Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is the most streamed 20th Century song, says the record label
The Universal Music Group (UMG) recently made an interesting revelation. According to their latest reports, the iconic single by the British rock legend Queen, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody, is officially the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th century. Not only that, it is the most-streamed Classic Rock song of all time as well…quite an achievement, peeps! The award-winning, 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody film that is based on the life of the group and lead singer, Freddie Mercury, played a huge role in achieving this feat.
The Bohemian Rhapsody biopic is reportedly the highest grossing biopic in the history with a grossing amount of $596.6 million at the worldwide box office. The classic, Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded in the year 1975 and it has been more than 40 years since its existence. However, now, the official video has managed to surpass around 1.6 billion streams globally across all major streaming services.
In regards to the same, Brian May, Queen’s guitarist and the founding member said, “So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max!”
“’Bohemian Rhapsody’ is one of the greatest songs by one of the greatest bands in history. We are so proud to represent Queen and are thrilled to see the song still inspiring new fans around the world more than four decades after its release. My congratulations to Queen and [longtime manager] Jim Beach on an incredible achievement that is a testament to the enduring brilliance of Queen,” said, Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group.
Congratulations, team Queen!