Queen’s Greatest Hits-1 becomes the first album to sell 6 million copies in the UK

The Queen’s compilation album released in 1981 became the first album to reach the milestone of 6 million copies sold in the UK. It is estimated that one in every four households in Britain has the disc.

Since its release the album has always been very successful, especially for bringing in one package much of the successes and striking songs of the group, which since 1974 scored constant presence in the UK singles chart.

In a video, guitarist Brian May said he was amazed by the achievement and thanked the audience who supported them during all these years. "We hope to continue to serve them," said the musician.

The collections of the Queen are indeed very dear by the British fans. "Greatest Hits II" was also very successful. Launched in 1992, shortly before the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury, has sold nearly 4 million copies and is currently the tenth highest selling album of all time in the UK.