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  • Quite disapointing sales imo !
    WellI suppose that they released so many albums that people tend to buy greatest hits only

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    • Jimmypage, thank you for this great information, you´re kind. I can´t believe it. I love you. Plaese, keep posting all this great numbers.

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      • I think the thing with Queen is that a lot of people just go the for the Greatest Hits packages rather than the original studio albums. Although 300,000+ (about 21k a year) for A Night At The Opera is reasonably good sales.

        I will carry on with list, i'll just post them in order as I get the info.

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        • Yes, with all those compilations, those are very decent numbers. It also shows how "Queen" and "Queen 2" are ready to be certified platinum. Dispite that, I feel I understand what John is pointing.

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          • The numbers for ANATO posted by jimmypages59
            are higher then the 90,400 the chart Coy informed some time ago ref the period 94 - 03. It would seem that the chart coy data does not cover all sales?

            Thanks for the numbers!

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            • Originally posted by braca
              Originally posted by EM64T
              What about the Freddie Mercury solo album sales?
              17 new Freddie Mercury - The Very Best of Freddie
              Mercury Solo
              Parlophone - 79.000

              So 79.000 sold in it 1st week
              beyonce did a little better with 736.000 copies sold
              according to
              http://www.mediatraffic.de/albums.htm
              17 / -
              week 2 Freddie Mercury - The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo
              Parlophone - 75.000

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              • Found this on the web
                DVD Music Video Chart - Sunday 17 September 2006

                This Week (Last Week) Artist -Title (Weeks in Chart)

                01 (01) FREDDIE MERCURY - Lover Of Life Singer Of Songs (2 weeks)

                02 (02) PINK FLOYD - Pulse - 20.10.94 (72 weeks)
                03 (07) QUEEN - Live At Wembley Stadium (157 weeks)
                04 (RE) WHO - The Vegas Job (RE)
                05 (RE) PINK FLOYD/SYD BARRETT - Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett (RE)
                06 (05) STATUS QUO - The One & Only (2 weeks)
                07 (NE) REM - When The Light Is Mine - Best Of The Irs Years (NE)
                08 (04) GIRLS ALOUD - Off The Record (2 weeks)
                09 (09) PINK FLOYD - The Wall (14 weeks)
                10 (08) THE EAGLES - Farewell Tour - Live From Melbourne (35 weeks)

                11 (03) DREAM THEATER - Score (2 weeks)
                12 (11) VARIOUS ARTISTS - 40 Years Of Top Of The Pops - 1964-2004 (7 weeks)
                13 (RE) BLONDIE - Live (RE)
                14 (17) PAUL MCCARTNEY - Put It There (2 weeks)
                15 (RE) JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND - Sweet Toronto (RE)
                16 (19) THE EAGLES - Hell Freezes Over (84 weeks)
                17 (RE) VARIOUS ARTISTS - Woodstock Diaries (RE)
                18 (23) ELVIS PRESLEY - '68 Comeback Special (61 weeks)
                19 (18) JAMES BLUNT - Chasing Time - The Bedlam Sessions (31 weeks)
                20 (13) VARIOUS - Metal - A Headbanger'S Journey (6 weeks)

                21 (RE) QUEEN - Greatest Video Hits - 1 (RE)
                22 (21) ELVIS PRESLEY - On Elvis (7 weeks)
                23 (28) BABY EINSTEIN MUSIC BOX ORCHESTRA - Baby Mozart - Music Festival (5 weeks)
                24 (22) VARIOUS - Glastonbury (9 weeks)
                25 (29) ROBBIE WILLIAMS - What We Did Last Summer (80 weeks)
                26 (12) RAINBOW - Live In Munich 1977 (4 weeks)
                27 (RE) QUEEN - Greatest Video Hits - 2 (RE)
                28 (NE) JOHNNY CASH - Entertains (NE)
                29 (RE) THE WHO - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (RE)
                30 (RE) LIVE CAST RECORDING - Les Miserables In Concert (RE)

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                • http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.p ... 3847969745

                  QUEEN...GOLD DISC - Queen, Killer Queen, original 7" record without picture sleeve.

