Queen's 1981 'Greatest Hits' release has become the first album ever to sell six million copies in the UK. Martin Talbot from the Official Charts Company said "Becoming the first album to pass six million sales is a quite incredible achievement by Queen and their iconic 'Greatest Hits' album. Ever since it was first released in 1981, this package of classic pop and rock tracks has been an indispensable item in every music fan's record collection - perhaps THE definitive greatest hits album!"
The top five biggest sellers in the UK to date are:
1 Queen - Greatest Hits (6m)
2 Abba - Gold (5.1m)
3 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (5.1m)
4 Adele - 21 (4.7m)
5 Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (4.6m)