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    biweekly DVD sales chart
    2nd half of march

    11 Live in Japan
    (QUEEN)

    19 Live at The Wembley Stadium
    (QUEEN)
    Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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    • Here is Queen's chart performance in Poland (radio charts). According to Jeangrey: "In my country, in the 80s there were no music charts except for Lista Przebojów Programu Trzeciego. A radio station called Program Trzeci has been listing the Polish poll-charts since 1982." Thanks to her who kindly provided all this.

      Entry date/Title/Peak
      15/05/1982 Body Language #3
      26/06/1982 Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) #1
      26/06/1982 Staying Power #21
      02/10/1982 Calling All Girls #6
      04/02/1984 Radio Ga Ga #1
      28/04/1984 I Want to Break Free #5
      04/08/1984 It's a Hard Life #11
      06/10/1984 Hammer to Fall #24
      21/12/1985 One Vision #33
      26/04/1986 A Kind of Magic #18
      27/05/1989 I Want It All #13
      12/08/1989 Breakthru #26
      30/09/1989 The Invisible Man #39
      23/12/1989 The Miracle #9
      08/02/1991 Innuendo #3
      22/02/1991 I'm Going Slightly Mad #16
      14/06/1991 The Show Must Go On #3
      04/10/1991 Ride the Wild Wind #1
      10/01/1992 These Are the Days of Our Lives #1
      14/05/1993 Somebody to Love #3
      27/10/1995 Heaven for Everyone #1
      10/01/1996 A Winter's Tale #8
      22/03/1996 You Don't Fool Me #3
      19/07/1996 Let Me Live #9
      29/11/1996 Too Much Love Will Kill You #11
      28/02/1997 Mother Love #29
      21/11/1997 No-One But You (Only the Good Die Young) #32
      25/09/1998 Another One Bites the Dust #40
      03/12/1999 Under Pressure #34
      20/12/2002 A Winter's Tale (2002) #25

      And here is Freddie Mercury on the same chart:

      Entry date/Title/Peak
      20/10/1984 Love Kills #13
      11/05/1985 I Was Born to Love You #20
      20/07/1985 Made in Heaven #22
      07/08/1992 Barcelona #1
      08/01/1993 In My Defence #1
      23/07/1993 Living on My Own #3
      03/12/1993 Time #15
      01/12/2006 Love Kills (Star Rider Remix) #15

      "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" spent 15 weeks #1. Also wow at "Ride The Wild Wind".

      And here Queen in "Los cuarenta principales" from Spain (radio chart). Thanks to Davidalic (some runs are incomplete).

      And these are the runs of Queen's singles in Los 40 Principales (radio chart); before 1984 there are missing charts; this is what we have.
      "Bohemian Rhapsody": 35-34-31-23-...
      "You're My Bestfriend": 38-35-32-27-...
      "Somebody To Love": 27-23-21-...
      "We Are The Champions": 18-14-11-9-...
      "Sheer Heart Attack": 25-23-21-...
      "Bycicle Race": 25-23-20-16-...
      "Mustapha / Ride On Time": 28-26-25
      "Crazy Little Thing Called Love": 19-11-10-10-...
      "Play The Game": 24-20-16
      "Another One Bites The Dust": 13-1-2-3-3-3
      "Flash": 14-7-7-...
      "We Will Rock You": 12-10-7-6-...
      "Under Pressure" (con David Bowie): 16-13-10-.....
      "Body Language": 17-14-11-....
      "Cool Cat": 37
      "Radio Ga Ga": 9-1-2-3-4
      "I Want To Break Free": 14-10-6-5-6
      "It's A Hard Life": 27
      "Hammer To Fall": 24
      "One Vision": 27-27-27-25-24
      "A Kind Of Magic": 32-24-21-19-16-9-7-6-1-2-4
      "Friends Will Be Friends": 13-9-8-8-8-8-8-7-7
      "One Year Of Love": 32-29
      "Who Wants To Live Forever": 36
      "Under Pressure": 26-21-21-16-16
      "I Want It All": 16-10-5-4-4-3-1-2
      "Break Thru": 19-18-15-14-12
      "The Invisible Man": 30
      "Innuendo": 24-21-20-15-1-3-3
      "I'm Going Slighty Mad": 25
      "Headlong": 37
      "The Show Must Go On": 27-24-17-13-10-8-7-5-5-5-5-7
      "We Will Rock You" (Live): 14-14-18-22
      "We Are The Champions" (Live): 34
      "Heaven For Everyone": 16-11-9-7-1-5
      "A Winter's Tale": 17-14-18-18
      "You Don't Fool Me": 28-25-23-35-39
      "No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)": 20-22-24

      6 #1 songs.

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      • The UK's 'Mail On Sunday' Newspaper, is giving away
        a Queen Compilation on Sunday 26th April.

        The Compilation has been especially put together
        for the 'Paper to give away. (The CD will be IN
        the 'Paper - you don't need to take a Token to a
        Store, or send to the 'Paper to get it).

        It is called:, 'Queen Rock You'.

