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  • HUR
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    Good points there, Colin. About Queen, there has to say that they were changing during all their carrer, and combining differet styles to their music. They had an incredible versatility to go from a hard rock song to a pop ballad, without being in any of those musical genres.

    And Freddie was the main "conductor", the leader, in such variety. He was not only able to make songs on a lot of styles, but even include different genres and formats in a single song. Freddie was a master in that. In which kind of style can we put "Bohemian rhapsody"?. It starts with quite sound at the beggining, like a pop ballad, but turns into an "oppereta" in the central section, to end up with a hard rock final. And that is not the only example: in "Innuedo", he composed some flamenco and orquestral arrangements for that song, combining them with a hard rock piece.

    He had also some contacts with "classic music". At that respect, "Bohemian rhapsody" was a step, but he kept on working and learning, and was able to use those skills with more experience in some other songs of the band, like "Was it all worth it" (from the album "The miracle" in 1989), when he composed, arrenged and performed an orquetal interludes (using a Kong M1 keyboard), and some other things in songs like "The miracle" (from that same album), "Donīt try so hard", "Bijou", and some others.

    And in general, all the members of the band knew how to combine styles, and makes songs from different genres. When Freddie wrote "Somebody to love" in 1976, Brian and Roger were able to emulate a gospel choir by multi-tracks, and perform those vocal arrangements. Freddie even composed a waltz for the album "A dat at the races" (in the song "The millionaire waltz), and Brian make his guitar sound like violin and created some great effects.

    But well, in conclussion you can find a lot of different things on Queen back catalog, they worked very hard to creat and performe their great arrangements, and made songs from a lot of styles, like hard rock, pop, gospel, proggresive, art-rock, waltz, vaudeville, some folk, and even flamenco.

    The ones who love the pop music will like albums like "The game" or "A kind og magic". Those who prefer hard rock music, will like "Queen" and some things from "Sheer heart attack". And for prog. rock fans, "Queen 2" is the main option. And of course, Queen fans (like me) love all the albums.

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  • zeus555
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    Hello,
    Were Queen a ROCK group? It is just that my favourite kind of Music is Pop Music, (as in catchy sing-a-long stuff), & my favourite Group are ABBA.

    However, I like Queen too, & always have. I find many of their songs to be as catchy - and well Produced - as ABBA stuff.

    I like Meatloaf too - and he is regarded as 'Rock'. I find it a bit odd that very few people seem to discuss his forthcoming 'Bat Out Of Hell III' Album. After all, 'Bat Out Of Hell II', was the Best Selling UK Album of 1993, & it was Number 1 here for 11 Weeks. It is almost as if no one thinks the 3rd Album in the 'Series', will do much.

    As far as I am concerned, I would not mind if Queen, Meatloaf, & ABBA, had more Number 1 Albums, as I think all 3 Acts are great.

    We will see IF a NEW Queen Album appears before 2006 ends, (or in early 2007). I know that many Queen Fans will not see it as the 'real thing', because Freddie will not be singing on it. We will see how strong the Tracks on it are - if the Album is ever made. However, Freddie had one of the greatest voices in Rock/Pop History, and he cannot be replaced in Queen - ever.

    Zeus555

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by zeus555
    Hello,
    Brian May has said - officially - that in October, Queen go into the Studio to make a NEW Album. It will have the Ex-Free Singer on lead Vocals - Paul Rodgers. Roger Taylor will also be working on it.

    It will be their first 100% new Album since 1991's 'Innuendo'.

    This is reported in several parts of the Internet at the moment.

    We will see if it actually happens.....

    Zeus555
    Thank you Colin. I had also read that news. Well, to be honest, Iīm not happy with this, I donīt want them to realise a new album with name "Queen". I know that itīs debatable, but in my opinion, Queen is over since 1991.

    This is what Brian wrote on his website:

    "Yes, strangely enough I talked to Paul last night, the one and only Paul Rodgers, and confirmed that we will be heading into the studio in October .... at a secret location !

    There was an intent there for a while, but we have all been busy picking up our lives in different ways. I was perhaps a little forward in announcing our plans in that message ... but now it really looks as if we are on.

    First I must tell yo'all ....Paul will be here in the UK - ON TOUR ! So get your tickets now if you want to catch him at the Albert Hall, Sheffield City

    Hall ...etc ... a date list is ... HERE !!

