After only two years on the airwaves, the cast of the hit Glee has surpassed Elvis Presley himself in music chart history. With six debuts on the Hot 100 to be released on February 17 on Billboard.com, the “Glee” cast has placed 113 songs on the chart, besting Elvis Presley’s 108 chart entries logged between the survey’s inception in 1958 and 2003.
The “Glee” cast’s record-shattering week contributes to an historic Hot 100. As previously reported, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” blasts in at No. 1 to become the survey’s 1,000th leading title.
Glee’s covers appeared on the Hot 100 chart the week of June 6, 2009 with their most popular single to date Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.”
The act has been able to fast-track its way to Hot 100 history thanks to 20th Century Fox and Columbia Records having released multiple songs digitally following each new “Glee” episode.
A remake of Katy Perry’s recent Hot 100 No. 1 “Firework” represents the “Glee” cast’s highest debuting title this week (No. 34). The song premiered on the Feb. 8 episode, “Silly Love Longs.”