With a wide vocal range, and a somewhat operatic technique, he was one of the most technically accomplished singers to work in the pop idiom, as well as the composer of many of Queen's hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love and We Are the Champions.
He released two solo albums: Mr. Bad Guy (1985) and Barcelona (1988). One of his hits as a solo artist was a cover of the song The Great Pretender (1987), but after his death gained his first solo number 1 Living On My Own, which was his biggest UK hit.
He was a Zoroastrian.
- Mr. Bad Guy (1985)
- Barcelona (1988)
- The Freddie Mercury Album (1992)
- The Solo Collection (10 CDs and 2 DVDs) (2000)