Queen and Adam Lambert charity single You Are The Champions tops chart in THIS country

Earlier this month, Queen and Adam Lambert released a charity single in aid of the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Fund. Brian May, Roger Taylor and the singer recorded together virtually between London and Los Angeles. The trio’s new version of Freddie Mercury’s We Are The Champions (You Are The Champions) also saw a music video featuring key frontline health workers fighting coronavirus, including the Queen drummer’s doctor daughter.

And now You Are The Champions has topped a Japanese chart.

This will probably not come as much surprise to Queen and Adam Lambert fans considering the huge popularity of the band in the Land of the Rising Sun.

According to U Discover Music, the charity single has topped Japan’s National Radio Air Play Chart for International Music.

Queen and Adam Lambert beat The Rolling Stones’ new track Living In A Ghost Town and The 1975’s If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know).


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Meanwhile, You Are The Champions is also rising up Japan’s National Radio Air Play Combination Chart with Domestic and International Music.

The track reaches No 5 as of Friday last week.

Queen also won the International Artist of the Year award at The Japan Gold Disc Awards this year, for the second time in a row.

The winner is decided by a combination of physical and digital sales figures across 2019. The band sold an incredible 465,485 albums in Japan last year.

While they also sold 102,234 copies of music DVDs and Blu-rays and saw 602,513 downloads.

Bohemian Rhapsody was a huge hit movie in Japan and is currently the country’s 18th highest-grossing film of all time.

Queen and Adam Lambert toured the Asian country earlier this year before the pandemic swept the globe.

When You Are The Champions was released, the trio shared their excitement for their charity single.

Brian May said: “It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for Humanity against the insurgent coronavirus.

“Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new CHAMPIONS.

“That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. CHAMPIONS ALL!!!”

While Roger Taylor said: “As a father with a daughter in the front line, I am ultra-aware of the vital work they are doing daily to save us and our society.”

The Queen drummer added: “Their bravery and sacrifice must not be prejudiced by anything less than a one hundred per cent effort by our governments to protect them.

“They are precious to us all and they are truly our champions.”

And Lambert commented: “It is with the deepest gratitude to all those on the frontline all over the world that we dedicate our performance.

“Thank you for keeping us safe, we are in awe of your bravery and strength.”

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