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Glee album set to top UK charts

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The cast of the hit US TV show Glee is likely to top the UK albums chart this week, according to midweek sales.

Industry magazine Music Week said Glee: The Music was outselling this week's number one, Alicia Keys's The Element Of Freedom, by two copies to one.

The music from the show, which is shown on E4 in the UK, has produced a slew of entries in the UK singles chart.

However, Tuesday's Brit Awards might help boost sales of the winning artists which could change chart positions.

Lily Allen, Lady GaGa, Dizzee Rascal and Florence And The Machine were among winners at the ceremony, which took place at Earls Court.

Peter Gabriel is hoping to make the album chart top 10 for the first time since 1994 with Scratch My Back, which is currently the fourth top-seller of the week, behind Lady GaGa's The Fame.

Also out this week is The Pet Shop Boys' Pandemonium, which captures their live performance at the O2 Arena in December.

Glee is a musical comedy which follows the ups and downs of a singing club in a US high school.

The cast's cover of Journey's Don't Stop Believin' went to number two in January with four further songs making the top 40.

Last year, 25 songs from the show made the US Hot 100. Songs from the show are being released in the UK immediately after each episode airs on E4.



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