Nielsen SoundScan reports that the former Disney star's latest album dethrones last week's No. 1, Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2', after selling 270,000 copies in its first week.
As it was projected last week, Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" has debuted at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports that the former Disney star's latest album has sold 270,000 copies, immediately dethroning last week's No. 1 Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2".
"Bangerz" gives Cyrus her fifth No. 1 album. She first entered the chart's top slot with 2006's soundtrack of TV Series "Hannah Montana". She also managed to have her second studio album, "Breakout", landed at No. 1 back in 2008. Cyrus' non No. 1 album comes from her previous studio effort, 2010's "Can't Be Tamed", which debuted and peaked at No. 3.
Cyrus' "Bangerz" has spawned two singles, which have both entered Billboard 100's top 3. Lead single "We Can't Stop" peaked at No. 2, while second offering "Wrecking Ball" gave the 20-year-old singer her first No. 1 single on the chart.
To support her newest release, Cyrus will reportedly embark on a tour. A source told E! News that the singer's "very close" to inking a deal for her first tour since 2007's Best of Both Worlds tour, which grossed over $54 million.
For her upcoming tour, Cyrus will hit countries in North America starting early next year. The European leg of the tour has also been considered.
In other Cyrus news, the ex-fiancee of actor Liam Hemsworth is featured in the music video for Future's "Real & True". The rapper has shared some pictures from the filming set, giving some looks at naked Cyrus as a glitter-covered alien. Meanwhile, Future is seen dressing up as an astronaut. The video is expected to drop later this week.
Back to Billboard 200 list, right behind Cyrus' new record is Panic At the Disco's "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die", which has sold 84,000 copies in its first week. Drake's "Nothing Was the Same" falls from No. 2 to No. 3 with 83,000.
Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name" bows at No. 4 with 75,000. At No. 5, the second installment of Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" sells additional 70,000 copies in its second week. Lorde's "Pure Heroine" slips to No. 6 with 63,000.
The soundtrack from the October 10 episode of "Glee", "The Quarterback", opened at No. 7 with 47,000. The episode is a tribute to Cory Monteith, the late actor who played Finn Hudson on the FOX series.
At No. 8, Korn's "The Paradigm Shift" debuted with 46,000. Cassadee Pope's "Frame by Frame" arrived at No. 9 with 43,000. Entering the chart at No. 10, Mayday Parade scores their first top 10 album with "Monsters in the Closet" after selling 30,000 in its first week.
- "Bangerz" - Miley Cyrus (270,000)
- "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" - Panic A the Disco (84,000)
- "Nothing Was the Same" - Drake (83,000)
- "My Name Is My Name" - Pusha T (75,000)
- "The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2" - Justin Timberlake (70,000)
- "Pure Heroine" - Lorde (63,000)
- The Soundtrack of "The Quarterback" - "Glee" cast (47,000)
- "The Paradigm Shift" - Korn (46,000)
- "Frame by Frame" - Cassadee Pope (43,000)
- "Monsters in the Closet" - Mayday Parade (30,000)