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Digest: Gaga's 1,000th Number One; 'Glee' Breaks Record

Also: Members of R.E.M., Yo La Tengo, She & Him, Teenage Fanclub and more to pay tribute to Big Star

February 16, 2011 4:45 PM ET
Digest: Gaga's 1,000th Number One; 'Glee' Breaks Record
Kevin Mazur

Lady Gaga Scores Billboard 1,000th Number One
Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" has become the 1,000th Number One hit in the 52-year history of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. "Born This Way" is also had the third-largest-selling digital debut of all time, even though the song was only available for three days on its initial week of release. [Billboard]

'Glee' Breaks Billboard Record For Most Hot 100 Singles
The cast of Glee have shattered Elvis Presley's record for the most single entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The cast has scored 113 chart hits, besting Presley's 108. [Billboard]

Members of R.E.M., Yo La Tengo, She and Him Pay Tribute to Big Star
An all-star line-up of musicians including R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan, Matthew Sweet, She & Him's M. Ward, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and record producer Mitch Easter will pay tribute to the late Alex Chilton and Big Star at a concert in Manhattan on March 26th. The artists will come together to perform Big Star's album Third/Sister Lovers in its entirety with its original string and woodwind orchestration. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Yoko Ono Will be Featured Speaker at SXSW
Yoko Ono has been announced as the featured speaker at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Ono will be interviewed by Jody Denberg at the event on March 18th and will perform with her band the following night. [NME]

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