The Disney Channel's hit 2006 movie launched Zac Efron's career and spawned two sequels, three No. 1 albums and paved the way for TV musicals such as 'Glee.'
WHEN THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE Disney Channel's High School Musical topped the Billboard 200 on March 11, 2006, it was, to quote the TV movie's hit song, the "start of something new."
Thanks to the popularity of the Kenny Ortega-directed film – according to Disney, more than 290 million global viewers watched it between 2006 and 2009 – the album became the first TV soundtrack to reach No. 1 since Miami Vice in 1986.