Glee beats Beatles singles record

The cast of US Tv show Glee have beaten The Beatles record for the most appearances in the Billboard Hut 100 singles chart by a non-solo act. The six new entries from Glee this week brings their total to 75 chart entries, with the The Beatles achieving 71. The only two individuals to have achieved more US hits are Elvis Presley with 108 and James Brown with 91. Glee, who are the story of a high school choir of misfits has sold more that 2.8m albums and 1..5m downloads, music sales according to music tracker Nielsen SoundScan. The cast of Glee have also overtaken Ray Charles who is at number 74 and Aretha Franklin at 73. The songs are released for download after each TV episode is broadcast. Five covers of Britney Spears song debuted in the latest chart after last week’s show.

Amongst them was a version of the singer’s UK number one Toxic, which landed at 16, making it the show’s highest new entry to date. The track has sold 109,000 downloads in it s first week of release. The legendary band The Beatles 71 hits were featured in the charts between 1964 and 1996. Glee’s first entry in the charts came in the year 2009, in June. The Beatles have a tally of 617 weeks in the chart. For nine weeks between February and April 1964, they continuously held the top two positions.

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