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  • Originally posted by slightlymad View Post
    Queen The Greatest - Made In Heaven (Episode 41)

    On its release in November 1995, Made In Heaven raced to the top of the charts and achieved multiple Platinum status around the world - going on to sell in excess of 20 million copies. Five tracks were subsequently released as singles, all of which were top 20 hits in the UK.

    This is a quote from the Official Queen website yesterday, this is a huge sales total for MIH that doubles the estimated 9,660,000 by Chartmasters. Is this another urban myth that Queen's official office are perpetuating?
    I know Made in Heaven was certified 5 times platinum in Europe (5 million sales) in 1996. Plus Gold (500,000) in the US. A platinum certification in Japan as well. Outside of those countries I don’t know. 20 million physical sales though is not possible.

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    • Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Emi Platinum Single 07.01.2022 02.01.2011

      BPI

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      • Originally posted by Braca3 View Post
        Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Emi Platinum Single 07.01.2022 02.01.2011

        BPI
        I’m interested to know how many streams and downloads it requires to get the platinum certification in the UK.

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        • Originally posted by Rockintunesbaby View Post

          I’m interested to know how many streams and downloads it requires to get the platinum certification in the UK.
          How do you mean?
          600k for Plat Singles
          https://www.bpi.co.uk/brit-certified/award-levels/


          In addition, it got gold in 79 for the org physical single
          Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Emi Gold Single 01.12.1979 12.10.1979
          so based on this it is a million selling single in the UK
          Last edited by Braca3; Sun January 9, 2022, 12:17.

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          • Originally posted by Rockintunesbaby View Post

            I know Made in Heaven was certified 5 times platinum in Europe (5 million sales) in 1996. Plus Gold (500,000) in the US. A platinum certification in Japan as well. Outside of those countries I don’t know. 20 million physical sales though is not possible.
            An advert was produced not long after the release of MIH by Hollywood Records which listed sales awards from various countries as listed below

            Argentina - Platinum
            Australia - Platinum
            Austria - 2 x Platinum
            Belgium - Platinum
            Canada - Platinum
            Czech Republic - 2 x Platinum
            Denmark - Platinum
            Finland - Gold
            France - Platinum
            Germany - 2 x Platinum
            Holland - Platinum
            Hong Kong - Platinum
            Italy - 6 x Platinum
            Japan - Platinum
            Mexico - Gold
            New Zealand - 3 x Platinum
            Norway - Gold
            Poland - Gold
            Portugal - 2 x Platinum
            Singapore - Gold
            South Africa - Platinum
            South Korea - Platinum
            Spain - Platinum
            Switzerland - 3 x Platinum
            UK - 3 x Platinum
            USA - Gold

            Still doesn't account for a possible 20 million sales but it certainly was successful worldwide

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            • Originally posted by slightlymad View Post

              An advert was produced not long after the release of MIH by Hollywood Records which listed sales awards from various countries as listed below

              Argentina - Platinum
              Australia - Platinum
              Austria - 2 x Platinum
              Belgium - Platinum
              Canada - Platinum
              Czech Republic - 2 x Platinum
              Denmark - Platinum
              Finland - Gold
              France - Platinum
              Germany - 2 x Platinum
              Holland - Platinum
              Hong Kong - Platinum
              Italy - 6 x Platinum
              Japan - Platinum
              Mexico - Gold
              New Zealand - 3 x Platinum
              Norway - Gold
              Poland - Gold
              Portugal - 2 x Platinum
              Singapore - Gold
              South Africa - Platinum
              South Korea - Platinum
              Spain - Platinum
              Switzerland - 3 x Platinum
              UK - 3 x Platinum
              USA - Gold

              Still doesn't account for a possible 20 million sales but it certainly was successful worldwide
              How much do these add up to?

