Breakout Album is by Miley Cyrus, the American singer, songwriter and actress. The second studio album by Miley was released on the 22nd of July 2008 by record label Hollywood Records, part of the Disney Music Group.
Breakout is the first album that is not connected with Hannah Montana, the television series which ran on the Disney Channel from 2006 to 2011.
Although mainly focusing on pop rock, the album explores different musical genres with themes that address relationship breakups and other teenage issues.
Breakout, for which Miley co-wrote eight of the thirteen tracks, met with mostly positive reviews from critics. The album has notched up sales of 1.5 million units in the United States alone and has since 2008 been certified Platinum by The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ). It has also gone Platinum in the United Kingdom and Ireland with sales of 300,000 and 15,000 respectively. In Australia, Austria, Germany and Poland, Breakout has been certified Gold.
The lead single, ” 7 Things “, which lyrically is about the things that Miley hates about her boyfriend, was released on the 17th of June 2008. It was both a commercial and critical success.
The single debuted at number eighty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It went on to peak at number nine and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart there.
It reached number ten in Australia and twenty-four in New Zealand. In the United Kingdom, ” 7 Things ” peaked at number twenty-five after entering the UK Singles Chart chart at number eighty-seven.
The Breakout album became a successful release for Miley. In the United States, it debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, giving Miley her third Number One album on the chart, which includes those credited to Hannah Montana. Sales for the debut week were in the region of 371,000.
In Canada, the Album debuted at Number One and held the top spot for two consecutive weeks.
In the United Kingdom, Breakout entered the UK Albums Chart and peaked at number ten. The position made it Miley’s first Top Ten album in the United Kingdom.
In Ireland Miley just missed the Top Ten, peaking at number eleven and in Australia, it entered and peaked at number two.
About Miley Cyrus
Destiny Hope Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She was born on the 23rd of November 1992, in Franklin, a city about twenty-one miles south of Nashville in the US states of Tennessee.
Miley, whose godmother is the country music legend Dolly Parton, became a teen idol after starring in the Disney Channel television series, Hannah Montana, playing the part of Miley Stewart.
Meet Miley Cyrus, her debut studio album, released on the 26th of June 2007, was certified 3x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) for sales of over three million units.
To date, Miley’s album releases are six studio, one live and two video albums. She has also released one Extended Play and twenty-eight singles.
As a multi-award-winning recording artist, Miley has won many awards during her career including two Billboard Music, three Latin Music Italian, six Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice, one MTV Video Music, two MTV Europe Music and nineteen Teen Choice Awards.
Her career earnings are estimated to be over $360 million.
Breakout Track Listing:
2. 7 Things
3. The Driveway
4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
5. Full Circle
6. Fly on the Wall
7. Bottom of the Ocean
8. Wake Up America
9. These Four Walls
10. Simple Song
12. See You Again ( Rock Mafia Remix )