Queen (UK rock group)

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Note: Please add any 2011 Remaster releases to either Universal Island Records or Hollywood Records and not Island Records. Any previously added releases which fall under this category should be edited.


See also Queen + Paul Rodgers and Queen + Adam Lambert for released from Brian May and Roger Taylor collaborating with other singers.

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Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. The band comprised Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass). Their earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock.

Before forming Queen, May and Taylor had played together in the band Smile. Mercury was a fan of Smile and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques. He joined in 1970 and suggested the name "Queen". Deacon was recruited in February 1971, before the band released their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen first charted in the UK with their second album, Queen II, in 1974. Sheer Heart Attack later that year and A Night at the Opera in 1975 brought them international success. The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and helped popularise the music video format.

The band's 1977 album News of the World contained "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", which have become anthems at sporting events. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. "Another One Bites the Dust" from The Game (1980) became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified nine times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert is ranked among the greatest in rock history by various publications. In August 1986, Mercury gave his last performance with Queen at Knebworth, England. In 1991, he died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS. Deacon retired in 1997. Since 2004, May and Taylor have toured as "Queen +", with vocalists Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert.

Queen have been a global presence in popular culture for more than four decades. Estimates of their record sales range from 170 million to 300 million, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. In 1990, Queen received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and with each member having composed hit singles all four were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2005 they received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, and in 2018 they were presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1973QueenQueen4.541
1974Queen IIQueen4.443
1974Sheer Heart AttackQueen4.426
1975A Night at the OperaQueen4.362
1976A Day at the RacesQueen4.441
1977News of the WorldQueen4.1537
1978JazzQueen3.9536
1980The GameQueen4.2536
1982Hot SpaceQueen3.4526
1984The WorksQueen4.1527
1986A Kind of MagicQueen4.234
1989The MiracleQueen4.3527
1991InnuendoQueen4.629
1995Made in HeavenQueen4.5533

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1981Greatest HitsQueen4.1555
1984Queen Collection: 15 of the BestQueen1
1985The Complete WorksQueen1
1991Greatest Hits IIQueen4.526
1992Classic QueenQueen55
1992The Queen CollectionQueen1
1992Box of TricksQueen1
1992The 12″ CollectionQueen51
1994BalladsQueen1
1994Greatest Hits I & IIQueen3.53
1995The Ultimate CollectionQueen1
1997Queen RocksQueen5
1997The Best IQueen1
1997The Best IIQueen1
1998Greatest Karaoke HitsQueen2
1998The Crown Jewels: A 25th Anniversary CelebrationQueen1
1998Miniatures: Volume 1Queen1
1998Miniatures: Volume 2Queen1
1999Greatest Hits IIIQueen+513
2000In VisionQueen1
2000Greatest Hits I, II & III: The Platinum CollectionQueen516
2000Grand CollectionQueen1
2002A Night at the Opera / A Day at the RacesQueen1
2002Greatest Video Hits 1Queen3
2003Greatest Video Hits 2Queen2
2004JewelsQueen2
2004Greatest Hits: We Will Rock YouQueen3
2004Smiles From Under the CrownQueen1
2004Greatest Karaoke HitsQueen1
2004JewelsQueen1
2005Queen Jewels, Volume 2Queen1
2005Jewels I & IIQueen1
2006Stone Cold ClassicsQueen1
2007The A-Z of Queen, Volume 1Queen1
2007Artist Karaoke Series: QueenQueen1
2007Queen CollectionQueen2
2008Queen in Vision 2008Queen1
2008The Singles Collection, Volume 1Queen1
2009The Singles Collection, Volume 2Queen2
2009Absolute GreatestQueen5
2010The Singles Collection, Volume 4Queen1
2010The Singles Collection, Volume 3Queen1
2011Deep Cuts, Volume 1 (1973–1976)Queen43
2011Queen 40 (Volume 1)Queen52
2011Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977–1982)Queen53
2011Deep Cuts, Volume 3 (1984–1995)Queen3
2011Queen 40 (Volume 2)Queen42
2011Queen 40 (Volume 3)Queen42
2011The Ultimate Best Of QueenQueen1
2012Queen: Greatest Video HitsQueen1
2013IconQueen1
2014Queen ForeverQueen312
2015Studio CollectionQueen51
2020Greatest Hits in JapanQueen43
Best of QueenQueen1
Best SelectionQueen51
Bohemian RhapsodyQueen1
Queen BalladsQueen1
Queen Collection 2Queen1
Queen GoldQueen1
Special EditionQueen2
The Hit Music of QueenQueen1

Album + Compilation + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1989Rare Live (A Concert Through Time and Space)Queen1
2016On AirQueen6

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1979Live KillersQueen519
1985LiveQueen1
1986Live MagicQueen411
1989At the BeebQueen4
1992Live at Wembley ’86Queen4.7518
1997Rock MontrealQueen11
2004We Are the Champions: Final Live in JapanQueen5
2004Queen on Fire: Live at the BowlQueen510
2008Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl, Vol. 2Queen1
2012Hungarian Rhapsody: Live in BudapestQueen9
2014Live at the Rainbow ’74Queen3.58
2015A Night at the OdeonQueen3.57

Album + Soundtrack + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2002We Will Rock You (2002 original London cast)Queen3
2004We Will Rock You: Banda sonora del espectáculo (2004 Madrid cast)Queen1
2005We Will Rock You (Deutsche Originalaufnahme) (2005 Köln cast)Queen2

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1980Flash GordonQueen3.7526
2000HighlanderMichael Kamen & Queen36
2018Bohemian Rhapsody: The Original SoundtrackQueen14

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1973Keep Yourself AliveQueen45
1974LiarQueen1
1974Seven Seas of RhyeQueen36
1974Killer QueenQueen58

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