    Roger and I will not be appearing with him on this trip, of course - he has his own band, which features an old friend, guitarist Howard Leese, from Heart, that excellent band from Seattle who did some dates with us in the UK all those years ago. It will be good to see the Paul Rodgers we all grew up with, doing his own material, from Free to Bad Company and the Firm, plus, I'm sure, a good helping of the pure blues material which is such a main artery of Paul's music.

    But then we will be turning our heads towards the studio interaction which, just possibly, will bring us all to a new place. We will take it gently at first, the priority being to feel good, and put ourselves in the mood to create. Cheers
    bri"

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  • HUR
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    Thank you Jonh and Bracca, for your explanation about Australia and New Zealand.

    About Finland, "A night at the opera", "The miracle", "Innuendo", Greatest hits 2 and "Made in heaven" reached number one in that country. Greatest hits 1 was number 3.

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  • braca
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    certified albums and sales in Finland
    This is listed on
    http://www.ifpi.fi/tilastot/kultajaplatina.html
    Queen Innuendo EMI 38221
    Queen Greatest Hits EMI 39477
    Queen Miracle EMI 43130
    Queen Made In Heaven EMI 50134
    Queen Greatest Hits 2 EMI 135413
    Queen A Night at the Opera EMI 20000

    Pls note sales are not up to date - they list Queen GHII at 135,413 However, QOL posted that EMI Finland had announced 150K were sold last year or so. (correction it was 2004)

    also listed is:
    Eri esittäjiä Queen Dance Traxx 1 EMI 20122 1997

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  • john2000
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    Originally posted by HUR
    Good point, John. There is no information available on line for the certifications back in the 80ī, but it probably sold enough to be certified at least platinum in that time. I read that the platinum award was at that time 100 k, do you know if it is true?.
    Yes 50K for gold, 100K for Platinum. You can find some in old billboard mags (each year there was a OZ-NZ Special survey)

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  • braca
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    Ref break down about New Zealand real sales. One question: are those sales cdīs only?. Or do they include all formats like cassettes and vinyls?.

    Hello HUR -- I really do not know this is all the info I received. I do not have any chart info On Ireland or Belgium - sorry!

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  • zeus555
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    Hello,
    Brian May has said - officially - that in October, Queen go into the Studio to make a NEW Album. It will have the Ex-Free Singer on lead Vocals - Paul Rodgers. Roger Taylor will also be working on it.

    It will be their first 100% new Album since 1991's 'Innuendo'.

    This is reported in several parts of the Internet at the moment.

    We will see if it actually happens.....

    Zeus555

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  • HUR
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    Thank you Bracca, very good information and a interesting break down about New Zealand real sales. One question: are those sales cdīs only?. Or do they include all formats like cassettes and vinyls?. On the other hand, do you have peak positions for that country and some others?. Iīm particullary interested in countries like Ireland and Belgium. Thank you in adavance.

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  • braca
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    Hello hur -- well i copied and pasted the whole email i must admit i had to read it a few times myself and had to email him with more questions.
    In short universal (Hollywood's rep in Canada) does not hold prior sales data at the same time they are not too bothered ref up to date certification as it costs money. The per March 2005 cert levels are WHILE 'with' Universal only! The album certification levels as listed on the CRIA site are from before that time so these 2 sets of data should be added (and then there is still sales data missing).

    The EMI sales figure i received via a contact I have at RIANZ not sure if EMI has bothered to officially certify them.
    EMI new Zealand had in December 2003 the following sales figures:
    QUEEN - GOLD / PLATINUM SALES
    December 2003

    Greatest Hits 142,436 9 x Platinum

    Greatest Hits 2 151,458 10 x Platinum

    Greatest Hits 3 16,732 1 x Platinum

    Greatest Hits 1 & 2 65,719 4 x Platinum

    Platinum Collection 20,652 1 x Platinum

    The Works 24,041 1 x Platinum

    A Kind Of Magic 35,023 2 x Platinum

    Live Magic 22,895 1 x Platinum

    The Miracle 29,044 1 x Platinum

    Made In Heaven 54,062 3 x Platinum

    Innuendo 15,415 1 x Platinum

    Live At Wembley 17,208 1 x Platinum

    Info below i got from RIANZ
    Queen Greatest Hits III - 5 weeks in chart, Peaked @ 24
    Queen Rocks - 2 weeks in chart, Peaked @ 32 No Certification

