Queen's 1981 album, Greatest Hits, has surpassed another milestone as the biggest selling album in British music history. It is has just passed the six million sales mark.

Brian May told the Official Charts Company "Queen’s Greatest Hits which was released in 1981 has passed the 6 million mark in sales, which is incredible. I just want to say thanks to everyone who has supported us through the years, we hope to continue to serve you."

ABBA's Greatest Hits trails Queen by 900,000 copies while the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper is back 907,000. Adele's 21 is in fourth with Oasis' What's the Story Morning Glory in fifth.

The top twenty biggest selling albums in U.K. history.

1.Greatest Hits - Queen
2.Gold: Greatest Hits - ABBA
3.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
4.21 - Adele
5.What's the Story Morning Glory? - Oasis
6.Thriller - Michael Jackson
7.The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
8.Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
9.Bad - Michael Jackson
10.Greatest Hits II - Queen
11.The Immaculate Collection - Madonna
12.Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
13.Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
14.Stars - Simply Red
15.Come On Over - Shania Twain
16.Back to Bedlam - James Blunt
17.Urban Hymns - Verve
18.Legend - Bob Marley and the Wailers
19.Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
20.Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon and Garfunkel

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