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In 2016, Queen’s “One Day at a Time” became the most-streamed song in history, eclipsing Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Nicki Minaj’s “Dance or Die.”
It also became the first song to be covered by the late singer Prince, and became a defining moment in the Queen catalog.
The album’s influence continues to grow, with the album’s second disc featuring collaborations from Drake, Beyoncé, Drake’s sister, Rihanna, The Weeknd, and a host of other stars.
But in 2017, Queen had another hit.
The soundtrack to the film The Shape of Water (featuring the music of Drake) became a Billboard chart-topper.
And the record company behind it, Universal Music Group, signed Queen to a record deal worth an estimated $7 billion.
In 2017, Prince’s estate sold its record label, RCA, for $3 billion.
(Universal is the parent company of RCA Records.)
But in 2018, the deal was renegotiated and reworked.
Prince died in 2018.
In 2019, Queen announced that she would be stepping down from the company, but in 2020, she returned.
The album that launched a billion-dollar career for Queen remains her most enduring, but it also marks a turning point in her life.
After she began performing and writing in the 1980s, she suffered from severe back pain and depression.
She began touring in her own private studio, which she later named “The Palace,” but it was in 2015 that she decided to release a solo album, her debut.
“I thought, Well, I’ve never written a solo record before,” she said in a 2017 interview.
“I never really had the time or the inclination to write one.”
When she finished her solo album in 2020 (in a way that would become the foundation of her solo career), she said she was unsure what she would do with her career.
But when she finished it, she said, she was determined to go on and work on a solo project.
“The next thing I know, I’m in London with a new studio,” she told Rolling Stone in 2018 .
“I’m getting married, and I’ve got this idea of doing something with the rest of my life.”
Queen has said that she is currently working on a new solo album and is hoping to release it by the end of the year.
The new album will include songs that are inspired by her experiences as a child of immigrants in America and Britain.
She said that the music she wants to make is “not so much a record as a journey, a journey to find out who I am.”
In 2018, she and Prince wrote “Queen,” a song about her relationship with Prince.
It is the first track to be recorded with the former superstar, who died in March 2018.
The song’s title is a reference to the phrase “I am the Queen.”
The song was written while Prince was on tour in England and is named after his late mother.
The track was recorded by The Beatles, with a piano accompaniment by George Harrison, who performed it at Abbey Road.
It was the most successful single to date, selling more than 2.7 million copies.
The chart-grabbing hit was released on May 1, 2019.
It became the second most popular song of all time, behind only “We Will Rock You,” which reached No. 2 in 1968.
In 2019, she released her second album, which included the singles “Can’t Feel My Face,” “I Feel Like a Stranger,” and “We Can’t Stop.”
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.
She also received two Grammy nominations, for Best Song and Best Dance Performance.
In 2020, Queen and Prince reunited for the first time since she left the company in 2015.
“We Are One” was a surprise hit, selling about 6.7 billion copies worldwide, according to Billboard.
It peaked at No: 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and was certified gold.
The title track was one of the best-selling songs of all-time, and Queen has been compared to the Rolling Stones.
In 2017, she had a breakthrough with the new single “All the World’s A Stage,” which became her most successful song of 2017.
In 2018, Prince announced that he would be collaborating with Beyoncé for a new album.
The first single, “I Know Places,” was released in 2019.
In 2018 and 2019, a slew of other artists were signed to major labels.
Among them was Lady Gaga, who was signed to Universal Music by her manager Marc Ecko.
Lady Gaga and her label, Virgin, released the