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  • thanks for the info guys
    "the love of a mothers life is her child/children"

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    • TW LW Wks Artist/Title Producer Label CD Distributor
      1 1 2 Metallica Death Magnetic Rubin Vertigo 1773726 \1773728 \1773731 Universal
      2 N 1 Ne-Yo The Year Of The Gentleman tbc Def Jam 1774984 Arvato
      3 N 1 Queen & Paul Rodgers The Cosmos Rocks tbc Parlophone 2161432 \2370251 \2370252 \2370282 EMI
      4 N 1 The Streets Everything Is Borrowed tbc sixsevenine 2564693760 \2564693861 Cinram


      Still at No.3 on the midweek charts (UK), single C-lebrity has fallen out of the Top40 in the midweek charts, don't know how low it's fallen though.

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      • Originally posted by borderwolf
        Argentina
        weekly shipments chart
        week ending 13 september



        7 Greatest Hits
        (QUEEN) EMI

        8 Greatest Hits Vol II
        (QUEEN) EMI

        10 Greatest Hits Vol III
        (QUEEN) EMI
        Argentina wants a tour. I wonder if they will ever certify "Greatest hits 1" as diamond, as it should be in my opinion.

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        • Estonia Album Chart:

          #31 - Platinum Collection

          Estonia DVD Chart:

          #14 - Live at wembley ī86
          #40 - Greatest Video Hits 2

          Netherlands Mid-price Album Charts:

          #22 - Live at wembley ī86 (it has been 31 weeks inside the top 40 )

          Glad that "Queen Jewels" will be re-issued in Japan. It might pick up some catalog sales. "I was born" may very well close the million mark on digital sales over there.

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          • thanks for that info hur
            "the love of a mothers life is her child/children"

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            • Originally posted by marcsgirl85
              thanks for that info hur
              My pleasure...

              Top DVDs in Japan in 2007 (I think it wasnīt posted):
              International Music DVD TOP13
              (Left To Right:Rank of Int.chart,Rank of Overall chart,Title,Artist,Sales,peak pos.Release date)

              01 [075] What's Up- Hip Hop Greatest Hits II DVD-Various Artists(Japan Only) (20,050) # 5 ( 2007/05/30 )
              02 [081] The McCartney Years-Paul McCartney (17,606) # 3 ( 2007/11/14 )
              03 [084] The Song Remain The Same(Nov.2007 Ver.)-Led Zeppelin (16,983) # 5 ( 2007/11/21 )
              04 [103] The Biggest Bang-The Rolling Stones (14,403) # 2 ( 2007/08/03 )
              05 [114] We Are the World: Story Behind the Song-U.S.A. For Africa (12,907) # 13 ( 2006/09/26 )
              06 [115] Unplugged In New York -Nirvana (12,883) # 8 ( 2007/11/21 )
              07 [116] What's Up- Hip Hop Greatest Hits DVD-Various Artists(Japan Only) (12,833) # 7 ( 2007/09/12 )
              08 [140] Voliminal : Inside The Nine-Slipknot (10,039) # 13 ( 2006/12/20 )
              09 [146] Live From Sydney To Vegas-Black Eyed Peas (9,658) # 3 ( 2007/01/31 )
              10 [149] Live At The Greek Theatre-Il Divo (9,441) # 5 ( 2007/01/10 )
              11 [151] Queen Rock Montreal (And Live Aid)-Queen (9,299) # 9 ( 2007/11/07 )
              12 [188] Load Don't Slow Me Down-Oasis (7,070) # 5 ( 2007/12/05 )
              13 [189] Don't Look Back-Bob Dylan (7,019) # 5 ( 2007/05/24 )



              My estimations for this release:

              USA: 70,000*
              Canada: 15,000

              Europe: 210,000
              UK: 65,000
              Germnay: 40,000
              Netherlands: 20,000 #1
              Poland: 5,000
              Switzerland: #2
              Austria: #4
              Italy: 25,000
              Sweden: #1
              Portugal: 8,000 #1 (2)
              France: 20,000

              Australia: 10,000
              New Zealand: 5,000 #2

              Mexico: 10,000
              Argentina: 2,000

              Japan: 15,000

              Worldwide estimated: 370,000

              *Certified as a double DVD, which peaked at #5 upon release. However, the single version reached #17 in that same week, which adds up further shipments to the total. Not bad, in my opinion.

