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."

MARS INVASION: Despite apparently having forsaken his dream of being a billionaire to "(lounge) on the couch, just chilling in (his) Snuggie," Bruno Mars continues to achieve rare chart success.

The pop singer/songwriter posts his fifth top 10 radio single on the Hot 100 from the start of his career, as "The Lazy Song" advances 11-6. He previously reached the top tier as guest vocalist on B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" (No. 1, two weeks) and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" (No. 4) and with his own "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" (No. 1, four weeks each).

Mars' streak of career-opening top 10 singles is the longest by a previously uncharted solo male since Richard Marx linked seven in 1987-89. Marx shares the record among previously undiscovered male artists with Ricky Nelson, whose first seven Hot 100 charted titles (including the list's first No. 1, "Poor Little Fool") peaked in the top 10 in 1958-59.

Two male soloists with prior group histories have struck out on their own with longer top 10 streaks: Lionel Richie, 13 (after he departed the Commodores), and George Michael, 12 (during and after Wham!)

Beyonce debuts at No. 33 on the Hot 100 with "Run the World (Girls)." The first single from her upcoming fourth studio album marks the second-highest debuting of her 23 chart entries as a lead artist. Only "Ring the Alarm" (No. 12, Sept. 23, 2006) began at a higher rank. (Still, the song fell short of the top 10, peaking at No. 11 the following week).

"World" bows at No. 41 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where Beyonce has gotten off to a better start as a lead artist only with "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," which charged in at No. 20 (Oct. 25, 2008) and eventually spent 12 weeks at No. 1.

RE-'MAKE': Tank (born Durrell Babbs) debuts at No. 38 the Adult R&B airplay chart with "I Can't Make You Love Me."

Originally a No. 18 Hot 100 hit for Bonnie Raitt in 1992, the ballad - co-written by country singer and former NFL defensive lineman Mike Reid - had charted once before on Adult R&B; Boyz II Men's version rose to No. 21 in December 2009.

One other version of "I Can't Make You Love Me" has graced a Billboard R&B survey. Nancy Wilson's interpretation reached No. 87 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1994.

The cover marks Tank's 10th appearance on Adult R&B. His first, "Maybe I Deserve," peaked at No. 5 on the chart dated exactly 10 years ago today (April 28, 2001). Having spent 10 weeks at No. 1 in 2007, "Please Don't Go" remains his highest-charting Adult R&B hit.


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