Album artist 16 - Queen

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Queen Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Queen. A list of songs by Queen can be found here. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

The classic line up was Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Queen Queen's Greatest Hits I 1981 UK 1 - Nov 1981 (492 weeks), Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1981, Germany 1 - Nov 1981 (64 weeks), Austria 1 - Dec 1981 (14 months), New Zealand 1 for 5 - Nov 1981, UK all time album 1 (1981), UK 1 of all time (5.4 M claimed) (1981), US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2006), UK 11 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1992), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1982), BEA 7 of 1981, Billboard 11 - Nov 1981 (261 weeks), Norway 21 - Nov 1981 (20 weeks), Australia (Kent) 23 of 1982 (peak 2), US Longest Running Album 31 1981 (219 weeks), Worldwide 33 - 18 M, US BB 48 of 1981, Global 51 - 17 M claimed, US CashBox 76 of 1982, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1981)
2 Queen A Night At The Opera 1975 UK 1 - Dec 1975 (50 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1976, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Mar 1976, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), US 70s 3 - Mar 1976 (3 months), Billboard 4 - Dec 1975 (56 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Norway 4 - Dec 1975 (20 weeks), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1976 (peak 1), BEA 4 of 1975, Radio Caroline 5 (1975), US CashBox 9 of 1976, Austria 9 - Mar 1976 (1 month), UK Radio2 9, Sweden 10 - Dec 1975 (18 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 11 of all time, Channel4 13, US BB 23 of 1976, Fox101 34, RS Reader's 82, France (InfoDisc) 88 of 1976 (peak 16, 4 weeks), Belgium 89 of all time (1975), Virgin 96, DMDB 98, WTMD 120, Defin200 152 (1975), WXPN 164 (1975), Acclaimed 167 (1975), Rolling Stone 230, RYM 4 of 1975, AVrev 65, Xgau rating B- (1975)
3 Queen Made In Heaven 1995 UK 1 - Nov 1995 (28 weeks), Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Dec 1995, Germany 1 - Nov 1995 (20 weeks), Europe num 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1995, Austria 1 - Nov 1995 (6 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1995 (29 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1995 (9 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 - Nov 1995, UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1997), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), Europe 5 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), Norway 2 - Nov 1995 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1996), Italy 8 of 1995, France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1995 (peak 2, 38 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 42 of 1995, Billboard 58 - Nov 1995 (11 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Radio Caroline 285 (1995)
4 Queen Greatest Hits II 1991 UK 1 - Nov 1991 (112 weeks), Europe num 1 for 12 weeks - Jan 1992, Switzerland 1 - Nov 1991 (55 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 4 - Dec 1991, UK 8 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 2000), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Argentina Diamond (1991), Germany 2 - Nov 1991 (60 weeks), Austria 2 - Nov 1991 (14 months), Sweden 2 - Dec 1991 (51 weeks), Italy 2 of 1992, Norway 4 - Dec 1991 (21 weeks), UK 7 of all time (3.6 M claimed) (1991), UK all time album 10 (1991), Australia (ARIA) 11 of 1992, Finland 17 of all time (claimed 137,309) (1991), France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1991 (peak 1, 32 weeks), Worldwide 75 - 13 M, Global 96 - 11 M claimed
5 Queen The Game 1980 UK 1 - Jul 1980 (18 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1980 (43 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (21 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1980, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1980, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), Germany 2 - Jul 1980 (14 weeks), Norway 2 - Jul 1980 (17 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1980), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), US CashBox 5 of 1980, Austria 5 - Aug 1980 (8 months), US BB 6 of 1980, Sweden 7 - Jul 1980 (12 weeks), Italy 40 of 1980, Holland free40 68 of 1980, Fox101 86, RYM 95 of 1980
6 Queen News Of The World 1977 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), Billboard 3 - Nov 1977 (37 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), UK 4 - Nov 1977 (20 weeks), US 70s 4 - Jan 1978 (3 months), Norway 4 - Nov 1977 (20 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1977), Austria 9 - Dec 1977 (7 months), Sweden 9 - Nov 1977 (14 weeks), US BB 12 of 1978, US CashBox 13 of 1978, Germany 13 - May 1978 (12 weeks), Holland free40 28 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 33 of 1978 (peak 1, 54 weeks), Global 164 - 6 M claimed, WTMD 737, WXPN 879 (1977), RYM 84 of 1977, Xgau rating C (1977)