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              • some tour effect...

                czech rep.
                live at wembley dvd n.7
                greatest video hits II n.19

                EAU
                Queen Rock Montreal DVD back at n.1

                France
                Greatest Hits II album n.118
                Greatest Hits album n. 124

                Italy
                Live at wembley DVD n.6
                Queen rocks montreal DVD n.19

                New Zeland
                Live at wembley DVD n. 7

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                • France
                  Greatest Hits II album n.118
                  Greatest Hits album n. 124
                  Is this true?. Arenīt they charting in the mid-price chart too?. At least they arenīt listing them here:

                  http://www.disqueenfrance.com/classemen ... efault.asp

                  Thank you for the update.

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                  • Originally posted by HUR
                    France
                    Greatest Hits II album n.118
                    Greatest Hits album n. 124
                    Is this true?. Arenīt they charting in the mid-price chart too?. At least they arenīt listing them here:

                    http://www.disqueenfrance.com/classemen ... efault.asp

                    Thank you for the update.
                    they are on the comprehensive chart at ifop.com

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                    • On Canadian Top 100 Album Chart this week:

                      Queen's Greatest Hits: 73 (58) 106 weeks on chart

                      On US Top Pop Catalog Chart:

                      Queen's Greatest Hits: 25 (19) 748 weeks on combined chart - due to release of albums by AC/DC and Metallica there has been a re-entry of several of their older albums

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


                        #1 Queen - Rock Montreal
                        Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                        • Originally posted by john2000
                          Originally posted by HUR
                          France
                          Greatest Hits II album n.118
                          Greatest Hits album n. 124
                          Is this true?. Arenīt they charting in the mid-price chart too?. At least they arenīt listing them here:

                          http://www.disqueenfrance.com/classemen ... efault.asp

                          Thank you for the update.
                          they are on the comprehensive chart at ifop.com
                          Thank you, John. This is the first time I see them charting in the comprenhensive chart. Do you know what position would "Greatest hits 2" have achieved in the official chart in 1992 if it hadnīt been excluded from the main list?. Any idea?.

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                          • Guys I have estimated, with full details, the sales of Queenīs "Greatest hits 1" worldwide. Whether the method I use, even if Iīm happy with the results, it is very difficult to come up with an accurate number. So I need your help.

                            North America:
                            USA: 9,800,000
                            Canada: 1,500,000

                            In USA, it was certified 7 times platinum in december 2002 for sales of 7,000,000 copies shipped over there. It scanned 2,612,120 from february 2003 to may 2008, which would bring our total uo to 9,612,120 overall. With a few sales during the end of 2002 and early 2003, as well as some catalog sales do far this year from may up to now, I put it at 9,800,000 in USA...

                            Canada, it is 800,000 at least adding its triple platinum certification from april 1993 (for sales of 300,000 copies) and 500,000 copies shipped while under contract with Universal music, from november 1998 to march 2007. This is all for 1992īs issue (!). Adding its original sales, including the firs version (from 1981 to 1990), catalog sales from april 1993 to november 1998, and the last version (released in 2004 as “We will rock you”), this should be at about 1,500,000.

                            Oceania:
                            Australia: 1,200,000
                            New Zealand: 190,000+

                            In Australia, it sold over a million from 1984 to 2007, as reported by their record label, EMI, which picked up their back catalog back in 1984. The album was #2 and spent 103+ weeks inside the charts, with a recent boost that allowed it to be 5 weeks in the charts...

                            In New Zealand, it was certified 10 times platinum recently (it had actually shipped 142,000 copies by december 2003) and I estimated it 160,000 adding back catalog in the last few years as this album is contianually selling over there. It is also certified since 1984 because their recod company also picked up their catalog in the same year as in Australia. It was #1 back in 1981 (during 5 weeks and spent 50+ weeks inside the charts).

                            Latin America: 1,700,000
                            Brazil: 500,000
                            Mexico: 250,000+
                            Argentina: 700,000

                            Read my post about their sales in Latin America in the page 148 of this topic...