    GH 1 &II boxset did particulary well in NZ 4P

    Hello John-I raised the issue at ARIA here is the reply
    'As you know, the Queen discography dates back to the first half of the 1970s, but while they were awarded from a much earlier date, the information that we have on ARIA Accreditations is only reliable back to the end of the 1980s. This is due to a number of factors, but primarily relates to the fact that until the late 1980s accreditations were awarded and recorded (ie details noted) manually and no-one has been here at ARIA long enough to know where the original records are (but we're still looking!). The reason that the information has improved since the late 1980s is twofold. Firstly, accreditations are now stored electronically and also, since 1989 ARIA has recognised (unofficially) achievements of multiple platinum sales which has encouraged record companies to be active in more promptly applying for awards as product becomes eligible.'
    Besides Elektra may not have bothered certifying it back then.

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  • HUR
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    Good point, John. There is no information available on line for the certifications back in the 80ī, but it probably sold enough to be certified at least platinum in that time. I read that the platinum award was at that time 100 k, do you know if it is true?.

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  • john2000
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    It is strange that EMI has no idea of GH1 sales in Australia before 84. Even if they don't have real numbers yet, at least certifications existed at that time. Warner probably certified the album

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  • HUR
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    Bracca, sorry, I didnīt understand well enough your information about Canada.

    And about New Zealand, I had also read those numbers you posted in your message, but do you know if Queen was officially certified 10 pl. and 9pl. for those albums?.

    And in Australia, there has to remeber that Greatest hits was number 2 in 1981, and charted between that year and 1982. So if the 910 k is for their sales since 1984, there is no doubt that it had very good sales with the first version in 1981.

    Do you have more information about some other Queen albums?. Thank you in advance.

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  • braca
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    Hello ref. breakdown Greatest hits 1

    In November 2003 EMi Aus certified GH1 as 13P. However, EMI Australia has picked up their catalogue in 1984 so with Warner’s sales included (they have stated that they have no idea what they are), it can safely be assumed this album has sold well over 1 million units in Australia. If i have to hazard a guess I say 16 times platinum (1,120,000)maybe more.

    ARIA has the following info on GHII:
    Greatest Hits Vol 2 rel: 1991 4 x Platinum (1992)


    EMI new Zealand had in December 2003 the following sales figures:
    Greatest Hits - 142,436 - 9 x Platinum
    Greatest Hits 2 - 151,458 -10 x Platinum
    Greatest Hits 3 - 16,732 -1 x Platinum
    Greatest Hits 1 & 2 - 65,719 -4 x Platinum

    As EMI NZ is most likely in the same positon as EMI Aus (no sales records prior to 84) 9P for GH is more likely to be 12P!


    In Canada according to CRIA the following:
    CLASSIC QUEEN\WARNER MUSIC CANADA LTD\Hollywood REC
    GOLD ALBUM(S) CD N 10-Apr-1992 6354
    PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CD N 29-Apr-1992 6353
    DOUBLE PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CD N 28-Oct-1992 6351
    TRIPLE PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CDN 28-Oct-1992 6352
    QUADRUPLE PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CD N 28-Oct-1992 6350
    QUINTUPLE PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CD N 07-Sep-1993 6355

    GREATEST HITS \ WARNER MUSIC CANADA LTD \ Warner
    GOLD ALBUM(S) CD N 25-Nov-1992 6358
    PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CD N 25-Nov-1992 6359
    DOUBLE PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CDN 25-Nov-1992 6357
    TRIPLE PLATINUM ALBUM(S)CD N15-Apr-1993 6356

    Via CRIA i received an email address at universal i raised the issue of certifications not being up-to-date. The person was kind enough to provide the following info:
    'You are correct in your assumption that the certifications are not up to date. This is due to a number of factors. When the original Queen albums were first released in Canada (and the U.S.), they were on the Elektra label (part of the Warner Music Group). Then the rights were all transferred to Hollywood Records which was at that time also part of the Warner Music Group. Then Hollywood changed distribution in North America to the Polygram group which was later merged with Universal Music.

    The sales information from that pre-Polygram period is not readily accessible to us and candidly, it is not our practice to continue to review catalogue titles for further certification unless there is a specific reason to do so. The reason for that is that it costs us money each time you certify an album.'

