Posted: 7:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
By Ryan Gajewski
Glee star Naya Rivera (Santana) has made the music charts countless times already with her Glee covers. But now she’s done something that few other Glee stars have accomplished: She’s cracked the Billboard charts with one of her own tunes!
Naya’s catchy first single, “Sorry,” was released on September 17. The tune — which features her fiance, rapper Big Sean — wasted no time rocketing up the iTunes charts, as it hit number 10 on the day it came out. Now, it is doing well on Billboard as well.
Billboard is reporting that “Sorry” has debuted at number 37 on its Rhythmic chart. The tune is the first single of Naya’s long-awaited bunch of songs that she recorded with producer Tricky Stewart as part of a record deal she signed two years ago with Columbia.Naya herself sounds pretty psyched about the news. On October 18, she tweeted:
So when will we hear more tunes from Naya? Well, that appears to be anyone’s guess. Earlier this year, Naya admitted to being frustrated with how Columbia was handling her yet-to-drop record, and she said she has considered taking her talents to another label. We can only hope that the success of “Sorry” will encourage Columbia to release the rest of her songs.
This has been a big week for Glee stars on the Billboard charts. The soundtrack album to Glee’s Cory Monteith tribute episode opened at number seven on the album charts, marking the first time a Glee album has done so since 2011. And Lea Michele’s (Rachel) “Make You Feel My Love” cracked the Hot 100, making it the first Glee song on that chart since February.
As for other Glee stars whose solo material has charted on Billboard, Matthew Morrison’s (Schue) 2011 single “Summer Rain” peaked at number 16 on the Adult Contemporary chart, Darren Criss’s (Blaine) 2010 EP Human hit number 17 on the Top Heatseakers chart for new artists, and Mark Salling’s (Puck) Pipe Dreams reached 189 on the albums chart in 2010.
We’re thrilled for Naya, and we can’t wait to hear her full album. Clearly, she has nothing to feel “sorry” about regarding her future in music.