Within the battle for 20th-century streaming glory, Queen reigns supreme.
Boosted by the recognition of the present movie of the identical identify, the British rock band’s iconic single “Bohemian Rhapsody” has turn out to be probably the most-streamed music from the 20th century, in line with Universal Music Group, which represents Queen.
The 1975 music bested such other classics as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Candy Youngster O’ Mine.”
The label says the track and official video for “Bohemian Rhapsody” have garnered greater than 1.6 billion streams globally throughout all major streaming providers.
“So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very completely happy that our music continues to be flowing to the max!” Queen’s guitarist and founding member Brian Might stated in a press release.
The six-minute music doubtless acquired a bump because of the current launch of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Queen biopic that stars Rami Malek as singer Freddie Mercury. The movie has grossed virtually $600 million worldwide and is nominated for two Golden Globes.
The singular music, which combines parts of balladry, opera and exhausting rock, returned to the Billboard Scorching one hundred last month.
In a press release, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge referred to as “Bohemian Rhapsody” “one the greatest songs by one of the biggest bands in historical past.”
“We are so proud to symbolize Queen and are thrilled to see the music still inspiring new fans all over the world more than 4 many years after its launch,” he stated.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” from Queen’s album “A Night time At The Opera,” was Queen’s first Prime 10 hit in america and topped the charts in the UK for 9 consecutive weeks, a document at the time.
The music acquired renewed life in 1992 when it was featured in the film “Wayne’s World.” It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.