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  • HUR
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    And with the new german certifications, here is "Greatest hits 2" re-estimatd in Europe:

    UK: 3,000,000*
    Netherlands: 700,000
    Italy: 1,300,000
    France: 1,500,000**
    Switzerland: 325,000
    Austria: 250,000
    Sweden: 350,000
    Finland: 140,000
    Germany: 2,250,000
    Spain: 800,000***

    *UK is difficult because of a lot of contradictive information.
    **It was at 1,300,000 by march 1993.
    ***It had shipped 660,606 CDs only by 2004.

    Total (estimated) - 12,700,000

    Argentina: 650,000
    Brazil: 750,000
    Mexico: 500,000

    Total Latin America (estimated) - 2,300,000

    Australia: 560,000
    New Zealand: 165,000
    South Africa: 100,000
    Honk Kong: 20,000+
    Singapore: 20,000
    Japan: 100,000

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  • EdWood
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    This week on UK singles charts:

    116. (33) C-LEBRITY (Queen + Paul Rodgers) :x
    131. (121) DON’T STOP ME NOW (Queen)

    In UK album chart:

    Apart from both Queens Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits 2 in the top 75....
    195. (143) GREATEST HITS I II & III (Queen)

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by EdWood
    On Canadian Top 100 Album Chart this week:

    Queen's Greatest Hits: 85 (73) 107 weeks on chart

    On US Top Pop Catalog Chart:

    Queen's Greatest Hits: 24 (25) 749 weeks on combined chart

    I wonder if the release of The Cosmos Rocks next month in North America will affect their catalogue sales...probably not... :-?
    "Greatest hits 1" sold roughly 3,400 copies in USA last week (#179 on the billboard comprehensive chart), and around 6,000 copies in UK. Combining Australia and Canada, it did (I guess) 1,000+ too.

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  • EdWood
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    On Canadian Top 100 Album Chart this week:

    Queen's Greatest Hits: 85 (73) 107 weeks on chart

    On US Top Pop Catalog Chart:

    Queen's Greatest Hits: 24 (25) 749 weeks on combined chart

    I wonder if the release of The Cosmos Rocks next month in North America will affect their catalogue sales...probably not... :-?

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  • zeus555
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    Originally posted by brian05
    According to the latest Guiness Book of Records (published on 19/9/2008) the top selling albums in the UK are,

    Queen Greatest Hits 5,580,000
    Sgt. Pepper 4,500,000

    Wonder why sales for Sgt. Pepper have been downgraded from 4,800,000?
    The Guinness Book has clearly made a mistake.
    The OCC published the All Time UK Top 100 Albums
    Chart in November 2006, & The Beatles Album was
    2nd - on 4,811,966 Sales.

    In November 2007 they up-dated the Top 12, &
    The Beatles Album was given 4,880,000 Sales.
    In April this Year, the Top 10 was up-dated
    & The Beatles Album was given 4,899,665 Sales.
    In August, Alan Jones, ('Music Week'), gave
    it 4,896,399 Sales - an inexplicable drop of
    3,266 Sales on its April figure.

    However, none of those figures show The Beatles
    Album on 4,500,000 Sales. The Guinness Book is
    clearly using a way out of date Total for it -
    one that is almost 400,000 too low!

    But - its figure for the Queen Album is correct -
    going by The OCC & 'Music Week's, Sales for it since
    November 2006. (The Book has clearly used The OCC's
    April Total - 5,579,309 - and rounded it up).

    'Greatest Hits' (One) - Queen:,

    1) November 2006 - 5,407,587 (OCC Total)
    2) November 2007 - 5,538,000 (OCC Total)
    3) April 30th 2008 - 5,579,309 (OCC Total)
    4) Mid August 2008 - 5,651,785 ('Music Week' Total)

    It has sold steadily since then, (Mid August), &
    is currently up from No.51 to No.31 in the UK
    Top 75. So, 5,750,000 to 5,800,000 Sales is about
    where it will be by December 31st this Year.

