Who Charted?: Billy Ray Cyrus’ Daughter Gives MCR An Achy Breaky Heart

hm.jpgIn a development that we didn’t see coming–probably because we don’t have any friends in the preteen demographic–the soundtrack to the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana roared to the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200, selling 281,000 copies. In case you didn’t know, Hannah stars Miley Cyrus and her father, “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Miley plays the pop star Hannah Montana, who has a secret: her school pals just think he’s a normal kid. (Because, you know, kids never gossip about their classmates.) The soundtrack is the fourth Disney-produced record this year to debut in the top 10, which makes us wonder if that alleged trend of parents force-feeding their kids Wilco is a Nonesuch-perpetuated myth.

Biggest Debuts: In the race for No. 1 among adults, My Chemical Romance’s Welcome To The Black Parade inched out John Legend’s Once Again, with MCR moving 240,000 units to Legend’s 231,000. Jibbs’ Jibbs Featuring Jibbs, With A Performance By Jibbs bowed at No. 11, selling 47,000 copies.

Biggest Slides: Every non-debuting artist in the top 10 took a sales hit this week, but last week’s No.1, Diddy’s Maxell Man, dipped the furthest, with a 60% decline and a chart tumble to No. 7.

Nickelback Award For Inexplicable Durability: Hinder’s Extreme Behavior failed upward this week, suffering a 9% sales drop but ascending one spot on the chart to No. 6. Not to be outdone, Nickelback’s All The Right Reasons re-entered the top 10 in its 56th week on the chart, despite a 6% decline. Can we just call this one a draw?

‘Hannah Montana’ Trumps My Chem, Legend At No. 1 [Billboard]