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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yesterday i got a mail from queenonline. an articel from the coming gigs in us. they wrote that queen sold 30 million records in us. since their beginning. do you think the number is true? isn't it more? i mean, they sold only in germany almost 18 million albums. i can't believe that...


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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHy ask us. Reply to the email and ask for proof if it's that important to you.

Can you prove the German 18 million figure?

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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Three words:

Count them, idiot!


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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

when queen played in frankfurt 3 month ago, there was a big report about the band on the radio. and the moderator just mentioned that they sold almost 18 million records just in germany.

no, its not very important. the states are such a big country, so its just a little bit strange for me that they sold "only" 30 million records in the united states. that's all.


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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@ rick:

problems sucker??


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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They have relatively more fans in Germany then in the U.S.

And no, you?


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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen I 500,000
SHA 500,000
ANATO 3,000,000
ADAtR 1,000,000
NOTW 4,000,000
Jazz 1,000,000
LK 2,000,000
The Game 4,000,000
FG 500,000
GH(Elektra) 1,000,000
HS 500,000
The Works 500,000
AKoM 500,000
Innuendo 500,000
Classic 3,000,000
LaW'86 1,000,000
GH(Hollywood) 7,000,000
MiH 500,000
GH I and II 1,000,000
Platinum Col 1,000,000

Queen have actually sold 33 million albums in the US. Greatest Hits I and II was certified Platinum in 2000.


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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its amazing how many times they sold exactly 500,000 copies of each record! You guys dont know dick


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Posted: 27 Jul 05, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i understand your doubt neodave......and i admire the data you´ve got nowtmeddle....anyway selling 30 million anywhere is a great achivement.....there are many bands that edit few albums which have great sells and th think they are the best...or the one hit wonder.......Queen Rocks

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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 00:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm afraid I'm to blame for some of those sales. I've bought most of the Hollywood versions multiple times.

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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 02:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

marcio17@queenzone.com wrote:

i understand your doubt neodave......and i admire the data you´ve got nowtmeddle....anyway selling 30 million anywhere is a great achivement.....there are many bands that edit few albums which have great sells and th think they are the best...or the one hit wonder.......Queen Rocks


Top 10 Best Selling British Bands ever in the US
1) The Beatles 168.5 Million
2) Led Zeppelin 107.5 Million
3) Pink Floyd 73.5 Million(should now be 76 Million as Dark Side of the Moon needs re-certification as DSotM has sold close to 3 million since 2002)
4) The Rolling Stones 64.5 Million
5) Queen and Def Leppard(tie) 33 Million each
6) The Police 22 Million
7) Genesis 21.5 Million
8) The Who 20 Million
9) Bad Company and Dire Straits(tie) 15.5 Million
10) Black Sabbath 15 Million


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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I'm afraid I'm to blame for some of those sales. I've bought most of the Hollywood versions multiple times.


lol


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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NOTWMEDDLE wrote:

marcio17@queenzone.com wrote:

i understand your doubt neodave......and i admire the data you´ve got nowtmeddle....anyway selling 30 million anywhere is a great achivement.....there are many bands that edit few albums which have great sells and th think they are the best...or the one hit wonder.......Queen Rocks


Top 10 Best Selling British Bands ever in the US
1) The Beatles 168.5 Million
2) Led Zeppelin 107.5 Million
3) Pink Floyd 73.5 Million(should now be 76 Million as Dark Side of the Moon needs re-certification as DSotM has sold close to 3 million since 2002)
4) The Rolling Stones 64.5 Million
5) Queen and Def Leppard(tie) 33 Million each
6) The Police 22 Million
7) Genesis 21.5 Million
8) The Who 20 Million
9) Bad Company and Dire Straits(tie) 15.5 Million
10) Black Sabbath 15 Million



Would have thought U2 would be on this list. They have been massive in the states since 1987.


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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's Bollocks. ACDC have sold 12 Million copies of Back In Black, and must have cleared 3 Million of everything else.



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Posted: 28 Jul 05, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, you said British.



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Posted: 29 Jul 05, 00:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen 2 wasnt released in US. It has never sold a copy here.

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Posted: 29 Jul 05, 02:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

groover wrote:

Queen 2 wasnt released in US. It has never sold a copy here.


LOL! I guess my vinyl copy when I was 10 years old was just a figment of my imagination. I even imagined it into having an Elektra label.

And then there's the 1991 Hollywood version I bought at least twice.

Yeah, I can pretty much vouch for it selling 3 copies here.

So here's the corrected figures:


QUEEN II 3