                            Japan: 600,000

                            It sold 102,000 copies in its first 5 months of release, just with LPs counted. I assume that with cassettes, imports, and sales while outside the top 100, this album had shipped around 200,000 copies by the end of 1982...

                            The re-issue of 2001 sold 41,000 copies in just a few weeks, and with further catalog sales once it dropped of the charts, it sold around 100,000+ on catalog (it was probably a good catalog seller at least until “Jewels” came out in 2004). So around 300,000+ just counting 1981-1982 and 2001-to present.

                            With catalog sales from 1983 to 2001 (which are imposibble to know accurately though), and assuming an average of 10-20k by year, I think this album sold 600,000 copie so far in Japan.

                            South Africa: 100,000+

                            Europe: 12,700,000
                            UK: 5,500,000
                            Netherlands: 900,000*
                            Switzerland: 300,000
                            Germany: 2,000,000+**
                            Italy: 400,000
                            France: 600,000
                            Finland: 70,000 (including 55,000 CDs from 1984 up to now)
                            Austria: 250,000
                            Sweden: 150,000
                            Spain: 450,000***

                            *It sold 242,429 CDs from 1994 to may 2003 (not counting other formats). Certified platinum in 1991.
                            **It was certified 3 times platinum in 1993, and picked up strong catalog sales, specially in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2006...
                            ***It sold 182,700 copies on CDs (not counting other formats) from january 1985 to december 2004. It was #1 in 1982 and certified gold for sales of 50,000 copies.

                            I use MJDangerousīs formula to come up with a rough estimate of the rest of Europe...

                            Asia (without counting Japan): 2,000,000+
                            Korea: 600,000 (it sold 536,546 by october 2002)
                            Singapore: 20,000+
                            Honk Kong: 10,000+

                            These three countries, altogether, represent as much as a 33% of the total sales in that part of Asia, which would denote sales of around 2,000,000 for the region (not Japan in).

                            The rest of the world: 500,000+

                            We know very little, although it would be very interesting to know how much local versions did in certain countries, specially knowing they were a global selling band...

                            To sum up:

                            USA: 9,800,000
                            Canada: 1,500,000
                            Australia: 1,200,000
                            New Zealand: 190,000+
                            Latin America: 1,700,000+
                            Japan: 600,000+
                            South Africa: 100,000+
                            Rest of Asia: 2,000,000+
                            Rest of the world: 500,000

                            Total (estimated): 30,200,000

                            Any opinion?. Our friend MJDangerous told me that he would be updating Queenīs catalog eventually, but he has this album at 27,000,000 worldwide, which may climb a bit if he works on it again...

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                            • Look what I found in queenzone forum:

                              Hi Greg, just to let you know: here in Hungary there were no "official" charts when Queen made records. The association of the Hungarian record companies (MAHASZ) started to issue official charts in the beginning of the 90's. You can find their archives here: http://www.mahasz.hu/m/?menu=slagerlist ... 2=archivum
                              But it is in Hungarian...

                              I made a quich search for you, and I found these after 1990:

                              ALBUMS:
                              - Greatest Hits: 18 weeks, No. 12
                              - Greatest Hits II: 78 weeks, No. 1
                              - Greatest Hits III: 16 weeks, No. 7
                              - Innuendo: 32 weeks, No. 3
                              - Live at Wembley '86: 20 weeks, No. 3
                              - The Miracle: 2 weeks, No. 36

                              DVD:
                              - Greatest Video Hits I: 7 weeks, No. 8
                              - Greatest Video Hits: 5 weeks, No. 16
                              - Live At Wembley: 12 weeks, No. 7
                              - Live In Europe (it seems to be a bootleg...): 4 weeks, No. 7
                              - On Fire: 27 weeks, No. 5
                              - Return Of The Champions: 3 weeks, No. 17

                              SINGLES:
                              - QUEEN VS THE MIAMI PROJECT: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST: 4 weeks, No. 2. (it was a surprise for me...)
                              Stone cold crazyyy

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                              • SINGLES:
                                - QUEEN VS THE MIAMI PROJECT: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST: 4 weeks, No. 2. (it was a surprise for me...)
                                Yes, it reached #2 in Hungary. Apart from that, it went #3 in Finland, #9 In Spain, #13 in Denmark, and top 30 or top 40 in many parts of Europe...

