Miley Cyrus' New Album Sales Are Sinking – Has Her Sexed Up Image Ruined Her Career? Experts Weigh In!

Wed, July 7, 2010 4:29pm EST by 68 Comments
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Was Miley wrong to ditch her Hannah Montana image? Music industry insiders weigh in to reveal whether ditching her Disney image will hurt or help her career

Miley Cyrus, we know how happy you are to have ditched your good-girl, Hannah Montana image, but should you be? Now that you’re dressing and acting all sexy, your album sales have taken a nosedive. In its first week, you new album, “Can’t Be Tamed”, sold 102,000 copies – 51,000 less copies than your Wal-mart exclusive CD, “Time of Our Lives”, sold last September. Does your new look take some getting used to, or is your whole “not a girl, not yet a woman” thing going to permanently ruin your career?

The answer is NO! Three music industry insiders weigh in and tell HollywoodLife.com that, despite the temporary drop in sales, ditching her Disney image was the smartest thing the 16-year-old starlet could possibly do!

“Miley is at a stage in her career where she can change her look and sound, but it will ultimately change how she is perceived,” explains one radio programmer. “Christina [Aguilera] and Britney [Spears] all had this turning point in their careers. One turned out OK, the other a raging psychopath. The choice is entirely Miley’s, but she should look at those who came before her.”

“It is a necessary move for her music career as she continues to distance herself from her Disney past,” says expert number 2, a music manager “There is always an opening in the marketplace for a young, sexy female pop star that fans can identify with. Miley has the opportunity to attract new fans while her current base will continue to grow with her and embrace this new look and sound. It’s a necessary evil and this new Miley will work out in the long run!”

Agrees our third expert, a DJ, “Miley looks to potentially crush her career with her new attitude and risque look. Some say her bold approach is refreshing, but the only thing refreshing about the pop stars’ change of the guard is that she has taken off the kids gloves, replaced them with brass knuckles, and is set to knock her music careers teeth right down its throat.”

Laura Schreffler & Russ Weakland

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Muffy

Posted at 3:12 AM on July 11, 2010  

She’s trying way too hard to shed her Disney image.

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Doki

Posted at 4:19 PM on July 10, 2010  

She is going to ruin her wholesome Disney channel look. So what. She can’t stay there forever.

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jessica

Posted at 4:19 PM on July 10, 2010  

Miley is a total stut u dont have to show your body to get attention HELLO its called get a life just cause miley is fameous dosent mean she has to go all whore on us QUIT BEING A SLUT MILEY AND SHOW AN EXAMPLE FOR LITTLE KIDS AGAIN

COVER UP SOME {stupid hoe}

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Doki

Posted at 4:21 PM on July 10, 2010  

Actually, to make it big in America you HAVE to show your body. It’s sad but true. Oh, westernization! How you objectify women!

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tammy

Posted at 9:02 AM on July 10, 2010  

her time will come and she’ll just turn out 2 be another washed out disney star. e.g. hilary duff. What the hell happened to her? she was like the IT girl until mily cyrus came along. Lindsey lohan used to do kids films (some disney films) and from the looks of things, had a bright future ahead of her. But now look at her. And i sound stupid for comparing miley cyrus to these people. i’m comparing them because there careers are probobly guite similar. Miley might not be completely forgotten. She will always be famous. But not for being a great actress or topping the charts whenever a new single comes out. The last song didn’t do well at uk box office. it came at no.8 opening weekend. She ruined that movie and with her every move (e.g. getting in 2 trouble w/ her mum&dad) she WILL end up ruining her career.

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Chris

Posted at 12:39 AM on July 10, 2010  

Why do people care???

Miley Cyrus is quitting Hannah Montana! OMG!!! This is the end of the world…please.

Yes, I understand. What if I was quitting my job? Is it going to get as much attention as she does? No.

Miley Cyrus is dating Nick Jonas. SO…I’m dating my Best Friend’s Girlfriend (not really), and you don’t see this on the front cover of the magazines.

Point is, leave the girl alone. She made the decision of becoming famous. She didn’t knew to be famous. Do you NEED to be famous?

Sometimes I wonder how different the world would be if Miley would have never become famous, that she would go to college and get her college degree like most of us in this world.

And I am not hating…I would be hating if you people would actually waste your time in something that would make a difference in the world because that would prove me wrong.

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She needs to grow up

Posted at 10:34 AM on July 9, 2010  

when you grow up it doesn’t mean becoming a whore and wearing nothing it means becoming a mature adult and learning responsibility she send the wrong message to young girls growing up that what she is which is a slut is what you have to become to grow up, that is the wrong message

sex and sexy doesn’t sell music
good music sells music
which she doesn’t have

im glad she is not as getting richer
she should just go away and live off the dirty money little girls daddy’s gave her

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ABBI

Posted at 12:37 PM on July 9, 2010  

You’re an idiot its called performing-I’d love to see you performing in a turtle neck prude.

I bet she was more mature at 12 than you, did you have a job when you were that age that had hundreds of people relying on you?
She growing up and maturing she cant be Hannah Montana forever seems like that is what you’d like? I would love for someone to tell you what to wear, how act, who to date and what to do.

Also did you not get the point of the article? It says she is making a good move distancing herself from Disney. She isn’t 13 year old Hannah Montana anymore and honestly if you went to any high school across the country you would see girls dressing a lot worse than her & doing more inappropriate things than we see Miley doing.

The girl has to grow up just like everybody else got to except she has to do it WITH millions of people watching.

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maximum miley

Posted at 8:54 AM on July 9, 2010  

Katy Perry is getting a big head..she wears trashy outfits..and insults Lady Gaga..now Miley..she is tpp self righteous..fame has gone to her head> she got her start singing back-up for Miley on See You Again..now a couple hits and she walks on water..she should check herself..Miley liked her..I think Katy has become a bitch..she needs to workout more..she always wears those high waited shorts to cover her belly..lmao..she is a just being a catty

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nikki

Posted at 10:24 PM on July 8, 2010  

i love miley cyrus new music expecally every rose has its thorns and all the new ones soo stop trashing about her shes just a singer and a person in the world just like you and me so stop trashing her she has alot to live for shes a good singer too

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Gary B

Posted at 7:56 PM on July 8, 2010  

What is hurting her albulm sales is her image and the fact the only good song on it is a COVER of a Poison Song. Selena Gomez’ songs are far better and she does not have to skank it up either.

This image of her is not “sexy” is someone who is trying to be “sexy” and totally FAILING at it. Selena playing spy is Round and Round is far SEXIER than Miley dressed in whatever the heck she is in these days. These outfits she is wearing on stage just do not look good on her at all.

Problem is she is changing to much and too soon for her fans to accept and keep up with.

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nikki

Posted at 10:25 PM on July 8, 2010  

what are you talking about her

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nikki

Posted at 10:25 PM on July 8, 2010  

i mean what are you talking about here

 
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Jasmine

Posted at 11:12 AM on July 9, 2010  

He is saying that Miley can’t sing better than Selena Gomez and that Selena didn’t have to change her image to attract some attention like Miley did. He also said that with Miley changing her appearance so drastically in so little time that some of her fans won’t keep up with her.

 
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Jess

Posted at 7:54 PM on July 8, 2010  

I agree with the girl below. Miley’s fans are not interested in her new found sex appeal. And everyone is too distracted by Twilight and Lindsay Lohan’s b.s. to pay attention to Miley’s scandalous outfits and performances.

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Ally

Posted at 7:34 PM on July 8, 2010  

Her album sales are going down because most people who bought her previous albums were young girls and fans of Hannah Montana. Now that her squeaky clean good girl image no longer exists those young girls no longer want her music.

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samantha

Posted at 4:53 PM on July 8, 2010  

miley is my idol ever she began and im 18 so all of you can shutup because she is not even slutty shes amazing there are younger girls in the world who actually do slut things that are unattractive. and her clothes are for performance im a dancer and we have body suit costumes theres nothing wrong with it. you should really not call her trashy because you are all jealous shes got the fame.

