Physical Singles Sales – Part 1
As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.
Queen (1973) – 35,000 equivalent albums
Liar – 10,000
Keep Yourself Alive – 100,000
Keep Yourself Alive (2011) – 5,000
Queen II (1974) – 60,000 equivalent albums
Seven Seas of Rhye – 200,000
Sheer Heart Attack (1974) – 516,000 equivalent albums
Killer Queen – 1,500,000
Now I’m Here – 220,000
The self titled debut album Queen wasn’t a hit. While the band started to build a name from it, the LP failed to enter the album chart in the UK while peaking at #83 in the US. No single entered the charts in either country. Seven Seas of Rhye failed to hit the US charts but broke the main audience in their native UK by hitting #10.
Killer Queen was their first true big hit. Along with being their first US Hot 100 entry, reaching as high as #12, it peaked at #2 in the UK. All over the world, even in Japan, the song sold well to bring its global total to 1,5 million.