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  • 11 February 2014, 14:18

Queen Hits Album Sells Six Million Copies

Queen guitarist Brian May has said it is "incredible" that the band have become the first in the UK to sell six million copies of an album.

The rock group's Greatest Hits album was released in 1981 and has continued to see strong sales.

It is estimated that one in four British homes has a copy of the album, which includes the hits Bohemian Rhapsody and Another One Bites The Dust.

The Official Charts Company, which announced the milestone, said that as well as hard-copy sales, the album has also been downloaded 124,000 times in the UK.

May said: "I just want to say thanks to everyone who has supported us through the years, we hope to continue to serve you."

Queen's Greatest Hits II album was released in October 1991, a month before the death of singer Freddie Mercury, and is the tenth biggest seller of all time in the UK with 3.9 million sales.

All-time top five best-selling albums in the UK:

1. Greatest Hits - Queen (6 million)

2. Gold - Abba (5.1 million)

3. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (5.1 million)

4. 21 - Adele (4.7 million)

5. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis (4.6 million)

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