Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Glee cast tops Beatles in US chart

Lea Michele and the Glee cast have now had more US chart hits than the Beatles

The Glee cast have surpassed the Beatles for the most appearances on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act.

The stars of the hit TV musical series about a high school glee club have six debuts on the chart this week. That gives them a total of 75 songs on the chart to the Beatles' 71.

The show's soundtrack got a boost after this week's episode featuring the music of Britney Spears.

Elvis Presley still leads overall with 108 songs to chart on the Hot 100. He is followed by James Brown with 91, then Glee.

The Beatles are sixth, behind Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Elton John, Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z make up the Top 10.

Nielsen SoundScan, who monitor music sales in the US, said the Glee cast have sold 2.8 million albums and 11.5 million downloads.

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