Queen has been presented with a BRIT Billion Award by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) for surpassing one billion career streams in the U.K. — as calculated by the Official Charts Company.
Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor were on hand to accept the award.
“I would like to say thanks to everyone who has extracted a morsel of enjoyment from our music,” offered Taylor. “We are still around and we hope to entertain you a little.”
Among Queen’s classic songs are “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are The Champions”/“We Will Rock You.”
Launched earlier this year, the first wave of artists to receive the Brit Billion award included ABBA, Coldplay, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.