'Hannah Montana' beats Day26 in a slow chart week
Remember what we were saying about Miley Cyrus and the Billboard charts? Well, she just did it again, topping the latest Billboard 200 albums chart with 133,000 copies sold of the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The soundtrack isn’t new; in fact, this is the fourth week that it’s shown up on the albums chart. But this is the first time it’s made it to the top, thanks to a temporary lull in big releases.
Despite (or due to) Diddy’s best efforts on Twitter, meanwhile, Day26’s Forever In a Day debuted with 113,000 copies sold — a respectable opening number, to be sure, but only enough for No. 2. Rascal Flatts fell to No. 3 with 107,000 copies sold of last week’s chart-topper Unstoppable, which isn’t looking like quite such a fitting title after all. And aside from Day26, the only other new album to get anywhere near the top regions of the chart this week was Silversun Pickups’ Swoon, bowing at No. 7 with 43,000 copies sold — the fuzz-rockers’ biggest sales week ever.
So, did you buy any of those albums? What do you think of this slow retail week? Let’s hear it!