    In addition he provided me the following unofficial certification level while 'under contract' with universal: as per march 2005

    Classic Queen - 2X Platinum
    Greatest Hits - 4X Platinum
    Made In Heaven - Platinum
    Very Best Of Queen - 3X Platinum
    Greatest Video Hits 1 (DVD) - 4X Platinum
    Live At Wembley Stadium (DVD) - 5X Platinum
    Greatest Video Hits 2 (DVD) - 2X Platinum
    On Fire - Live At The Bowl (DVD) - 3X Platinum

    Canadian certifications are based on the following criteria:
    CD - Gold (50,000)
    CD - Platinum (100,000) & multiples thereafter in increments of 100,000
    VHS/DVD - Gold (5,000)
    VHS/DVD - Platinum (10,000) & multiples thereafter in increments of 10,000

    If a title has more than one unit in it, then each unit counts as 1. For example, Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD has shipped over 20,000 units so that makes it 2X Platinum. Because there are two discs in the package, that now makes it 4X Platinum.

    Very Best Of Queen is, as far as I know a Canadian release only (in stead of GH 1 and 2?)

    Therefore Classic Queen is in reality 5 P (cria) and 2xP brings it to 7 platinum at a minimum.
    GH 3P (Cria AND they informed me that this is the 92 release only!) and 4P bring this title to 7 platinum awards as well - But with sales from '81 to '92 unaccounted for. Based on that i would argue that GH should most probably be certified Diamond in canada for 1,000,000 sales.

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  • HUR
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    Hello Colin, thank you for your reply. Yes, you surely right about "Bohemian rhapsody" real sales worldwide. And I have forgotten the gold certification for the second release of "bohemian rhapsody" but well, it was officially given to "The show must go on". If we count both releases for the two countries, the singles is over 4 millons copies. And it was also number one in Australia, Canada, Irealnd, New Zealand, Belgium, and maybe other places.

    Colin, did you see my private message?. I sent it to you some weeks ago.

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  • zeus555
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    Hello,
    HUR, the Sale of, 'Bohemian Rhapsody', is far too low.

    Adding together its 1975/1976, & 1991/1992, Sales, it has sold 2,130,000 in the UK alone. In 1976 it reached Number 9 in the USA - and sold a Million there, (on that release) - on the Elektra Label.

    In 1992, it reached Number 2 there, and it, (finally), got a Gold Disk for that Sale in August 2005. So, its USA Sales are at least 2 Million.

    That gives it over 4 Million Sales from just the UK & USA - not counting its Sales in the rest of the World.

    Zeus555

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  • HUR
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    Well, thank to Nelson, here I leave some sales figures for some Queen singles, based on certifications in selected countries:

    1) Bohemiah Rhapsody, 3,130,000
    2) We Are The Champion, 3,000,000
    3) Another One Bites The Dust, 2,000,000
    4) Crazy Little Thing Called Love, 1,550,000

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by EM64T
    More question: what about the single sales?

    AOBTD - 8,000,000

    more?

    Hello, well I donīt have too much information on singles sales, sorry. About "Another one bites the dust" it is said to be the best selling Queen single of all time, and their sales are ussually claimed on about 7 and 8 millions copies. In USA, it was at number one during 3 weeks in 1980, and received the platinum award for over 2 millions copies. Some sources say that it sold over 3,5 in this country. It was also number one in Canada, Spain, and other countries, bit I donīt have many information about it.

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  • HUR
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    "You mean "We Will Rock You" by Forever Young??? Sorry, I always thought Forever Young is somebody else than Pub Evian or KCPK."


    Well, to be honest, I have never listened to that version, but as far as I know the Pub Evian remix is the same that MJ Dangerous was refering to in the page 2.

    About the facts you mention, of "Live magic" being over 400.000 copies until the end of 1986 according to Emi, I have also read it. But as Basil pointed in the other page, they have no access to real sales, but yes to the shipment sent to stores (at least as I know). With only 3 weeks on the charts at the end of 1986, "Live magic" was between the 50 best selling albums of the year, which means about 0,25 and 0,3 M copies sold. So all I can suppose is that "Live magic" had a shipment of over 400.000 copies in UK at the end of 1986, but a part of it, was sold in the following year. But again, I really donīt know and Iīm not sure.

