Queen sets milestone for British act on Official Albums Chart

Queen’s greatest hits has reached the 1,000-week milestone on the official album chart.

Queen has risen one spot to number 18 this week and is now the first UK act and third act overall to reach 1,000 weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 100 with an album after the collection of Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend (1032 weeks) and the original record setter, ABBAs Gold – Greatest Hits (1048 weeks).

Originally released in 1981, greatest hits peaked at number 1 on the Official Albums Chart and would remain at the top for 4 weeks. The track listing features the best-known songs from Freddy Mercury and co.’s first decade or so as a band, with classics such as Bohemian Rhapsody Killer Queen and Someone to love. Discover the full history of Queen’s Official Charts here

Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company, said of Queen’s achievement: “What an incredible achievement by Queen, to become the first UK act to hit the Official Albums Chart for 1000 weeks with their Greatest Hits, a total that amounts to more than 19 years solid – and fittingly as that should hit this record-breaking milestone in the week of Queen Elizabeth’s platinum anniversary.”

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