Miley Cyrus prepares to "Breakout" with new album

Tue May 20, 2008 7:32pm EDT
 
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus will release the first full-length album under her own name on July 22.

"Breakout" (Disney's Hollywood Records) comes on the heels of two albums tied to her title role as the moonlighting rock star in the smash Disney Channel series: "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert" is currently at No. 33 on the Billboard 200, and former chart-topper "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus" at No. 65.

The first single from the new album, "7 Things," was one of the most added at U.S. top 40 radio outlets last week; it is also enjoying some airplay at adult top 40 stations.

Cyrus, 15, is credited as a co-writer on the track, in which she takes aim at a hurtful ex who won't provide a "sincere apology." "And when you mean it, I'll believe it / If you text it, I'll delete it," Cyrus sings.

It was not known if Annie Leibovitz would shoot the album's cover photo. The celebrity photographer's portrait of a bare-backed Cyrus for the latest issue of Vanity Fair upset Cyrus and stirred a brouhaha about the sexualization of young girls.

Reuters/Billboard

 
<p>Singer Miley Cyrus poses at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 29, 2008. "Hannah Montana" star Cyrus will release the first full-length album under her own name on July 22. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>