Queen's 'Greatest Hits' is UK's Fifth Biggest Selling Album in 2021

Adele and Ed Sheeran top end-of-year charts as streaming boosts classic catalogue



Queen had the biggest-selling catalogue title of 2021 with Greatest Hits (EMI) at No.5. Last year, it moved a further 229,521 copies (including 167,946 from streams and 56,861 physical units). The band’s classic collection is certified as 23 times platinum (over 6.9 million sales).

Half of the Top 10 albums of 2021 were made up catalogue titles, including Queen, Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) by Dua Lipa (No.6, 229,002 sales last year), Divide (Atlantic) by Ed Sheeran (No.7, 204,642), Diamonds (UMC) by Elton John (No.8, 197,090) and 50 Years - Don’t Stop (Rhino) by Fleetwood Mac (193,621).

(Music Week, January 4th, 2022)

OFFICIAL ARTIST ALBUMS CHART 2021 – Official Charts Company

1 Adele – 30

2 Ed Sheeran – =

3 ABBA – Voyage

4 Olivia Rodrigo – Sour

5 Queen – Greatest Hits

6 Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

7 Ed Sheeran – Divide

8 Elton John – Diamonds

9 Fleetwood Mac – 50 Years: Don’t Stop

10 Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together

Source Queen

January 4, 2022 10:00am ET by Pressparty  

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