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  • EdWood
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    According to Haven forum, Queens Greatest Hits is currently in the top 40 mid week album charts - this should rise in the next 2 weeks as Queen+Paul Rodgers tour hits UK on Friday....

    It appears that a 27 year old album is selling more then The Cosmos Rocks.....

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  • Lawyeris
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    Originally posted by nelson
    Originally posted by HUR
    Thank you. It sounds like an interesting chart.
    Don't agree.
    nelson is mushroom, but who cares?

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  • borderwolf
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    Argentina
    DVD
    biweekly sales chart (second part of september)


    4 Live in Japan
    (QUEEN)

    14 The Freddie Mercury Story
    (QUEEN)

    19 Under Review
    (QUEEN)

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  • nelson
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Thank you. It sounds like an interesting chart.
    Don't agree.

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  • borderwolf
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    United Arab Emirates
    dvd
    http://www.vmeganews.com/vip/vmeganews_ ... sp?catg=MD

    #1 Queen - Rock Montreal (ne)\

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  • HUR
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    Queen´s "Live at wembley ´86" at #25 on the back catalog chart in Netherlands.

    Last week, I missed that their "Platinum collection" re-entered the charts in Norway at #40 too. Good catalog sales for Queen over there this year. That triple box set had already charted early this year, peaking at #15.

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  • Fastnbulbous
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    Originally posted by EdWood
    While sales of new releases have struggled this year, artists such as Abba and Neil Diamond have enjoyed strong catalogue sales, while retailers such as Zavvi and HMV are increasingly focussing their attentions on catalogue.”
    Think back to January of this year. Hardly anyone had heard of Vampire Weekend or MGMT. In the 80s and 90s, these bands would have been lucky to sell 25,000 copies. Yet so far they have sold 311,869 and 180,573 respectively worldwide.

    Blockbuster artists may be selling a few percentage less. Guess they'll have to buy mom a smaller mansion this year. But overall sales are much healthier for most of the rest of the artists. I'm curious exactly how much Abba and Neil Diamond sold.

    I think labels drop the ball in promoting reissues. There's plenty of good ones, recently including early U2 and Replacements. They'd sell more if they promoted them better.

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  • HUR
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    Australia,
    Album chart this week

    #41 - Greatest hits 1 (down from #38)

    DVD chart

    #23 - Greatest video hits 1 (6 times platinum)
    #32 - Live at wembley ´86 (4 times platinum)

    This is what Queen sold in the last three weeks in UK, roughly:

    22/09/08: 38,000
    29/09/08: 20,000
    05/10/08: 14,000

    This is assuming "The cosmos rocks" did 28,112 + 10,000 + 6,000 in its three weeks on chart so far, which means it probably sold around 44,000 copies overall.

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  • HUR
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    Thank you. It sounds like an interesting chart.

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  • Robbie
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Originally posted by Robbie
    Originally posted by EdWood
    In UK album charts this week:

    40. (18) THE COSMOS ROCKS (Queen+Paul Rodgers) 3 wks
    43. (37) GREATEST HITS (Queen) 466 weeks on chart - only 12 weeks behind all-time longevity album, Rumours...
    80. (65) GREATEST HITS 2

    Jennifer Hudson at number 37 sold 6434 copies so The Cosmos Rocks and Greatest Hits probably sold over 6,000 copies each. Greatest Hits 2 probably sold 2,500 (?) copies...
    also the UK now has two Catalogue Albums charts, which began last week.

    One is for Studio Albums, the other is for Greatest Hits type albums. Both are Top 20s. In the "Catalogue Greatest Hits Albums" chart Queen are at:

    04: Greatest Hits
    05: Greatest Hits II

    Do you have a link, mate?.
    unfortunately, Music Week don't allow non-subscribers to access any of the charts so I don't have an actual link I can give...

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  • EdWood
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    Found this on Musicweek website:

    http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sect ... 035574&c=2

    11:47 | Tuesday September 23, 2008

    Music Week is to carry three new catalogue charts when it re-launches this Monday (September 29).

    As part of an extensive revamp that will also include new pages dedicated to the live, publishing and media sectors, the magazine will run three new catalogue charts online, with one featured in the magazine on rotation. These are being specially compiled for Music Week by the Official Charts Company.


    The Top 20 catalogue rundowns cover studio albums, greatest hits and downloads. Only releases at least two years old will be included.

    Music Week editor Paul Williams says, “These charts reflect the growing importance of the catalogue market for today’s music business. While sales of new releases have struggled this year, artists such as Abba and Neil Diamond have enjoyed strong catalogue sales, while retailers such as Zavvi and HMV are increasingly focussing their attentions on catalogue.”