    Zeus555

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  • HUR
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    Total estimated in Spain (using oficcial shipments reported by their record company) Their early albums are difficult to gauge, but I will as much as I can:

    Queen: 75,000
    Queen 2: 75,000
    Sheer heart attack: 100,000
    A night at the opera: 350,000
    A day at the races: 120,000
    News of the world: 50,000
    Jazz: 100,000
    Live killers: 50,000
    The game: 125,000
    Flash Gordon: 50,000
    Hot space: 125,000
    The works: 200,000
    A kind of magic: 300,000
    Live magic: 200,000
    The miracle: 250,000
    Innuendo: 200,000
    Greatest hits 2: 800,000
    Live at wembley ´86: 300,000
    Five live: 30,000
    Greatest hits 1&2: 250,000
    Made in heaven: 350,000
    Queen rocks: 90,000
    Greatest hits 3: 100,000
    Platinum collection: 300,000
    Queen on fire: 60,000
    Return of the champions: 10,000
    Queen rock montreal: 30,000

    Total: 5,150,000

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  • HUR
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    Here is "Platinum collection" re-estimated in Europe with new figure provided by Jimmypage59:

    UK: 1,760,000
    Netherlands: 225,000
    Germany: 300,000
    Spain: 300,000*
    France: 300,000
    Italy: 650,000**
    Switzerland: 40,000
    Austria: 20,000
    Sweden: 80,000
    Finland: 20,000

    *In Spain, it had shipped 197,000 CDs by december 2004.
    **In Italy, it did 420,000 copies between early january 2002 to the second week of december 2003.

    Total (estimated): 4,400,000

    By now, it has sold roughly 650,000 copies in USA and 50,000 in Canada.

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  • borderwolf
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    Argentina
    weekly (ending 20 september) shipments chart


    #10 Greatest Hits
    (QUEEN)

    #20 Greatest Hits Vol III
    (QUEEN)

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  • HUR
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    Czech Republic,
    DVD chart

    #14 - Live at wembley ´86

    In Australia, "Greatest hits 1" still inside the top 50 at #36 (down from #30 over there).

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by brian05
    According to the latest Guiness Book of Records (published on 19/9/2008) the top selling albums in the UK are,

    Queen Greatest Hits 5,580,000
    Sgt. Pepper 4,500,000

    Wonder why sales for Sgt. Pepper have been downgraded from 4,800,000?
    Because they hate the Beatles, as I told you. Remember that Queen spent more weeks in the official charts (and in the top 200 too), and they claimed they are stronger than the fab four...

    Still my estimation for their "Greatest hits 1" alone (not counting any box set added to its total) is roughly 5,500,000 (shipments, of course).

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  • brian05
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    According to the latest Guiness Book of Records (published on 19/9/2008) the top selling albums in the UK are,

    Queen Greatest Hits 5,580,000
    Sgt. Pepper 4,500,000

    Wonder why sales for Sgt. Pepper have been downgraded from 4,800,000?

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  • HUR
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    Most top ten album in Japan (international acts)

    Most top ten in Japan

    1 Beatles 17
    2 Madonna 17
    3 Paul McCartney 13
    3 Queen 13
    5 Rolling Stones 13
    5 Carpenters 12

    Queen number one´s (international Oricon chart)

    Sheer heart attack #1
    A night at the opera #1
    A day at the races #1 (national chart, 1 week)
    News of the world #1
    Jazz #1 (2 weeks)
    The game #1 (4 weeks)
    Greatest hits 1 #1 (1 week)
    Queen in vision #1 (3 weeks)
    Queen jewels #1 (11 weeks) (national chart, 3 weeks)
    Queen jewels 2 #1 (1 week)

    “Live killers”, “Hot space”, and “The works” were #2. "Return of the champions” was #3. “Flash Gordon” and “Innuendo” were #4.

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  • marcsgirl85
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    thanks for the info guys

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  • HUR
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    Thank you, Edwood, glad that at least you read my numbers. Yes, I agree that 30 million would a nice rouded up figure, maybe over 29 million. But the album is up there.

    As for Germany, those are complete shipments, I guess, as Queen were always under contract with EMI and "Greatest hits 1" was first certified gold in 1982 after it reached #1 during two weeks over there. Still, I will go by what EMI says, even if it is well below my expectations (I can´t believe how the first "Greatest hits 1" shipped more than "Greatest hits 2" in the last 15 years), as at least it is from their record company.

