Miley Cyrus marked a big milestone on Thursday when Nielsen SoundScan announced that her latest album, “Bangerz,” has surpassed the one million mark in copies sold.
“Bangerz” was released on Oct. 8, 2013 and has outsold her previous album, “Can’t Be Tamed” (2010), by nearly 650,000 copies. Cyrus’ combined record sales are closing in on 16 million total. The top seller is still her first Hannah Montana soundtrack, which was released in 2006 and has sold 3.74 million copies.
For the week ending April 27, “Bangerz” clocked in with 6,000 copies sold to push it over the threshold of 1 million (1.003, to be exact). Billboard notes that after 29 weeks on the chart, the album currently ranks in the 42nd spot.
Though the album was not nominated for any Grammys, it did generate a ton of attention with two huge singles last summer. “We Can’t Stop” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has spent 26 weeks in the ranking, currently sitting at No. 49. Let’s also not forget the social media frenzy that erupted when Cyrus, 21, performed the song in a raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, over a month before the album officially dropped.
“Wrecking Ball,” meanwhile, was Cyrus’ first single to reach the top of the chart and stayed there for a total of three weeks. It is currently in the 43rd spot after 32 weeks. The album itself also peaked at the top, her first album to reign supreme since 2007’s “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus” and 2008’s “Breakout.”
News of the sales milestone comes as Cyrus continues to deal with illness during her busy touring schedule. A rep confirmed on Thursday that though she had improved after experiencing a “severe allergic reaction” that sidelined several North American shows in April, her symptoms have returned, forcing the postponement of her first two European shows. The stops in Amsterdam and Antwerp, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, have been pushed back to June 20 and 22. CNN notes that Cyrus is still hoping to perform at London’s O2 arena next Tuesday.