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SOURCE Columbia Records
FEATURING 13 NEW RECORDINGS FROM THE CELEBRATION EPISODES
NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- Since its debut in 2009, Fox's Glee has become an unstoppable cultural phenomenon that has redefined both the music and television landscape with its unique style, incredible cast and innovative approach to pop music. Now in its 5th season, the series is about to experience its biggest moment yet: its 100th episode. Join the Glee cast in celebrating this incredible milestone with the release of Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes, available exclusively at Target on March 25. The commemorative album features 13 new recordings from the 100th episodes, such as Pink's "Just Give Me a Reason," Pharrell's "Happy" and Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time" (see below for full track listing). Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes will also include brand new versions of Glee favorites from the original cast members such as Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," Pink's "Raise Your Glass" and Glee cast original song "Loser Like Me." The 100th episode will air on Tuesday, March 18 at 8PM ET/PT on FOX, with the second part airing the following week to coincide with album release.
From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the widely praised mash-up of Adele's "Rumour Has It" and "Someone Like You," Glee has sold over 62 million tracks and over 13 million albums worldwide. Throughout its five seasons, Glee has also set a groundbreaking record for the most songs charted by a single act on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing records previously held by Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown. With their incredible record sales, Glee has made a name for itself in music history.
Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 and Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2, Glee: The Music, Volume 3 and Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).
The full track listing for Glee: The Music Celebrating 100 Episodes is as follows:
*= Season 5 version
Since its debut, GLEE has become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, received prestigious honors including Golden Globe and Peabody Awards, covered music ranging from Adele to "West Side Story," sold over 62 million songs, 13 million albums, 2.5 million DVDs and single-handedly made glee clubs cool again. GLEE stars Jacob Artist (Jake Puckerman), Melissa Benoist (Marley Rose), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson), Blake Jenner (Ryder Lynn), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Alex Newell (Wade "Unique" Adams), Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Becca Tobin (Kitty Wilde), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang) and remains a top 10 selling TV franchise. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glee. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gleeonfox and join the conversation at #Glee.
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.
ABOUT SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster 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. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
ABOUT FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including AMERICAN IDOL, THE FOLLOWING, NEW GIRL, GLEE and THE SIMPSONS. The network ranked No. 1 in the key adult demographic for eight of the past 10 seasons and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.
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