The Gleeks Beat the King: Glee Passes Elvis to Set Billboard Singles Record

  • Share
  • Read Later

The cast of Glee is just as good at breaking records as they are at making them.

Despite debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 chart less than two years, Glee has surpassed music royalty — including Elvis, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles — to set the record for the most charted songs by an act in the list’s 52-year history.

(More on NewsFeed: See if the Gleeks have caught Bieber fever.)

Six of the cast’s new singles debuted today on the Hot 100, bringing their total chart-topping tally to 113 hits, beating Elvis Presley’s previous record of 108 songs. Lea Michele’s version of Katy Perry’s “Firework” (which was recently number one on the Hot 100) debuted today as the highest song ever for the cast at number 34.

(More on TIME: See how Glee producers choose the show’s songs.)

NewsFeed hopes that this feat inspires creator Ryan Murphy to produce an Elvis-inspired episode soon, starring bad boy Puck (Mark Salling) singing “Burning Love.” (via Billboard)