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With about a month left in a 2007 that has been anything but kind to the record industry, the House of Mouse boasts two of the year’s Top 5 in #1 High School Musical 2 (at 2.3m) and #5 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (1.7m).
DISNEY TOPS 2007 ALBUM CHART
High School Musical 2 Edges Daughtry, Linkin Park, Fergie, Hannah Montana Round Out Top 5
There was a time when it would have been considered a long-shot that Disney would ever succeed in the record business.

Those were the days when guys like Peter Paterno and Bob Pfeifer were running things.

Thanks to the synergy with cable’s Disney Channel and Disney Radio, Disney Music Group chief Bob Cavallo has made that seem like a long time ago.

With about a month left in a 2007 that has been anything but kind to the record industry, the House of Mouse boasts two of the year’s Top 5 in #1 High School Musical 2 (at 2.3m) and #5 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (1.7m).

Last year, High School Musical was the top seller with 3.7m.

The rest of the Top 10 includes #2 RCA/RMG’s Daughtry (2.2m), #3 WB’s Linkin Park (1.9m), #4 A&M/Interscope’s Fergie (1.8m), #6 IDJ’s Kanye West (1.7m), #7 Roadrunner’s Nickelback (1.6m), #8 SRC/Universal Motown’s Akon (1.5m), #9 ERC’s The Eagles (1.45m) and #10 Blue Note’s Norah Jones (1.44m).

The Top 20 includes: #11 A&M/Octone’s Maroon 5 (1.42m), #12 Jive/ZLG’s Justin Timberlake (1.41m), #13 Arista Nashville’s Carrie Underwood (1.40m), #14 Big Machine’s Taylor Swift (1.38m), #15 Universal Republic’s Amy Winehouse (1.31m), #16 Arista’s Avril Lavigne (1.27m), #17 Curb’s Tim McGraw (1.20m), #18 Grand Hustle/Atlantic’s T.I. (1.17m), #19 Lyric Street’s Rascal Flatts (1.16m) and #20 Island’s Fall Out Boy (1.14m).

Roc-A-Fella/IDJ’s Kanye West had the year’s biggest first-week debut with 960k, followed by Arista’s Alicia Keys (742k), ERC’s The Eagles (711k), Interscope’s 50 Cent (691k), WB’s Linkin Park (623k), Disney’s High School Musical 2 (615k), Lyric Street’s Rascal Flatts (546k), Arista Nashville’s Carrie Underwood (527k), Grand Hustle/Atlantic’s T.I. (468k) and A&M/Octone’s Maroon 5 (430k).

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