QUEEN‘s best-of collection “Greatest Hits” has been named the biggest-selling album of all time in Britain, as compiled by the Official Charts Company.
The 1981 compilation stands alone as the first and only record to have passed the six-million sales mark (its tally currently stands at 6.1 million) in the U.K. It dwarfs ABBA‘s “Gold: Greatest Hits” in second spot, which has sold 5.2 million copies. QUEEN‘s “Greatest Hits II” also makes it into the Top 10 at No. 10 with almost 4 million albums sold.
QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor added: “Incredible… marvelous… humbling… Thank you… I feel good!”
Other albums that feature in the 60 biggest sellers countdown to mark the Official Charts’ 60th birthday include THE BEATLES‘ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at No. 3 (5.1 million sales), PINK FLOYD‘s “The Dark Side Of The Moon” at No.7 (4.42 million sales) and DIRE STRAITS‘ “Brothers In Arms” at No. 8 (4.41 million sales).
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