Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Adele, Bruno Mars
Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee' Cast, Adele, Bruno Mars

PERFECT 10: As the "Glee" cast maintains its perfect attendance record in the Billboard 200's top 10, the troupe receives even higher marks on the Soundtracks chart.

"Glee, the Music Presents: The Warblers" enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2, marking the Fox series' ensemble's 10th top 10 in as many outings. The cast has charted higher only with its three No. 1s: "Glee: The Music, the Power of Madonna (EP)," " Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers" and "Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals (EP)," all last year.

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On Soundtracks, all 10 "Glee" album releases have reached No. 1, with each except two opening atop the chart; "Season One ... Volume 1" and "Season Two: Volume 4" each debuted at No. 2.

Dating to the Soundtracks chart's inception the week of June 30, 2001, here is a look at the franchises with the most No. 1 titles:

10, "Glee"
4, "Hannah Montana"
3, "American Idol"
3, "High School Musical"
3, "Twilight"

On the Billboard Hot 100, the "Glee" cast debuts with two songs premiered on last Tuesday's (April 19) episode and released so far only as stand-alone digital tracks. The cast's cover of Adele's "Turning Tables," featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, enters at No. 66 and its version of "All By Myself" arrives at No. 87. The latter track had charted twice previously on the Hot 100. Writer Eric Carmen's original recording spent three weeks at No. 2 in 1976 and Celine Dion's update reached No. 4 in 1997.

With its latest debuts, the "Glee" cast extends its record total of Hot 100 charted titles to 133.

HIGH FIVE: The "Glee" cast's exposure of "Turning Tables" spurs Adele's original version of the song to debut three notches higher on the Hot 100 at No. 63, while the track's parent album, "21," rebounds 2-1 for a fifth frame atop the Billboard 200.

The set is just the eighth by a solo female released on Columbia Records to spend at least five weeks at No. 1 since the Billboard 200 launched as a weekly survey the week of March 24, 1956:

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Year
11, "Mariah Carey," Mariah Carey, 1991
9, "Pearl," Janis Joplin, 1971
8, "Music Box," Mariah Carey, 1991
6, "I Dreamed a Dream," Susan Boyle, 2009
6, "Daydream," Mariah Carey, 1995
6, "A Star Is Born" (soundtrack), Barbra Streisand, 1977
5, "21," Adele, 2011
5, "People," Barbra Streisand, 1964

As previously reported, "Rolling in the Deep," the lead single from "21," roars 6-2 on the Hot 100. Fueling the song's momentum, Haley Reinhart performed the song last Wednesday on "American Idol."

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