With her ambitious new album “Bangerz,” Miley Cyrus is leaving more than the creative disappointment of previous album “Can’t Be Tamed” in her rear view mirror.
She is also ditching the memory of its disappointing sales performance.
Based on Hits Daily Double’s opening day sales data, Cyrus’ new album is pacing to move between 250-275,000 copies in its opening week. More than enough for a number one bow on next week’s Billboard 200, the figure represents significant growth over the 106K debut frame for “Tamed.”
Certainly a commercial success, it is worth noting that “Bangerz” is not pacing to amass as many debut-week sales as her 2008 release “Breakout.” That album, riding her ubiquity from “Hannah Montana,” moved 371,000 units in its opener.
Fueled by Cyrus’ buzzworthy image makeover and hit songs “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop,” “Bangerz” has emerged as the music industry’s most talked-about topic.
And in addition to performing well as an overall album, it has also driven immense commercial interest in its individual tracks. Shortly after the album released, all thirteen standard issue songs–and one from the deluxe edition–were in the iTunes Top 100.