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  • In the UK album chart this week, now have full access to top 200 chart data

    109. (109) GREATEST HITS (Queen) (this has kept at the same position as over late Christmas/New Year but sales gone down alot in that week - all I know is that Mariah Carey at number 157 sold 3,040 copies so Queen must have sold over 4,000.

    187. (RE) THE COSMOS ROCKS (Queen + Paul Rodgers) A surprising re-entry
    I dont know how long this was in the top 200 after it dropped out of the top 100 due to the withdrawal of Chartsplus - hopefully should be getting the missing 6 weeks info. soon so should get full details..

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    • And "Greatest hits 1" has now re-entered at #44 in pop catalog charts of USA.

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      • Originally posted by HUR
        And "Greatest hits 1" has nw re-entered at #44 in pop catalog charts of USA.
        Lets hope it rises a bit HUR. Its been out of those charts all over Christmas. On another top 200 Pop Catalog Chart that are leaked occasionally, the We Will Rock You Edition was above the usual Hits collection - probably this is a reason why its not been doing as well lately - sales are being split between the 2 albums - I personally prefer the Original UK version to the 1992 US version...

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        • Originally posted by EdWood
          Originally posted by HUR
          And "Greatest hits 1" has nw re-entered at #44 in pop catalog charts of USA.
          Lets hope it rises a bit HUR. Its been out of those charts all over Christmas. On another top 200 Pop Catalog Chart that are leaked occasionally, the We Will Rock You Edition was above the usual Hits collection - probably this is a reason why its not been doing as well lately - sales are being split between the 2 albums - I personally prefer the Original UK version to the 1992 US version...
          True. I would like to see how much Queen sold in both UK and USA last year. A source promised me to give me the retail sales for "Platinum collection" and "Greatest hits 1" in UK during 2008. Hopefully, we will know just in case that Queen don´t make the annual musicweek issue. In USA, I think they sold 450,000 copies last year.

          My estimates for UK:
          -Greatest hits 1: 119,000
          -Platinum collection: 108,000
          -The cosmos rocks: 70,000
          -Greatest hits 2: 35,000+

          That makes it roughly 332,000 with these 4 releases. But I don´t think this will be enough to make the annual top 50.

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          • There is also catalogue sales from their 15 studio albums and sales from several live albums to add on HUR - you said earlier that Queen Rock Montreal sold about 15,000 last year??

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            • Originally posted by EdWood
              There is also catalogue sales from their 15 studio albums and sales from several live albums to add on HUR - you said earlier that Queen Rock Montreal sold about 15,000 last year??
              Yes, but that was their DVD. It has now sold at least 71,000 copies in UK. The album probably sold 5,000-10,000 copies.

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              • I was wondering if anyone knew how many copies of 'The complete works' by Queen were pressed worldwide. It was a vinyl boxset of all their studio albums up until 'The works', and was released in 1985. Thanks.

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                • ARGENTINA
                  dvd monthly shipments chart - december

                  5 Rock Montreal
                  (QUEEN)

                  16 Rock MontreaL... And Live Aid
                  (QUEEN)
                  Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                  • Originally posted by HUR
                    My estimates for UK:
                    -Greatest hits 1: 119,000
                    -Platinum collection: 108,000
                    -The cosmos rocks: 70,000
                    -Greatest hits 2: 35,000+
                    Well DOne, Great analysis, you are the best.

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                    • Originally posted by nelson
                      Originally posted by HUR
                      My estimates for UK:
                      -Greatest hits 1: 119,000
                      -Platinum collection: 108,000
                      -The cosmos rocks: 70,000
                      -Greatest hits 2: 35,000+
                      Well DOne, Great analysis, you are the best.
                      Thank you, Nelson.

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                      • Gfk figures (=French HDD) of Queen. French sales 2003-2008 :

                        Platinum Collection 264323
                        Greatest Hits 54422
                        Greatest Hits II 41331
                        Live At Wembley 86 38243
                        On Fire 34750
                        A Night At The Opera 22219
                        Greatest Hits III 17064
                        News Of The World 15517
                        Rock Montreal 12509
                        Return Of The Champions 12459
                        Live Magic 12099
                        Innuendo 10188
                        Kind Of Magic 9933
                        Made In Heaven 8731
                        The Cosmos Rocks 7226
                        A Day At Races 6726
                        Live Killers 5439
                        Jazz 4762
                        Queen I 4680
                        Queen II 4597
                        Miracle 4481
                        The Game 4413
                        Works 3410
                        Sheer Heart Attack 3241
                        Hot Space 2623
                        A Day At Races/A Night At The Opera 1189
                        At BBC 484
                        Five Live 414
                        Flash 165
                        Maximum Queen 126
                        Classic Queen 78
                        Rocks 74
                        Crown Jewels 55

                        Good figures for PC. The rest to be honest is disappointing, except their Live albums. ANATO sold only 22k and still their biggest studio album, Innuendo is third with just 10k in 6 years.

                        Their catalog as a whole still sold 607k during those 6 years, slighty over 100k per year.
                        25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                        • some info about Queen from the UK end of year charts from 2008...

