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, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen's 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, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in Smile. Mercury, then known by his birth name, Farrokh "Freddie" 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 150 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Let’s Dance David Bowie 3.8 24
1999 The London Horn Sound Geoffrey Simon 1
2000 Ultimate Rarities Brian May 1
2002 流星・雙妹・嘜 Various Artists 1
2004 The Glimmers ® The Glimmers 1
2005 SWR1 – Die größten Weihnachtshits aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
2007 Bayern 3/Kult-80er Various Artists 1
2007 Top Gear: The Best Driving Songs Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Solid Gold, Vol 1 Various Artists 1
2009 The Best of Solid Gold, Vol 2 Various Artists 1
2012 Queen In Nuce Larry Lurex 1
2013 14 Characters Countermeasure 1
2015 Sylvesterparty 2015 Various Artists 1
2016 NOW That’s What I Call 20th Century Various Artists 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Now That's What I Call Music! 2 (UK) Various Artists 1.75 2
1984 Now That’s What I Call Music! 3 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 3
1984 Now That’s What I Call Music! 4 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 3
1984 Die Aktuellsten Superhits Aus Formel Eins Various Artists 1
1984 Formel Eins: Die Highlights ’84 Various Artists 1
1985 Now That’s What I Call Music! 6 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 2
1985 Greenpeace - The Album Various Artists 2
1985 Now That’s What I Call Music: The Christmas Album Various Artists 1
1986 Now That’s What I Call Music! 7 (UK) Various Artists 1 2
1986 Now That’s What I Call Music ’86 (UK, special edition) Various Artists 5 1
1986 Formula Thirty 2 Various Artists 1
1986 Hit Parade Various Artists 1
1986 International Pop Gold Various Artists 5 1
1986 Maxi Dog Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1986 The Christmas Compact Disc Various Artists 1
1987 Now That’s What I Call Music! Smash Hits Various Artists 1 3
1987 Ronny's Pop Show 9 Various Artists 1
1988 Ones on 1 Various Artists 1
1988 21 Years of Alternative Radio 1 Various Artists 1
1988 Hot City Nights Various Artists 1
1988 Pop Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1989 The Marquee: 30 Legendary Years Various Artists 2
1989 Now That’s What I Call Music! 15 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 3
1989 Absolute Music 7 Various Artists 1
1989 Now That’s What I Call Music! 16 (UK) Various Artists 1.5 3
1989 25 Jaar Top 40 Hits, Deel 3: ’73–’76 Various Artists 1
1989 Club Ö3 präsentiert: Super Hits Various Artists 1
1989 Formel Eins: Hits! Hits! Hits! Various Artists 2
1989 Formel Eins: Sun 'n' Fun Various Artists 1
1989 Het Beste uit de Top 40 van '89 Various Artists 1
1989 Pure Soft Metal Various Artists 1
1989 Rock City Nights Various Artists 1
1989 Ronny's Pop Show 14 Various Artists 1
1989 Soft Rock Various Artists 1
1989 Story of the 80's Various Artists 1
1989 The Greatest Love, Volume II Various Artists 1
1990 The Best of 1980-1990 Various Artists 5 1
1990 Hit History, Volume 20: 1974 Various Artists 1
1990 Hit History, Volume 21: 1975 Various Artists 1
1990 English Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1990 Hit History, Volume 25: 1979 Various Artists 1
1990 Hit History, Volume 30: 1984 Various Artists 1
1990 Larry präsentiert: Party Rock Various Artists 2
1990 Leather & Lace Various Artists 1
1990 Leather & Lace: The Second Chapter Various Artists 2
1990 Milestones: 20 Rock Operas Various Artists 1
1990 Molten Metal Various Artists 1
1990 Pop Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1990 Pop Classics: 28 Classic Tracks Various Artists 1
1990 Rock Generation Various Artists 1
1990 Ronny's Pop Show 15 Various Artists 1
1990 Rubáiyát: The Originals Various Artists 1
1990 Sounds of the Seventies: 1978 Various Artists 1
1990 The 80's Collection, Volume Two Various Artists 1
1990 The Finest Masterpieces in Pop & Rock, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1990 The Wild One Various Artists 2
1991 Now That’s What I Call Music! 19 (UK) Various Artists 2 3
1991 Banana Jack: 32 gigantische Gipfelstürmer Various Artists 1
1991 Billboard Top Hits: 1978 Various Artists 1
1991 Boulevard des slows, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1991 De Pre Historie 1976, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1991 Easy Livin' - Rock of the Seventies Various Artists 2
1991 Free Spirit Various Artists 1
1991 Het beste uit de Top 40 van '91 Various Artists 1
1991 Hit News 91, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1991 Hot and Fresh Various Artists 1
1991 Marquee Metal Various Artists 1
1991 Music That Travels The World Various Artists 1
1991 Now This Is Christmas Various Artists 2
1991 Pop Giganten: Hits der 70er Various Artists 2
1991 Rock Busters Various Artists 1
1991 Rock Times, Volume 11: 1975-1976 Various Artists 1
1991 Rock Times, Volume 12: 1977-1978 Various Artists 2
1991 Soft Metal Ballads Various Artists 1
1991 The Best of 1980-1990, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1991 The Best of the Old Grey Whistle Test Various Artists 1
1991 The Greatest Hits 1 — 1991 — 2 Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Rock Groups Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Rock Heroes Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Rock Hits Various Artists 1
1991 The Rock Collection: Rock Stars Various Artists 1
1992 Absolute Music 13 Various Artists 3 1
1992 Now That’s What I Call Music! 21 (UK) Various Artists 1.75 3
1992 Absolute Music 4 Various Artists 1
1992 Acoustic Aid Various Artists 1
1992 Back to the 70’s, Volume 2 Various Artists 1

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