After selling over 1.8 million digital tracks, "Glee" is swiftly becoming more than a television show; for many gleeks it's a way of life, and for others, it's a highly lucrative franchise. With the "Glee: The Music Volume 1" recording on track to be released Nov. 3, the creators also announced that a second album will arrive in time for the holidays on Dec. 8.
Speaking of the holidays, an exclusive Christmas track will be Wham's "Last Christmas," which will not be included on the series, but will be released as a digital single next month.
"Glee" is also working on an episode entitled "Original Song," where the kids will be asked to write their own songs. "If I Could Turn Back Time" and "Because You Loved Me" hit-maker Diane Warren has been enlisted to pen two ballads for the episode.
It looks as though Lea Michele, who offered a breakout performance in Spring Awakening, is in talks with Columbia Records (who are releasing the "Glee" soundtrack) to offer a rock album. "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy told Billboard "Her album is not going to be Broadway stuff. She'll sit with producers and come up with her own concept."