    And yes, in most Queen books or web sites, it says that Radio ga-ga was number one in 19 countries, and "A kind og magic" in 35 countries. In the first case, of "Radio ga-ga", I have confirmed 4 countries, which are Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Irealnd, the other 15 are unknown, but it is very likely that it was number one in such number of countries. About "A kind of magic", I think that the claim is not true in this case. All I can say about this song is that it was at number one in most popular argentinian radios.

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  • Lawyeris
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    Originally posted by HUR

    Hello.

    Well, first of all, I have to remember again that my numbers were only estimations, not official numbers or something like that.
    Yeah, I understand it. The only one reason why I started this discusion about ADATR sales was the fact about advance orders of half a million and maybe even more, and wrong interpretation what does it really mean. I thought, that all copies that were ordered in advance had to be sold certainly. But, as it was already explained, advance orders are just orders from distributors who anticipate big initial sales. I'm not an expert as you guys are, so I dont have no clue, what estimation record sales could be:}

    About the real sales during 1986, the 1,4 figure is from music week, which counts the sales to the public. And the number of Emi, of 1,7 copies at that time, was for the shipment (as Basil also said). And again, in this case, Queen realesed a live album at the end of the year, "Live magic", and maybe the 1,7 M figure is for the shipment sent to store at the end 1986 for this album, becasuse sales started to increase suddenly. But part of that shipment was probably sold at the beginning of 1987, when "Live magic" had a great chart-running (even though it had been realesed without any king of promotion and singles).

    Look at the chart-running at the beginning of 1987:
    5-*3*-4-4-10-10-7-8-9-11- 10-9-
    Well, maybe this is the explanation.

    I dont know, maybe you're right, maybe not, but the same source I wrote earlier, proves that EMI pointed Live magic (released on 1 of December) was sold over 400 000 before Christmas. So, I think, EMI's given 1,7 m number already includes those 400 000 really sold copies of Live Magic. So what's the point to include those shipments just sent to store, but not really sold? On the other side, this widely proposed info is dedicated to simple music lovers, who conception "sold" understand as "really sold".
    And about the Pub Evian version of "We will rock you", MJ Dangerous did published its whole chart-running in the page 2 of this topic.
    You mean "We Will Rock You" by Forever Young??? Sorry, I always thought Forever Young is somebody else than Pub Evian or KCPK.

    And I also read that "we will rock" was 12 weeks or more in 1977, but I havenīt confirmed. And itīs the same for "Love of my life" in Argentina and Brazil, but itīs so hard to get that information.
    Yeah, there are lots of hardly verifiable facts about Queen, for example, almost every (semi)official or not sourse points that "Radio Ga Ga" was No 1 in 19 countries, or single "I kind of magic" (other sources claims album) reached No 1 in 35 countries, but it's hard to find even 10 or 5 countries where they were No 1.

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  • EM64T
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    More question: what about the single sales?

    AOBTD - 8,000,000

    more?

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  • HUR
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    Originally posted by Lawyeris
    I have some questions to Basil, HUR or any otherQueen fan, who knows the answers:} So:
    1. Official info says (for example, lots of Queen discography books, official Queen website, etc) that A day at the Races was released with highest (to that date) advance UK orders of half a million. So, how could it be, that ADATR was sold just 500.000 copies to this date in UK? So, maybe some people who ordered the album in advance, really didnt buy it, or this album bought just those, who ordered it in advance? But, I think, this is unbelievable and real sales of ADATR are much much bigger.
    2. I'd like to ask MJDangerous about We will rock you. You have posted here the official chart positions of Queen singles in France since 1984. And what about non-official charts till 1984? What about We Will Rock You chart success in 1978? There are lots of official sources again, that claims WWRY was No 1 in France for 12 weeks in a row (or even more) - the maximum allowed number of weeks at No 1, and then it was replaced by... We are the champions. So, is this true and how exactly many weeks WWRY and WATC were at No 1 in France, when they were released for the first time?
    By the way, talking about WWRY success in France, you forgot the KCPK PUB EVIAN REMIX, released in France, maybe Belgium too, in 2003, who was a massive hit there and was sold 614 k copies (http://www.oljo.de/eurochart_eu_chart/superhits.html - No 50). For those who dont remember it, WWRY was performed by lots of little kids:}
    3. What about the facts, that Love of my life was No 1 for staggering 12 months in Argentina (maybe in Brazil?), and the other one – once in argentinian Top 10 album chart Queen had ...10 albums?

    Hello.

