Debut Soundtrack is #4 Best Selling Album
(NEW YORK) Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Glee's cultural stronghold continues to grow as the massively popular Fox comedy's first soundtrack soars to the top of album sales charts. Glee: The Music, Volume 1, which was released on November 3, has sold in excess of 113,000 units in its first week alone garnering an astounding #4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Prior to this physical release the music from Glee was only available for purchase digitally where it sold over 2.5 million single downloads, spawning a Gold single for the cast's version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." Glee: The Music, Volume 1 has been celebrated by critics for its originality and ability to take popular music and make it innovative and fresh. The New York Daily News proclaimed, "Glee's singers have a greater feel for what's brilliant about these songs than even their creator, or first interpreters, did." While NY Newsday went on to boast, "it re-imagines songs with grand, inventive new arrangements." And Associated Press noted, "the vocal performances are top notch." The talented cast met fans and signed copies of the soundtrack at four major in-store appearances in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas last week allowing fans to get up close and personal. Each event went beyond capacity and the gracious cast stayed beyond the allotted time to meet all the fans who turned up.
And for fans who just can't get enough of Glee's high spirited music, Glee: The Music, Volume 2 hits stores on Tuesday December 8. This second volume features the casts take on such pop powerhouse tunes as Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You," Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," Van Halen's "Jump" and a really special version of John Lennon's "Imagine" (See below for full track listing). Glee is infectious and the music is sure to bring joy, which is exactly why the Chicago Tribune exclaimed "Any TV show soundtrack that induces people of all ages to dance around the kitchen is doing something right."