                          Queen were the 46th best selling singles artists with total singles sales of 295,316. The biggest seller was Don't Stop Me Now which was the 135th best selling single of 2008 (with sales of about 75,000). They were the 47th best selling albums artist with total album sales of 363,830. Biggest selling album was Greatest Hits, number 135 for the year (sales about 120,000), with GH I,II and III at number 149 (sales at about 105,000).

                          The sales for Don't Stop Me Now and the two Greatest Hits collections are "guesstimates" but are within 5,000 sales of actual sales figures.

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                          • Originally posted by MJDangerous
                            Gfk figures (=French HDD) of Queen. French sales 2003-2008 :

                            Platinum Collection 264323
                            Greatest Hits 54422
                            Greatest Hits II 41331
                            Live At Wembley 86 38243
                            On Fire 34750
                            A Night At The Opera 22219
                            Greatest Hits III 17064
                            News Of The World 15517
                            Rock Montreal 12509
                            Return Of The Champions 12459
                            Live Magic 12099
                            Innuendo 10188
                            Kind Of Magic 9933
                            Made In Heaven 8731
                            The Cosmos Rocks 7226
                            A Day At Races 6726
                            Live Killers 5439
                            Jazz 4762
                            Queen I 4680
                            Queen II 4597
                            Miracle 4481
                            The Game 4413
                            Works 3410
                            Sheer Heart Attack 3241
                            Hot Space 2623
                            A Day At Races/A Night At The Opera 1189
                            At BBC 484
                            Five Live 414
                            Flash 165
                            Maximum Queen 126
                            Classic Queen 78
                            Rocks 74
                            Crown Jewels 55

                            Good figures for PC. The rest to be honest is disappointing, except their Live albums. ANATO sold only 22k and still their biggest studio album, Innuendo is third with just 10k in 6 years.

                            Their catalog as a whole still sold 607k during those 6 years, slighty over 100k per year.
                            Wow thank you, MJDangerous. Great figures. I think their figures may tend to be slighty lower according to this source than those provided by IFOP. For example, "Platinum collection" was certified double gold for sales of 200,000 in 2004 (in november), and continued to do well over 2005 (selling 47,000 copies). With further catalog sales, I thought the box set was more likely at around 300,000 copies by now.

                            Still, are you disappointed?. I was expecting even less for some albums. This means they sold an estimated 541,437 on catalog if we remove albums released after 2003.

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                            • Originally posted by Robbie
                              some info about Queen from the UK end of year charts from 2008...

                              Queen were the 46th best selling singles artists with total singles sales of 295,316. The biggest seller was Don't Stop Me Now which was the 135th best selling single of 2008 (with sales of about 75,000). They were the 47th best selling albums artist with total album sales of 363,830. Biggest selling album was Greatest Hits, number 135 for the year (sales about 130,000), with GH I,II and III at number 149 (sales at about 105,000).

                              The sales for Don't Stop Me Now and the two Greatest Hits collections are "guesstimates" but are within 5,000 sales of actual sales figures.
                              Thank you, Robbie. Wonderful information, very valuable.

                              I think, although not completely sure, that there is a slight chance that their new album (released under the moniker "Q+PR") may have been excluded from their totals. I mean, according to your guessed figures, their two lead compilations ("Greatest hits 1" and "Platinum collection") sold abut 245,000 copies combined. This means that when we add "Greatest hits 2" (which did fairly well over the last quarter in the top 200 and the catalog chrts) and "The cosmos rocks", we get roughly 350,000 copies.

                              I know their catalog sales are down, but I find hard to believe they sold only a mere 13,000 copies with all of their other albums put together.

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                              • Originally posted by HUR
                                Originally posted by Robbie
                                some info about Queen from the UK end of year charts from 2008...

                                Queen were the 46th best selling singles artists with total singles sales of 295,316. The biggest seller was Don't Stop Me Now which was the 135th best selling single of 2008 (with sales of about 75,000). They were the 47th best selling albums artist with total album sales of 363,830. Biggest selling album was Greatest Hits, number 135 for the year (sales about 130,000), with GH I,II and III at number 149 (sales at about 105,000).

                                The sales for Don't Stop Me Now and the two Greatest Hits collections are "guesstimates" but are within 5,000 sales of actual sales figures.
                                Thank you, Robbie. Wonderful information, very valuable.

                                I think, although not completely sure, that there is a slight chance that their new album (released under the moniker "Q+PR") may have been excluded from their totals. I mean, according to your guessed figures, their two lead compilations ("Greatest hits 1" and "Platinum collection") sold abut 245,000 copies combined. This means that when we add "Greatest hits 2" (which did fairly well over the last quarter in the top 200 and the catalog chrts) and "The cosmos rocks", we get roughly 350,000 copies.

                                I know their catalog sales are down, but i find hard to believe they sold only a mere 13,000 copies with all of their other albums put together.
                                Their other albums are now quite hard to find, I've never seen them on sale for quite some time.

                                I've sent you a PM about other Queen info...