7 Queen The Miracle 1989 UK 1 - Jun 1989 (32 weeks), Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1989, Germany 1 - Jun 1989 (21 weeks), Europe num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1989, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1989 (22 weeks), Norway 2 - Jun 1989 (17 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1989), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), Austria 3 - Jul 1989 (7 months), Sweden 6 - May 1989 (16 weeks), Italy 15 of 1989, Holland free40 20 of 1989, Billboard 24 - Jun 1989 (14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 61 of 1989 (peak 11, 18 weeks)
8 Queen Jazz 1978 UK 2 - Nov 1978 (27 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Germany 5 - Dec 1978 (13 weeks), Billboard 6 - Dec 1978 (18 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Norway 6 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), Sweden 6 - Dec 1978 (14 weeks), Austria 8 - Dec 1978 (7 months), US 70s 9 - Dec 1978 (2 months), Holland free40 41 of 1978, US BB 51 of 1979, US CashBox 57 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 68 of 1978 (peak 7, 46 weeks), Radio Caroline 130 (1978), RYM 104 of 1978, Xgau rating C+ (1978)
9 Queen Innuendo 1991 UK 1 - Feb 1991 (37 weeks), Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1991, Germany 1 - Feb 1991 (14 weeks), Europe num 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1991, Switzerland 1 - Feb 1991 (36 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1991), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), Austria 3 - Feb 1991 (5 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1991), Holland free40 7 of 1991, Norway 8 - Feb 1991 (5 weeks), Sweden 9 - Feb 1991 (10 weeks), Italy 9 of 1991, Billboard 30 - Feb 1991 (17 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1991 (peak 9, 38 weeks), UK Radio2 94, RYM 68 of 1991
10 Queen A Kind Of Magic 1986 UK 1 - Jun 1986 (63 weeks), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1986), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), Austria 3 - Jun 1986 (6 months), Germany 4 - Jun 1986 (49 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Jun 1986 (19 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), Norway 5 - Jun 1986 (12 weeks), Sweden 9 - Jun 1986 (11 weeks), Holland free40 15 of 1986, France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1986 (peak 6, 17 weeks), UK Radio2 42, Billboard 46 - Jul 1986 (12 weeks), Italy 62 of 1986, Radio Caroline 146 (1986), RYM 136 of 1986
11 Queen A Day At The Races 1977 UK 1 - Dec 1976 (24 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), Norway 3 - Jan 1977 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1976), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Billboard 5 - Jan 1977 (19 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Feb 1977 (1 month), Austria 8 - Jan 1977 (3 months), Sweden 8 - Dec 1976 (14 weeks), US BB 55 of 1977, US CashBox 58 of 1977, UK Radio2 67, WTMD 565, RYM 56 of 1976
12 Queen The Works 1984 UK 2 - Mar 1984 (93 weeks), Austria 2 - Apr 1984 (10 months), Norway 2 - Mar 1984 (10 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1984), Germany 3 - Mar 1984 (18 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Mar 1984 (32 weeks), Sweden 3 - Mar 1984 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1984), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), France (InfoDisc) 21 of 1984 (peak 14, 36 weeks), Billboard 23 - Mar 1984 (20 weeks), Italy 37 of 1984, Holland free40 57 of 1984, US CashBox 85 of 1984, RYM 159 of 1984
13 Queen The Platinum Collection - Greatest Hits I, II & III 2002 UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 2003), Europe 3 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2005), UK 2 - Nov 2000 (137 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 2003 (22 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2005), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 2004), Sweden 4 - Jan 2007 (9 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2004), Italy 9 of 2002, France (InfoDisc) 30 of 2000 (peak 13, 48 weeks), Austria 34 - Mar 2003 (1 month), Billboard 48 - Oct 2002 (46 weeks), Switzerland 91 - Nov 2006 (4 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 98 of 2003
14 Queen Hot Space 1982 Austria 2 - Jun 1982 (3 months), Norway 3 - May 1982 (11 weeks), UK 4 - May 1982 (19 weeks), Sweden 4 - May 1982 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1982), Germany 5 - May 1982 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1982 (peak 7, 68 weeks), Billboard 22 - May 1982 (21 weeks), US CashBox 51 of 1982, Italy 54 of 1982, Holland free40 93 of 1982