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  • EdWood
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Well, thanks to update in Germany, here is how Queen "Greatest hits 1" should look like in Europe then, a new estimation again:

    UK: 5,500,000
    Netherlands: 700,000
    Switzerland: 300,000
    Germany: 1,800,000
    Italy: 400,000
    France: 600,000
    Spain: 450,000 (including 1282,700 CDs from january 1985 to december 2004)
    Austria: 250,000 (it reached #25 this year, charting during 7 weeks inside the top 75)
    Finland: 70,000 (including 55,000 CDs sold since 1984)
    Sweden: 150,000

    Total for these 10 countries: 1,220,000

    Adding the rest, by using the factor of 1,2 (like MJDangerous), we now get 12,300,000 roughly in Europe.

    I´m still surprised of how low it sold since 1993 in Germany, that means at most 300,000 shipped in the last 15 years. You would have expected to be much higher, no?.

    USA: 9,800,000
    Canada: 1,500,000
    New Zealand: 190,000+
    Australia: 1,200,000
    Japan: 600,000
    Korea: 600,000
    South Africa: 100,000+
    Singapore: 20,000+
    Honk Kong: 10,000+
    Argentina: 700,000
    Brazil: 250,000+
    Mexico: 250,000+

    Total worldwide: maybe around 30,000,000

    This looks possible considering the album had officially reached the 25 million mark by september 2002, and then kept selling around 5 million since then (including over 3,000,000 in USA and Canada alone).

    Please guys, any consensus?. I posted them several times, and I see very little reply, any opinion?. Maybe MJD?. Someone?.
    I agree that this album has now sold 30 million copies worldwide as a bare minimum. It is still in album charts all over the world - Australia, Canada, US Top Pop Catalog Charts - it never seems to leave this chart!, and now it is back in the UK top 40 album chart.

    The awards given in Germany may not be a total true reflection on its sales/shipments in those countries. A large number of albums have been uncertified. For example, does the figure for Greatest Hits in Germany come from one record company? In Australia, as Queen changed record companies in 1984, we don't know what Greatest Hits sold from 1981-1984...

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  • borderwolf
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    Portugal
    dvd, week 39

    14 (RE) 75wks
    11xPlatinum
    LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM - QUEEN

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  • borderwolf
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    Argentina
    biweekly sales DVD chart
    first part of september

    4 Live in Japan
    (QUEEN) GLD

    17 The Freddie Mercury Story
    (QUEEN) BGM IND. DEL DISCO S.A.

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  • HUR
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    Well, thanks to update in Germany, here is how Queen "Greatest hits 1" should look like in Europe then, a new estimation again:

    UK: 5,500,000
    Netherlands: 700,000
    Switzerland: 300,000
    Germany: 1,800,000
    Italy: 400,000
    France: 600,000
    Spain: 450,000 (including 1282,700 CDs from january 1985 to december 2004)
    Austria: 250,000 (it reached #25 this year, charting during 7 weeks inside the top 75)
    Finland: 70,000 (including 55,000 CDs sold since 1984)
    Sweden: 150,000

    Total for these 10 countries: 1,220,000

    Adding the rest, by using the factor of 1,2 (like MJDangerous), we now get 12,300,000 roughly in Europe.

    I´m still surprised of how low it sold since 1993 in Germany, that means at most 300,000 shipped in the last 15 years. You would have expected to be much higher, no?.

    USA: 9,800,000
    Canada: 1,500,000
    New Zealand: 190,000+
    Australia: 1,200,000
    Japan: 600,000
    Korea: 600,000
    South Africa: 100,000+
    Singapore: 20,000+
    Honk Kong: 10,000+
    Argentina: 700,000
    Brazil: 250,000+
    Mexico: 250,000+

    Total worldwide: maybe around 30,000,000

    This looks possible considering the album had officially reached the 25 million mark by september 2002, and then kept selling around 5 million since then (including over 3,000,000 in USA and Canada alone).

    Please guys, any consensus?. I posted them several times, and I see very little reply, any opinion?. Maybe MJD?. Someone?.

