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Miley Cyrus’ Breakout Debuts at # 1

July 30, 2008

BURBANK, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ — Miley Cyrus, star of Disney’s hit series Hannah Montana, makes her solo debut with the release of “Breakout” on Disney’s Hollywood Records, with her biggest sales debut, scanning over 372,000 units. Cyrus co-wrote 8 of the songs of the smash album.

“Breakout” is the third debut at # 1 for the 15-year-old superstar. In fall of 2006, the first “Hannah Montana” soundtrack debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Top 200, the first ever soundtrack to do so, selling over 280,000 units. It is now triple platinum with over 3 million units sold worldwide. The highly anticipated follow-up, Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus, a two-disc set from Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, debuted at # 1 less than a year later, scanning over 325,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Miley Cyrus is the youngest ever recording artist with three # 1 albums in less than 2 years.

The build up to the release of Breakout started with Miley’s first single and video “7 Things.” The single soared to # 1 at Radio Disney, and top 5 at iTunes. The video, directed by Brett Ratner, debuted on ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney, rotates on Disney Channel and leapt into the top 5 at MTV’s TRL.

Digitally, “7 Things” has sold over 700,000 units. Eleven songs from Breakout debuted in the Top 200 Digital Tracks chart, with 891,000 digital tracks sold over all.

This month, Miley was on the covers of Billboard and TV Guide magazines, and a special edition of People Magazine. Miley also performed to record crowds with early morning concerts on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America and NBC-TV’s Today Show. In addition, Miley hosted two episodes of MTV, and had a record setting Saturday night debut of “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, Best of Both Worlds” 3-D movie on the Disney Channel, defeated all cable and broadcast television shows that night.

Following her performance this week on MTV’s Friday Night show, and hosting of Monday’s Teen Choice Awards, Miley will return to the set of Hannah Montana to film seasons 3 and 4. Miley recently wrapped filming “Hannah Montana The Movie,” and also stars as the voice of Penny in the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated comedy adventure “Bolt,” opening Nov. 26, 2008 (http://www.disney.com/\BOLT).

“Hannah Montana” is seen on Disney Channels all over the world and on DisneyChannel.com via streaming broadband video. It is also available at the iTunes Music Store. In 2006 and 2007-to-date, it is the #1 series on basic cable television with kids age 6 – 14. The series is also seen Saturday morning on the ABC Television Network’s “ABC Kids” programming block.

More information on Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus can be found on DisneyRecords.com. Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records are part of the Disney Music Group, the recorded music and music publishing arm of the Walt Disney Company.

Hollywood Records

CONTACT: Hollywood Records, +1-818-560-6197

Web site: http://www.disney.com/\BOLT




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