15 Queen Live At Wembley '86 1992 UK 2 - Jun 1992 (37 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1992), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2003), Austria 6 - Jul 1992 (4 months), Switzerland 6 - Jun 1992 (13 weeks), Italy 8 of 1992, France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1992 (peak 2, 41 weeks), Sweden 29 - Jun 1992 (8 weeks), Billboard 53 - Jun 1992 (15 weeks), RYM 28 of 1992
16 Queen Live Killers 1979 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), UK 3 - Jul 1979 (28 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1979 (4 months), Germany 4 - Jul 1979 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), Norway 10 - Jul 1979 (7 weeks), Sweden 15 - Jul 1979 (8 weeks), Billboard 16 - Jul 1979 (14 weeks), Switzerland 34 - Jan 1992 (2 weeks), US CashBox 89 of 1979, RYM 57 of 1979
17 Queen Sheer Heart Attack 1974 UK 2 - Nov 1974 (47 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1975), BEA 6 of 1974, Norway 9 - Dec 1974 (21 weeks), Billboard 12 - Dec 1974 (32 weeks), US CashBox 61 of 1975, US BB 82 of 1975, Acclaimed 1042 (1974), RYM 33 of 1974
18 Queen Classic Queen 1992 Canada 1 for 13 weeks - 1992, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), Billboard 4 - Mar 1992 (68 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US BB 20 of 1992, US CashBox 22 of 1992
19 Queen Flash Gordon 1981 Germany 2 - Feb 1981 (21 weeks), Austria 3 - Feb 1981 (6 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), UK 10 - Dec 1980 (15 weeks), Billboard 23 - Dec 1980 (15 weeks), Norway 25 - Jan 1981 (7 weeks), Sweden 29 - Mar 1981 (2 weeks), Italy 58 of 1981
20 Queen Queen II 1974 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1975), UK 5 - Mar 1974 (30 weeks), BEA 8 of 1974, Norway 19 - May 1974 (2 weeks), Billboard 49 - May 1974 (13 weeks), Radio Caroline 107 (1974), WXPN 763 (1974), RYM 52 of 1974, Xgau rating C- (1974)
21 Queen Greatest Hits III 1999 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1999), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1999), Austria 4 - Dec 1999 (3 months), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1999 (9 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1999), UK 5 - Nov 1999 (12 weeks), Germany 5 - Nov 1999 (6 weeks), Norway 5 - Nov 1999 (15 weeks), Sweden 19 - Nov 1999 (6 weeks), Italy 34 of 1999
22 Queen Queen's Greatest Hits (reworked) 1992 Switzerland 5 - Jan 1992 (40 weeks), UK 7 - Dec 1991 (4 weeks), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Australia (ARIA) 16 of 1992, Sweden 21 - Mar 1992 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 82 of 1992 (peak 5, 8 weeks), Italy 93 of 1992
23 Queen Live Magic 1987 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1987), UK 3 - Dec 1986 (43 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1992), Germany 15 - Jan 1987 (4 weeks), Switzerland 26 - Jan 1987 (1 week), Austria 27 - Jan 1987 (2 months)
24 Queen Queen 1973 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1977), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1976), UK 24 - Mar 1974 (19 weeks), Billboard 83 - Nov 1973 (22 weeks), WTMD 596, RYM 149 of 1973
25 Queen Absolute Greatest 2009 UK 3 - Nov 2009 (39 weeks), Sweden 5 - Nov 2009 (5 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 2009 (5 weeks), Austria 10 - Nov 2009 (1 month), Switzerland 15 - Nov 2009 (4 weeks)
26 Queen Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl 2004 Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2005), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 2004), Germany 10 - Nov 2004 (2 weeks), UK 20 - Nov 2004 (4 weeks), Austria 23 - Nov 2004 (3 months), RYM 140 of 2004
27 Queen The Lace Which Becomes Gorgeous 1977 Japan 1 for 1 week - Jan 1977
28 Queen Very Best Of Queen 2004 Japan 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 2004
29 Queen Queen Rocks 1997 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1998), UK 7 - Nov 1997 (12 weeks), Germany 12 - Nov 1997 (2 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Nov 1997 (8 weeks), Austria 24 - Nov 1997 (3 months)
30 Queen Greatest Hits Volume I & II 1994 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), Austria 34 - Jan 1995 (1 month)
31 Queen Rock Montreal 2007 UK 20 - Nov 2007 (4 weeks), Switzerland 27 - Nov 2007 (8 weeks)
32 Queen Queen at the Beeb 1989 UK 67 - Dec 1989 (1 week), RYM 82 of 1989
33 Queen Stone Cold Classics 2006 Billboard 45 - Apr 2006 (11 weeks)
34 Queen Forever 2014 Billboard 38 - Nov 2014 (2 weeks)
35 Queen Live At The Rainbow '74 - Sold Out 2014 Billboard 66 - Sep 2014 (2 weeks)
36 Queen Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You 2004 Billboard 42 - Sep 2004 (52 weeks)
37 Queen Deep Cuts - Vol 1 - 1973-1976 2011 UK 92 - Jun 2011 (1 week)
38 Queen The Best Of, Vol. 1 1997 France (InfoDisc) 83 of 1997 (peak 3, 12 weeks)

