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New Directions: The First Note
Meet the new head bitches in charge
Released June 12th, 2014
Cast Melissa Benoist
Acacia Brinley
Niall Horan
Darren Criss
Matthew Morrison
Conny Lee
Blake Jenner
Jacob Artist
Billboard 200 3
Boxoffice $321,192,326
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New Directions: The First Note is the first in the series of New Direction movies, based off the pop-culture phenomenon Glee. It was released to select theatres May 22nd, 2014, and to worldwide release later on on June 12th, 2014, after it gained a large following and high sale numbers, higher than its successor had in it's third, fourth and fifth seasons. Each song released from the movie charted on the Billboard Hot 100, except for 2, and its soundtrack managed to peak at 3 on the Billboard 200 after initially low first-week sales.

SynopsisEdit

New Directions, finally being reborn as an underdog club, are forced to rebuild their reputation and to get more members to join so that they are able to compete in Sectionals, hoping to fulfil others expectations and reach the summit of Show Choir Championships- Nationals. When they meet with the newly formed McKinley High Cheerios!, their new head cheerleader, Harry Tom, they realise that to win Sectionals, they need to win them over.

PlotEdit

NOTE: The following section is currently under construction.

Song ListEdit

Song Title Original Artist Performer(s)
Raise Your Glass P!nk New Direction Girls
Faithfully Journey Marley Rose with Jake Puckerman and Ryder Lynn
Oops... I Did it Again Britney Spears Harry Tom with Marley Rose and Kiesha Rhodes
So What P!nk Marley Rose, Harry Tom, Jake Puckerman and Dylan Clark
Just Give Me a Reason Kitty Wilde and Ryder Lynn
Glitter In The Air Harry Tom with Dylan Clark
Beautiful Christina Aguileira Marley Rose and Unique Adams
Do What U Want / Your Body Lady Gaga feat R. Kelly / Christina Aguileira Harry Tom and Dylan Clark
Let There Be Love / Let Me Love You Christina Aguileira Harry Tom and Dylan Clark

SinglesEdit

Main Article: New Directions: Singles
Before the release of the movie, 3 singles that were not included on the album were released- sales performance would be tracked, and 2 of the 3 singles were in danger of being cut from the movie, with one being a promotional single for the soundtrack.
After much speculation, the 3 singles were revealed- Glitter In The Air and Mamma Mia were in danger of being cut, while Beautiful was released to promote the film. They all charted in their first week, with Glitter In The Air leading the charge, even ahead of the promotional single. Mamma Mia, originally sung by Unique Adams and Kitty Wilde, failed to match the other success of the other two, debuting at #98 against high figures #72 and #83, maintaining its spot the next week, and being the only single not to rise, with the others reaching #61 and #79. When the tracking period ended, Glitter In The Air finished at #58 and Beautiful at #78, with Mamma Mia finishing at the bottom of the charts with #100.
Main Article: New Directions: Charts
Of all of the singles, Glitter in the Air reached the highest with #11. All singles managed to chart, with the lowest being So What at #52. Oops... I Did it Again also proved to be a success, reaching #12, just one below it's predecessor Glitter. All the mash-ups managed to chart within the Top 20, with all the P!nk songs except one charting in the Top 40.

SoundtrackEdit

Main Article: New Directions: The Music, Volume 1
New Directions: The Music, Volume 1 is a soundtrack album released in unison with the movie of a similar title. Released on iTunes and in retail stores around the world, the album rocketed up the charts to #3 on the Billboard 200, and at #1 in many other countries.
Main Article: New Directions: The Road to Sectionals
New Directions: The Road to Sectionals is a soundtrack album released in unison with the movie of a similar title. Released exclusively on iTunes, it managed to reach #4 on the Billboard 200 based solely on digital downloads. It also managed to peak at #1 in many other countries.
Main Article: New Directions: The Medley
New Directions: The Medley is a soundtrack album released in unison with the movie of a similar title. Released on iTunes and as a Target Exclusive, the album reached #3 on the Billboard 200 . It also managed to peak at #1 in many other countries.

CastEdit

Melissa Benoist as Marley Rose
Acacia Brinley as Kiesha Rhodes
Niall Horan as Dylan Clark
Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson
Matthew Morrison as William Schuester
Conny Lee as Harry Tom
Blake Jenner as Ryder Lynn
Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman

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