QUEEN‘s popularity has had a major resurgence due to the phenomenal success of the band’s biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
According to Billboard, on-demand streams of QUEEN‘s music more than tripled in the six months following “Bohemian Rhapsody”‘s release compared with the six months prior to its opening, going from 588 million to 1.9 billion. Meanwhile, song sales jumped from 527,000 to 1.9 million units and albums rose 483%, from 184,000 to 1.1 million units.
Billboard estimates that these sales resulted in “nearly $18 million in revenue versus the $4.4 million that QUEEN‘s catalog had earned in the preceding six months.”
One day before the movie’s release, QUEEN‘s song “Bohemian Rhapsody” reportedly went from 87th place globally to 15th place one week later. It also returned to the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third time, after doing so once upon its initial release, and again after appearing in the 1992 movie “Wayne’s World”.