"Glee" Breaks Billboard Record, Surpassing Elvis Presley
16 Feb 2011
The cast of the hit Fox series "Glee" has broken the music record for the most single entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That title was previously held by Elvis Presley.
"Glee" now boasts 113 single entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, exceeding Elvis Presley's 108 entries, James Brown's 91, Ray Charles' 74, Aretha Franklin's 73 and The Beatles' 71.
Since its debut, the series has racked up two Platinum and two Gold albums, two Grammy Award nominations, more than 16 million song downloads and the No. 1 soundtrack of 2010 (“The Christmas Album”).
In the all-new "Blame It on the Alcohol" episode, airing Feb. 22, "Principal Figgins (guest star Iqbal Theba) teaches the student body about the danger of underage drinking, and the glee club is personally touched by the message. Meanwhile, Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and Coach Beiste (guest star Dot-Marie Jones) ignore Figgins’ warning and get into a bit of trouble," according to press notes.
"Glee" is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.