She’s the star of her own TV show, had a No. 1 movie at the box office, has been the subject of a pregnancy hoax and had revealing pictures leaked all before the age of 16. Of course I’m talking about Miley Cyrus, the Disney sensation who is releasing her new album, “Breakout,” Tuesday.


 

 

She's the star of her own TV show, had a No. 1 movie at the box office, has been the subject of a pregnancy hoax and had revealing pictures leaked all before the age of 16. Of course I'm talking about Miley Cyrus, the Disney sensation who is releasing her new album, "Breakout," on Tuesday.

Cyrus, who stars in the Disney Channel's hit show "Hannah Montana," became an overnight sensation when the series debuted to record-high ratings in March 2006. The show spawned several DVDs, but it was the "Hannah Montana" tour and 3-D movie that really rocketed young Cyrus to superstardom. Tour dates sold out in minutes and tickets were being scalped for thousands of dollars. The media quickly latched onto the story, making her a household name.

Though she has released several albums through her hit series, "Breakout" is the first album that is completely Miley. No mention of Hannah Montana is made on the record and Cyrus told Billboard.com she was able to write about "what's been going on in my life in the past year." And write she did; Cyrus co-wrote all but two of the songs.

One of those co-written tracks is Cyrus' latest single, "7 Things." Cyrus describes the song as "therapy," telling Ryan Seacrest it's nice to have an angry song you can get your frustration out with while performing. The song is about the pain of a recent breakup and clearly, many listeners can relate. Although it was released just about a month ago, the song is already in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and jumped forty places to No. 4 in its first week as a digital release.

"7 Things" is just the tip of the "Breakout" iceberg reviewers are describing as "infectious" and "undeniable." Several songs have already leaked online and "Hannah Montana" fans have been preordering the album like crazy. Plus with plenty of Vanity Fair photo hype still surrounding her, I'm pretty sure Cyrus can run away with the top spot on the Billboard album charts after "Breakout" is released Tuesday.

E-mail Nancy Hall at nancyhall@q105.fm.

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