‘Glee’ Stops The Show Atop The Chart

Robbie Daw | May 26, 2010 12:15 pm

Only four older titles hold their ground in the Top 10 of Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums this week in the wake of crop of new entries. Alas, one of them—Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0—gets bumped down from #1 to #4. The new champ on the chart? It’s the cast of Glee, with Showstoppers, the third full-length soundtrack from the hit Fox series.

As we’ve already witnessed, the Gleeks truly have inherited the world. In April the Glee cast had their first stint at #1 with the Power Of Madonna EP. A month later, Showstoppers sold 136,000 copies in its first week to land at the top. The soundtrack provided fans of the show an early listen of the Lady Gaga covers “Bad Romance” and “Poker Face,” ahead of last night’s airing of the “Theatricality” episode.

Other new entries in the upper reaches of the Top 200 include the reissue of the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St. at #2, the Black Keys’ Brothers at #3, Damian Marley and Nas’ collaboration Distant Relatives at #5 and LCD Soundsystem’s This Is Happening at #10 (marking the James Murphy-led project‘s first Top 10 entry in the U.S.).

Outside of the Top 10, soul robot Janelle Monae debuts at #17 with The ArchAndroid.

The Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums:

1. Glee Cast, Glee: The Music—Vol. 3, Showstoppers *new* 2. The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main St. *new* 3. The Black Keys, Brothers *new* 4. Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 5. Damian Marley & Nas, Distant Relatives *new* 6. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now 7. Band Of Horses, Infinite Arms *new* 8. Usher, Raymond v. Raymond 9. AC/DC, Iron Man 2 soundtrack 10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening *new*