The Sing-Off Hits #1 on iTunes Soundtrack Songs Charts
CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Sing-Off," the NBC all vocal competition series, impacted the iTunes Soundtrack charts yet again with Dartmouth Aires' medley of classic songs from the legendary artist Queen taking the number one spot on the Soundtrack Songs chart and the most recent weekly album from "The Sing-Off" taking one of the top three spots on the Soundtrack Albums chart.
Three additional songs from the show sit on the Soundtrack Songs chart as well including Pentatonix's Britney Spears medley at number six along with their rendition of Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" at number ten and Delilah's Alicia Keys medley at number eight.
The show, which has proven to be a regular presence on the iTunes Soundtrack charts, showcases some of the most talented vocalists on television week-after-week. During the October 31 episode, the groups performed popular superstar medleys from artists including Billy Joel, Janet Jackson and Elvis Presley.
During the week of October 4, "The Sing-Off" held seven of the top ten tracks on the iTunes Soundtrack Song chart with performances from the third episode which featured '60s classics, as well as new hits. The momentum continues to grow as these competing groups embrace the heart and soul of a cappella music and find success on the iTunes Soundtrack charts as evident by Pentatonix's version of "Video Killed the Radio Star," which has remained among the top 20 tracks on the Soundtrack Song chart for four weeks in a row.
"The Sing-Off" also holds nineteen spots on the iTunes Soundtracks Top 100 Chart, more than any other television series on the list including Urban Method's Rihanna medley where they combined "What's My Name?," "Umbrella" and "Only Girl In the World."
This Monday, November 7, "The Sing-Off" will celebrate two musical genres "Classic Rock & Country" where each of the six remaining groups will perform one song from each genre. The series will culminate in a live finale on Monday, November 28 where America will decide the winner.
NBC's "The Sing-Off," hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, returned for season three this September, airing Mondays (8-10 p.m. ET), in a new weekly format featuring two-hour episodes throughout the fall season. "The Sing-Off" began with 16 featured a cappella groups who perform each week without any back up music or instruments ... only voices. The groups perform for celebrity judges Sara Bareilles ("Love Song" and "King of Anything"), Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) and are competing for the prize of $200,000 cash and a Sony Music recording contract.
For embeddable clips and full episodes from "The Sing-Off," please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/ .
For artwork and a complete press kit from the show please visit the NBC Universal Media village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/ .
SOURCE Sony Pictures Television