Freddie Mercury: Queen’s Greatest Hits makes chart history almost 40 years ...

Freddie Mercury’s band Queen has produced some incredible rock albums over the years from A Day at the Races to The Game. But in 1981, Queen’s Greatest Hits was released for the first time. The album includes such iconic tracks from the band’s first decade as Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and Don’t Stop Me Now.

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To date, Queen’s Greatest Hits is the best-selling album of all time in the UK with 25 million units sold.

And now for the first time, almost 40 years after its original release, the Freddie Mercury-led record has hit the Billboard 200’s Top 10 in the US.

Queen’s Greatest Hits skyrocketed up from No 36 to No 8 after 412 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.

The compilation record’s previous peak was No 11, which was hit back in 1992.

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Queen’s Greatest Hits, which is a 9X Platinum-selling collection, also impressively took No 1 on Billboard’s Vinyl Albums Chart.

Just 11 albums have taken 10 years or more to break into the Billboard 200’s Top 10.

Only one album beat Queen’s Greatest Hits’ 39 years and one month after release record.

And it was Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song, which took 55 years to enter the Billboard 200’s Top

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