The “Glee” cast has surpassed the Beatles for the most appearances on the 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.
Elvis Presley still leads overall with 108 songs to chart on the Hot 100. He’s followed by James Brown with 91, then “Glee.”
The Beatles are sixth, behind Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Elton John, Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z round out the Top 10.
Nielsen SoundScan says the “Glee” cast has sold 2.8 million albums and 11.5 million downloads.
Glee’s soundtrack got a big boost after the immense success of the episode featuring the music of Britney Spears. Over 13 million people turned in to see Brit and the Glee gang. The Britney Spears episode of GLEE is the highest-rated episode of GLEE ever among Adults 18 – 49. It featured a cameo from the artist and included five of her hit songs including “Baby One More Time,” I’m a Slave 4U,” Me Against the Music,” “Toxic” and “Stronger.”
Heather Morris (Brittany), the lead for this episode, joined Britney in a rendition of “Me Against the Music,” Spears’ hit collaboration with Madonna.
Britney is really happy with how the episode turned out. She thanked all of her fans via Twittter that for watching and said that it was a great opportunity to be able to participate on Glee.
The following video is the promo for the Britney/Brittany episode: