4 Decades After: Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Enters US Top 10
Queen performs Another One Bites The dust live - Queen Official / Youtube
British rock band Queen and their 1981 Greatest Hits album has entered the US Top 10 for the first time since its release four decades ago.
The compilation album went from No. 36 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 after 412 weeks on the chart and beat its own record of no. 11 in 1992. The set also hit the top of the Billboard Vinyl Albums Chart with the second-largest sales week of 2020 for any vinyl release.
In a report by Billboard, the Queen Greatest Hits album sold around 36,000 equivalent album units in the past week, which includes 23,000 on vinyl, the surge being credited to a big vinyl sale at Walmart on November 14 where all vinyl records in-store were marked down to $15.
The said album covers classic hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Are The Champions”, Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Another One Bites the Dust”, and “Somebody To Love”.
This US sales record shoots Queen to their ninth top 10 album in the region, as the Greatest Hits album remains to be the bestselling album of all time in the UK.