Queen's Greatest Hits Is First Album To Sell Six Million Copies In U.K.

Queen's Greatest Hits is the best selling album of all time in the U.K. and the first to move six million copies in the country. The comp from 1981 beat out records by ABBA, the Beatles and Adele to take the top spot.

According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company, the LP still regularly sells several thousand copies per week.

The band recorded a special video message in which guitarist Brian May called the achievement "incredible:"

"Great news, AMAZING news from the Official Charts Company! Queen's Greatest Hits which was released in 1981 has passed the 6 million mark in sales, which is incredible. I just want to say thanks to everyone who has supported us through the years, we hope to continue to serve you."

Queen's Greatest Hits has sold eight million copies in the U.S.

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