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Queen Presented With Prestigious BRIT Billion Award

Queen Presented With Prestigious BRIT Billion Award

Legendary rock outfit Queen has been presented with a BRIT Billion Award by the BPI, the representative voice for the UK’s world leading record labels and music companies, which is also home to The BRIT Awards.

The BRIT Billion Award celebrates the band’s outstanding achievement as recording artists in surpassing the landmark of one billion career streams in the UK – as calculated by the Official Charts Company. Contributing to the huge total, Queen’s most-streamed hits include such classics as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Killer Queen,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “Under Pressure,” “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You.”

Receiving the award for Queen are Sir Brian May and Roger Taylor OBE, who have each been presented with the personalized trophy created for the BPI by Gaudio Awards in the shape of the BRITs ‘B’ and incorporating an encapsulated BRITs statuette. The award made to Queen coincides with the 50th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released in July 1973 – the same year the BPI itself came into being in its present role.

Sir Brian May of Queen said of the BRIT Billion Award: “Thank you for presenting Queen with…

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