This is a new record on the Billboard Hot 200 after another. The US pop album charts sees the success of Miley Cyrus' "Hannah Montana" to climb at No. 1 this week. The album, which is the soundtrack to hit Disney Channel series of the same name, sold more than 280,000 copies in the week ended October 29, marking the biggest start for a soundtrack since November 2005, when rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" bowed with 317,000 units.
On top of that, "Hannah Montana" has also become Disney's fourth top 10 debut this year, behind "Cars," "The Cheetah Girls 2" and the immensely popular "High School Musical," which is the only album to sell more than 3 million copies so far in 2006. Elsewhere, New Jersey rock band My Chemical Romance is at 2nd position on the album charts with "The Black Parade" sold 240,000 copies. John Legend's sophomore album "Once Again" starts at No. 3 with 231,000.
Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" remains at the 4th spot for the second week with 89,000. Evanescence's "The Open Door" falls two places to No. 5 with 78,000 copies, ahead of Hinder's "Extreme Behavior" at No. 6 with 69,000. Rounding out the Top 10 for this week is P. Diddy's "Press Play" at No. 7 with 60,000, Tony Bennett's "Duets: An American Classic" moves up one to No. 8 with 53,000 units, Canadian rock band Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" bounces five places to No. 9 with 49,000 units, and The Killers' "Sam's Town" at the 10th spot for a second week with another 47,000.