NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with the release of Glee: The Music The Christmas Album Volume 4, available digitally Tuesday, December 3 and exclusively in Walmart stores on Tuesday, December 10th (digital pre-order available now: http://smarturl.it/GleeXmas4). On Glee: The Music The Christmas Album Volume 4, the Glee cast ushers in the holiday season with their renditions of Christmas staples such as "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (see full track-listing below). The six never-before-heard tracks will be featured on the all-new "Previously Unaired Christmas" episode of GLEE airing on Thursday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. This brand new release marks the fourth installation of the Glee holiday music collection, with The Christmas Albums, Volumes 1-3 also available physically and digitally.
This week, on an all-new Thanksgiving Night episode, Blaine believes he has the best plan to win Nationals, but he doesn't take the glee club's criticism well when the students accuse him of being too controlling. Over in New York, Kurt also runs into control issues when the band disagrees over the venue of their first official gig that Kurt booked. Meanwhile, Sue reveals the story behind her iconic tracksuit and gets in touch with her feminine side in the all-new "Puppet Master" episode of GLEE airing on Thursday, November 28 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.
Since its debut in 2009, Fox's Glee has pioneered the comedy musical genre, becoming an unstoppable phenomenon that has redefined modern television and broken multiple music sales records. From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold over 56 million tracks and over 13 million albums worldwide. Throughout its four seasons, Glee has also set a groundbreaking record for the most songs charted by a single act on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing records previously held by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown. With their incredible record sales, Glee has made a name for itself in music history.
Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).
The full track listing for "Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 4" is as follows:
- Here Comes Santa Claus, performed by Rachel, Kurt, Santana
- Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, performed by New Directions
- Mary's Little Boy Child, performed by Marley, Unique, Tina
- The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late), performed by Rachel, Kurt, Santana, Cody
- Love Child, performed by Unique, Marley, Tina
- Away In A Manger, performed by New Directions feat. Rachel, Kurt Santana
Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 55 million songs, 13 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Becca Tobin (Kitty Wilde), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang) and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.
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