        The Track List is:,

        1) We Will Rock You
        2) Killer Queen
        3) Don't Stop Me Now
        4) Bicycle Race
        5) Now I'm Here
        6) Let Me Entertain You
        7) Get Down, Make Love
        8) I'm In Love With My Car
        9) '39
        10) Keep Yourself Alive

        PLUS - 4 'Bonus Tracks' - from, 'We Will Rock You',
        the Queen Musical:,

        A) A Kind Of Magic
        B) I Want To Break Free
        C) Somebody To Love
        D) No-One But You

        Here is a Link, for more Details:,

        http://smurl.name/24rm

        Zeus555

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        • Originally posted by zeus555
          The UK's 'Mail On Sunday' Newspaper, is giving away
          a Queen Compilation on Sunday 25th April.

          The Compilation has been especially put together
          for the 'Paper to give away. (The CD will be IN
          the 'Paper - you don't need to take a Token to a
          Store, or send to the 'Paper to get it).

          It is called:, 'Queen Rock You'.

          The Track List is:,

          1) We Will Rock You
          2) Killer Queen
          3) Don't Stop Me Now
          4) Bicycle Race
          5) Now I'm Here
          6) Let Me Entertain You
          7) Get Down, Make Love
          8) I'm In Love With My Car
          9) '39
          10) Keep Yourself Alive

          PLUS - 4 'Bonus Tracks' - from, 'We Will Rock You',
          the Queen Musical:,

          A) A Kind Of Magic
          B) I Want To Break Free
          C) Somebody To Love
          D) No-One But You

          Here is a Link, for more Details:,

          http://smurl.name/24rm

          Zeus555
          Some promotion in the UK at last!

          I just hope this leads to better catalog sales in the UK

          This might be another indicator that another 'Hits' collection is to be released this year at Christmas!

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          • Venezuela
            unofficial dvd chart
            www.recordland.com

            #35 Queen
            Live In Japan 1985
            Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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            • Thank you for that.

              I have updated shipments figures for their DVDs in UK:

              Greatest Video Hits
              2003 --- 117,039
              2004 --- 17,959
              2005 --- 37,397
              2006 --- 13,998
              2007 --- 8,792
              2008 --- 7,128
              Total --- 202,313

              Greatest Video Hits II
              2003 --- 95,099
              2004 --- 22,077
              2005 --- 17,702
              2006 --- 11,121
              2007 --- 5,990
              2008 --- 4,304
              Total --- 156,293

              Queen - Live At Wembley 86 (DVD)
              2003 --- 142,943
              2004 --- 69,470
              2005 --- 69,270
              2006 --- 32,788
              2007 --- 16,613
              2008 --- 15,434
              Total --- 346,518

              On Fire At The Bowl
              2004 --- 113,370
              2005 --- 34,502
              2006 --- 10,506
              2007 --- 2,546
              2008 --- 2,957
              Total --- 163,881

              Return of The Champions
              2005 --- 73,895
              2006 --- 8,620
              2007 --- 1,573
              2008 --- 3,628
              Total --- 87,716

              Total sales:
              Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: 45,473
              Greatest Video Hits 1: 202,313
              Made in Heaven - The Films: 11,360
              Live At Wembley '86: 346,518
              Greatest Video Hits 2: 156,293
              Queen On Fire: 163,881
              Return Of The Champions: 87,716
              A Night At The Opera: 6,915
              Queen Rock Montreal: 71,290
              Total sales: 1,091,759

              "Live At Wembley '86" in Europe (confirmed sales)

              UK: 346,518
              Germany: 200,000
              Netherlands: 160,000
              France: 100,000
              Italy: 15,000
              Spain: 25,000
              Portugal: 44,000
              Poland: 10,000
              Austria: 5,000
              Belgium: 25,000
              Denmark: 4,000

              Total: 934,518

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              • good work HUR, Queen rock, and so do you!!!!!

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                • Thank you. I'm glad you like.

                  Queen
                  1992 --- 20483 --- From July Onwards
                  1993 --- 35005
                  1994 --- 3500 --- 1001
                  1995 --- 2646 --- 1268
                  1996 --- 2656 --- 551
                  1997 --- 1944 --- 773
                  1998 --- 4266
                  1999 --- 1690
                  2000 --- 2377
                  2001 --- 10931
                  2002 --- 3731 --- 853
                  2003 --- 4621 --- 477
                  2004 --- 4492 --- 36
                  2005 --- 9128 --- 2
                  2006 --- 12193
                  2007 --- 2897
                  2008 --- 1223

                  Total sales --- 128,748

                  Queen II
                  1992 --- 20434 --- From July Onwards
                  1993 --- 31324
                  1994 --- 5946 --- 1059
                  1995 --- 3243 --- 596
                  1996 --- 3365 --- 637
                  1997 --- 2738 --- 491
                  1998 --- 5245
                  1999 --- 2422
                  2000 --- 3225
                  2001 --- 9993
                  2002 --- 3442 --- 752
                  2003 --- 5204 --- 451
                  2004 --- 2382 --- 30
                  2005 --- 12935
                  2006 --- 14050
                  2007 --- 4296
                  2008 --- 1328
                  Total sales --- 135,558

