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
1995 Pure Soft Metal Various Artists 1
1995 Rock Super Stars Various Artists 5 1
1995 Sounds of the Eighties: 1980 Various Artists 1
1995 Sounds of the Eighties: The Rolling Stone Collection 1980–1981 Various Artists 1
1995 Space Themes Various Artists 1
1995 Top Gear 2 Various Artists 1
1995 Ultimix: In the Beginning Various Artists 1
1996 Bravo Hits 12 Various Artists 1
1996 Henry Maske: Power & Glory, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1996 The Braun MTV Eurochart ’96, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Now That’s What I Call Music! 33 (UK) Various Artists 3.5 2
1996 The Best Rock Anthems in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1996 The Braun MTV Eurochart '96, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Explosion 7 Various Artists 1
1996 Top Gear: On the Road Again Various Artists 1
1996 Best of 96 Various Artists 1
1996 Bravo Hits 15 Various Artists 1
1996 This Year’s Love (Will Last Forever) Various Artists 1
1996 Fetenhits: The Real Classics, the 2nd Various Artists 1
1996 13 Rigtige Various Artists 1
1996 ABC Monday Night Football Various Artists 1
1996 Absolute Christmas Various Artists 1
1996 Absolute Gold Various Artists 1
1996 Absolute Music 11 Various Artists 1
1996 Bravo Summer Hits Various Artists 1
1996 Christmas Classics: Rockin’ Around Christmas Various Artists 1
1996 Greatest Hits ’96, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Greatest Hits ’96, Volume One Various Artists 1
1996 Het Beste Uit De Eeuwige 100, Deel 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Zone Various Artists 1
1996 Hitti Buumi 7 Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 8 Various Artists 1
1996 Les Voix en or, Volume 3 Various Artists 2
1996 Mr Music Hits 1996-01 Various Artists 1
1996 Now That’s What I Call Music! 2 Various Artists 2
1996 Now That’s What I Call Music! 22 (South Africa) Various Artists 1
1996 Platin: Das Album der Megastars Various Artists 1
1996 Power Rock: 35 Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1996 Rock Christmas, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Rock the Planet Various Artists 1
1996 Superstar Slows Various Artists 1
1996 Superstars 80 Various Artists 1
1996 That Loving Feeling Various Artists 1
1996 The Best Footie Anthems in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1996 Villa Wahnsinn, Volume 3: Turbo Giigerig Various Artists 1
1996 VIVA liebt dich Various Artists 1
1996 Viva liebt dich, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1996 We Will Rock You Various Artists 5 1
1997 Platin, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Sports Rock Various Artists 1
1997 Das wohl unmöglichste Konzert des Jahrhunderts - Super Rock Various Artists 1
1997 Fetenhits: The Ballads Various Artists 1
1997 Musikexpress 9: EMI Various Artists 1
1997 The Love Album IV Various Artists 1
1997 The Best Rock Ballads in the World… Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute Various Artists 4
1997 Fetenhits: The Real Classics, the 3rd Various Artists 1
1997 Car Classics 2.0 Various Artists 1
1997 Cinema Hits Various Artists 1
1997 Comet: Die Hits der Sieger Various Artists 1
1997 De Pre Historie 1976, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 De Pre Historie 1977, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Donnamour, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1997 Les Voix en or, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1997 Now the Music: The 80s Generation Various Artists 1
1997 Ö3 Christmas Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Party Power Pack, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1997 Rock Super Stars, Volume 3 Various Artists 4 1
1997 The '80s Hit(s) Back 3 Various Artists 2
1997 The Best Seventies Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1997 The No. 1 Classic Rock Album Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists 1
1997 Vilde Riis Various Artists 1
1997 Was het nu 70 of 80? Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1998 The Braun MTV Eurochart '98, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Party Police, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Happy End: 20 oscarreife Filmhits Various Artists 1
1998 Superwoman: The Soundtrack to a Perfect Day Various Artists 1
1998 Platin, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1998 Fantastic 70's Various Artists 1
1998 No.1 Stade Various Artists 1
1998 King Biscuit: Best of the Best - 25 Years of Rock Various Artists 1
1998 Hit Explosion 1998, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
1998 Hit eXplosion Okt 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael George Michael 5 7
1998 Ö3 Christmas Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1998 The Best…Rock Anthems…Ever! Various Artists 1
1998 The Ultimate Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
1998 Fetenhits: Rock Classics Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Seventies Album in the World... Ever! II Various Artists 1
1998 Best of Super Stars Various Artists 1
1998 The Braun MTV Eurochart '98, Volume 11 Various Artists 1
1998 Top Pop: 14 Pop-Songs Various Artists 1
1998 100% Christmas: The Season's Finest Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Triumph of the Spirit Various Artists 1
1998 De Pre Historie 1980, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 De Pre Historie 1984, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 De Pre Historie: De Jaren 80: 84, Volume 2 Various Artists 1

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