Queen is a British rock band formed in London in 1970. (John Deacon joined in 1971, but the name Queen was taken in 1970.)
The band has released a total of 18 number-one albums, 18 number-one singles and 10 number-one DVDs, and have sold over 300 million albums worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. They have been honoured with seven Ivor Novello awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Lead singer Freddie Mercury died in November 1991 of AIDS-related complications. A year after his death, Queen continued, first with a tribute concert for the lead singer to commemorate his life (featuring all three remaining members), and then as various "Queen+" incarnations.
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon