Disney Music Group is celebrating three titles in the Top Ten today. The Billboard 200 chart for the week ending September 1, 2007 list High School Musical 2 Soundtrack (Walt Disney Records) at #1, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus (Walt Disney Records/Hollywood Records) at #2, and Jonas Brothers (Hollywood Records) self titled album at #8. DMG has a total of 8 titles in the Top 50 including High School Musical soundtrack (WDR) at #16, Plain White T's Every Second Counts (Hollywood) at #28 and Hannah Montana soundtrack (WDR) at #34, Aly & AJ's Insomniatic (Hollywood) at #46 and Rascal Flatts' Me and My Gang (Lyric Street Records) at #50.
The High School Musical 2 soundtrack shattered industry records by becoming the first soundtrack from a Disney Channel Original Movie to debut on The Billboard 200 at #1 selling over 615,000 units in its first week and shipping double platinum (2 million units). The platinum-certified Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus two-disc release was released on June 26 and has spent 7 consecutive weeks in the Top 5 on The Billboard 200, scanning over 1,088,000 units to date. Jonas Brothers' debut album for Hollywood entered The Billboard 200 last week at #5, and was the first CD to be released in CDVU+, a new multi-media interactive format that is 100% recyclable. Jonas Brothers’ new single “S.O.S,” shot to #1 on i-Tunes immediately after its release last week.
In January 2007, three DMG titles were ranked as top-selling albums of 2006 by Nielsen SoundScan -- High School Musical soundtrack #1, Rascal Flatts' Me & My Gang #2 and Hannah Montana soundtrack #8.
The Disney Music Group encompasses all of the Walt Disney Studio’s recorded music and music publishing operations, including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Lyric Street Records and Walt Disney Music Publishing.
Source: Walt Disney Records