Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz’ Poised for No. 1 Debut With 250,000 Copies Sold

Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Poised for No. 1 Debut With 250,000 Copies Sold

The pop star is coming at the competition like a Wrecking Ball

Despite mixed reviews, Billboard is all but ready to begin printing next week's 200 chart with Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” at the top.

Industry insiders are predicting that the album will sell 250,000 units in its first week, according to Billboard.

If those numbers hold up, “Bangerz” will sell far more than twice the opening week total of Cyrus’ last album, 2010's “Can't Be Tamed.” That record debuted at No. 3 — also its peak — with 102,000 sold in its first week.

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Should “Bangerz” debut at No. 1 as expected, it would be Cyrus’ fifth chart-topper — counting her soundtrack work in her former “Hannah Montana” existence. Those will still count in her career of course, despite Cyrus’ desperate attempts to pretend they never happened.

The first single off “Bangerz,” “We Can't Stop,” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The next one, “Wrecking Ball,” became the singer's first No. 1.

“Bangerz” projected opening sales are on par with other top female pop singers in recent years: Rihanna's “Unapologetic” debuted at No. 1 in 2012 with 238,000 units moved, while Britney Spears’ 2011 “Femme Fatale” — which also launched at No. 1 — sold 276,000 albums.

Cyrus’ closest competition is expected to be Justin Timberlake's second week sales of “The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2” and Panic at the Disco's debut of “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!” Timberlake sold 350,000 albums in his first week.

The tracking week ends Sunday, and final numbers are expected Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

  • Duane

    miley got this in the bag <3

    • batman

      I don't think so!

    • BrianC6234

      What does she have in the bag? Millions of dollars she owes the media for overhyping her lousy album?

  • Daniel21

    Taylor Swift's last two albums, Red and Speak Now, each sold well over 1 million in the first week. And all the other stars named in this article–none of them went to the bizarre extremes Cyrus had just to sell their albums, and they did very well. Miley could've sold us on her talent starting at the VMAs. Instead she chose to go the media circus route.

  • Today's Music Blows

    You're forgetting Taylor Swift's fans are all either brain dead redneck hicks or the stupidest girls in existence who crave the worst lyrics in the history of all music (wishing on a wishing star lol).

    • BrianC6234

      You're a moron. You have no idea who Taylor Swift's fans are. I bet you like crap like Ke$ha and Miley. Are you eight years old?

  • Monk Solo

    I'd feel pretty stupid if I got naked for so many people and only sold the projected number, which is the case here.

    • Tess

      I agree

  • Tess

    Let's kick her ass Justin