Friday 24 March 2017

Glee cast breaks Beatles' record

The Beatles have had 71 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart while the Glee cast have now had 75
The Beatles have had 71 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart while the Glee cast have now had 75

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

The cast of the Fox television musical series about a high school glee club has six debuts on the chart this week. That gives it a total of 75 songs on the chart to the Beatles' 71.

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

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

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

Nielsen SoundScan said the Glee cast has sold 2.8 million albums and 11.5 million downloads.

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