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Queen's 'Greatest Hits' Earns 1,000th Week On UK's Official Album Chart

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

Rising one spot to No. 18 this week, Queen has become the first British act and third act overall to achieve 1,000 weeks inside the Official Albums Chart Top 100 after Bob Marley & The Wailers' greatest hits collection Legend (1,032 weeks) and the original record-setter, ABBA's Gold - Greatest Hits (1,048 weeks).

Originally released in 1981, Greatest Hits peaked at No. 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 as a band, with classics such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen" and "Somebody To Love."

"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," said Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company.

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