Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” soundtrack hits No. 3, while "Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection" surges 194-9.
Queen earns its highest-charting album in 38 years, as the Bohemian Rhapsody film soundtrack surges 25-3 on the Billboard 200 with 59,000 units (up 187 percent) earned in the week ending Nov. 8 according to Nielsen Music, after the film’s opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 2. Of its unit haul, album sales comprised 24,000 -- up 182 percent.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Nov. 17-dated chart (where Bohemian vaults to No. 3) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Bohemian Rhapsody is the companion album to the hit biopic movie of the same name and collects highlights from Queen’s career. The set includes the title tune, “Under Pressure” with David Bowie, a new remix of “We Will Rock You,” and a handful of tracks from the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985 -- the first time the recordings have been released in audio form.