The Reign of Miley Continues
Congratulations are in order for Miley Cyrus because today we learn that her new album BANGERZ debuted in the #1 spot on the Billboard magazine 200 Album Chart. As you may be well aware, Miley has been hitting things out of the park for the past few weeks by turning everything she touches into gold. Her songs raced up the singles chart and now her album debuts atop the album chart. Is there no stopping the spawn of Cyrus? BANGERZ is Miley‘s 5th #1 album of her career. Wow. Click below to learn more.
As forecast last week, Miley Cyrus debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new release “Bangerz,” selling 270,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Counting her soundtrack albums as the Disney character Hannah Montana, this is her fifth No. 1 album. She topped the list with the Disney Channel TV series’ first soundtrack in 2006, as well as its big-screen film adaptation soundtrack in 2009. Cyrus herself notched No. 1s with the half-soundtrack/half-studio album “Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus” set in 2007, and then her own “Breakout” studio effort in 2008. Cyrus’ last studio album, 2010′s “Can’t Be Tamed,” debuted and peaked at No. 3 from a 102,000 start … Meanwhile, last week’s No. 1 album, Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)” drops by 80.08% in its second week and falls to No. 5 with 70,000 sold. That’s the largest second-week percentage decline for a No. 1-debuting album since Kanye West’s “Yeezus” fell by 80.26% back in late June. Falling a spot to No. 3 this week is Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same,” slipping by 44% in its third week to 83,000. Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” falls by a moderate 51% in its sophomore frame, dropping to No. 6 with 63,000.
While I hate to admit it, it’s clear that Miley Cyrus is in high demand. All the hand-wringing by her detractors has had no effect on her chart success. Personally, I’ve listened to BANGERZ a few times now and I genuinely don’t like a thing on it. Even the title track Bangers (SMS) which features our dear Britney Spears on guest vocals is kind of annoying to me. But, clearly, I am in the minority. As I understand it, Miley‘s current single Wrecking Ball debuted in the #1 spot on the British music charts so her success is not relegated to the US. I suppose we gotta give it up to Miss Miley for putting out the music that most people want to hear right now. Considering her success thus far, I suspect she’ll rack up more #1 songs in the coming weeks and months.
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