                  Sheer Heart Attack
                  1992 --- 7322 --- From July Onwards
                  1993 --- 7468
                  1994 --- 6435
                  1995 --- 4760
                  1996 --- 4248
                  1997 --- 5469
                  1998 --- 7911
                  1999 --- 4109
                  2000 --- 4163
                  2001 --- 5133
                  2002 --- 4930
                  2003 --- 7382
                  2004 --- 4048
                  2005 --- 23094
                  2006 --- 21704
                  2007 --- 4777
                  2008 --- 2863
                  Total sales --- 125,816


                  A Day At The Races
                  1992 --- 6077 --- From July Onwards
                  1993 --- 7530
                  1994 --- 6093
                  1995 --- 5809
                  1996 --- 6000
                  1997 --- 9467
                  1998 --- 7569
                  1999 --- 5211
                  2000 --- 5554
                  2001 --- 6936
                  2002 --- 4278 --- 1270
                  2003 --- 6596 --- 222
                  2004 --- 4036 --- 225
                  2005 --- 35415 --- 20
                  2006 --- 37754
                  2007 --- 3663
                  2008 --- 1244
                  Total sales --- 161,017

                  News Of The World
                  1992 --- 5105 --- From July Onwards
                  1993 --- 6391
                  1994 --- 5734
                  1995 --- 5198
                  1996 --- 5330
                  1997 --- 6380
                  1998 --- 5514
                  1999 --- 2256
                  2000 --- 3738
                  2001 --- 4009
                  2002 --- 5329 --- 984
                  2003 --- 4461 --- 193
                  2004 --- 2220 --- 169
                  2005 --- 14074
                  2006 --- 19368
                  2007 --- 3752
                  2008 --- 2392
                  Total sales --- 102,567


                  Jazz
                  1992 --- 4258
                  1993 --- 4862
                  1994 --- 7340
                  1995 --- 4097
                  1996 --- 4578
                  1997 --- 3313
                  1998 --- 8755
                  1999 --- 4504
                  2000 --- 2133
                  2001 --- 3037
                  2002 --- 2811
                  2003 --- 3450
                  2004 --- 1513
                  2005 --- 11635
                  2006 --- 16973
                  2007 --- 1253
                  2008 --- 1444
                  Total sales --- 85,956

                  Here are updated shipments for all their 70's albums in UK, covering the period between july 1992 and december 2008 (including club sales, but from july 1993 up to now).

                  Their sales are dominated by their compilations, but it is also nice to see that 6 of their 7 albums during that decade have sold more than 100,000 (enough for a gold).

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                  • Queen have been named as one of the most downloaded UK artists (selling over 1m tracks) in the US for 2008

                    UK artists selling 1m+ tracks





                    Coldplay - 5.054

                    Leona Lewis - 4.728

                    Natasha Bedingfield - 3.923

                    M.I.A. - 2.235

                    Queen - 1.725

                    Estelle - 1.565

                    Rolling Stones - 1.304

                    Led Zeppelin - 1.176

                    Duffy - 1.039



                    http://www.bpi.co.uk/press-area/news-am ... lease.aspx

                    A new BPI report published today shows UK artists’ share of US and Canadian music markets has risen significantly - and for the fourth year in a row. More than one in ten albums sold in North America are now by British acts, with their market share rising to 10% during 2008 from 8.5% in 2007. In Canada, British artists accounted for almost 15% of album sales, up from 12.5% in 2007.



                    The UK’s success is thanks to a mixture of older established acts building on their past success in the territory, such as Coldplay and Radiohead, and younger new acts breaking into the market for the first time, including Duffy, Leona Lewis, Estelle and The Ting Tings.



                    Commenting on the report and the success of UK artists in North America, Tony Wadsworth, BPI Chairman said:



                    “Britain’s creative industries consistently excel on the world stage – with British music chief amongst them. After the US, we are the biggest exporter of repertoire, and in the US itself the UK is the second largest source of repertoire after US home grown artists. The increase in our North American market share reflects the UK’s enduring ability to create world-class artists.”



                    “One of the great things about the music business, is that the success of these artists will help other new acts break through. Revenues generated from sales abroad are crucially important for new acts, with UK labels reinvesting an estimated 20% of their revenues back into A&R.”

                    Geoff Taylor, BPI Chief Executive added:

                    “The outstanding performance of British artists in the United States and Canada reflects the unique voice that our country's talent brings to the world. It also reflects the energy, enterprise and investment that British music companies commit to breaking their artists overseas."

                    The BPI report throws some light on the success of UK artists at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and American bluegrass star Alison Krauss led the way – their Raising Sand collaboration saw them win five Grammys including those of Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Also, Coldplay were awarded three awards including Song of the Year.

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                    • Thank you, Edwood, very good. So 1,725,000 in 2008 is just big.

                      We have to remember too, that Queen sold 295,316 in UK during 2008, sales spread out into 36 singles.

