Glee is #1
Madonna Themed Mini-Album Soars to Top of the Charts "Showstoppers" in Stores May 18
Columbia Records - Glee dominates as Madonna themed mini-album soars to the #1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart with an incredible 98,000 copies sold in its first week. iTunes' version of Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, with an exclusive bonus track, rocketed to the #1 spot on iTunes Top Albums chart upon its release on April 20. In addition to holding down that #1 position for the entire week, Glee: The Music Volume, 1 and Glee: The Music, Volume 2 also appeared on iTunes Top Album chart last week. Glee's return to primetime on April 13 sparked a fury of excitement leading fans to download over 567,000 songs after only two episodes. FOX's smash comedy garnered their highest ratings to date, with an astounding 13.6 million viewers tuning in to see the special Madonna themed episode. Glee is the highest rated new, scripted series of the season among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.
On Tuesday May 18, Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television will release Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, the next official chapter in the Glee songbook. Available in both standard and deluxe versions, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers will feature tunes from the second half of the show's first season. From ballads ("Beautiful," "Over the Rainbow") to today's top hits ("Bad Romance," "Gives You Hell") Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers has something for everyone (see below for full track listings).
The music from Glee has become an international sensation with Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, Volume 2 topping charts in Australia, UK, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada. Here in the US, over 5.1 million songs have been downloaded in addition to both Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, Volume 2 being certified Gold by the R.I.A.A for sales in excess of 500,000 units.
The full track listing for the standard version of "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers" is as follows: 1) Hello, Goodbye 2) Gives You Hell 3) Hello 4) One Less Bell To Answer / A House Is Not A Home 5) Beautiful 6) Physical 7) Total Eclipse of the Heart 8) Lady Is A Tramp 9) One 10) Dream On 11) Safety Dance 12) I Dreamed a Dream 13) Give Up the Funk 14) Bad Romance The full track listing for the deluxe version of "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers" is as follows: 1) Hello, Goodbye 2) Gives You Hell 3) Hello 4) A House Is Not A Home 5) One Less Bell To Answer / A House Is Not A Home 6) Beautiful 7) Home 8) Physical 9) Total Eclipse of the Heart 10) Lady Is A Tramp 11) One 12) Rose's Turn 13) Dream On 14) Safety Dance 15) I Dreamed a Dream 16) Loser 17) Give Up the Funk 18) Beth 19) Poker Face 20) Bad Romance For more information please contact: Benny Tarantini / Columbia Records 212.833.5858 - Benny.Tarantini@sonymusic.com Chris Alexander / Twentieth Century Fox Television 310.369.2733 - Chris.Alexander@fox.com Tracey Raftery / Fox Broadcasting Company 310.369.1425 - Tracey.Raftery@fox.com
About Columbia Records: One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Twentieth Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp., is a leading supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2008-2009 season at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year - a feat that hasn't been achieved since the mid-1990s - while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics.
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CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,
Benny.Tarantini@sonymusic.com, or Chris Alexander, Twentieth Century Fox
Television, +1-310-369-2733, Chris.Alexander@fox.com, or Tracey Raftery, Fox
Broadcasting Company, +1-310-369-1425, Tracey.Raftery@fox.com