The latest soundtrack album from the TV musical prevents The Rolling Stone to reign the chart with the re-release of their 1972 album.
Billboard Hot 200 has newly-released "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers" as this week's champ. Making its way out across United States on May 18, this album pulls in around 136,000 copies in its opening week.
This becomes "Glee" cast's first No. 1 full-length soundtrack after topping the U.S. albums chart with a mini album "Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna" last month with 98,000 units. The first two volumes of the TV series' compilation could only peak at No. 4 and 3 on the list.
Sitting right behind "Glee" latest soundtrack album is The Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St." re-release which bows with 76,000 copies. Failing to rule the chart Stateside, the re-issue of the band's 1972 album debuted high across the pond, storming to the first place on the U.K. Albums Chart in its first week on sale.
The next highest chart entry is The Black Keys' "Brothers" which secures the third position with 73,000. This achievement becomes the band's highest charting album and best week sales as they only managed to climb to No. 14 with their previous set "Attack & Release".
Another new release which debuts high is a collaborative album from Nas and Damian Marley. Featuring K'naan, Stephen Marley, Joss Stone and Lil Wayne, their duet effort "Distant Relatives" arrives at No. 5 with 57,000. Band of Horses' "Infinite Arms" and LCD Soundsystem's "This Is Happening" also debut high, bowing at No. 7 and 10 with 45,000 and 31,000 copies sold respectively.
The rest of the Top 10 belong to the holdovers which range from Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0", Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now", Usher's "Raymond vs. Raymond" and "Iron Man 2" soundtrack from AC/DC.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:
- "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers" - "Glee" cast
- "Exile on Main St." re-release - The Rolling Stones
- "Brothers" - The Black Keys
- "My World 2.0" - Justin Bieber
- "Distant Relatives" - Nas and Damian Marley
- "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
- "Infinite Arms" - Band of Horses
- "Raymond vs. Raymond" - Usher
- "Iron Man 2" soundtrack - AC/DC
- "This Is Happening" - LCD Soundsystem