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Jasmine

Posted at 1:06 PM on July 8, 2010  

She was going to drop her Hannah Montana persona eventually…that is a given. However, she didn’t have to change her wardrope quite so drastically. If she wants to show off her body for all the world to see then by all means do it but she needs to remember that Disney isn’t going to be around to do damage control like with her scandalous bare back pictures.

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nikki

Posted at 10:28 PM on July 8, 2010  

she didnt have much chose to the bare back pics her dad left for a while and they said lets do this and thats what happend so stop trashing her now

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Jasmine

Posted at 11:07 AM on July 9, 2010  

Where was her mother? Oh yeah that’s excellent parenting. BTW, Can you read? I didn’t trash her. You need to learn to respect other people’s opinions because in the real world not everyone is going to agree with you.

 
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Luvlie

Posted at 2:38 PM on July 10, 2010  

I’m gonna b honest and tell u guys dat i HATE miley cyrus.
Not as a person but her personalitie and the way she acting right now irritates me. Alot of ppl r sayin ” Oh, she ‘s growing up and becoming more mature” but she’s not, well not the right way anwaze. She JUST left disney and this is the image she is showing to her yougn fans!!!I mean yougn kids are lookin up 2 her as a rolemodel,some kidz are even dressing up like her. IF YOU WANT TO GROW UP DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!!!!! i mean you don’t see selena gomez or demie or even VANESSA acting that way now do you!
All i’m sayin is dat she better get her sh*t straight!

 
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mathew

Posted at 7:09 AM on July 8, 2010  

This is nonsense :O …im fan miley cyrus and i heard her new songs and i think that she is young woman …and i dont understand why everybody say that she is copy of britney spears ….i think that miley knows what is doing ….

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Luvin

Posted at 2:40 PM on July 10, 2010  

….r u kiddin me….
“This is nonsense :O …im fan miley cyrus and i heard her new songs and i think that she is young woman …and i dont understand why everybody say that she is copy of britney spears ….i think that miley knows what is doing ….”
boy u must b playin with me…

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Chris

Posted at 10:59 PM on July 7, 2010  

I’m glad that you’re supporting her, because I know she’s supporting you as much as you are supporting her.

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nikki

Posted at 10:29 PM on July 8, 2010  

you make no sence how can she support ppl if she dosent know youuuu

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Pogo

Posted at 10:30 PM on July 7, 2010  

I like Miley. Id like to see her in more movies. I think no one can diss her acting ability.

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Chris

Posted at 11:00 PM on July 7, 2010  

I’m glad that you’re supporting her, because I know she’s supporting you as much as you are supporting her

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Kareen

Posted at 4:43 PM on July 8, 2010  

No one can diss her acting ability? ROFL
What ability?

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Chris

Posted at 9:36 PM on July 7, 2010  

Why do people care???

Miley Cyrus is quitting Hannah Montana! OMG!!! This is the end of the world…please.

Yes, I understand. What if I was quitting my job? Is it going to get as much attention as she does? No.

Miley Cyrus is dating Nick Jonas. SO…I’m dating my Best Friend’s Girlfriend (not really), and you don’t see this on the front cover of the magazines.

Point is, leave the girl alone. She made the decision of becoming famous. She didn’t knew to be famous. Do you NEED to be famous?

Sometimes I wonder how different the world would be if Miley would have never become famous, that she would go to college and get her college degree like most of us in this world.

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Carinna

Posted at 7:52 AM on July 8, 2010  

Uhm nobody gives a flying fuc* about what you do.

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mrsdestinyhope

Posted at 9:32 PM on July 7, 2010  

ur so STUPID HWL! MC’s album sales are doing just fine, in just Two Weeks, the girl has already sold over 32,0000 albums! And TWO : Her siingle TAMED is gold! U guys should trying so hard to bring MC down!

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Chris

Posted at 9:39 PM on July 7, 2010  

I agree (sarcasm). So how’s your album doing? Is it gold too?

