Artist of the Week: Queen

  • November 19, 2018
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Be it elders who witnessed the British band’s career peak or youngsters, people are all still attracted to their music.

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Even after the death of their frontman Freddie Mercury more than 30 years ago, Queen is still one of greatest artists of all the time in this whole world. Be it elders who witnessed the peak of their career or youngsters who only get the chance to listen to their music after Freddie’s death, people are still attracted to their music.

For instance, let’s talk about their very popular hit “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Even though various executives suggested that the song would never be a hit due to its six-minute suite prior to its release in 1975, the song has been inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in addition to being listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.”

It should be noted that “Bohemian Rhapsody” was not the only Queen single that was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions” were inducted as well. The two songs have also become the cliches at sport events around the world as a stadium anthem, making it easy for children to recognize the songs.

Not only making numerous hit singles, but also their albums were always doing very well on music charts. According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005, the British band’s albums have spent a total 1,322 weeks on the U.K. Album charts, more time than any other musical act. Their first compilation album, “Greatest Hits”, was their most commercially successful album worldwide with over 25 million copies sold, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Most recently, with the release of their hit biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, two albums of the band entered the top ten of Billboard 200 chart. While the soundtrack to the Rami Malek-starring flick took the third spot, their second compilation album “Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection” re-entered the chart at No. 9. Queen also topped Billboard Artist 100.

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