                      That works out to be 2,020,316 digital singles from just these two countries. We have to add this to their already excelent albums and DVDs sales.

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                      • Ed Wood, fantastic figures, Im amazed though that the Beatles or Pink Floyd are not in that list! and the fact that Queen sold considerably more downloads than Led Zeppelin last year!! I would love to see a full list. Is there anyway that we could get a hold of worldwide figures?

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                        • Here, USA figures I have so far:

                          Bohemian Rhapsody: 1,446,357 (november 2008)
                          We Will Rock You: 1,469,370 (updated)
                          Under Pressure: 502,437 (may 2007)
                          We Are The Champions: 673,046 (april 2008)
                          Another One Bite The Dust: 100,000 (2005)

                          Total: 4,191,210

                          In UK, "Don't Stop Me Now" sold 53,000 copies in 2007, while the group did, overall, 295,316 with 36 of their songs. That is 348,316, but with plenty of missing sales.

                          In Japan, "I Was Born To Love You" was certified for sales of 500,000.

                          Overall, we have a minimum of 5,039,526 confirmed and known sales.

                          But counting worldwide figures, I think that they sold over 10 million digital tracks, including around 7 million in USA alone.

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                          • Regarding, nucleardolphins comments, the beatles are not legally available for digital download, zep only agreed either late 2007 or sometime last year, not sure about pink floyd, though.

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                            • Here is a new Article on Queen, from tomorrow's
                              'Mail On Sunday'. There is also an Interview with
                              Brian May:,

                              http://smurl.name/h5d7

                              Zeus555

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                              • Originally posted by nucleardolphin
                                Ed Wood, fantastic figures, Im amazed though that the Beatles or Pink Floyd are not in that list! and the fact that Queen sold considerably more downloads than Led Zeppelin last year!! I would love to see a full list. Is there anyway that we could get a hold of worldwide figures?
                                No problem nucleardolphin. Just shows Queen are popular in the US still. I think even if Pink Floyd and Led Zepellin had all their tracks available digitally, Queen would still sell more digital singles there as their most well-known US tracks are commercial - We Will Rock You for instance - and are heard more.

                                I'd just like to know their full US album sales for last year - doesnt look like Soundscan are releasing this data now.... :-?

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                                • Edwood, I'm afraid that Queen's songs aren't more popular than Led Zeppelin's and Pink Floyd's, at the very most they are as popular. But those are just a couple of tracks, while the other two bands have their airplay much more "spread out" into their whole catalog. But Queen aren't as heard as Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, overall. :(

                                  Now that we are talking about radio airplay, though, here some very good stats from Russia:

                                  This is information regarding airplay in San Petersburgh, which covers the period between august 2007 and april 2009 (and samples all of the radio stations in the second biggest city of that country):

                                  Here the most played acts (international only):

                                  Top international acts:

                                  1- Madonna
                                  2- Queen (7577 points)
                                  3- Jennifer Lopez
                                  4- Elton John
                                  5- Britney Spears
                                  6- Sting
                                  7- Pussycat Dolls
                                  8- Abba
                                  9- Chris Rea
                                  10- Mylene Farmer

                                  http://www.piter.fm/charts/artists

                                  Also, since about 2005, virtually all of their albums (including studio, live and compilations, apart from recent titles and re-issues) are being printed in Russia. Sadly, EMI doesn't want to reveal any shipments figures, but they should be very good.

                                  http://agharta.ru/search.php?query=queen

                                  Check the dates of release of each russian item, between the numbers 36 and 88.

                                  Between 1999 and 2000, three very important polls were run by a number of medias there in Russia and they were all topped by Queen:

                                  -Russian 'Maximum' listeners and 'MK' readers voted: The best single of this century:
                                  #1The Show Must Go On


                                  -Russian radio station Europe + and ZD magazine : 50 best songs ever:
                                  #1 The Show Must Go On


                                  -Russian Classica Radio : top 500:
                                  #41 Barcelona
                                  #12 The Show Must Go On
                                  #1 Bohemian Rhapsody

                                  Two of them beaten by "The Show must Go on" (which appears to be their most loved song in that country) and the other one by "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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                                  • Yes, we love them.

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                                    • Originally posted by marat2408
                                      Yes, we love them.


                                      Updated Soundscan totals for Queen:

                                      647 HOL 34 30 33 QUEEN GREATEST HITS 3,549 3,228 10 6,637,838

                                      26 HOL 59 52 70 QUEEN GREATEST HITS-WE WILL ROCK YOU 2,600 2,614 -1 846,472

                                      The oldest figure I was able to find for this title is from february 2003, where it was at 4,588,046.

                                      As you can see, it is now at 6,637,838, This denotes a rise of 2,049,792, which is what the album sold between february 2003 and april 2009 (average of 341,000 copies per year).

                                      In adition, the "We Will Rock You" edition has now sold 846,472. The overall total is, therefore, 2,896,264 since february 2003, counting both editions.

                                      Why is this significant?. Well, although the album was certified 8 times platinum in 2006, we can use its previous certification as a basis. The album was certified 7 times platinum (7,000,000) on december 2002.

