The King has to (forcefully) cede his throne to the pop infused Glee. The hit Fox series and their talented cast are making waves today as they set the record for most songs ever on the Billboard 100 chart. The Glee cast has already passed the likes of The Beatles and Michael Jackson and have now taken the top spot in history. The cast’s cover tunes have made it on the chart for a whopping 113 times since the show began releasing singles of their songs. Now we should note that less than 25% have remained on the chart for more than a week. Elvis Presley previously held the record with 108.
In other Glee news, Amber Riley and Mark Salling (Mercedes and Puck) will participate in a PBS music special titled The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House. The event will be n honor of Black History Month and the legendary Motown. The Glee cast members will be joined by the likes of Jamie Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Smokey Robinson, Seal and Jordin Sparks. The special will air Tuesday, March 1 at 8/7c.
What do you think? Does this mean Glee is bigger than Elvis or is this a skewed claim to the throne? Will you be watching the PBS special?