May 21, 2008 / 12:16 AM / 10 years ago

Miley Cyrus prepares to "Breakout" with new album

NEW YORK (Billboard) - “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus will release the first full-length album under her own name on July 22.

<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>

“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.


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