‘Glee’ Uses The Power Of Madonna To Take Over The Chart

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2010 9:45 am

A ray of light has ripped through the Billboard Top 200 Albums, as Glee‘s soundtrack to last week’s The Power Of Madonna episode debuts at #1 following sales of 98,000. This bumps last week’s chart champ Justin Bieber down to #3 with My World 2.0. Sorry, Bieb—but this is what happens when you leave the country.

The Power Of Madonna is now the third Glee soundtrack to hit the Top 10, though it’s the first one to actually reach the top of the chart. Glee: The Music, Volume 1 peaked at #4, while Volume 2 made it to #3. Volume 3 is scheduled for a May 18 release.

Another soundtrack debuts at #4 in the form of Iron Man 2, which is comprised of older jams from AC/DC. Billboard notes that this week now marks the first time in the Top 200 chart’s nearly 54-year history that two soundtracks have simultaneously debuted in the top five. The Robert Downey Jr.-starring Iron Man 2 flick hits theaters Friday, May 7.

As for last week’s big debut from MGMT’s Congratulations, which went in at #2, Hits Daily Double is showing that the band’s sophomore LP has suffered a 74% decline in sales and therefore drops to #20 this week. (Billboard‘s official chart details will be published tomorrow.) Looks like that lackluster SNL performance failed to garner them any last minute boost in copies sold when all was said and done.

The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:

1. Glee Cast, Glee: The Music—The Power Of Madonna *new* 2. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now 3. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 4. AC/DC, Iron Man 2 soundtrack *new* 5. Usher, Raymond v. Raymond 6. Various Artists, Now That’s What I Call Music! 7. Jimmy Buffett, Encores *new* 8. Justin Bieber, My World 9. Zac Brown Band, The Foundation 10. Lady Gaga, The Fame