Queen (UK rock group)

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Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and piano), Brian May (lead guitar and vocals), Roger Taylor (drums and vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). 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, into their music.

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

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" (1980) became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been ranked among the greatest in rock history by various music publications. The last concert featuring their classic line up–the final live performance of Mercury–took place at Knebworth, England, in August 1986. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor have performed under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists on tours since.

Estimates of their record sales range from 170 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Each member of Queen has composed multiple hit singles, and all four band members were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2005, the band 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Bayern 3: Los Rockos! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Lieblingssongs der Männer Various Artists 1
2009 For fuld musik 1 Various Artists 1
2009 For Fuld Musik 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Super Rock Hits Various Artists 1
2009 Dad Rocks! Various Artists 1
2009 tv asahi SOCCER ANTHEM Various Artists 1
2009 SWR1 - 80 80er Various Artists 1
2009 Absolute Rock Anthems II Various Artists 1
2009 Don’t Worry Be Happy: 46 Feelgood Songs Various Artists 1
2009 Rockline Various Artists 1
2009 101 Running Songs Various Artists 1
2009 NOW Christmas 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 Veronica Top 1000 Allertijden: Editie 2009 Various Artists 1
2009 The Best Rock Anthems ...Ever! Various Artists 1
2009 The Best of School Disco.com: 10th Anniversary Various Artists 1
2009 The Tiswas Album Various Artists 1
2009 101 More 80s Hits Various Artists 1
2009 2009-10-24: DJ Spinbad Live in Japan: Club Asia, Tokyo, Japan DJ Spinbad 1
2009 Afscheid Various Artists 1
2009 DMC Classic Remixes 1 Various Artists 1
2009 Guitar Hero 5 Various Artists 1
2009 Hitarchief Top 2000 Various Artists 1
2009 Kerst Met Ballen VT4 Various Artists 1
2009 Lulz: A Corruption of LOL (Over) #IX: Thousand Various Artists 1
2009 Now Xmas Various Artists 1
2009 The 80’s 36 of the Biggest Legendary Hits From the Beautiful Decade Various Artists 1
2009 The Best Duets… Ever! Various Artists 1
2009 The Best of Solid Gold, Vol 2 Various Artists 1
2009 WDR 200 (Die Hits Der Besten Bands) Various Artists 1
2010 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Pop-Hymnen aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2010 Brit Awards 2010 Various Artists 4 1
2010 Kuschelrock Special Edition - Rock Hymnen Various Artists 1
2010 50 Jaar Radio Veronica: The 80’s Various Artists 1
2010 Eishockey Hits Various Artists 1
2010 Radio 538 WK 2010 Voetbalhits Various Artists 1
2010 Richard Wilkins Presents 39 #1 Hits of the 80s Various Artists 1
2010 Dance Classics: Pop Edition, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
2010 England: The Album 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Absolute Rock Anthems III Various Artists 1
2010 Afscheid Various Artists 1
2010 NOW Christmas 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Gods of Guitar Various Artists 2
2010 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Musical-Hits aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2010 Alle 40 Goed: Feest! Various Artists 1
2010 De Grote Schoonmaakhits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2010 Génération 90 Various Artists 1
2010 Jackie: Love Songs Various Artists 1
2010 M!LF, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2010 Rock Anthems Various Artists 1
2010 Simply the Best Rock Ballads 2 Various Artists 1
2010 The Braun MTV Eurochart Legends: 80’s & 90’s, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2010 The Launchpack Various Artists 1
2011 The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection Various Artists 2
2011 Fetenhits: The Real Classics 6 Various Artists 1
2011 Million Dollar Riff Various Artists 1
2011 Your Songs 2008 Various Artists 1
2011 Songs for Japan Various Artists 3
2011 Best of British Various Artists 1
2011 Kitsuné Maison Mashed 4 ElectroSound & Fissunix 1
2011 Super 80er Hits (Die größten Hits der 80er) Various Artists 1
2011 Solid Gold, Volume 4: Hits of the 70s Various Artists 1
2011 Christmas Hits: De grootste Kerst hits ooit gemaakt Various Artists 1
2011 Kultakiekko: Kaikkien aikojen lätkähitit 1995–2011 Various Artists 1
2011 School Disco Anthems, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2011 Die ultimative Chart Show: Lieblingshits der Deutschen Various Artists 1
2011 The Best of DMC: Bootlegs, Cut-Ups and Two Trackers, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2012 Brit Awards 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Juventus Stadium Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2012 A to Z of Classic Rock, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
2012 The Boys Are Back in Town 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Foute CD Van Q-Music Volume 11 Various Artists 1
2012 High Fidelity Pure Audio Demo Disc Various Artists 1
2012 So Fresh: Songs for Christmas 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Starship Foundation: The Christmas Album 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Die ultimative Chart Show: Die erfolgreichsten Rock-Hymnen Various Artists 1
2012 Now That's What I Call Musicals Various Artists 1
2012 As 100 Mais Da Antena 1, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2012 Je t’aime 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 Mastermix Classic Cuts, Volume 107: 80s 12″ Various Artists 1
2012 MORE Christmas 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 The Best of Solid Gold, Vol 5 Various Artists 1
2012 The Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time Various Artists 1
2012 Your Songs 2012 Various Artists 1
2013 The Big Reunion Various Artists 1
2013 Classic ’70s Rock: 30 Super Hits Various Artists 1
2013 Eddie Stobart Trucking Songs Various Artists 1
2013 The Old Grey Whistle Test: The Anthems Various Artists 1
2013 Fade to Grey 1980–1984 Various Artists 1
2013 Jackie Pin Ups Various Artists 1
2013 Now That’s What I Call Movies Various Artists 5 3
2013 538 Hitzone Christmas 2013 Various Artists 2
2013 Les Trésors du Rock de Philippe Manœuvre Philippe Manœuvre 2 1
2013 More Christmas 2013 Various Artists 1
2014 The 80s: Part 2 Various Artists 1
2014 60 Jahre Rock - Pop Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
2014 Now That's What I Call Drive Various Artists 1
2014 Now That's What I Call a Million Various Artists 1
2014 Smash Hits 80s Annual Various Artists 1
2014 While My Guitar Gently Weeps Various Artists 1

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