Worldwide album sales are estimated to have exceeded 150 million.
In January 2007 they were announced as the greatest British band of all time in a poll of more than 20,000 BBC Radio 2 listeners, beating The Beatles by 400 votes. Bands were judged on songwriting, lyrics, live performances, originality and showmanship.
Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Queen was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Queen are the first Western band to be officially tolerated in Iran after hits Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want To Break Free were released there in August 2004.
Queen were in an elevator when they found out Bohemian Rhapsody had topped the charts, they all jumped for joy and the elevator stopped. "We thought we'd all suffocate in the damned lift," Freddie Mercury said.
In July 2012, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was voted the UK's Favourite Number One Single of all-time, beating 1200 other chart-toppers in the 60-year history of the UK charts.