FOX'S smash hit Glee has reached another amazing milestone: music performed by the show's cast ranks No. 8 in the Top 10-selling digital U.S. artists of all time.
With over 32 million Glee songs digitally downloaded in the U.S., SoundScan says the show's stellar cast is in the company of pop icons Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Black Eyed Peas.
Most recently, the Glee cast's versions of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" (45,292 tracks sold to date), Michael Jackson's "Bad" (48,766 tracks sold to date) and "Smooth Criminal" (161,495 tracks sold to date) have been added to Glee's groundbreaking record for most charted songs by a single act in the Billboard Hot 100 chart history. These standout tracks bring the GLEE cast's grand total of Hot 100 entries to 193, surpassing Elvis Presley, The Beatles and James Brown.
From the anthem hit "Don't Stop Believin'" to the iconic rendition of "Vogue" to the pop phenomenon "Teenage Dream," Glee has sold more than 42 million songs and over 12 million albums worldwide.