                  BPI lists this one as
                  Award Type: Silver
                  Artist Name: QUEEN
                  Record Type: Single
                  Record Title: KILLER QUEEN

                  Is the gold rec a fake or is BPI not up to date (on this one as well?
                  does any one know?

                  thanks!

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                  • http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.p ... 4057264503

                    QUEEN-Somebody to Love -7" Single Platinum Disc

                    BPI?
                    does any one know

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                    • A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AND GOLD AND PLATINUM AWARDS FOR QUEEN
                      Cologne, 15th August, 1997. Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May, joined by manager Jim Beach, were at POPKOMM, 1997 to receive from Helmut Fest, EMI ELECTROLA Managing Director, a triple platinum award (over 1.5 million units sold in Germany) for the "Made In Heaven" album released in 1995, gold (over 250,000 records sold) for "Queen Dance Traxx 1" (1996) and gold for the double CD "Queen Greatest Hits 1 & 2" (1997).
                      Roger Taylor and Brian May then accepted a special award on behalf of QUEEN - the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on the band at the VIVA Comet Awards.

                      http://queen-fip.com/QUEEN/cuttings.htm
                      NOW QOL

                      http://www.ifpi.de/
                      still lists MIH as 2P

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                      • Those UK awards dics are fake. The Killer Queen is just a copy of the normal UK 7" coloured gold and sold as a souvenir 'gold!' disc, nothing to do with BPI Awards. The Somebody To Love is exactly the same just a slightly better shot at it. If they were original BPI Awards disc they would sell for considerably more £'s. Here is an original UK Gold Awards disc for A Night at the Opera from 1976;

                        http://www.queenmuseum.com/index.php...ask=view&id=39

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                        • Originally posted by jimmypages59
                          Those UK awards dics are fake. The Killer Queen is just a copy of the normal UK 7" coloured gold and sold as a souvenir 'gold!' disc, nothing to do with BPI Awards. The Somebody To Love is exactly the same just a slightly better shot at it. If they were original BPI Awards disc they would sell for considerably more £'s. Here is an original UK Gold Awards disc for A Night at the Opera from 1976;

                          http://www.queenmuseum.com/index.php...ask=view&id=39
                          It does look different.
                          You have a point reference the price!!!
                          Thanks

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                          • Unfortunatley I don't have any exact price references for Queen UK BPI Awards Discs. But you can see how much originals by similar sized artists such as U2, Led Zeppelin, Madonna etc, sell for, in this link. There are also some US RIAA Awards discs in there too, that are for Queen.

                            http://eil.com/shop/PresetList.asp?P...es-Award-Discs

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                            • Originally posted by braca
                              A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AND GOLD AND PLATINUM AWARDS FOR QUEEN
                              Cologne, 15th August, 1997. Queen band members Roger Taylor and Brian May, joined by manager Jim Beach, were at POPKOMM, 1997 to receive from Helmut Fest, EMI ELECTROLA Managing Director, a triple platinum award (over 1.5 million units sold in Germany) for the "Made In Heaven" album released in 1995, gold (over 250,000 records sold) for "Queen Dance Traxx 1" (1996) and gold for the double CD "Queen Greatest Hits 1 & 2" (1997).
                              Roger Taylor and Brian May then accepted a special award on behalf of QUEEN - the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on the band at the VIVA Comet Awards.

                              http://queen-fip.com/QUEEN/cuttings.htm
                              NOW QOL

                              http://www.ifpi.de/
                              still lists MIH as 2P
                              Yes, I had also read that "Made in heaven" was on 3 platinum award in Germany, and Brian and Roger had been given those awards. Looking at the performance of the album, I think that 1,5 M could easily be right.

