Queen Rule Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year 2019 Rock Charts

Iconic rock band Queen rules Nielsen Music‘s mid-year 2019 rock charts, driven by the popularity of the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack and the band’s Greatest Hits album.

According to Billboard, Bohemian Rhapsody earned 705,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., while Greatest Hits earned 385,000 units during the tracking period of January 4 through June 20, 2019. The albums rank at No. 1 and 2 on the mid-year top 10 rock albums list.

Queen witnessed a spike in streaming of its music fueled by the blockbuster success of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The movie was a huge success at the box office, earning worldwide box office receipts of over $900 million and winning four Academy Awards, including best actor for Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.

Meanwhile, Panic! at the Disco‘s “High Hopes” is the biggest selling digital rock song thus far in 2019, with 275,000 downloads sold. It is also the most streamed audio song, with 170.6 million on-demand audio streams.

The top-streamed song overall, including both audio and video streams, is Imagine Dragons‘ “Believer,” with 313.4 million streams.

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