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songs from the show along with five related tracks, including a duet with her father Billy Ray on "I Learned from You". The compilation was another success, named the eighth best-selling album of the year in the U.S., with nearly 3.2 million copies sold worldwide.
The actress/singer spent the rest of the year serving as the opening act for a girl group The Cheetah Girls on 20 dates of their 39-cities tour. In March the following year, "Hannah Montana" was reissued in a special edition featuring a bonus DVD, not long after the show's theme song, "The Best of Both Worlds", was released as a single.
Miley had her first LP, a double album titled "Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus", hit the market on June 26, 2007. Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 326,000 copies sold in its first week, the set racked up about 1.5 million copies worldwide by mid-year and thus was certified Platinum.
In the peak of her career, scandal hit her when a series of her racy pictures leaked out on the Internet. As a role model for teens, Miley was criticized for setting a bad example. This would be put on scrutiny more when she posed for Vanity Fair half-naked, although she apologized later on.
Due to her enormous success, Miley was granted the title of the 59th "Most Influential People" list made and released by Time magazine in May 2008 as well as landing herself at No. 35 on the list of "2008 Forbes Celebrity 100" with an estimated earnings of $25 million during June 2007 to June 2008. Her wax figure on Madame Tussauds was also unveiled in March 2008.
Miley's career was just in the making though. A plan on big screen version of "Hannah Montana" was quickly developed and Miley, reprising her role, would star in "Hannah Montana: The Movie". Before the movie project came to public, Miley released a second studio album called "Breakout". Its first single "7 Things" made an impressive chart performance. It debuted at No. 84 on Billboard Hot 100 before climbing up to No. 10 in its third week.
During her Disney days, Miley met other child stars like the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. She once dated the young JoBros, Nick Jonas. After splitting from Nick, she moved on with underwear model Justin Gaston, but their relationship didn't last