Glee's 'Don't Stop Believin'' Goes Gold

Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:30am EDT

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BLOCKBUSTER SERIES' MUSIC SURPASSES 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS AS SOUNDTRACK HITS
STORES NOVEMBER 3

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In yet another sign that Glee has gone from
smash comedy hit to cultural phenomenon, the cast's rendition of Journey's
"Don't Stop Believin'" has just been certified Gold for digital sales in
excess of 500,000 downloads, and to date, over two million Glee songs have
been purchased online.  Seven songs from Glee now occupy spots in the top 200
of iTunes Top Songs chart and Newsweek recently observed that the Fox series'
"rabid online fanbase has given the show's music a life of its own."  It's
this fervor for the music that prompted the New York Times to say "from
'Cabaret' to Kanye, Songs of 'Glee' are a hit" and the Los Angeles Times to
add "this comedy has become music to our ears."

On Tuesday November 3, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 hits stores.  This highly
anticipated debut soundtrack will feature 17 songs heard in Glee's first
season (see below for full track listing).  Glee has set itself apart as one
of the few scripted television shows to feature music so prominently and
successfully.  Entertainment Weekly recently stated that Glee was able to
accomplish this "by making music so catchy and addictive, it's taken on a life
- and revenue stream - of it's own."  They also went on to proclaim "the
snarky, theatrical series is a cult phenomenon on its way to becoming a
national obsession."

The full track listing for "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" is as follows:

    1. "Don't Stop Believin'"
    2. "Can't Fight This Feeling"
    3. "Gold Digger"
    4. "Take a Bow"
    5. "Bust Your Windows"
    6. "Taking Chances"
    7. "Alone"
    8. "Maybe This Time"
    9. "Somebody to Love"
    10. "Hate On Me"
    11. "No Air"
    12. "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
    13. "Keep Holding On"
    14. "Bust a Move"
    15. "Sweet Caroline"
    16. "Dancing with Myself"

    17. "Defying Gravity"


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

Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,
Benny.Tarantini@sonymusic.com; or Chris Alexander, Twentieth Century Fox
Television, +1-310-369-2733, Chris.Alexander@fox.com; or Tracey Raftery, Fox
Broadcasting Company, +1-310-369-1425, Tracey.Raftery@fox.com
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