Glee Cast Beats Twilight and Xtina (Top Story)
Here is the word from the Glee camp: 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). -