|Glee: The Music, Volume 1|
Glee: The Music, Volume 1 is the debut soundtrack album by the cast of the musical television series Glee, which airs on Fox in the United States. It features cover versions from the first nine episodes of the first season and was released on November 2, 2009 by Columbia Records. The album received mixed reviews from critics, with many praising large ensemble numbers, but comparing it to karaoke tracks. It went to number one on album charts in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and peaked at number three in Australia and number four in both Canada and the United States. Volume 1 has been certified platinum in these five countries.
All non-bonus tracks from the album have been released as digital singles; the cast's debut single, a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'", charted within the top five in many countries and has sold over one million copies in the US. Other high-charting and best-selling singles include the covers of Queen's "[[Somebody To Love (Queen)|Somebody To Love]", Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", and "Defying Gravity" from the musicalWicked. Glee Live! In Concert! saw the cast tour the US in promotion of the album, among others, for the first season.