via press release:
Glee Produces Two Gold Soundtracks
OVER FOUR MILLION GLEE SONGS DOWNLOADED
NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records — It’s clear that Fox’s new comedy Glee is a runaway hit with no signs of slowing down. The show was recently awarded the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. And the music from this smash show has hit some incredible milestones as well. Both soundtracks, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, Volume 2 have been certified Gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 units. On top of that, over 4 million songs from Glee have been downloaded online since last May. Glee: The Music, Volume 1 entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #4 in its debut week, while Glee: The Music: Volume 2 debuted at #3. Both volumes of music continue to occupy space within the top 30 best selling albums this week, selling more than offerings by Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, R. Kelly and Bon Jovi.
Glee has become a pop culture sensation with fans and critics worldwide; praising it for is inventive, unique and fresh energy. In further news showing Glee is an unstoppable phenomenon, Fox recently announced that it would be bringing Glee back for a second season. Season one returns on Fox on Tuesday April 13, 2010 immediately following American Idol.
About Columbia Records: One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Twentieth Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp., is a leading supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX finished the 2008-2009 season at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year – a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the mid-1990s – while continuing to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics.
Source: Columbia Records