                                For a minor release, it isnīt bad, really.

                                So far this very decade, Queen achived at least 5 number one with their old songs when covered, remixed or re-issued by other acts:

                                -We will rock you (Five): #1 (UK)
                                -I was born to love you (Queen): #1 (Japan, international official singles chart)
                                -We are the champions (Crazy frog): #1 (France)
                                -Donīt stop me now (McFly): #1 (UK)
                                -The show must go on: #1 (Spain)

                                Also:

                                We will rock you (pub evian): #2 (France)
                                Another one bites the dust: #2 (Hungary)
                                Bohemian Rhapsody: #7 (UK)

                                And there are more...

                                All those peaks are right for Hungary. I even read claims about Greatest hits 2 being the best selling international album over there since 1990. It sold probably over 100,000 copies.

                                "Live in Europe" is indeed a bootleg, I guess, several imports and unofficial releases have been selling decently well in many countries.

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                                • Guys, I have now estimated all Queen DVDs again, and I updated my own numbers from last year (that were mainly related to certifications). Please, those who hate conjectures and guesswork, donīt read, although I used every information available (thank to Braca, Jimmypage59, and Bestiamodesta):

                                  -We will rock you: 450,000
                                  -The Freddie Mercury tribute concert: 300,000
                                  -Greatest video hits 1: 1,000,000
                                  -Live at wembley ī86: 1,800,000
                                  -Greatest video hits 2: 550,000
                                  -Queen on fire: 800,000
                                  -Return of the champions: 340,000
                                  -A night at the opera: 190,000
                                  -Queen rock montreal: 370,000
                                  -Others: 150,000

                                  Total: 5,950,000

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                                  • "Greatest hits 2" is curently at #12 in daily korean charts...

                                    In the weekly charts - Korea

                                    #12 - Platinum Collection (up from #17)

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                                    • In UK singles chart this week:

                                      121. (124) DON’T STOP ME NOW (Queen)


                                      UK album charts:

                                      143. (147) GREATEST HITS I II & III (Queen)

                                      Greatest Hits is at number 51 and should be rising to at least number 28 this week in the charts for its 464th week on the official UK album chart - only 14 weeks behind Fleetwood Mac's all time longevity champion, 'Rumours'

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                                      • MJD mate, my reply here:

                                        The sales figures you quoted in the other topic were posted by me, and I took them all from the Queen site caal.net. It was in 2006, and the site quotes both figures: 155k and 242k. In 2006, the reason I went for that numbers was because I thought it was good to use the lowest one, you know, when there is a conflict between two different sales figures, it is better to go with the lowets one...

                                        But later in that year, Nick (Braca), who holds all those mails from EMI Marketin in Netherlands, made his own breakdown on Queen for that country. And he wrote this: " I also have an email from emi (Jun 2003) which states that ‘242.429 CDs are sold, and that an enormous no of vinyl album had been sold’. A later email stated that they can only look back to early 94 (so the spreadsheet be incomplete? Even from 94 onwards)" http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... &start=225

                                        So since I read that, I went for the highest one, the figure of 242,429 for the aforementioned period. I know it looks too high, but this is what we have. I donīt understand whatīs the problem with it, as 200k would have been just enough for a double platinum over there back in the 90īs and this album has been such a monster catalog seller everywhere that it doesnīt surprise me really. Remember that Queen are a huge band in Netherlands and "germanic" countries.

                                        In Germany, they are certified at 10,500,000 according to IFPI (just a missing certifications) and have now sold around 16 millions copies, probably more than any other band.

                                        In Australia too, you would never believe it sold around 1,200,000 based on charts performance, "only" #2 and just 103+ weeks inside the top 100 (not really so recurrent for such a big album). By comparison, "Brothers in arms" sold slightly less, inspite of the fact it charted 38 weeks at numeber one and a good catalog seller (maybe not huge, but more than decent).

