With many of the yr spent residing although a pandemic, UK music followers have been getting by lockdown by placing on among the classics. While the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy and Billie Eilish are dominating the best-selling albums of 2020 thus far, so are Fleetwood Mac, Freddie Mercury’s Queen and Elton John with their best hits albums. These embody Diamonds, Greatest Hits, 50 Years – Don’t Stop and Rumours.
Elton John’s 2017 album Diamonds has bought 123,900 copies, whereas 1981 report Queen’s Greatest Hits bought 123,000 albums by the top of June.
As for Fleetwood Mac, the band’s 50 Years – Don’t Stop has solo 118,000 copies, whereas their most well-known album Rumours is on 95,000.
Speaking with The Mirror, an insider mentioned: “Lockdown will have had a big effect on sales. Good music is good music whenever it’s first released.”
Here’s the Top 25 albums of 2020 thus far, in keeping with the Official Charts Company:
2. The Beatles
3. David Bowie
4. Pink Floyd
5. Fleetwood Mac
7. Billie Eilish
9. Liam Gallagher
10. Arctic Monkeys
Queen’s top-selling vinyl title in 2019 was the band’s Greatest Hits.
Meanwhile, the group additionally topped The Beatles by fairly a way within the Top 10 greatest world recording artists of 2019.
Queen got here fifth, beating the Fab Four by 5 locations.
Now contemplating that Queen haven’t launched a studio album in 25 years and solely half the band are nonetheless lively, that is actually fairly the achievement.