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by Robbie
    Originally posted by EdWood
    In UK album charts this week:

    40. (18) THE COSMOS ROCKS (Queen+Paul Rodgers) 3 wks
    43. (37) GREATEST HITS (Queen) 466 weeks on chart - only 12 weeks behind all-time longevity album, Rumours...
    80. (65) GREATEST HITS 2

    Jennifer Hudson at number 37 sold 6434 copies so The Cosmos Rocks and Greatest Hits probably sold over 6,000 copies each. Greatest Hits 2 probably sold 2,500 (?) copies...
    also the UK now has two Catalogue Albums charts, which began last week.

    One is for Studio Albums, the other is for Greatest Hits type albums. Both are Top 20s. In the "Catalogue Greatest Hits Albums" chart Queen are at:

    04: Greatest Hits
    05: Greatest Hits II

    Do you have a link, mate?.

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  • Robbie
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    Originally posted by EdWood
    In UK album charts this week:

    40. (18) THE COSMOS ROCKS (Queen+Paul Rodgers) 3 wks
    43. (37) GREATEST HITS (Queen) 466 weeks on chart - only 12 weeks behind all-time longevity album, Rumours...
    80. (65) GREATEST HITS 2

    Jennifer Hudson at number 37 sold 6434 copies so The Cosmos Rocks and Greatest Hits probably sold over 6,000 copies each. Greatest Hits 2 probably sold 2,500 (?) copies...
    also the UK now has two Catalogue Albums charts, which began last week.

    One is for Studio Albums, the other is for Greatest Hits type albums. Both are Top 20s. In the "Catalogue Greatest Hits Albums" chart Queen are at:

    04: Greatest Hits
    05: Greatest Hits II

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  • Robbie
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Originally posted by borderwolf
    Estonia
    week 40
    albums

    #01 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS II 1991
    #02 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS I 1981
    #03 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS III 1999
    #24 QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, COSMOS ROCKS 2008
    #48 QUEEN, PLATINUM COLLECTION 3CD
    #69 QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, COSMOS ROCKS SP.ED.CD+DVD 2008
    #94 QUEEN, GAME/80
    #95 QUEEN, HOT SPACE

    Wait a minute, you are telling me that "Greatest hits 2" is number one this week in Estonia?.

    Thank you
    with the other two Greatest Hits at #s 2 and 3. It seems a bit strange...

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by borderwolf
    Estonia
    week 40
    albums

    #01 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS II 1991
    #02 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS I 1981
    #03 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS III 1999
    #24 QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, COSMOS ROCKS 2008
    #48 QUEEN, PLATINUM COLLECTION 3CD
    #69 QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, COSMOS ROCKS SP.ED.CD+DVD 2008
    #94 QUEEN, GAME/80
    #95 QUEEN, HOT SPACE

    Wait a minute, you are telling me that "Greatest hits 2" is number one this week in Estonia?.

    Thank you

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  • EdWood
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    In UK album charts this week:

    40. (18) THE COSMOS ROCKS (Queen+Paul Rodgers) 3 wks
    43. (37) GREATEST HITS (Queen) 466 weeks on chart - only 12 weeks behind all-time longevity album, Rumours...
    80. (65) GREATEST HITS 2

    Jennifer Hudson at number 37 sold 6434 copies so The Cosmos Rocks and Greatest Hits probably sold over 6,000 copies each. Greatest Hits 2 probably sold 2,500 (?) copies...

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  • borderwolf
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    Estonia
    week 40
    dvd

    #06 QUEEN, LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM 2DVD 2003
    #07 QUEEN, GREATEST VIDEO HITS 1 2DVD
    #09 QUEEN, GREATEST VIDEO HITS VOL.2 2003
    #11 QUEEN, QUEEN ON FIRE-LIVE AT THE BOWL 2DVD 2004
    #14 QUEEN, FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE SP.10TH ANN.ED. 2008
    #22 QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, RETURN OF THE CHAMPIONS 2005

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  • borderwolf
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    Estonia
    week 40
    albums

    #01 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS II 1991
    #02 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS I 1981
    #03 QUEEN, GREATEST HITS III 1999
    #24 QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, COSMOS ROCKS 2008
    #48 QUEEN, PLATINUM COLLECTION 3CD
    #69 QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, COSMOS ROCKS SP.ED.CD+DVD 2008
    #94 QUEEN, GAME/80
    #95 QUEEN, HOT SPACE

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  • borderwolf
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    Italy
    dvd

    #05 LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
    QUEEN

    #09 QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL
    QUEEN

    #10 GREATEST VIDEO HITS I
    QUEEN

    #15 QUEEN ON FIRE - LIVE AT THE BOWL
    QUEEN

    #20 F.MERCURY TRIBUTE CONCERT:SPECIAL 10TH
    QUEEN

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  • HUR
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    Thank you, so Queen rank up there too with all those acts.

    Belgium,
    mid-price chart (Wl)

    #17 - Greatest hits 1 (down from #13 over there)

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  • MJDangerous
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Any idea about "Innuendo" in 1991/1992?.
    I have Innuendo at 315K in 91. In 92 it hasn't make the year end top 100 artist album chart, so under 120k sold. It sold probably between 80k and 100k.

