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[04/18/11 - 10:16 AM]
"Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event" Soundtrack Tops the Billboard Charts and Surges on iTunes
By the end of the week, the soundtrack was No. 24 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums, and No. 2 on the Top Soundtrack chart.

[via press release from ABC]

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"GREY'S ANATOMY: THE MUSIC EVENT" SOUNDTRACK TOPS THE BILLBOARD CHARTS AND SURGES ON iTUNES

Only one day after the debut of the "Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event" soundtrack on March 31, the album climbed to No. 3 on iTunes, surpassing other TV cast albums, and hit No. 1 on the iTunes top-selling soundtracks. By the end of the week, the soundtrack was No. 24 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums, and No. 2 on the Top Soundtrack chart. "The Story," one of the singles off the album, made the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 69.

The highly talked-about Music Event of "Grey's Anatomy," entitled "Song Beneath the Song," aired on ABC on Thursday, March 31 to the show's best numbers since the season premiere, drawing 12.7 million Total Viewers, spiking 30% from the week prior in Adults 18-49, and standing as the night's No.1 scripted TV show among young adults. The ratings success translated to the Billboard charts, as the entire soundtrack for the episode, featuring songs that have been the heart of the show throughout the years, was released on iTunes the same day. "How to Save a Life" (The Fray), "Chasing Cars" (Snow Patrol) and "The Story" (Brandi Carlile) are among the songs featured on the soundtrack as performed by the "Grey's Anatomy" cast, which includes Tony Award winner Sara Ramirez, Chandra Wilson, Chyler Leigh and Kevin McKidd.

For more information on the "Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event" soundtrack please visit ABC Music Lounge on ABC.com.

"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Eric Dane as Mark Sloan, Chyler Leigh as Lexie Grey, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Kim Raver as Teddy Altman, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Sarah Drew as April Kepner.





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