"Glee" Hits #1 on Charts with "Teenage Dream" Cover

Darren Criss on "Glee" (FOX)

Darren Criss on "Glee" (FOX)

NEW YORK (CBS) "Glee's" cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" has hit number 1 on the Billboard charts, putting the FOX smash hit just behind Elvis Presley in the number of tracks ranked on the music chart.

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The cover, sung by new cast member Darren Criss, debuted at the top of the digital track sales chart, selling 214,000 singles in its first week, Columbia Records and Fox announced Thursday.

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It is the first time a "Glee" track has reached the #1 spot. The show's rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" landed at #2 last May when it sold 177,000 copies.

To date, the show has sold more than 17 million digital tracks and 6.5 million albums worldwide. "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" reached platinum status and sold more than 1 million units. Volumes 2 and 3 also experienced success with each album selling more than 500,000 copies.

The show's latest album "Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album," which features the cast taking on 12 holiday classics, was released this week. Their fourth follow-up to "Glee: The Music" will be released Nov. 30.

  • Joyce Lee

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