"Glee" Makes Hot 100 History

"Glee" Makes Hot 100 History
The cast of "Glee" has broken the record for most appearances by a non-solo act on the Billboard Hot 100 with 75 total chart entries, surpassing the Beatles' 71 charted titles. Among the six entries charting this week are five Britney Spears covers, including "Toxic," which marks the cast's highest debut at No. 16, and Paramore's "The Only Exception." The cast also claimed the third-most appearances among all acts since the chart launched in 1958, ranking behind Elvis Presley (108 charted titles) and James Brown (91 charted titles). (10/7)

Beyoncé, Gaga Make Forbes' Powerful Women List
GRAMMY-winning artists Beyoncé placed ninth and Lady Gaga placed seventh on Forbes magazine's World's Most Powerful Women list. Candidates for the list were divided into four groups spanning politics, business, media, and lifestyle (entertainment, sports and fashion). Placing in the top 20 were television personality Ellen DeGeneres (No. 10), first lady Michelle Obama (No. 1), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (No. 11), and Oprah Winfrey (No. 3). (10/7)

McCarroll Named Capitol/Virgin President
EMI Music has named Dan McCarroll president of Capitol & Virgin Label Group in North America, effective Oct. 12. McCarroll, currently executive vice president of North America creative at EMI Music Publishing, will lead artist discovery and development efforts in the United States, and report to EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon. (10/7)

CMA Donates $2.9 Million Toward Flood Relief
The Country Music Association announced it will donate more than $2.9 million to relief efforts for victims of the Nashville-area floods this past May and music education programs. Funded by net proceeds from this year's CMA Music Festival, the donation will be split evenly between CMA's Keep the Music Playing educational campaign and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which provides grants to support flood victims. (10/7)

Lost Vivaldi Concerto Found In Scotland
A 300-year-old copy of the original manuscript of the flute concerto "Il Gran Mogol" by Italian baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi has been found in the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. The score, which is one of a quartet of national concerti including the still lost "La Francia," "La Spagna" and "L'Inghilterra," was found and authenticated by University of Southampton research fellow Andrew Woolley. The concerto will be performed for the first time at the Perth Concert Hall in Scotland in January. (10/7)
 

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