Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show in Stores October 19
Season Two Premiere Yields Record Setting Sales
NEW YORK, Sept. 28 -- Just in time for Halloween, Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show, hits stores on Tuesday October 19. Paying homage to Richard O'Brien's cult musical masterpiece, the Glee cast injects their distinctive style to such Rocky Horror Show classics as "Time Warp," "Damn it, Janet" and "Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me" (see below for full track listing). This special Rocky Horror Show themed episode airs Tuesday, October 26 at 8:00 pm et/pt on FOX.
Last week Glee made its triumphant return to prime time with an astounding 12.3 million viewers tuning in to the Season 2 premiere. The anticipation and excitement for Glee music reached new heights with over 250,000 new tracks downloaded in the first 48 hours available. This incredible response yielded more record breaking moments for Glee; it's the first time all singles from any episode simultaneously appeared in the top 10 of iTunes Top Songs chart. Additionally, the Glee cast version of Jay-Z's anthem "Empire State of Mind" has the single highest first day sales for any Glee track released to date.
Tonight in an episode that is sure to become an instant classic, the New Directions perform Britney Spears' most iconic and memorable songs, including "Toxic," "…Baby One More Time," "Stronger," "I'm a Slave 4 U" and "Me Against The Music," and the pop princess herself makes a special cameo appearance.
To date over 13 million Glee songs have been digitally downloaded, with over 5 million albums sold worldwide. Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna and Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. This week four Glee releases occupy slots within Billboard's top 100 best selling albums (Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers at #31, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 at #58, Glee: The Music, Journey To Regionals at #66 and Glee: The Music, Volume 2 at #81). With all the excitement around Glee's return, it's evident why the New York Times proclaimed "'Glee' is now a bonafide phenomenon."
The full track listing for "Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show" is as follows:
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