                                        As for the "back catalog chart" in Netherlands, isnīt it meant to be a "mid-price charts" in reality like in France?. I mean, isnīt it just for albums that are sold at small prices?. Maybe Queenīs "Greatest hits 1" is being sold at a normal price, and therefore it canīt chart inside the top 40 catalog, and it doesnīt sell enough to make the top 100 (along with current albums).

                                        I will ask Braca, though, to be sure. But at the moment, I go with my own figure, sorry . This happenned because I asked for you to gauge their sales and update your breakdown, but you refused to do it. So I had to do it myself, and well, maybe it was a disaster. But well, you are like the only chart expert interested in Queen, so well tell me, if it didnīt sell 900,000, how much has it sold over there?.

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                                        • All figures that look correct were from the spreadsheet , while the data shown on the said mail looks truly utopic, like 900k for GHII from 94 to 2003, that figure definitely doesn't make sense.
                                          You have to put the figure in perspective, 500 copies per week is equal to 12-14K per week on average in the US. So even if the album isn't avalaible to chart in the catalog chart (and I'm almost sure it can) it should be much more regularly in the top 100, especialy during summer/Jan,Feb.

                                          If you check figures, GH 1+2 sold 119k according to the spreadsheet, which makes perfect sense since it was certified Plat in 98. Between 94 and 99 (until the release of PC) it performed a lot better than GH, charting in 94, 95, 96 and 99.
                                          25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                          • Originally posted by MJDangerous
                                            All figures that look correct were from the spreadsheet , while the data shown on the said mail looks truly utopic, like 900k for GHII from 94 to 2003, that figure definitely doesn't make sense.
                                            You have to put the figure in perspective, 500 copies per week is equal to 12-14K per week on average in the US. So even if the album isn't avalaible to chart in the catalog chart (and I'm almost sure it can) it should be much more regularly in the top 100, especialy during summer/Jan,Feb.

                                            If you check figures, GH 1+2 sold 119k according to the spreadsheet, which makes perfect sense since it was certified Plat in 98. Between 94 and 99 (until the release of PC) it performed a lot better than GH, charting in 94, 95, 96 and 99.
                                            If you want to believe that, no problem. Personally, I go with EMIīs sales figure. But I will check it, of course, but believe what you want.

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                                            • Well, you said that 2 Plat over 10 years doesn't sound much, just think that a Plat award is about 3 times harder to reach in Netherlands rather than in the US. Your estimate of 300K is like 9 million in the US, almost close to one million every year

                                              Oh & btw, don't worry, I promise to fully update my Queen figures so I will done it
                                              25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                              • OK, but still, even if I use the 155k (for the period between 1994 and may 2003), that would mean I only have to remove 125-150k from estimation, which is more than enough to be in the range of 750-800k over there. Still huge, and certainly one of the best selling albums in Netherlands, with Meat Loaf and Micheal Jacksonīs "Thriller".

                                                I think that Queen are probably the best selling band in that region, overall, like Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, and Belgium, apart from Germany, thatīs the reason why I tend to believe this kind of figures. If we were talking about USA or Canada, I would obviously question them...

                                                When you decide to update Queen, let me know it please, as there are a couple of figures or interesting charts facts that may help you. I posted loads of details on chartsinfrance but I have even more. But if you missed that post, tell me and I will send you again.

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                                                • Originally posted by HUR
                                                  OK, but still, even if I use the 155k (for the period between 1994 and may 2003), that would mean I only have to remove 125-150k from estimation, which is more than enough to be in the range of 750-800k over there. Still huge, and certainly one of the best selling albums in Netherlands, with Meat Loaf and Micheal Jacksonīs "Thriller".
                                                  The figure of 75k and sales pre-91 look high too. But I estimated it already at 550K about 3 years ago, so whatever definitely it is among the alltime best selling albums in Netherlands.

                                                  And yes Queen are truly gigantic in central Europe. I wonder how their worldwide sales should look if their success was all around the world as big as in Netherlands/Switz/Ger/Austria
                                                  25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                                  • And yes Queen are truly gigantic in central Europe. I wonder how their worldwide sales should look if their success was all around the world as big as in Netherlands/Switz/Ger/Austria
                                                    More than the Beatles.

                                                    Latin and dutch markets really love Queen.

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