"Glee" cast and Susan Boyle top the charts
NEW YORK (Billboard) - It's a "Dream" come true: the cast of Fox TV's "Glee" and Susan Boyle rock the top of Billboard's charts this week.
Glee's cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was the top-selling song in the U.S. last week, as it'll debut at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 214,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It marks the ensemble's first No. 1 and biggest sales week yet. Previously, the cast's best week came when its first single, "Don't Stop Believin'," debuted at No. 2 with 177,000 (June 6, 2009).
Last week's No. 1 on Digital Songs, Rihanna's "What's My Name?" (featuring Drake), slides to No. 6 with 152,000 (down 35%).
Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" holds at No. 2 (191,000; down 14%) and the Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)" debuts at No. 3 (170,000).
The aforementioned Perry sees her new single "Firework" spark up two slots to No. 4 (161,000; up 11%), while P!nk's "Raise Your Glass" slips one spot to No. 5 (160,000; up less than 1%).
Meanwhile, Boyle -- who rose to fame in 2009 after her audition on "Britain's Got Talent" went viral and paved the way to her No. 1 Billboard 200 album "I Dreamed a Dream" -- nets her second chart-topping album, as "The Gift" will arrive in the penthouse with 318,000.
"Dreamed" started at No. 1 a little under a year ago with 701,000 and spent six weeks at the top.
Boyle's "Gift" leads a total of six debuts in the top 10, as the music industry continues to gear up for the holiday shopping season.
While last week's No. 1, Taylor Swift's "Speak Now," slips to No. 2 (212,000; down 34%), Kid Cudi enters at No. 3 with "Man on the Moon II" (169,000). That easily beats the premiere (and best week) of his debut set, last year's "Man on the Moon," which started at No. 4 with 104,000.
The new "Now 36" compilation bows at No. 4 (89,000), Bon Jovi's "Greatest Hits" starts at No. 5 (88,000) and Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" falls four rungs to No. 6 (81,000; down 58%).
Reba McEntire's "All the Women I Am" enters at No. 7 (64,000), Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" falls five to No. 8 (60,000; though with a 1% gain) and Cee Lo Green's "The Lady Killer" bows at No. 9 (41,000).
Rounding out the top 10 albums is Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being," descending five rungs to No. 10 (35,000; down 22%).
(Editing by Zorianna Kit)
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