                                      Adding such comprehensive shipments of 7,000,000 to those 2,896,792 sold (between february 2003 and april 2009), that now puts its total sales at 9,049,792. Adding the 2004's edition ("We Will Rock You"), the total should be 9,896,264.

                                      Depending on whether the 2004's edition can be added for certification purposes or not, this album may have sold enough for diamond in USA. If not, it should already be 9 times platinum, dealing with the above information. This could be somehow misleading as there is a bit of a combination of shipments and retail sales in my calculations. But it shouldn't be that far.

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                                      • Let's update this with recent information:

                                        New figures for the top 4 biggest selling albums of all time in the UK from Music Week:

                                        5,766,006 Queen - GHs
                                        4,907,564 Beatles - St Peppers
                                        4,574,754 ABBA - Gold
                                        4,414,372 Oasis - Morning Glory

                                        RIAJ (Japan) International Digital Certifications for March 2009:

                                        Mastertone Tracks (Song Ringtones):

                                        Double Platinum (500,000 copies)

                                        Queen - We Will Rock You

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                                        • Originally posted by LostAvenger
                                          Let's update this with recent information:
                                          4,574,754 ABBA - Gold
                                          Abba are actually on 4,580,989, according to Music Week.

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                                          • Japan

                                            Originally posted by LostAvenger
                                            RIAJ International Digital Certifications March 2009:

                                            Mastertone Tracks (Song Ringtones):

                                            Double Platinum (500,000 copies)

                                            Queen - We Will Rock You
                                            Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                            • Irishguy28 is right - the ABBA Album should be on
                                              5,480,989. Alan Jones pointed out that it sold
                                              6,235 last Week - to be added to its 4,574,754.
                                              Then he forgot to add the 6,235 in, when he gave
                                              its Sales To Date.

                                              The Beatles Album has sold 3,021 copies since
                                              the Chart of 10th January - inclusive.
                                              The Oasis Album has sold 14,372 since the 10th January.
                                              The Queen Album gives a bit of a problem. The OCC
                                              told me that it was on 5,652,657 Sales, by January
                                              3rd. To be on 5,766,006 Sales now, it would have
                                              to have sold 113,349 copies since January 10th -
                                              despite not once entering the Top 75.....

                                              5,766,006 Queen - GHs
                                              4,907,564 Beatles - St Peppers
                                              4,574,754 ABBA - Gold (4,580,989)
                                              4,414,372 Oasis - Morning Glory

                                              Zeus555

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                                              • Originally posted by zeus555
                                                The Queen Album gives a bit of a problem. The OCC
                                                told me that it was on 5,652,657 Sales, by January
                                                3rd. To be on 5,766,006 Sales now, it would have
                                                to have sold 113,349 copies since January 10th -
                                                despite not once entering the Top 75.....
                                                Perhaps then there was a typo in the Queen sales figure Music Week report?

                                                (It scanned 805 copies to re-enter at #191 on the Top 200 this week, by the way)

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                                                • Originally posted by irishguy28
                                                  Originally posted by zeus555
                                                  The Queen Album gives a bit of a problem. The OCC
                                                  told me that it was on 5,652,657 Sales, by January
                                                  3rd. To be on 5,766,006 Sales now, it would have
                                                  to have sold 113,349 copies since January 10th -
                                                  despite not once entering the Top 75.....
                                                  Perhaps then there was a typo in the Queen sales figure Music Week report?

                                                  (It scanned 805 copies to re-enter at #191 on the Top 200 this week, by the way)
                                                  Thank you for the figures. I think that this guy Alan Jones is adding the sales of the "Platinum Collection" towards the individual version of "Greatest Hits 1". Read this from last year: "It will have to wait much longer to pass The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (4,896,399) and may never manage to catch Queen’s Greatest Hits, the all-time number one, with a staggering 5,651,785 sales since its 1981 release." (august 2008).

                                                  By now it is supposed to be at 5,766,066, which makes perfect sense.

                                                  According to Zeus555's source, they apparently aren't adding any further sales of the triple box set to the individual album. Hence its total of 5,652,657 as of early january 2009.

                                                  That is the only explanation I can think of.

                                                  Edit: forget about the above.

                                                  Héctor and Luca, wonderful post. I hope they certify "We Are The Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" too, in Japan.

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                                                  • Sony announce 18 Auguat 2009 as release date for SingStar Queen.

                                                    ---

                                                    North American release date for Singstar Queen
                                                    Press Release: April the 16th 2009

                                                    Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the upcoming North American release of SingStar® Queen for the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2. Available as a standalone disc on August 18, 2009 SingStar Queen marks the franchise’s second foray into artist specific content, providing fans with the ultimate interactive singing experience set to the rock hits of Queen.

                                                    SingStar Queen for the PS3 system features 25 chart-topping tracks from the iconic pop-rock group including, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Under Pressure’ and many more. With SingStar Queen for the PS3 system, players have additional access to a catalog of hundreds of downloadable songs featuring real artists and videos, via the PS3 online SingStore™. Players can choose songs across multiple genres to create their own personalized party playlists. Providing a truly interactive singing experience, players can share their musical performances with family and friends via the online SingStar community, My SingStar® Online.

