Discography Statistics

This page summarises the different formats that Queen and solo releases have been issued on in the UK and worldwide, for all releases upto and including the 'Messenger Of The Gods' album and boxed set.

UK Albums
UK Singles
UK Videos
UK Boxed Sets
Most Regular Record Releasing Countries
Albums, Singles and Videos Exclusive To Each Country


UK Albums


This table includes all UK releases upto and including 'Messenger Of The Gods'. It includes the free CD 'Queen Rock You', but not 'Live In Ukraine', the 2011 reissue 'Live At Wembley Stadium', or 'Hungarian Rhapsody', as they weren't technically an album release, while 'Absolute Greatest' and 'A Night At The Odeon' are included four times and 'Forever' is included three times. Alternate sleeves on the original release are included, but subsequent reissues are excluded. The list includes 'The Studio Collection' individual LP's, but not those released in the boxed set of the same name. 'Queen Rocks', 'Barcelona', and the first two 'Greatest Hits' albums are included twice, as there were two releases with different sleeves. The 'Happiness?' album is only included once, as the numbered and un-numbered releases are not really different, the two fan-club only 'bootleg' releases by The Cross are excluded, and the four 'Singles' compilations released alongside 'The Lot' boxed set are also excluded, as they were download only releases. One additional format not included here is the 3 CD and 1 DVD set of 'Barcelona - Special Edition'. The abbreviations used are:
Artist LP PD CV CD Cassette Cartridge Minidisc DVD Total
Queen 51 0 1 70 24 4 3 2 155
Roger Taylor 3 1 1 5 4 0 0 0 14
Brian May 4 1 0 5 5 0 0 0 15
Freddie Mercury 5 0 0 9 4 0 0 0 18
The Cross 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6
Total 65 2 2 91 39 4 3 2 208

UK Singles


This table includes all UK releases upto and including the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 2015 reissue. All variations of singles are counted, so both 7" sleeves of 'Barcelona', and all 8 7" sleeves of 'I Want To Break Free' are included. However, it ignores downloads, promo items and other records which were not available in shops (eg the purple and blue vinyl pressings of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'). The abbreviations used are:
  7" 12" CD    
Artist No PS PS PD CV PS PD CV 3" 5" Enh Cassette Total
Queen 1973-1979 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 23
Queen 1980-1989 0 35 2 1 21 3 1 5 5 0 5 78
Queen 1990-2015 0 7 6 1 6 3 2 0 20 8 13 66
Roger Taylor 1 4 1 4 2 2 1 0 6 2 2 25
Brian May 0 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 11 1 6 28
Freddie Mercury 0 18 4 0 14 1 0 0 9 2 6 54
The Cross 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 15
Others 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Total 10 84 14 6 50 11 4 12 55 13 33 292

UK Videos


This table includes all UK releases upto and including the 'A Night At The Odeon' DVD and Blu-ray releases, but excludes the two DVD-Audio discs. It includes 'Queen Rock Montreal' twice, the 'Live At Wembley Stadium' 2011 reissue twice, 'Live In Ukraine' three times, and 'Hungarian Rhapsody' four times, as they were available in multiple releases. The 30th anniversary CD and DVD set of 'A Night At The Opera' is included here, as the DVD content was of most interest for the release. One format not included here is CED, which was used for a single Queen release, 'Greatest Flix'.

Artist Betamax VHS VCD Laserdisc DVD Blu-ray Total
Queen 4 28 2 1 25 7 67
Roger Taylor 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Brian May 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Freddie Mercury 1 5 0 0 3 1 10
Total 5 37 2 1 28 8 81

UK Boxed Sets


This brief table shows the main content of boxed sets. Both 'Freddie Mercury: Solo' (10CD's + 2DVD's) and Roger Taylor 'The Lot' (12CD's + DVD) are counted as CD albums.

Artist LP Albums CD Albums Singles Videos Hybrids Total
Queen 2 8 4 1 3 18
Freddie Mercury 0 2 1 0 1 4
Roger Taylor 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 2 11 5 1 4 23

The four hybrid releases are:


Most Regular Record Releasing Countries


Below is a list of the countries with the most Queen and solo albums, singles and videos issued. This is only a very approximate list, and no figures are given as this would be fairly inaccurate.
  1. UK
  2. USA
  3. Germany
  4. Netherlands
  5. Japan
  6. France
  7. Brazil
  8. Italy
  9. Spain
  10. Australia

Albums, Singles and Videos Exclusive To Each Country


These lists show the number of albums, singles and videos which were only ever released in one country. For simplicity, it excludes reissued singles, and also Queen compilations, unless they feature predominantly exclusive material:

Albums

Singles

Videos