Monday, April 9, 2012

Queen top UK’s best-selling albums of all time

Queen are the kings of the best-selling albums of all time in the UK.

The BBC reports Queen's “Greatest Hits” tops a new list of the country’s biggest-selling albums, with lifetime sales of 5.8 million copies.

Its nearest rival is The Beatles' “Sgt Pepper” album, with sales of 5 million, followed by Abba’s “Gold” with 4.9 million.

The top 40 chart has been compiled for the BBC by the Official Charts Company, and will be revealed in full on BBC Radio 2 by DJ Tony Blackburn on Monday.

Only four acts - Queen, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Coldplay - are successful enough to make it into the countdown twice.

And the most recent album is Adele's "21," which sits at number six just 15 months after its release in January 2011.

British artists are the most heavily-represented, representing 23 of the 40 albums. America trails behind with nine albums, followed by Ireland with three, and Canada with two.

UK's top 10 best-selling albums

01 - Queen“Greatest Hits”
02 - The Beatles“Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”
03 - Abba“Gold”
04 - Oasis“What's The Story Morning Glory”
05 - Michael Jackson“Thriller”
06 - Adele“21”
07 - Dire Straits“Brothers In Arms”
08 - Pink Floyd“Dark Side Of The Moon”
09 - Michael Jackson“Bad”
10 - Queen“Greatest Hits II”

Source: Official Charts Company

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