Miley Cyrus’ New Album Only Sold 33,000 Copies In Its Opening Week

Miley's 'Younger Now:' Album Review
Miley Cyrus attempts a country-pop reinvention on her sixth LP with mixed results.

September 29 was supposed to herald the blockbuster chart battle of the year with Miley Cyrus, Shania Twain and Demi Lovato all releasing new albums. As it turns out, only one of them found a substantial audience. Shania’s Now debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 with 137,000 album units (streaming included). Tom Petty’s greatest hits re-enters at number two, followed by Demi Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me at number three. Despite the buzz and critical acclaim, she only managed 74,000 units (48,000 copies sold). It’s a smash, however, compared with Miley.

The pop star, who attempted a country style reinvention, debuts at number five (behind A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) with 45,000 units. Younger Now only managed to sell 33,000 traditional copies. To put things into perspective, 2013 LP Bangerz arrived with a healthy opening bow of 270,000 units. While album sales have fallen off significantly in the last couple of years, it’s still one of the lowest first-week tallies by an established artist in the last couple of years with recent albums by Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Halsey and Fifth Harmony all outselling. See a list below.

Recent first-week debuts (streaming included):

  • Beyonce’s Lemonade (653,000)
  • Lady Gaga’s Joanne (201,000)
  • Katy Perry’s Witness (180,000)
  • Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman (175,000)
  • Shania Twain’s Now (137,000)
  • Selena Gomez’s Revival (117,000)
  • Kesha’s Rainbow (117,000)
  • Britney Spears’ Glory (111,000)
  • Lorde’s Melodrama (109,000)
  • Lana Del Rey’s Lust For Life (107,000)
  • Halsey’s hopeless fountain kingdom (106,000)
  • Sia’s This Is Acting (81,000)
  • Demi Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me (75,000)
  • Solange’s A Seat At The Table (72,000)
  • Fifth Harmony’s self-titled (46,0000)
  • Miley Cyrus’ Younger Now (45,000)

[Via Billboard].

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