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Posted: 16 Oct 05, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To Queen fans,

Does anyone have any good data/documentation of how many albums Queen have actually sold? I ask this, since I noticed that they seemed to be somewhat low on a list of highest selling artists published on wikipedia. I believe that this list is only very approximate. They have the number of Queen album sales at 80 million worldwide. However, the estimate is based an extrapolation based on US record sales. Well, we all know that Queen were anomalously less popular in the US than in other countries, so I wonder if this approach is valid for a band like Queen. If anyone knows of a better estimate, I would be interested. Maybe we could also post this estimate to the Wikipedia site. I did remember reading that their sales worldwide sales were around 200 million at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Again, I do not know the source for this.

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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

About 160 million I guess

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Posted: 17 Oct 05, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard 150 millions ten years ago...

Nobody seems to know really


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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More than anyone else that's for sure.

Beatles is the biggest album seller!!!


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not sure as to the exact figure, but I've got about 20 of them.

Hope this helps with the calculations.


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, let's see. One, two, three, four............


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All Queens People wrote:

More than anyone else that's for sure.


Even ABBA have sold more that Queen!!

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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i heard it was well over 200million,


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe the number is about 200 millions.


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Every estimate i`ve read says a place between 180-200 millions......

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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bobby_brown wrote:

All Queens People wrote:

More than anyone else that's for sure.


Even ABBA have sold more that Queen!!


No wonder ABBA release The same album every xmas


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Posted: 18 Oct 05, 23:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why does crap like this get put in the serious discussion?!?! not a very serious discussion

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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just find it kind of strange that Wikipedia would rank artists in terms of how many records they have sold when these numbers are not known. I also wonder why no one knows what the official number is. Presumably they must make money every time a record sells in any country in the world, so you would think that someone would document exactly what the number is.
It is strange, since, depending on which figures you beleive, Queen could either be one of the highest selling acts ever or be only in the bottom of the top 100! Who knows? But I do suspect that the 80 million estimate is too low and that their ranking in Wikipedia is also way too low.

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Posted: 19 Oct 05, 23:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



hello.

according to my estimated number queen sold about 175 millions copies, without counting unofficial albums. and they sold over 60 millions singles.



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Posted: 20 Oct 05, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

loyal2freddie wrote:

I also wonder why no one knows what the official number is.


I know official number. In 1995 it was 130 millions. But QR, GH3, QOF and ROTC were released later (+ MIH was just released item in those days), so 130 000 000 + about 10 or 20 millions I think.