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Carinna

Posted at 7:49 AM on July 8, 2010  

But why do you care?
Please, your post just screams Hater

 
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Chris

Posted at 9:23 PM on July 8, 2010  

I do care. I care about my world in which I live in. You people are more concern about her, then you are about yourselves or about your family, let alone, the issues in our society. Wait a minute…this IS an issue in our society. Now you now why I care.

 
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Chris

Posted at 9:26 PM on July 8, 2010  

And no, I’m not a hater. I actually own and continue buying her music. She is talented. However, let her deal with her problems, because all this posts just complicate her problems. Now, go and get straight A’s.

 
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infernarium

Posted at 1:43 AM on July 8, 2010  

Her single is trashy and nothing creative. Heard it once and I’ve already forgotten about it.

NEXT!

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Kelsey

Posted at 9:09 PM on July 7, 2010  

woohoo go miley! [: I love the new look the new sound! I love it all! :D

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Chris

Posted at 9:40 PM on July 7, 2010  

Great! Imagine the world dress like her. You would be in heaven!!!

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Geisha_Girl

Posted at 12:59 PM on July 8, 2010  

Pedophile heaven, maybe.

 
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kk

Posted at 8:31 PM on July 7, 2010  

Duh!!!! What parent would buy they’re child an album with HER??It’s a waste of money first of all(since she cannot sing for her life) && secondly she’s to stripper-ish so….it’s normal

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Chris

Posted at 9:46 PM on July 7, 2010  

What parent? The type of parent that watches her TV show, rather than helping their children with their homework.

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infernarium

Posted at 1:44 AM on July 8, 2010  

OH. Ignorant trashy parents.

 
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ladybug

Posted at 5:50 PM on July 7, 2010  

if miley cyrus waz my child n she was shriping i wld beat her

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Chris

Posted at 9:44 PM on July 7, 2010  

No, she would hit you back.

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Geisha_Girl

Posted at 1:01 PM on July 8, 2010  

You’d rather physically abuse your kid than just not buy her clothes like that? Or not eliminate her allowance so she can’t buy slutty clothes unless she gets a job? Or not let her out looking trashy? Maybe grounding her would be a *saner* idea, you psycho.

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ladybug

Posted at 5:40 PM on July 7, 2010  

miley cyrus needz 2 stick wit hannah montana cuz her lyfe iz gonna TURE INTO A LIVING HEEEEEELLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chris

Posted at 9:43 PM on July 7, 2010  

Good advice. MY advice to you is to worry about yourself fist, so that you can be successful and do you PART in your community.

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staubber

Posted at 5:38 PM on July 7, 2010  

She has gone from virginal to sleazy stripper, what parent is going to buy their kids an album like that?

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Cherrypie

Posted at 8:28 AM on July 8, 2010  

She’s getting older and is naturally going to start acting and singing about older things.I just think it’s up to parents to monitor and regulate what their kids watch.

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gbtw

Posted at 5:25 PM on July 7, 2010  

i am very tired of people using britney as a negative example and suggesting that b/c she bared too much skin too young anyone that does that will experience her same fate. britney has mental health issues that were going to cause troubles in her life regardless of where she lived it and what type of clothes she was wearing or dances she was doing. yes, the music industry chewed her up, made as much money off of her as they could w/out caring for her mental health, and then tossed her aside. however, she was likely to have problems anyway- they just would have manifested themselves differently if she had a “normal” life. kids in that world grow up too fast, but miley seems to be handling it just fine. she has long term relationships, lives with her family, isn’t doing drugs or drinking, and doesn’t even seem to be smoking cigarettes (?) even though most of young hollywood thinks that is the cool thing to do. i think she takes her business very serious and is following a very defined path with long term goals- which is much more advanced and responsible than most 17 year olds. i don’t like the sexy outfits, but it doesn’t mean she’s headed for emergency rooms and breakdowns and conservatorships. i think people should leave her (and britney, for that matter!) alone.

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Stew

Posted at 5:10 PM on July 7, 2010  

This is not a NOSEDIVE, party in the USA was huge, so of course that one sold well. When her career resembles Christina’s, then you can say she is nosediving.

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