Glee Scores Third Consecutive #1 Album
4 Million Albums And 10 Million Songs Sold Worldwide
Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals dominates the Billboard Top 200 Album chart this week at #1 with a remarkable 152,000 units sold in its debut week. This marks the third consecutive #1 debut for the Glee franchise (Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna and Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers also debuted at #1). Fans yearning for more Glee music helped Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals eclipse the highly anticipated The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack for the #1 spot. Fox's hit comedy garnered an astounding 11.1 million in audience for its season one finale on June 8 making it the highest rated new series finale this year.
Glee has celebrated for invigorating both the music and television landscape with its unique style, incredible cast and innovative approach to pop music. Veteran rock icon Steve Perry, whose seen some of his hits reach new audiences praised the show by saying, "Glee has opened up a international catalog of songwriting and introduced those songs to a whole new generation that would have otherwise never heard them." To date over 10 million Glee songs have been digitally downloaded and over 4 million Glee albums sold worldwide. This week all five Glee releases occupy slots within Billboard's top 50 best selling albums (Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals at #1, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers at #7, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 at #37, Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna at #46 and Glee: The Music, Volume 2 at #48).
Glee makes its triumphant return to primetime Tuesdays at 8:00 PM ET/PT this fall on Fox.
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