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
2001 De Pre Historie 1996 Various Artists 1
2001 Donna's Top 200 Allter Tijden, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2001 El mejor álbum de música de anuncios TV, Volumen 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Eternal Romance Various Artists 1
2001 Heart2Heart Various Artists 1
2001 Mastermix: Pro Disc 13 Various Artists 1
2001 Music of the Millennium II Various Artists 5
2001 Rock Ballads Forever Various Artists 1
2001 Romantic Collection, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Side Track Various Artists 1
2001 The Best Beer Drinking Songs in the World... Ever! Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 The Big 80s Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 Absolute Rock Ballads Classics Various Artists 1
2002 KISA, Volume 5: The Love That Binds Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold Legends III Various Artists 1
2002 Rock Der Rykker Various Artists 1
2002 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 17 Various Artists 1
2002 Ballermann Hits: WM-Party 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 Best of British: 50 Golden Years of British Popular Music Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold: Rock Legends Various Artists 1
2002 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 18 Various Artists 1
2002 Body Combat 12 Various Artists 1
2002 Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally) Various Artists 1
2002 KISA, Volume 6: Too Good to Be True Various Artists 1
2002 The Best Air Guitar Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 3
2002 Best of Bowie David Bowie 4.05 28
2002 Absolute Rock Classics 2 Various Artists 2
2002 Absolument 80 : Les plus grands tubes internationaux Various Artists 1
2002 The World's Absolute Best Ever Beer Songs Various Artists 3 1
2002 50 Years of the Greatest Hit Singles Various Artists 1
2002 The Best Air Guitar Album in the World… II Various Artists 1
2002 Capital Gold: Eighties Legends Various Artists 1
2002 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 20 Various Artists 1
2002 Vox Christmas Classics 2002 Various Artists 2 1
2002 I ♥ 2 Party 2003 Various Artists 1
2002 80s Verantwoord Powered by Rob Stenders Various Artists 1
2002 1000% Golden Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2002 Back to the 80’s: De Hits uit de Jaren ’80: The Long Versions Various Artists 1
2002 Best of de pre historie ’80 Various Artists 1
2002 Best of Hardrock, Vol.1 Various Artists 1
2002 Humo Presenteert: Luchtgitaar! Various Artists 1
2002 Music of the Millennium III Various Artists 1
2002 Now and Then Various Artists 1
2002 Platinum 80s Various Artists 2
2002 Rock Monsters Various Artists 2
2002 The Best Long Versions... Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 The Best of 70’ Rock Edition, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 The No.1 DJ Collection: 70's, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2003 Heavy Metal Masters Various Artists 1
2003 Biography: The Greatest Hits Lisa Stansfield 5 3
2003 Nachtschicht, Volume 9 Various Artists 1
2003 Viva Hits 20 Various Artists 1
2003 Hockey Night in Finland Various Artists 1
2003 Club System 27 Various Artists 1
2003 Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Capital Gold: British Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Empire Presents: Sound Tracks Various Artists 1
2003 Now That’s What I Call Music! 54 (UK) Various Artists 3.5 2
2003 Absolute 80s Various Artists 1
2003 The Return of Super 70’s Various Artists 1
2003 Trance 80's: The Next Generation of Trance, Volume 04 Various Artists 1
2003 ESPN presents Stadium Anthems: Music for the Fans Various Artists 1
2003 Power Ballads: The Greatest Driving Anthems in the World... Ever! Various Artists 2
2003 World's Greatest Air Guitar Album Various Artists 1
2003 Heavy Metal Master II Various Artists 1
2003 Drivin' Various Artists 1
2003 Rock Da Pop Various Artists 1
2003 Bitter Sweet Lovesongs Various Artists 1
2003 Die ultimative RTL Chart Show: Die Alben Various Artists 1
2003 Guitar of the Millennium II Various Artists 1
2003 True Colours: The World in Union Various Artists 1
2003 Absolute Rock Classics 3 Various Artists 1
2003 Legends II Various Artists 1
2003 50 Years of the Greatest Hit Singles: Platinum Collection Various Artists 1
2003 School Reunion: The 80's Various Artists 1
2003 The Best Air Guitar Album in the World… III Various Artists 1
2003 Back to the 80’s: De Hits uit de Jaren ’80: The Long Versions 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Weihnachten mit Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten Various Artists 1
2003 I Love 2 Party 2004 Various Artists 1
2003 Kneipenhits: Die Kölsche, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2003 80’s Replay Various Artists 1
2003 A Tribute to Ayrton Senna: A Music Documentary Various Artists 1
2003 Absolument 90 : Les Plus Grands Tubes internationaux Various Artists 1
2003 Best Pub Jukebox Hits …Ever! Various Artists 1
2003 Capital Gold Seventies Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Classic Cuts Presents: 70’s Night: The Definitive DJ Collection: P to R Various Artists 1
2003 De Pre Historie 1991, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 De Pre Historie 1995, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Hot Wheels: Hot Hits, Volume One Various Artists 1
2003 Ich hab’ dich lieb, Vol.2 Various Artists 1
2003 It’s Called Rock Various Artists 1
2003 Le Beau Vélo de RAVeL: La Compil Various Artists 1
2003 Need for Speed: Porsche: 40 Jahre 911 Various Artists 1
2003 NOW Christmas 2003 Various Artists 1
2003 One Voice: The Greatest Hits John Farnham 1
2003 Power Ballads Various Artists 1
2003 That 80's Various Artists 1
2003 The Best Christmas Album in the World ... Ever! Various Artists 1
2003 Ultimate 80 Various Artists 1
2003 Ultimate Seventies: 1978 Various Artists 1

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