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by jimmypages59
    MJ and HUR, is there anything in particular you would like to see for Queen?
    Yes, I would really like to see sales for these DVDs to complete my figures:

    -The Freddie Mercury tribure concert
    -Made in heaven - The films
    -A night at the opera

    And, if possible, an update for their first "Greatest hits 1", including sales until this year (if no until december 2007). Thank you, mate.

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  • jimmypages59
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    MJ and HUR, is there anything in particular you would like to see for Queen?

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  • MJDangerous
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    Originally posted by jimmypages59
    Queen - Platinum Collection
    2000 --- 51,882
    2001 --- 41,340
    2002 --- 844,115
    2003 --- 250,709
    2004 --- 153,170
    2005 --- 157,929
    2006 --- 66,968
    2007 --- 77,804
    2008 --- 103,456
    Total --- 1,747,373
    Wow, good to see your figures back

    If you have something else about Queen or someone else, you know where you should post it

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by jimmypages59
    Hur wrote
    It means the Platinum collection sold 99,500 copies so far this year in UK (estimated by Dave on haven). Shipments for that album are close to 1,800,000 copies overall.
    Good guess

    Queen - Platinum Collection
    2000 --- 51,882
    2001 --- 41,340
    2002 --- 844,115
    2003 --- 250,709
    2004 --- 153,170
    2005 --- 157,929
    2006 --- 66,968
    2007 --- 77,804
    2008 --- 103,456
    Total --- 1,747,373

    Shipments go up to end of June 2008, so only missing 2.5 months of shipments. I would imagine its not quite at 1.8m yet, but very near.
    Thank you, mate. I´m glad you posted this update. So yes, maybe roughly 1,760,000 by now. It wasn´t available through clubs, apparently, that´s the reason why I thoght it was slightly higher. Thank you, again.

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  • jimmypages59
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    Hur wrote
    It means the Platinum collection sold 99,500 copies so far this year in UK (estimated by Dave on haven). Shipments for that album are close to 1,800,000 copies overall.
    Good guess

    Queen - Platinum Collection
    2000 --- 51,882
    2001 --- 41,340
    2002 --- 844,115
    2003 --- 250,709
    2004 --- 153,170
    2005 --- 157,929
    2006 --- 66,968
    2007 --- 77,804
    2008 --- 103,456
    Total --- 1,747,373

    Shipments go up to end of June 2008, so only missing 2.5 months of shipments. I would imagine its not quite at 1.8m yet, but very near.

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  • HUR
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    From Pulse (digital sales):

    30 183 181 182 QUEEN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 7,022 -6 7,456 1,393,104

    Some totals:

    Bohemian Rhapsody: 1,393,104
    We Will Rock You: 1,168,000
    We Are The Champons: 673,046
    Under Pressure: 502,437

    Another One Bites The Dust certfied gold in 2005 for sales of 100,000.

    Total for just 5 songs (not updated most fo them): 3,836,587

    In Japan, I Was Born To Love You 500,000.

    Very little about UK, but "Don´t Stop Me Now" sold about 120,000 copies so far, and "Bohemian Rhapsody" around 100,000. Total digital sales probably around 400,000 up to now.

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  • HUR
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    From Brianmay.com:

    "These award were been given in respect of over 4 million sales combined of Greatest Hits I (1,800,000 units = 7 x Gold) & Greatest Hits II (2,200,000 units = 9 x Gold) in GERMANY only. Both albums are featured on the award."

    Glad they give us an updated number. But those sales are a disappointment to me.

    Firstly, "Greatest hits 2" at 9 gold should be 2,250,000 in reality (maybe a typo on the site), but I thought this one had sold easily 2,500,000 (enough for a further platinum). Even onn german television, back in 2003, a figure of 2,7 M was claimed and I believed it. The album had massive runnings after its certification, even peaking at #19 in 1997 and spending loads of weeks.

    "Greatest hits 1" only shipped 300,000 since 1993, even strong too, charting many weeks in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2006.

    Also "Greatest hits 1" shipped even more than "Greatest hits 2", when it is obviously below as a catalog seller...

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