Glee Debuts Original Songs on Glee: The Music, Volume 5 Available March 8
GLEE SALES REACH NEW HEIGHTS
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 -- For the first time ever, Glee premieres two new and original songs on Glee: The Music, Volume 5, available March 8. "Loser Like Me," an energetic ensemble track was co-written by pop mastermind Max Martin (Britney Spears, P!nk) and "Get It Right" is a moving ballad brought to life by Lea Michele's immense voice. These original tracks will air in the "GLEE" episode TUESDAY, MARCH 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In addition to these new tracks, Glee: The Music, Volume 5 will feature the Glee casts take on such classics as Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," Katy Perry's "Firework" and Justin Bieber's "Baby." Gwyneth Paltrow makes a triumphant return to Glee and is featured on such classics as Prince's "Kiss," Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" and Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)." Paltrow's earlier Glee contribution, an exciting cover of Cee Lo's "Forget You," was a bit hit among fans and has just been certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 downloads. Also featured on Glee: The Music, Volume 5 is the cast's much talked about mashup of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Heads Will Roll" which was seen by Glee's biggest audience to date of 26.8 million viewers (see below for full track listing).
Last week marks the biggest sales week for Glee music since the show's inception with an astounding 880,000 songs downloaded. This outstanding feat resulted in seven Glee tracks occupying the iTunes Top Songs chart simultaneously.
To date almost 24 million Glee songs have been digitally downloaded, with nearly 9 million albums sold worldwide. Glee scored three consecutive #1 releases with Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers, Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna andGlee: The Music, Journey To Regionals. The RIAA has certified Glee: The Music, Volume 1 Platinum (sales in excess of 1 million units) as well as Glee: The Music, Volume 2 and Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Gold (sales in excess of 500,000 units).
The full track listing for Glee: The Music, Volume 5 is as follows:
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