In addition to the above listed albums Queen also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Queen & Paul Rodgers The Cosmos Rocks 2008 Germany 4 - Sep 2008 (2 weeks), UK 5 - Sep 2008 (6 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Sep 2008 (7 weeks), Austria 20 - Oct 2008 (1 month), Sweden 24 - Sep 2008 (3 weeks), Norway 31 - Sep 2008 (1 week), Billboard 47 - Nov 2008 (2 weeks)
2 George Michael & Queen & Lisa Stansfield Five Live 1993 Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Austria 5 - Jun 1993 (5 months), Switzerland 6 - May 1993 (18 weeks), Germany 8 - May 1993 (11 weeks), Norway 19 - May 1993 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1993 (peak 12, 25 weeks), Italy 44 of 1993, Billboard 46 - May 1993 (15 weeks)
3 Queen & Paul Rodgers Return Of The Champions 2005 UK 12 - Oct 2005 (4 weeks), Germany 13 - Oct 2005 (1 week), Austria 34 - Oct 2005 (1 month), Billboard 84 - Oct 2005 (1 week)
4 Queen & Paul Rodgers Live In Ukraine 2009 Billboard 111 - Sep 2009 (1 week)

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27 Sep 2016

(2) Double Listings

#2 & #31 are the same (Greatest Hits I). Also #16 & #33 (Live At Wembley '86).

Data fixed, thanks


18 Jan 2015

Double Listing - Greatest Hits (I)

#2 & #18 are the same. Also #34 & #36 are the same (Queen At the Beeb).

Data fixed, thanks


16 Feb 2013

News Of The World

Hello,

Where was News Of The World claimed to have sold 6 million worldwide? I'm asking because I read in article (from December 1978) stating that same number but I lost track of it and I'm a big fan who collects their sales information. Do you have any article?

We don't trust claimed sales numbers (even our own).

This particular claim originally came from Wikipedia (before they removed it), given that the album went 4XPlatinum in the US (which is 4 million sales) and was also Platinum in Germany 6 million is reasonable (even a bit low)


25 Dec 2011

Queen

I guess, that album 6 is the same as 19 & 21

It is hard to sort out the various "Queen Greatest Hits I" albums. We agree with you that having an album called "Greatest Hits" is not appropriate for them, and we have no tried to fix that (thanks for pointing it out).

However there are at least two distinct "Greatest Hits I", the one released in 1981 and the one released in 1992 (we know this both because some charts have both albums and because one of us has both albums)

We have attempted to sort out the confusion (but we're sure that not all the issues have be addressed). If you want more details we would suggest looking at MusicBrainz or Discogs.