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                              • Originally posted by braca
                                Originally posted by braca
                                Originally posted by EM64T
                                What about the Freddie Mercury solo album sales?
                                17 new Freddie Mercury - The Very Best of Freddie
                                Mercury Solo
                                Parlophone - 79.000

                                So 79.000 sold in it 1st week
                                beyonce did a little better with 736.000 copies sold
                                according to
                                http://www.mediatraffic.de/albums.htm
                                17 / -
                                week 2 Freddie Mercury - The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo
                                Parlophone - 75.000
                                25 - 17 / 17
                                week 3 Freddie Mercury - The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo
                                Parlophone - 65.000

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                                • You know any Queen chart trajectory?

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                                  • Look here;
                                    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopi...3100&start=450

                                    and here;

                                    http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopi...3100&start=425

                                    for Queen Chart Histories/Runs.

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                                    • Thanks Mester!

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                                      • 36 - 25 / 17
                                        week 4 Freddie Mercury - The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury Solo
                                        Parlophone - 51.000
                                        http://www.mediatraffic.de/albums.htm

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                                        • http://www.bpi.co.uk/

                                          MERCURY FREDDIE , VERY BEST OF , Gold , Fri Sep 22 2006 cd

                                          MERCURY FREDDIE , LOVER OF LIFE, SINGER OF SONGS , Gold , Fri Sep 22 2006 dvd

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                                          • Italian top 100 album chart :

                                            #28 Greatest Hits II
                                            #31 Live At Wembley '86
                                            #52 Greatest Hits
                                            #66 Innuendo
                                            #99 Live Killers
                                            #100 A Kind Of Magic
                                            25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                            • Greatest Hits Vol 2 - UK Sales

                                              July-December 1992 - 518,472
                                              1993 - 168,070
                                              1994 - 171,741
                                              1995 - 161,760
                                              1996 - 147,219
                                              1997 - 92,892
                                              1998 - 77,739
                                              1999 - 99,796
                                              2000 - 87,524
                                              2001 - 56,647
                                              2002 - 40,814
                                              2003 - 24,438
                                              2004 - 11,147
                                              2005 - 37,616
                                              January - August 2006 - 31,961

                                              Thanks to my necessarily annoymous source.

                                              These are all formats including record club sales which are 15% of the total overall, but almost nothing in the past few years.

                                              This album came out in October 1991 and sales to June 1992 must have been huge, particularly over Christmas 1991 and the death of Freddie and so on.

                                              Indeed in early June 1992 it was certified for shipments of 1,500,000 copies after only 7 months on release.

                                              These sales start in July 1992 and the album cleared over 0.5m in the second half of 1992.

                                              From 1993-1996 it sold 100-200k annually.

                                              From 1997, sales dipped below 100k, but were really knocked by the Platinum Collection from 2001 onwards.

                                              Slight revival in 2005 which continues in 2006.

                                              A complication is the cert for shipments of 2,400,000 in March 2000.

                                              This makes compiling a total difficult - any consensus here?
                                              See Page One of my threads for all updates

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                                              • Basil, thank you for the figure. . does it mean that Greatest hits 2 has shipped over 3 M copies in UK?.

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                                                • By the way Basil, here I leave two new soundscan, thank to Hanboo and Bracca:

                                                  Live magic 224K
                                                  Queen at the BBC 32K

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                                                  • Originally posted by HUR
                                                    Basil, thank you for the figure. . does it mean that Greatest hits 2 has shipped over 3 M copies in UK?.
                                                    well yes and no.

                                                    I do have my own ideas on this one, but first I've posted data this way so that members can have a look and see what they think.

                                                    We appear to have all this data for an album released as recently as 1991, but it doesn't all add up the same.

                                                    Let's see what everyone thinks.

                                                    I'll add those s/scan to Page One.

                                                    Cheers - Basil
                                                    See Page One of my threads for all updates

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