Queen is back with not one but two albums in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 charts!!!! Riding high on the success of the band’s blockbuster biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Billboard reported that Queen has scored its highest charting album in 38 years with the movie’s soundtrack leaping from Number 25 to Number Three — with a 187 percent jump of 59,000 units sold. The new November 17th-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard’s websites today (Tuesday, November 13th).
In addition to that, the band’s 51-track triple album compilation, Greatest Hits I, II, & III: The Platinum Collection from 2000, has jumped from Number 194 to Number Nine with 39,000 units sold.
Queen’s “Radio-Gaga” with the image of tens of thousands of fans clapping in unison to the song will always remain the one moment that future generations will always identify with Live Aid. Freddie Mercury was proud that Queen held their own against the best in the field that night, and was even happier it was for a worthy cause: “It is a very good cause and initially, I think we would’ve like to have talked part in the Band Aid single, but I think we were in separate parts of the globe. And so, the second bash at it was, was this thing — and also, some of the biggest and best known groups around the world are taking part — why not us?”