                                                    SingStar Queen for the PS3 system will come equipped with a new voice control menu which will enable players to scroll through the song carousel and select the track they’d like to sing by simply speaking into the microphone. Players can additionally use the voice control menu to search for and purchase songs through the SingStore. The new feature set will be available early next week via a global patch release and will be compatible with all SingStar PS3 discs. In addition to voice control, the patch provides support for over 30 trophies including ‘Super Singer Gold’, ‘Keep it Cool’ and ‘All Eyes on You’, quick song purchase functionality and an enhanced redesign of the SingStore and My SingStar Online.

                                                    The SingStar franchise continues to expand its growing PS2 music library with the addition of SingStar Queen for the PS2 system which features 20 popular hits including, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and more.

                                                    Members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Queen formed in 1971, and over the ensuing 20 years wrote and recorded such multi-platinum albums as News of the World, The Game, A Night at the Opera, A Day At The Races, A Kind of Magic and Live Killers. Their timeless hits include “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “We are the Champions” and “Under Pressure.” Queen has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States and bands like Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day and My Chemical Romance have all cited Queen as a major musical influence.

                                                    The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated SingStar Queen for PS2 “T” for Teen. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.
                                                    Queen rulez

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                                                    • Sweden
                                                      Top 20 DVDs, week 17

                                                      #5 Live At Wembley - Queen
                                                      #18 Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl - Queen

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                                                      • Live Killers (Shop Sales)
                                                        1992 --- 4,051
                                                        1993 --- 3,292
                                                        1994 --- 5,060
                                                        1995 --- 5,599
                                                        1996 --- 4,496
                                                        1997 --- 3,587
                                                        1998 --- 1,883
                                                        1999 --- 2,386
                                                        2000 --- 1,511
                                                        2001 --- 1,713
                                                        2002 --- 2,997
                                                        2003 --- 2,099
                                                        2004 --- 4,246
                                                        2005 --- 11,218
                                                        2006 --- 13,893
                                                        2007 --- 1,838
                                                        2008 --- 485
                                                        Totals Sales --- 70,354

                                                        Live Killers (Club Sales)
                                                        1993 --- 81
                                                        1994 --- 1,985
                                                        1995 --- 690
                                                        1996 --- 1,498
                                                        1997 --- 2,443
                                                        1998 --- 1,387
                                                        1999 --- 1,071
                                                        Totals Sales --- 9,155

                                                        Total sales --- 79,509

                                                        The Game (Shop Sales)
                                                        1992 --- 4,925
                                                        1993 --- 5,258
                                                        1994 --- 4,777
                                                        1995 --- 2,484
                                                        1996 --- 2,435
                                                        1997 --- 1,698
                                                        1998 --- 4,078
                                                        1999 --- 1,615
                                                        2000 --- 1,888
                                                        2001 --- 2,337
                                                        2002 --- 3,531
                                                        2003 --- 5,705
                                                        2004 --- 7,095
                                                        2005 --- 7,651
                                                        2006 --- 11,515
                                                        2007 --- 1,285
                                                        2008 --- 1,311
                                                        Totals Sales --- 69,491

                                                        The Game (Music Club Sales)
                                                        1992 --- ???
                                                        1993 --- ???
                                                        1994 --- 1,235
                                                        1995 --- 2,357
                                                        1996 --- 2,367
                                                        1997 --- 1,536
                                                        1998 --- 662
                                                        1999 --- N/A
                                                        2000 --- N/A
                                                        2001 --- 31
                                                        2002 --- 619
                                                        2003 --- 133
                                                        2004 --- 107
                                                        2005 --- 37
                                                        2006 --- 1
                                                        2007 --- 0
                                                        Totals Sales --- 9,085

                                                        Total sales --- 78,576

                                                        Flash Gordon
                                                        1994 --- 3,691
                                                        1995 --- 2,617
                                                        1996 --- 2,201
                                                        1997 --- 1,575
                                                        1998 --- 2,239
                                                        1999 --- 1,733
                                                        2000 --- 1,598
                                                        2001 --- 2,029
                                                        2002 --- 2,634
                                                        2003 --- 3,387
                                                        2004 --- 2,296
                                                        2005 --- 5,095
                                                        2006 --- 7,442
                                                        2007 --- 2,775
                                                        2008 --- 1,301
                                                        Total Sales --- 42,613

                                                        Hot Space
                                                        1992 --- 3,353 Jul-Dec
                                                        1993 --- 2,284
                                                        1994 --- 4,582
                                                        1995 --- 3,026
                                                        1996 --- 3,080
                                                        1997 --- 1,961
                                                        1998 --- 2,047
                                                        1999 --- 1,685
                                                        2000 --- 1,874
                                                        2001 --- 2,004
                                                        2002 --- 1,920
                                                        2003 --- 3,335
                                                        2004 --- 1,959
                                                        2005 --- 5,082
                                                        2006 --- 7,614
                                                        2007 --- 723
                                                        2008 --- 1,067
                                                        Totals Sales --- 47,596