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              • Queen Made In Heaven Platina Album 2x EMI Music Holland bv
                200,000 sales

                https://nvpi.nl/nvpi-audio/marktinfo.../goud-platina/

                very incomplete but it's all we have

                in Germany it is 3x platinum for 1,500,000 sales
                nterpret Titel Jahr Format Preis Firma Label
                Gold/Platin
                Queen Made In Heaven 2008 Alben 3x Platin EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG Parlophone

                Queen Made In Heaven 2008 Alben 5x Gold EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG Parlophone

                Queen Made In Heaven 1996 Alben 2x Platin EMI EMI

                Queen Made In Heaven 1996 Alben 3x Gold EMI EMI

                Queen Made In Heaven 1995 Alben 1x Platin EMI EMI

                Queen Made In Heaven 1995 Alben 1x Gold EMI EMI
                Last edited by Braca3; Sun January 9, 2022, 17:39.

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                • YEC 2021 Ireland:
                  6 - Greatest Hits

                  It's so big that they can be among the top sellers of the year with a 40-year-old greatest hits album without any big promo or something.
                  Saying that you don't know what to answer? That's fine.
                  Saying that you don't have the time to answer at the moment? That's OK.
                  Not answering at all? Ouch... Biggest communicative fail you can do.

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                  • Originally posted by nighteg View Post

                    How much do these add up to?
                    6 x platinum in Italy is amazing. I know it’s 4 x platinum in the UK. I guess it must equate to 5 million in Europe. I doubt it will have reached 10 million worldwide, my guess is about 8 or 9 million physical units globally.

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                    • Originally posted by Braca3 View Post
                      》》thebigham do you know if both versions are still for sale in the US?
                      I have no idea. I rarely go shopping. I only see cds at Walmart and it's a very limited selection.

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                      • Do not believe this has been posted here yet

                        2021-03-14
                        Recording Industry Association of Japan
                        Arashi and Queen win the “Artist of the Year”! -Announcement of “35th Japan Gold Disc Award”
                        “Artist of the Year” Arashi won the 7th time in history for the 2nd consecutive year / Queen won the 4th time for the 3rd year in a row

                        Artist of the Year (Western music) Queen
                        -Sales results for the target period-
                        Album: 90,011 sheets / Music video: 7,041 sheets / Music distribution: 117,169 downloads
                        [Award comment]
                        -Brian May-
                        Dear Japanese, Thank you for being selected as the International Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year! I am very honored! A long-standing special bond with Japan is very important to us. We look forward to overcoming this difficult situation and meeting you soon.
                        Doumo Arigatou! Japan Rocks!
                        -Roger Taylor-
                        It is a great honor to be selected as the International Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year! We are proud that our long and intimate relationship with Japan is still strong and ongoing. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

                        https://re-how.net/all/975815/

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                        • Originally posted by Braca3 View Post
                          Do not believe this has been posted here yet

                          2021-03-14
                          Recording Industry Association of Japan
                          Arashi and Queen win the “Artist of the Year”! -Announcement of “35th Japan Gold Disc Award”
                          “Artist of the Year” Arashi won the 7th time in history for the 2nd consecutive year / Queen won the 4th time for the 3rd year in a row

                          Artist of the Year (Western music) Queen
                          -Sales results for the target period-
                          Album: 90,011 sheets / Music video: 7,041 sheets / Music distribution: 117,169 downloads
                          [Award comment]
                          -Brian May-
                          Dear Japanese, Thank you for being selected as the International Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year! I am very honored! A long-standing special bond with Japan is very important to us. We look forward to overcoming this difficult situation and meeting you soon.
                          Doumo Arigatou! Japan Rocks!
                          -Roger Taylor-
                          It is a great honor to be selected as the International Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year! We are proud that our long and intimate relationship with Japan is still strong and ongoing. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

                          https://re-how.net/all/975815/
                          What do they mean by sheets?

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                          • I guess units

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                            • 90,000 units doesn’t feel like much for a market the size of Japan.

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                              • No but Japan is predominantly a domestic artists market.
                                90,000 physical albums for cat sales is still a decent number
                                As they win the Japan Gold Disc Award for international artists (as I understand it) they are still the top selling int artist in Japan for that year.
                                but maybe there is a follower from Japan here who could clarify

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                                • German End of Year Album Charts

                                  2021
                                  61 - Queen - Greatest Hits
                                  99 - Queen - The Platinum Collection

                                  2020
                                  48 - Queen - The Platinum Collection

                                  2019
                                  11 - Queen - The Platinum Collection
                                  55 - Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack

                                  2018
                                  60 - Queen - The Platinum Collection

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                                  • George Michael & Queen Somebody To Love Parlophone Silver Single 14.01.2022 01.05.2011

                                    Bpi

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                                    • Originally posted by Braca3 View Post
                                      No but Japan is predominantly a domestic artists market.
                                      90,000 physical albums for cat sales is still a decent number
                                      As they win the Japan Gold Disc Award for international artists (as I understand it) they are still the top selling int artist in Japan for that year.
                                      but maybe there is a follower from Japan here who could clarify
                                      Yes you're right. I'm just comparing it to the UK and the US.

