Pop superstar and teen sensation, Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 charts today, as her "Breakout" (Hollywood Records) cd sold 371,000 copies in the USA (buy a copy HERE from MNN) , according to Nielsen Soundscan. Breakout's first week sales are the second-biggest of 2008 for a female artist, following the 463,000 copy debut of Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" (Island/IDJMG) (purchase a copy HERE). Ms Cyrus' last album, the half soundtrack/half studio "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus" (Hollywood/Walt Disney), entered the charts at No. 1 last summer also. The initial "Hanna Montana" soundtrack, which started Cyrus recording career, also arrived at #1 in 2006, with first-week sales of 281,000. That album became the best seller of 2006's fourth quarter, a great feat considering it only had three months of sales.
In other Miley news, some reports are indicating that she may be done with the Hannah Montana show and not return for a fourth year. Disney must be concerned. See recent MNN story on Miley, here.