                                                        The Works (Shop Sales)
                                                        1992 --- 6,844 Jul-Dec
                                                        1993 --- 3,836
                                                        1994 --- 7,190
                                                        1995 --- 4,677
                                                        1996 --- 4,208
                                                        1997 --- 2,960
                                                        1998 --- 3,629
                                                        1999 --- 2,239
                                                        2000 --- 3,471
                                                        2001 --- 6,612
                                                        2002 --- 2,877
                                                        2003 --- 3,147
                                                        2004 --- 1,300
                                                        2005 --- 11,666
                                                        2006 --- 15,915
                                                        2007 --- 1,348
                                                        2008 --- 1,305
                                                        Totals Sales 83,224

                                                        The Works (Club Sales)
                                                        1993 --- 146 Jul-Dec
                                                        1994 --- 701
                                                        1995 --- 4,009
                                                        1996 --- 3,180
                                                        1997 --- 2,049
                                                        1998 --- 1,233
                                                        1999 --- ????
                                                        2000 --- ????
                                                        2001 --- ????
                                                        2002 --- 769
                                                        2003 --- 150
                                                        2004 --- 121
                                                        2005 --- 14
                                                        2006 --- ????
                                                        2007 --- ????
                                                        Totals Sales 12,372

                                                        Total sales --- 95,596

                                                        A Kind Of Magic (Shop Sales)
                                                        1992 --- 15,034 Jul - Dec
                                                        1993 --- 22,344
                                                        1994 --- 18,912
                                                        1995 --- 29,378
                                                        1996 --- 16,184
                                                        1997 --- 14,191
                                                        1998 --- 13,933
                                                        1999 --- 11,061
                                                        2000 --- 8,611
                                                        2001 --- 8,222
                                                        2002 --- 5,570
                                                        2003 --- 10,880
                                                        2004 --- 3,211
                                                        2005 --- 32,555
                                                        2006 --- 22,277
                                                        2007 --- 5,910
                                                        2008 --- 3,869
                                                        Totals Sales --- 242,441

                                                        A Kind Of Magic (Club Sales)
                                                        1993 --- 2,032 Jul - Dec
                                                        1994 --- 817
                                                        1995 --- 7,562
                                                        1996 --- 6,313
                                                        1997 --- 3,435
                                                        1998 --- 1,960
                                                        1999 --- 3,080
                                                        2000 --- 230
                                                        2001 --- 141
                                                        2002 --- 498
                                                        2003 --- 185
                                                        2004 --- 125
                                                        2005 --- 46
                                                        2006 --- 0
                                                        2007 --- 117
                                                        Totals Sales --- 26,541

                                                        Total sales --- 268,753

                                                        Live Magic shop sales
                                                        1992 --- 15.,839
                                                        1993 --- 24,411
                                                        1994 --- 15,606
                                                        1995 --- 13,515
                                                        1996 --- 12,106
                                                        1997 --- 10,119
                                                        1998 --- 12,668
                                                        1999 --- 8,310
                                                        2000 --- 9,512
                                                        2001 --- 7,158
                                                        2002 --- 5,106
                                                        2003 --- 8,153
                                                        2004 --- 7,916
                                                        2005 --- 1,379
                                                        2006 --- 7,912
                                                        2007 --- 2,664
                                                        2008 --- 858
                                                        Totals Sales --- 163,252

                                                        Live Magic Club sales
                                                        1993 --- 335
                                                        1994 --- 1,642
                                                        1995 --- 2,276
                                                        1996 --- 1,608
                                                        1997 --- 2,370
                                                        1998 --- 1,629
                                                        1999 --- 426
                                                        Totals Sales --- 10,286

                                                        Total sales --- 173,538

                                                        The Miracle (Shop Sales)
                                                        1992 --- 4,690
                                                        1993 --- 6,421
                                                        1994 --- 4,306
                                                        1995 --- 2,916
                                                        1996 --- 3,109
                                                        1997 --- 1,979
                                                        1998 --- 2,738
                                                        1999 --- 1,406
                                                        2000 --- 2,035
                                                        2001 --- 2,031
                                                        2002 --- 5,626
                                                        2003 --- 3,617
                                                        2004 --- 1,058
                                                        2005 --- 8,855
                                                        2006 --- 9,161
                                                        2007 --- 1,233
                                                        2008 --- 269
                                                        Totals Sales --- 61,425

                                                        The Miracle (Club Sales)
                                                        1993 --- 1,050
                                                        1994 --- 1,170
                                                        1995 --- 1,490
                                                        1996 --- 2,301
                                                        1997 --- 1,610
                                                        1998 --- 1,380
                                                        1999 --- 854
                                                        2000 --- 871
                                                        2001 --- 481
                                                        2002 --- 304
                                                        2003 --- 93
                                                        2004 --- 75
                                                        2005 --- 9
                                                        Totals Sales --- 11,688