    Originally posted by HUR
    MJDangerous, just a question about Japan. I don´t know much about the market and which acts sold in huge numbers except for a couple of acts like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Led Zeppelin. I see you have something like 8 million for Queen (maybe a bit less if you adjust their 80´s albums), is that good compared to other acts?. Normal?. I don´t ask to start a discussion, but just to know how the band stands in front of other successful international acts and have a good perspective of how big they are or not (no way we can compare them with local acts).
    I have never compiled a list of best selling foreign acts in Japan, just checking the ones likely to be among the biggest acts :

    Mariah Carey : 18 millions
    The Beatles : Hard to tell exactly, but easily over 15 millions
    Celine Dion : 8m+
    Madonna : 8m
    Bon Jovi : 8m-
    Michael Jackson : 8m-
    Billy Joel : 7,5m
    Eric Clapton : 7m
    Whitney Houston : 7m-
    ABBA : 6,5m
    Aerosmith : 5,5m

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by nucleardolphin
    Hi, MJ dangerous, I was wondering if you might know much about Queens catalogue sales globally and how they are fairing up as the years go by. Cheers.
    Hello. I don´t know what you mean by "catalogue", as it isn´t the same for all people. Queen´s back catalog ussually suffer from the fact that new compilations are continually being released each year and, therefore, they are regarded as "new" sales. But the focus is always in their old stuff. Obviously, to many people, those sales have no value because they reject acts that released many compilations and the like.

    Here are annual sales for USA since 2004 (provided by Hanboo who uses Nielsen Soundscan as a source):

    2004: 942,000
    2005: 986,000
    2006: 993,000
    2007: 757,000

    Total for USA: 3,678,000

    UK (from Musicweek):

    2005: 620,000
    2006: 640,000
    2007: 408,357

    Total for UK (2005-2007): 1,668,357

    In Japan, they sold 1,781,001 in 2004, mainly thanks to their new compilation "Queen Jewels" released in that year.

    In a country like Belgium, to cite an example, this is how the mid-price chart looked like april 2005:

    #1 - A night at the opera
    #2 - A day at the races
    #3 - News of the world
    #5 - The works
    #6 - The miracle
    #8 - Queen 2
    #9 - Made in heaven
    #10 – A kind of magic
    #11 – Hot space

    According to codes from Brazil, their albums are still being shipped to stores which means there is still popular demand for them (even if it is in small quantities).

    So they do still well worldwide.

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  • nucleardolphin
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    Hi, MJ dangerous, I was wondering if you might know much about Queens catalogue sales globally and how they are fairing up as the years go by. Cheers.

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by MJDangerous
    Estimates as they are now fits well, maybe a few 80's album is a bit high, but considering infos we have that's ok.

    BTW, if they are people interested, here some details of my estimates in UK, read album / sales in 000's (year of those sales) :

    Sheer Heart Attack 215 (75)
    A Night At The Opera 150 (75) 525 (76)
    A Day At Races 50 (76) 175 (77)
    News Of The World 195 (77) 80 (78)
    Jazz 160 (78) 90 (79)
    Live Killers 200 (79)
    The Game 180 (80)
    Hot Space 150 (82)
    The Works 580 (84)
    A Kind Of Magic 670 (86)
    Live Magic 295 (86) 260 (87)
    The Miracle 480 (89)
    Wow good information. I take those are supposed to be retail sales, no?. Any idea about "Innuendo" in 1991/1992?. Something interesting is that their "catalog" sales (for their old studio albums and others like "A kind of magic" and "Live at wembley ´86") were important for the band in the end. Of course, other classic albums did better than them, but altogether Queen total sales wouldn´t be the same if they hadn´t achieved some "decent" catalog sales as the time went by.

    MJDangerous, just a question about Japan. I don´t know much about the market and which acts sold in huge numbers except for a couple of acts like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Led Zeppelin. I see you have something like 8 million for Queen (maybe a bit less if you adjust their 80´s albums), is that good compared to other acts?. Normal?. I don´t ask to start a discussion, but just to know how the band stands in front of other successful international acts and have a good perspective of how big they are or not (no way we can compare them with local acts).

    Last week in DVD UK chart

    26 (24) Queen - Live At Wembley Stadium '86 (178 weeks)

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  • MJDangerous
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    Estimates as they are now fits well, maybe a few 80's album is a bit high, but considering infos we have that's ok.

    BTW, if they are people interested, here some details of my estimates in UK, read album / sales in 000's (year of those sales) :

    Sheer Heart Attack 215 (75)
    A Night At The Opera 150 (75) 525 (76)
    A Day At Races 50 (76) 175 (77)
    News Of The World 195 (77) 80 (78)
    Jazz 160 (78) 90 (79)
    Live Killers 200 (79)
    The Game 180 (80)
    Hot Space 150 (82)
    The Works 580 (84)
    A Kind Of Magic 670 (86)
    Live Magic 295 (86) 260 (87)
    The Miracle 480 (89)

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