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                                      • Chart Date: 01/14/2022 (WEEK ENDING: 01/13/2022
                                        LW TW ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL TOTAL CHANGE ALBUMS TEA SEA
                                        34 38 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1
                                        HOLLYWOOD
                                        13,946 -3% 1,762 405 11,779

                                        YTD OVERALL ACTIVITY
                                        RANK ARTIST | TITLE | LABEL YTD ACTIVITY ALBUMS SONGS AOD STREAMS VOD STREAMS
                                        37 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1
                                        HOLLYWOOD
                                        29,000 4,600 8,200 31,524,000 2,055,000
                                        Last edited by Braca3; Sun January 16, 2022, 15:29.

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                                        • Ireland's Top 50 albums of 2021
                                          6 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
                                          https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...vealed__34901/


                                          The Official Top 50 best-selling vinyl albums in Ireland of 2021
                                          3 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
                                          https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...vealed__34937/

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                                          • Taken from QueenOnline

                                            https://www.queenonline.com/news/que...ar-charts-2021

                                            Queen - US End Of Year Charts (2021)

                                            Just in, some rather incredible chart stats for Queen in the US for 2021!

                                            Check out the band's end-of-year report below for the multitude of charts that the US has, impressive stuff!

                                            Catalog Albums - No.1 - 'Greatest Hits'
                                            Hard Rock Albums Artists - No.1 - Queen
                                            Hard Rock Digital Song Sales Artists - No.1 - Queen

                                            Top Hard Rock Artists - No.2 - Queen
                                            Top Rock Albums Artists - No.3 - Queen
                                            Catalog Artists - No.3 - Queen
                                            Billboard 200 Artists – Duo/Group - No.4 Queen
                                            Rock Streaming Songs Artists - No.6 - Queen
                                            Top Rock Artists No.7 - Queen
                                            Top Artists – Duo/Group No.9 - Queen
                                            Rock Streaming Songs #9 - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
                                            Billboard 200 Albums Chart #23 -'Greatest Hits'
                                            Billboard 200 Artist #36 - Queen
                                            Top Artists #69 Queen
                                            Billboard Global #87 - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

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                                            • Thought it would be interesting to list the highest position Queen's Greatest Hits achieved in each calendar year here in the UK since release. TPC = The Platinum Collection which contains GH's

                                              1981 - No 1
                                              1982 - No 2
                                              1983 - No 40
                                              1984 - No 21
                                              1985 - No 14
                                              1986 - No 17
                                              1987 - No 37
                                              1988 - No 74
                                              1989 - No 72
                                              1990 - No 59
                                              1991 - No 7
                                              1992 - No 6
                                              1993 - No 33
                                              1994 - No 17
                                              1995 - No 66
                                              1996 - No 27
                                              1997 - No 67
                                              1998 - No 58
                                              1999 - No 66
                                              2000 - No 62 - TPC No 67
                                              2001 - No 81 - TPC DNC
                                              2002 - No 81 - TPC No 2
                                              2003 - No 92 - TPC No 33
                                              2004 - DNC - TPC No 33
                                              2005 - No 81 - TPC No 20
                                              2006 - No 42 - TPC No 70
                                              2007 - No 33 - TPC No 38
                                              2008 - No 31 - TPC No 50
                                              2009 - No 87 - TPC DNC
                                              2010 - DNC - TPC DNC
                                              2011 - No 25 - TPC DNC
                                              2012 - No 62 - TPC No 80
                                              2013 - No 49 - TPC DNC
                                              2014 - No 54 - No 49
                                              2015 - No 35 - No 66
                                              2016 - No 33 - TPC DNC
                                              2017 - No 46 - TPC DNC
                                              2018 - No 23 - TPC No 5
                                              2019 - No 24 - TPC No 8
                                              2020 - No 7 - TPC No 24
                                              2021 - No 2 - TPC No 85
                                              2022 - No 8 and the story continues........

