Queen have made US album chart history with their 1981 “Greatest Hits” collection.
Almost three decades after its release, the package has logged its 55th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart, to earn the distinction of being the rock album with the longest-run atop the list in its’ 29-year history. The feat places Queen’s “Greatest Hits” set behind only Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1984 hits album, “Legend”, which has headed the catalog chart for 126 weeks; the UK rockers notched ahead of Creed’s 1997 debut, “My Own Prison”, to take second place on the all-time list, while the Florida band’s set moves to third place at 54 weeks.
The Catalog Albums chart ranks the most popular catalog albums of the week in the US; catalog albums are generally titles that are at least 18 months old, or holiday albums in their second holiday season.
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