MARKING BIGGEST WEEKLY SINGLES SALES IN GLEE HISTORY
NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready for Glee's New Directions rivals, The Dalton Academy Warblers to have their own release, Glee: The Music presents The Warblers, available on Tuesday, April 19th. This release features songs performed by The Dalton Academy Warblers, a male a capella group starring Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and the Tufts University Beelzebubs, tackling such hits as Destiny Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills", P!nk's "Raise Your Glass", Train's "Hey Soul Sister" and Wings' "Silly Love Songs". The Dalton Academy Warblers debuted on Glee this season with a bang as their version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" had the best first-week sales of any Glee track to date. Also featured on Glee: The Music presents The Warblers are two album exclusives, the much talked about opening performance of Barbra Streisand's "What Kind of Fool" from the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year gala and a never before heard rendition of Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (see below for full track listing).
This week marks another astounding feat for the music of Glee with sales from its 'Original Song' episode selling a massive 722,998 downloads in just seven days, the most ever from a single episode. Cumulatively Glee songs sold over 964,000 tracks this week. This surpasses the record the show set back in February when it sold an astonishing 880,000 tracks in one week. Glee original tunes "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right" top the list of best selling tracks this week with almost 374,000 downloads sold between them. These original tracks also appear on the recently released Glee: The Music, Volume 5 which debuted at #3 last week on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart with an impressive 90,000 copies sold. This week Glee: The Music, Volume 5 holds the #4 Spot on that same album chart with over 132,000 units sold since its release on March 8.
In just one season, songs from The Dalton Academy Warblers have sold 1.3 million tracks to add to the over 26 million singles and 10 million Glee albums sold worldwide. Glee broke the record for most charted songs by a single act in the Billboard Hot 100's history, currently with 120 hits beating Elvis Presley's long held record of 108. Glee is also now the top television program to be producing the most Top 10 albums, passing, American Idol.
The full track listing for Glee: The Music presents The Warblers is as follows:
- Teenage Dream
- Hey Soul Sister
- Bills, Bills, Bills
- Silly Love Songs
- When I Get You Alone
- Raise Your Glass
- Somewhere Only We Know
- What Kind Of Fool
- Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
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