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                                              • Should Queen's Greatest Hits be 15 x Platinum in the USA?

                                                There is always lots of debate regarding the bands Greatest Hits album, Is it the UK's Best Selling Album? Should all the sales from The Platinum Collection be added to its total? But I'd like to ask 'Should Greatest Hits be 15 x Platinum in the USA?

                                                Looking at it's releases in America there are 3 main versions which are as follows

                                                1981 - Queen's Greatest Hits
                                                1992 - Queen's Greatest Hits (Red Edition)
                                                2004 - Queen's Greatest Hits (WWRY Edition)
                                                All subsequent vinyl re-issues on Hollywood Records have used the UK track listing (At least 4 various Limited Editions)

                                                RIAA Awards

                                                1981 - Queen's Greatest Hits
                                                Gold | December 20, 1981
                                                Platinum | December 30, 1981
                                                7x Multi-Platinum | December 9, 2002
                                                8x Multi-Platinum | May 23, 2006
                                                9x Multi-Platinum | December 11, 2020
                                                2021 USA Sales = 973,000 So should be 10 x Platinum!

                                                1992 - Queen's Greatest Hits (Red Edition)
                                                Gold | December 11, 2020
                                                Platinum | December 11, 2020
                                                5x Multi-Platinum | December 11, 2020

                                                2004 - Queen's Greatest Hits (WWRY Edition)
                                                No Sales Awards so Presumably added to the 1981 version

                                                So why has the RIAA combined GH81 and GHWWRY but not added GHRed? Below is the track listing for each version and although in different order the original 81 version and 92 version only have 4 songs not on both. The major omission is the 92 version doesn't have Bohemian Rhapsody as this was included on the 1992 3 x Platinum Classic Queen release. The 2004 Hollywood version of GH is identical to the UK version with 3 bonus tracks included.

                                                1981 - Queen's Greatest Hits - Vinyl
                                                Another One Bites The Dust
                                                Bohemian Rhapsody
                                                Crazy Little Thing Called Love
                                                Killer Queen
                                                Fat Bottomed Girls
                                                Bicycle Race
                                                Under Pressure
                                                We Will Rock You
                                                We Are The Champions
                                                Flash
                                                Somebody To Love
                                                You're My Best Friend
                                                Keep Yourself Alive
                                                Play The Game

                                                1992 - Queen's Greatest Hits (Red Edition) - CD
                                                We Will Rock You
                                                We Are The Champions
                                                Another One Bites The Dust
                                                Killer Queen
                                                Somebody To Love
                                                Fat Bottomed Girls
                                                Bicycle Race
                                                You're My Best Friend
                                                Crazy Little Thing Called Love
                                                Now I'm Here
                                                Play The Game
                                                Seven Seas Of Rhye
                                                Body Language
                                                Save Me
                                                Under Pressure
                                                Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
                                                I Want To Break Free

                                                2004 - Queen's Greatest Hits (WWRY Edition) - CD

                                                Bohemian Rhapsody
                                                Another One Bites The Dust
                                                Killer Queen
                                                Fat Bottomed Girls
                                                Bicycle Race
                                                You're My Best Friend
                                                Don't Stop Me Now
                                                Save Me
                                                Crazy Little Thing Called Love
                                                Somebody To Love
                                                Now I'm Here
                                                Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
                                                Play The Game
                                                Flash
                                                Seven Seas Of Rhye
                                                We Will Rock You
                                                We Are The Champions
                                                Bonus Tracks
                                                I'm In Love With My Car
                                                Under Pressure (Live)
                                                Tie Your Mother Down (Live)

                                                So should the 1981 and 1992 versions be combined to give Queen there first Diamond RIAA Album Award for 15,000,000 sales of Greatest Hits? Could Hollywood Records Queen's current record label in North America ask for both Awards to be Combined?
                                                Last edited by slightlymad; Wed January 19, 2022, 17:15.

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