Queen mark milestone as first British act with 1,000 weeks inside the Official Albums Chart with Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is now the third album, and first by a British act, to claim 1000 weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 100.

Queen’s Greatest Hits has reached the landmark milestone of 1,000 weeks on the Official Album Chart.   

 Rising one spot to Number 18 this week, Queen now become the first British act and third act overall to achieve 1,000 weeks inside the Official Albums Chart Top 100 with an album after Bob Marley & The Wailers’ greatest hits collection Legend (1032 weeks) and the original record-setter, ABBA’s Gold – Greatest Hits (1048 weeks).  

Originally released in 1981, Greatest Hits peaked at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart and would stay on the top for 4 weeks. Its tracklist contains the best-known tracks from Freddy Mercury and co.’s first decade-or-so as a band, with classics such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and Somebody To Love. Discover Queen’s Official Charts history in full here.  

 Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company, says of Queen’s feat: “What an incredible achievement by Queen, to become the first British act to strike up 1,000 weeks on the Official Albums Chart with their Greatest Hits, a total which amounts to more than 19 years solid - and how appropriate too that should reach this record-breaking landmark in the week of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.”