10/04/2012 19:12 BST

Queen Top UK All-Time Album Chart, Beating Beatles And Abba, With Greatest Hits Album

Queen's Greatest Hits album has been declared the biggest-selling album of all time in the U.K., according to new chart estimates.

Chiefs behind the Official Charts Company have compiled a list of the Top 40 sellers and the 1981 compilation has taken the number one spot with over 5.8 million copies sold.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles is second with five million sales, while ABBA's Gold comes in third with 4.9 million copies.

The full list will be unveiled by the BBC on Sunday.