USA: Queen Inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
March 19, 2001
USA: Queen Inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame
October 18, 2002
UK: Guinness World Records – Bohemian Rhapsody Best Single Since Charts Began in the
British Hits Singles Readers topp 100.
25 May 2005
USA: Queen Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
June 12, 2003
UK: Queen Reign Supreme in Anthem Poll
February 6, 2004
Queen top poll to find the greatest rock anthem of all time:
We Will Rock You voted in first place. Bohemian Rhapsody in second place.
Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit came third.
USA: Queen Day Proclaimed – City of Las Vegas
September 8, 2004
UK: Queen inducted into UK Music Hall of Fame – Artist of the 70’s.
UK: Ivor Novello Awards. Queen Receive Outstanding Song Collection Award.
May 26, 2005
UK: Ivor Novello Awards. Queen Receive Song of the Decade (70’s) – Bohemian Rhapsody
May 26, 2005
UK: Queen Named Most Successful Act of All Time on UK Album Chart
July 4, 2005
Presented by Guinness World Records Book of British Hit Singles & Albums
According to British Hit Singles & Albums’ unique database of official UK chart statistics, Queen have spent an incredible 1,322 weeks on the UK album chart (29 weeks more than the Beatles). With sales figures notoriously unreliable in the 50s, 60s and 70s, the ‚weeks on chart’ figure represents the fairest, most accurate method of ranking acts.
30 years since their first UK No.1 album ‚A Night at The Opera’, Queen have overtaken the Beatles in this Top 10 for the first time.
Top 10 Most Successful Acts of All Time on the UK Albums Chart
1. Queen (1,322 weeks)
2. The Beatles (1,293 weeks)
3. Elvis Presley (1,280 weeks)
4. U2 (1,150 weeks)
5. Dire Straits (1,136 weeks)
6. Simon and Garfunkel (1,114 weeks)
7. Madonna (1,032 weeks)
8. David Bowie (1,005 weeks)
9. Elton John (989 weeks)
10. Michael Jackson (966 weeks)
QUEEN’S ‚GREATEST HITS’ ALBUM IS THE BEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME
VH1 REVEALS TOP 100 LIST OF NEVER SEEN BEFORE SALES FIGURES
Announced on the 18th November 2006, VH1 revealed that legendary rockers Queen have outsold all other artists to claim the covetet title of UK’s favourite album with their Greatest Hits compilation selling a staggering 5,407,587
The Beatles occupied second place with ‚Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band’. Cementing their place in music history, third place going to Oasis with „What’s The Story Morning Glory’.
UK Top Ten Selling Albums of All Time:
1. Queen – Greatest Hits – 5,407,587
2. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band – 4,803,292
3. Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory – 4,304,504
4. Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms – 3,946,931
5. ABBA – Gold Greatest Hits – 3,932,316
6. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon – 3,759,958
7. Queen – Greatest Hits II – 3,631,321
8. Michael Jackson – Thriller – 3,570,250
9. Michael Jackson – Bad – 3,549,950
10. Madonna – The Immaculate Collection – 3,364,785
UK: BBC Radio 2 Listeners Vote Queen Greatest British Band of All Time
The band were judged on song-writing, lyrics, live performance, originality and showmanship. More than 20,000 listeners voted by email, text and phone. Queen beat the Beatles by 400 votes.
UK: UK Music Fans Vote Bohemian Rhapsody Best Video
8 October, 2007
Queen’s groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody named the UK’s best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by 02, 30% named the six-minute video their favourite. Michael Jackson’s Thriller came second in the poll, just ahead of Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River. The poll was commissioned by 02 to mark their sponsorship of the best video category at the 2007 Q Music Awards.
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has been named as the Greatest Rock Legend Of All Time
September 6, 2010
Flamboyant Mercury, who sold 300 million records before he died of HIV induced bronchopneumonia in November 1991, beat Elvis Presley to claim the title.
Other rock gods in the top 20 list include Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Robert Plant.