The Miley has fallen
EmptyDisney wunderkind Miley Cyrus' reign atop the Billboard 200 ends abruptly after one week as country duo Sugarland outsold her by 8,000 units to claim its first No. 1.
Sugarland took the unusual step of releasing the deluxe edition of "Love on the Inside" — featuring five extra songs — a week before the standard version arrived. Sales of both are merged together in Nielsen SoundScan's database.
Cyrus' "Breakout" sees a 56% sales drop from its debut week to land at No. 2 in an otherwise uneventful frame on the big chart.
Meanwhile, Third Day's "Revelation" begets the Christian rock band's best sales week and chart position, while "Kidz Bop 14," the latest kid-friendly reworking of recent pop hits, arrives at No. 8 — the eighth consecutive top 10 debut for the series.
Elsewhere, Rick Springfield and Alice Cooper see their highest-charting discs since 1985 and 1991, respectively.(partialdiff)