    Well, first of all, I have to remember again that my numbers were only estimations, not official numbers or somothing like that.

    About "A day at the races", to be fair, there has to say that the advance orders were 650.000 copies (according to some sites, that is, over 0,5 M, as you said). But, as Basil claimed in the previous post, that was the shipment sent to stores, and mostly due to the success of "A night at the opera", and of curse, because the album was going to be released in December, when sales are bigger than in the rest of the year.

    So in my case, I have estimated 0,5 copies because it had a very good chart-running, but nothing really big. It was at number 8 in the last 2 weeks of 1976, and number one in the first of 1977, when sales dacays a lot. Look at its chart-running:

    Date: 25/12/1976 - Run: 8-8-*1*-3-3-6-11-15-22-30-31-27-32-34-27-39-44-39-41-43 (20/6/1 wks)

    But it is a very decent back catalog saller.

    Therefore, itīs hard to believe (at least for me) that "A day at the races" sold that many during that time, even though it reached number one. But maybe youīre right, who knows?. My numbers are not afficial, so how is your estimation for this album?.


    About the real sales during 1986, the 1,4 figure is from music week, which counts the sales to the public. And the number of Emi, of 1,7 copies at that time, was for the shipment (as Basil also said). And again, in this case, Queen realesed a live album at the end of the year, "Live magic", and maybe the 1,7 M figure is for the shipment sent to store at the end 198 for this album, becasuse sales started to increase suddenly. But part of that shipment was probably sold at the beginning of 1987, when "Live magic" had a great chart-running (even though it had been realesed without any king of promotion and singles).

    Look at the chart-running at the beginning of 1987:

    5-*3*-4-4-10-10-7-8-9-11- 10-9-

    Well, maybe this is the explanation.

    And about the Pub Evian version of "We will rock you", MJ Dangerous did published its whole chart-running in the page 2 of this topic. And I also read that "we will rock" was 12 weeks or more in 1977, but I havenīt confirmed. And itīs the same for "Love of my life" in Argentina and Brazil, but itīs so hard to get that information.

    All I know from that time, taken from magazines, is that "The game" was number one in Argentina, and became one of the best selling foreign album in that country. Quees is really big in Argentina, from the 90ī to 2001, they had sold over 800.000 copies only in cdīs, and they are the second only to Beatles. In Mexico, "The game" had sold about 200.000 copies until 1981, as I read in several magazine or information that people gave me, but I donīt know how official we can consider this information. Sadly for Queen, they were very popular in some countries (like Argentina, Brazil, Korea, South Africa, and others) where there is no official information available.

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  • nelson
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    Originally posted by Lawyeris
    1) Queen sold 1,774,991 albums in the UK alone.
    2) ....."
    Hi, I am interested in what's the next.
    Thanks.

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  • Lawyeris
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    Originally posted by Basil
    Originally posted by Lawyeris
    Originally posted by Basil
    UK sales 1984-2005.

    Musicweek end of year charts provide the following "shop" sales that file chart returns. It doesn't include all shops (90%??). When I was retailing albums in the early 90's nobody ever asked for our sales figures. Record club sales are also excluded.

    1986 - sold 1,463,000
    What do you mean by this number in 1986? 'Cause EMI pointed that Queen in 1986 sold 1,774,991 albums in the UK alone.
    Hi

    I would be interested to know the source of your 1986 figure.
    The source is "The complete guide to the music of Queen" by Peter K. Hogan, where it is said [page 105]:
    "When the announcements of the nominees for that years (1987) BPI Awards were made, Queen didnt even get a mention. In retaliation EMI took out an ad in the event's official programme (and the music trade press) listing Queen's achievements during1986. It read as follows:
    1) Queen sold 1,774,991 albums in the UK alone.
    2) ....."
    There were listed 32 major facts about Queen in that year. So, you can believe or not.
    By the way, also it was written, during that year "The 1,828,375 th fan in UK bought a copy of Queens Greatest Hits." Maybe this would help you too.

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  • EM64T
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    All right, Master, thanks foreva
    But my real english REALLY terrible, just I use this: http://www.metamorpho.hu
    This is a word converter, english-hungarian (not hungarian-english) hihihi
    Thank you for your cooperation, I write the sales info to hungarian Wikipedia.
    See: http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen
    Thanks

    PS: then Queen worldwide sales not 300m/250m/190m, but is 130-150 million, yes?

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