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                                • Originally posted by Robbie
                                  Originally posted by HUR
                                  Originally posted by Robbie
                                  some info about Queen from the UK end of year charts from 2008...

                                  Queen were the 46th best selling singles artists with total singles sales of 295,316. The biggest seller was Don't Stop Me Now which was the 135th best selling single of 2008 (with sales of about 75,000). They were the 47th best selling albums artist with total album sales of 363,830. Biggest selling album was Greatest Hits, number 135 for the year (sales about 130,000), with GH I,II and III at number 149 (sales at about 105,000).

                                  The sales for Don't Stop Me Now and the two Greatest Hits collections are "guesstimates" but are within 5,000 sales of actual sales figures.
                                  Thank you, Robbie. Wonderful information, very valuable.

                                  I think, although not completely sure, that there is a slight chance that their new album (released under the moniker "Q+PR") may have been excluded from their totals. I mean, according to your guessed figures, their two lead compilations ("Greatest hits 1" and "Platinum collection") sold abut 245,000 copies combined. This means that when we add "Greatest hits 2" (which did fairly well over the last quarter in the top 200 and the catalog chrts) and "The cosmos rocks", we get roughly 350,000 copies.

                                  I know their catalog sales are down, but i find hard to believe they sold only a mere 13,000 copies with all of their other albums put together.
                                  Their other albums are now quite hard to find, I've never seen them on sale for quite some time.

                                  I've sent you a PM about other Queen info...
                                  I think that the fact their songs sell so well on digital format as individual tracks may also affect their catalog sales, as they are sometimes regarded as a "singles band".

                                  Thank you, Robbie.

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                                  • Originally posted by Robbie
                                    I've sent you a PM about other Queen info...
                                    WTF??? We also want to know about Queen everything you know:}
                                    Queen rulez

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                                    • On the year-end DVD charts in Italy (FIMI):

                                      #8 - Live at wembley ´86
                                      #11 - Quen rock montreal

                                      I estimated around 115,000 copies for "Live at wmebley ´86" and 25,000 for "Queen rock montreal".

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                                      • Originally posted by HUR
                                        On the year-end DVD charts in Italy (FIMI):

                                        #8 - Live at wembley ´86
                                        #11 - Quen rock montreal

                                        I estimated around 115,000 copies for "Live at wmebley ´86" and 25,000 for "Queen rock montreal".
                                        Well done, very good estimations, I love this thread.

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                                        • Well Nelson, I know you are making fun of me, but what´s wrong with those totals estimated?. They looked fine and are as accurate as they can be.

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                                          • Originally posted by HUR
                                            Still, are you disappointed?. I was expecting even less for some albums. This means they sold an estimated 541,437 on catalog if we remove albums released after 2003.
                                            That's not bad but I was expecting much more to be honest. I have only check full sales of Jackson/Madonna/Queen up to now, and comparing to Jackson for example is kinda shocking. 'Thriller' sold more than PC, Bad/Dangerous/Off The Wall sold respectively as much as GH/GHII/LAW86, Invincible, History CD1 or History 2CD would have been all their biggest studio catalog album if they were a Queen album and even Blood On The Dancefloor would have been their second biggest.
                                            That is without even checking his compilations sold in that time, which sold almost 600k together and canabalized a lot of his sales. I was expecting sales in the 50-5k range rather than 22-3k.

                                            That said, when I see the biggest Beatles studio album at 30K, it isn't bad. Even if the Beatles sold loads of compilations.
                                            25 June 2009, the day the Music died

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                                            • Yes, in that aspect, it is true. Specially, seen as their catalog raised a lot in other countries like Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK.

                                              But still, comparatively speaking, France was never their biggest market, and they were still able to sell as much as acts like Elvis Presley or Phil Collins, and more than Abba, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and many more in terms of overall total sales.

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                                              • Originally posted by HUR
                                                Well Nelson, I know you are making fun of me, but what´s wrong with those totals estimated?. They looked fine and are as accurate as they can be.
                                                You are wrong.

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                                                • Total DVDs shipments in UK:

                                                  The Freddie Mercury tribute concert - 45,473
                                                  Greatest video hits 1 - 190,413
                                                  Made in heaven - The films - 11,360
                                                  Live at wembley ´86 - 322,167
                                                  Greatest video hits 2 - 148,935
                                                  Queen on fire - 160,199
                                                  Return of the champions - 83,597
                                                  A night at the opera - 6,915
                                                  Queen rock Montreal - 71,290

                                                  Total: 1,040,349

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                                                  • Originally posted by HUR
                                                    Total DVDs shipments in UK:

                                                    The Freddie Mercury tribute concert - 45,473
                                                    Greatest video hits 1 - 190,413
                                                    Made in heaven - The films - 11,360
                                                    Live at wembley ´86 - 322,167
                                                    Greatest video hits 2 - 148,935
                                                    Queen on fire - 160,199
                                                    Return of the champions - 83,597
                                                    A night at the opera - 6,915
                                                    Queen rock Montreal - 71,290

                                                    Total: 1,040,349
                                                    Where did you get these figures from?

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