox Diva
    6 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    7 Queen Greatest Hits
    8 Genesis We Can't Dance
    9 Lionel Richie Back To Front
    10 Bruce Springsteen Human Touch

    20.06.1992
    1 Various Artists The Greatest Hits '92 Vol. 2
    2 Various Artists Countdown Rock Ballads
    3 Queen Greatest Hits II
    4 Various Artists House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix
    5 Cock Robin The Best Of Cock Robin
    6 Lionel Richie Back To Front
    7 Various Artists Het beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Editie '92
    8 ZZ Top Greatest Hits
    9 Queen Greatest Hits
    10 Various Artists Move The House 4

    27.06.1992
    1 Various Artists Countdown Rock Ballads
    2 Various Artists The Greatest Hits '92 Vol. 2
    3 Queen Greatest Hits II
    4 Cock Robin The Best Of Cock Robin
    5 Various Artists House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix
    6 Lionel Richie Back To Front
    7 ZZ Top Greatest Hits
    8 Various Artists Liedjes voor Oranje
    9 Various Artists Move The House 4
    10 Right Said Fred Up
    11 Various Artists Het beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Editie '92
    12 Queen Live At Wembley '86
    13 Metallica Metallica
    14 Queen Greatest Hits
    15 Various Artists Top Hits '92 Part 1
    16 Genesis We Can't Dance
    17 Annie Lennox Diva
    18 The Black Crowes The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
    19 Various Artists Amor de mis amores '92
    20 Snap! The Madman's Return

    04.07.1992
    1 Various Artists Countdown Rock Ballads
    2 Queen Greatest Hits II
    3 Various Artists The Greatest Hits '92 Vol. 2
    4 Lionel Richie Back To Front
    5 Cock Robin The Best Of Cock Robin
    6 Various Artists Liedjes voor Oranje
    7 Various Artists House Party III - The Ultimate Megamix
    8 Metallica Metallica
    9 Right Said Fred Up
    10 ZZ Top Greatest Hits

    11.07.1992
    1 Various Artists Countdown Rock Ballads
    2 Lionel Richie Back To Front
    3 Queen Greatest Hits II
    4 Julio Iglesias Calor
    5 Various Artists Turn Up The Bass 19
    6 Various Artists The Greatest Hits '92 Vol. 2
    7 Metallica Metallica
    8 Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I & II
    9 Snap! The Madman's Return
    10 Various Artists Amor de mis amores '92

    With Various Artists compilations, Greatest Hits II would have stayed as many as 18 week at the summit and 44 in the Top 10. A bid difference. It is funny because these titles were taken off the charts in early 1993, just a few weeks after Greatest Hits II went out of the Top 10.

    Under current rules, Innuendo would have reached number during 7 weeks instead of 4.

    Innuendo

    16.02.1991: N 12.
    23.02.1991: 1.
    02.03.1991: 1.
    09.03.1991: 1.
    16.03.1991: 1.
    23.03.1991: 2.
    30.03.1991: 3.
    06.04.1991: 5.
    13.04.1991: 7.
    20.04.1991: 10.

    The Miracle

    17.06.1989: 3.
    24.06.1989: 2.
    01.07.1989: 1.
    08.07.1989: 1.
    15.07.1989: 4.
    22.07.1989: 4.
    29.07.1989: 10.
    05.08.1989: 13.
    12.08.1989: 13.
    19.08.1989: 3.
    26.08.1989: 3.
    02.09.1989: 6.
    09.09.1989: 6.
    16.09.1989: 6.
    23.09.1989: 6.
    30.09.1989: 6.
    07.10.1989: 5.
    14.10.1989: 4.
    21.10.1989: 8.
    28.10.1989: 12.
    04.11.1989: 15.
    11.11.1989: 20.
    18.11.1989: 25.
    25.11.1989: 30.
    02.12.1989: 36.
    09.12.1989: 44.
    16.12.1989: 40.
    23.12.1989: 36.
    30.12.1989: 36.
    06.01.1990: 33.
    13.01.1990: 30.
    20.01.1990: 21.
    27.01.1990: 18.
    03.02.1990: 13.
    10.02.1990: 11.
    17.02.1990: 11.

    But again, without Various Artists compilations The Miracle would have charted much better. As below:

    17.06.1989: 2.
    24.06.1989: 2.
    01.07.1989: 1.
    08.07.1989: 1.
    15.07.1989: 3.
    22.07.1989: 3.
    29.07.1989: 8.
    05.08.1989: 9.
    12.08.1989: 8.
    19.08.1989: 2.
    26.08.1989: 2.
    02.09.1989: 2.
    09.09.1989: 2.
    16.09.1989: 2.
    23.09.1989: 2.
    30.09.1989: 2.
    07.10.1989: 2.
    14.10.1989: 2.
    21.10.1989: 4.
    28.10.1989: 8.
    04.11.1989: 10.
    10.02.1990: 9.
    17.02.1990: 9.

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  • brian05
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    On page 68 of the OCC Million Sellers book it states,
    Not only did the marathon single top the Official Singles Chart on two separate occasions (1975 and 1991), selling over one million copies each time, but it also features on their biggest-selling UK album ever (Queen's six million selling Greatest Hits.)
    Has this album really sold 6m or did they just round up 5.86m to 6m?

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  • EdWood
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    Originally posted by slightlymad
    UK Album Chart

    62 (77) Queen Greatest Hits

    Quite suprisingly Queen Hungarian Rhapsody DVD/Bluray fails to even chart in the UK Top40 Music Video Chart, can't remember that ever happening before with a Queen video release. Not sure if distribution was an issue as alot of Queen fans were struggling to find it in the shops!!
    Yes Slightlymad I'm glad the album is back in the top 75 - its exactly at the same position it was a few weeks ago - 62

    I have heard also that it is very hard to get this new Queen product - either not in stock in stores or having to wait weeks from release date if ordering from online stores. :-?