                                                        Total sales --- 73,113

                                                        Innuendo
                                                        1992 --- 26701 --- From July Onwards
                                                        1993 --- 23870 ---
                                                        1994 --- 14517 --- 6078
                                                        1995 --- 13722 --- 3850
                                                        1996 --- 1332 --- 3640
                                                        1997 --- 11141 --- 2477
                                                        1998 --- 10791 --- 2473
                                                        1999 --- 8614 --- 1529
                                                        2000 --- 5190 --- 1184
                                                        2001 --- 5412 --- 700
                                                        2002 --- 5365 --- 581
                                                        2003 --- 10503 --- 113
                                                        2004 --- 4801 --- 90
                                                        2005 --- 13923 --- 36
                                                        2006 --- 16396
                                                        2007 --- 3094
                                                        2008 --- 1638
                                                        Total Sales --- 199,805

                                                        Total sales since july 1992 up through december 2008 (including club sales since july 1993):

                                                        Queen: 128,748
                                                        Queen 2: 135,588
                                                        Sheer Heart Attack: 125,816
                                                        A Night At The Opera: 353,286
                                                        A Day At The Races: 161,017
                                                        News Of The World: 102,567
                                                        Jazz: 85,956
                                                        Live Killers: 79,509
                                                        The Game: 78,576
                                                        Flash Gordon: 42,613
                                                        Greatest Hits 1: 1,994,263
                                                        Hot Space: 47,596
                                                        The Works: 95,596
                                                        A Kind Of Magic: 268,753
                                                        Live Magic: 173,358
                                                        The Miracle: 73,113
                                                        Queen At The Beeb: 49,835
                                                        Innuendo: 199,805
                                                        Greatest Hits 2: 1,837,607
                                                        Live At Wembley '86: 479,551
                                                        Greatest Hits I&II: 194,324
                                                        Made In Heaven: 1,400,859
                                                        Greatest Hits 3: 608,881
                                                        Platinum Collection: 1,770,840
                                                        Queen On Fire: 113,507
                                                        Return Of The Champions: 86,698
                                                        Queen Rock Montreal: 42,839

                                                        Total sales: 11,059,956

                                                        So Queen have sold at least 11,059,956 since that date.

                                                        Thanks to Jimmypage59 for this.

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                                                        • Some great figures there HUR!! Incredible how you find this information. Where are you from?

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                                                          • Originally posted by nucleardolphin
                                                            Some great figures there HUR!! Incredible how you find this information. Where are you from?
                                                            Thank you. Yes, very good numbers. Although their catalog sales are heavily dominated by their compilations, 8 of their studio albums have sold more than 100,000 copies (enough for a gold), apart from their "Live At Wembley '86" (enough for a platinum on catalog alone) and "Live Magic" (gold). Very solid.

                                                            Knowing how much they shipped since july 1992, we can take their certifications prior to that date and get a combined and confirmed total for the band. From BPI:

                                                            Queen - 100,000
                                                            Queen 2 - 100,000
                                                            Sheer Heart Attack - 300,000
                                                            A Night At The Opera - 300,000
                                                            A Day At The Races - 100,000
                                                            News Of The World - 100,000
                                                            Jazz - 100,000
                                                            Live Killers - 100,000
                                                            The Game - 100,000
                                                            Flash Gordon - 100,000
                                                            Greatest Hits 1 - 3,300,000
                                                            Hot Space - 100,000
                                                            The Works - 300,000
                                                            A Kind Of Magic - 600,000
                                                            Live Magic - 300,000
                                                            The Miracle - 300,000
                                                            Innuendo - 300,000
                                                            Greatest Hits 2 - 1,500,000*
                                                            Live At Wembley '86 - 100,000
                                                            Five Live EP - 400,000**

                                                            Total shipments - 8,600,000

                                                            *Big problem with this one. It was certified 5 times platinum (1,500,000) in june 1992 and went on to sell a further 1,837,607 from july 1992 to december 2008 (without counting any club sales during the secnd half of 1992 and the first half of the following year). This would mean 3,337,607 . However, it was certified 8 times platinum in early 2000 (2,400,000); and if we cut its sales since then, based on anual shipments figures, the minimum total is lower than the above figure of 3,337,607.
                                                            **It charted as a single, and was certified as such. However, in most countries, there was a single version and the mini-album called "Five Live EP", the former of which charted on the single charts and the other one on the albums charts. I do considere it as a mini-album, and therefore, I add it as part of their tally.

                                                            Anyway, combining their certifications before july 1992 (which add up 8,600,000) and their sales after that (which are 11,059,956) we get a minimum of 19,659,956.

                                                            But, obviously, most of their albums were certified withing days or months of going on sale and never updated by their record company. This meant that there are plenty of missing sales before 1992.

                                                            Their overall sales are over 24,000,000 in UK. Unbelievable success there.

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                                                            • The OCC gave 'Greatest Hits II', a (rounded), UK
                                                              Total, (since 1991), of 3,740,000, to January 3rd
                                                              this Year. (Inclusive of the Chart of 3rd January).
                                                              It will have sold a few thousand since then.

                                                              Zeus555

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