Cyrus breaks out, but Sugarland also sweet
EmptyLike, Miley Cyrus totally has another chart-topper. But it wasn't all that easy.
Disney's cash machine logs her second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Breakout," which sold even better in its first week than last year's soundtrack/studio hybrid disc "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus." In fact, at 371,000 units, the new album posts the second-biggest debut by a female artist this year, behind Mariah Carey's "E=MC2."
But the teen idol got a run for her substantial money from Sugarland, whose deluxe edition of "Love on the Inside" moved 314,000 units in its debut. It's by far the duo's biggest sales week and the best for a country act since the Eagles in November. Both of Sugarland's previous albums have gone double-platinum.
Elsewhere, blues legend Buddy Guy earns his highest-charting album as "Skin Deep" enters at No. 68 with nearly 9,000 sold.
Billboard analyst Keith Caulfield contributed to this report.