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  • slightlymad
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    UK Album Chart

    62 (77) Queen Greatest Hits

    Quite suprisingly Queen Hungarian Rhapsody DVD/Bluray fails to even chart in the UK Top40 Music Video Chart, can't remember that ever happening before with a Queen video release. Not sure if distribution was an issue as alot of Queen fans were struggling to find it in the shops!!

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  • slightlymad
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    Dutch Charts 10/11/2012

    Album Chart
    44 New Queen Hungarian Rhapsody

    Music DVD Chart
    10 Queen Hungarian Rhapsody
    21 Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender
    22 Queen Live At Wembley

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  • loris39
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    Hungarian Rhapsody on I-Tunes today:

    #4 El Salvador
    #4 Panama
    #14 Peru
    #16 Brazil
    #16 Colombia
    #17 Argentina
    #23 Chile
    #33 Spain
    #43 Paraguay
    #75 Dominican Republic
    #86 Singapore
    #113 Germany
    #115 Portugal
    #135 Mexico
    #146 Belgium
    #168 Austria
    #215 Switzerland

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  • brian05
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    From OCC web site,

    3 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY QUEEN 1975 2.36m

    in UK best-selling singles.

    It was at 2.13m in 2002, so 230,000 digital sales.

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  • EdWood
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    Arab - I think its been going up the charts for the last few weeks. The week before it was at number 110 and the week before 156! I really hope it can climb next week - I think the Freddie documentary on BBC1 affected sales

    Even now going unto Christmas album sales aren't that good and at number 77 it probably sold less then 2,000 copies (comparing the sales figures 2 weeks ago, the number 73 album sold 1,781 copies).

    Still I'm glad Greatest Hits has re-charted back in the top 100 (again!) and its still clocking up sales, even though The Platinum Collection is also doing well for a catalogue album and has regularly been in the top 200 this year - its last 2 weeks chart positions were 166 and 131.

    I don't think Greatest Hits will beat 2011 sales when it sold 76,200 according to OCC but we never know until we see an updated sales figure.

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  • arab
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    UK
    77(110) Greatest Hits

    What happened?

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  • EdWood
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    Nice to see Queen doing well as usual - and to think they were always considered more of an 'albums act' in the UK..


    Last week in UK album charts, Greatest Hits nearly charted in the top 100..

    110. (156) GREATEST HITS [REMASTERED] (Queen)
    166. (131) GREATEST HITS I II & III - THE PLATINUM COLLECTION [REMASTERED] (Queen)

    The only 2 sales figures we have to go on are these:

    2160 Bellowhead (61)
    709 Slow Of Hands (180)

    So maybe Greatest Hits sold ~1,200 and PC sold 900?

    Also Barcelona slipped 2 places to 49 from 47 last week - still no sales figures given by Musicweek :x but Peter Gabriel sold 2978 at number 46 so it may have sold ~2,800? Last week we only have this:

    2567 Tame Impala (48)

    So Barcelona maybe sold 2,650? So it looks like it has actually increased its sales slightly from last week..

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  • brian05
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    From OCC website,

    ARTIST - COMBINED SALES TOTAL - BIGGEST SELLING SINGLE
    1 BEATLES 22.1 MILLION - SHE LOVES YOU
    2 QUEEN 12.8 MILLION - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
    3 ABBA 11.3 MILLION - DANCING QUEEN
    4 ROLLING STONES 10.1 MILLION - (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION
    5 OASIS 9.079 MILLION - WONDERWALL

    (Combined means vinyl, cassette, CD and digital).

    Increase in sales from previous OCC update on 8/4/12,

    The Beatles 275k
    Queen 243k
    Abba 111k

    (Depends on rounded figures)

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  • thebigham
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    10/27 Billboard charts:

    Top 200 SoundScan Albums 1991-2012

    66 HOL QUEEN GREATEST HITS 7,034,657

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  • EdWood
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    Originally posted by zeus555
    The showing of the Freddie Documentary, & the
    previous Week's showing of 'Mamma Mia!', made both
    'The Platinum Collection' & 'Gold', re-enter the
    UK iTunes Top 40. But, neither reached the Top 100
    of The OCC Album Chart. As EdWood says, you can't
    really go by iTunes, as to whether an Act will be back in The OCC Top 100 Albums Chart.

    Zeus555
    Zeus555, I suppose both PC and Queen's Greatest Hits will be back in the top 200 in the bottom half of the chart, once we have the full album chart (they were both out the week before).

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  • zeus555
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    The showing of the Freddie Documentary, & the
    previous Week's showing of 'Mamma Mia!', made both
    'The Platinum Collection' & 'Gold', re-enter the
    UK iTunes Top 40. But, neither reached the Top 100
    of The OCC Album Chart. As EdWood says, you can't
    really go by iTunes, as to whether an Act will be back
    in The OCC Top 100 Albums Chart.

    Zeus555

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  • EdWood
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    I was surprised that Queen didn't reappear in the top 100 UK album charts this week..thought one would have after the documentary was aired this week :-?

    I suppose we can't take too much account of Amazon/Itunes album chart positions as these don't really reflect the overall album chart and physical sales are still the dominant factor unlike singles sales...

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  • zeus555
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    This 3 Disk, (2 CD + DVD), Set, is released in November:,

    Queen - Hungarian Rhapsody

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hungarian-Rhaps ... B009DH379C


    Zeus555

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