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"Glee" Cast Beats Out Beatles for Billboard Record

From left to right, "Glee" cast members Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Jane Lynch arrive at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 17, 2010.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
From left to right, "Glee" cast members Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Jane Lynch arrive at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) The "Glee" cast has surpassed the Beatles for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act.

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The cast of the Fox television musical series about a high school glee club has six debuts on the chart this week. That gives it a total of 75 songs on the chart to the Beatles' 71.

The show's soundtrack got a boost after this week's episode featuring the music of Britney Spears.

Elvis Presley still leads overall with 108 songs to chart on the Hot 100. He's followed by James Brown with 91, then "Glee."

The Beatles are sixth, behind Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Elton John, Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z round out the Top 10.

Nielsen SoundScan says the "Glee" cast has sold 2.8 million albums and 11.5 million downloads.

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