It’s been a little less than a week since both Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato released their albums. Fans rushed to iTunes to see the work their favorite artists produced. Demi Lovato held the No.1 spot for the first couple days, while Miley sat comfortably at No.2. However, things have recently shifted and things are now beginning to work in Miley’s favor. Here are some reasons why:
- The recent and tragic death of famous singer, Tom Petty, changed the competition, earlier this week. Tom’s fans across the country are buying his old albums to remember his music. Tom Petty claimed the top four spots on the iTunes charts, bumping Miley and Demi down a few spots. Luckily for Miley, and her fans, her album “Younger Now” was still in the top five. Unfortunately for Demi, her album was pushed to No.7. Demi was now losing to Imagine Dragons, and their album was released back in June. Yikes!
As of Friday, Oct. 6, Miley is still winning but both albums had continued to drop. This is mainly due to the five new albums being dropped by artists such as NF, Lil Pump, Gwen Stefani and more. Miley’s “Younger Now” now sits at No.12, while Demi’s “Tell Me You Love Me” sits at No. 14. Both of the albums are now behind Imagine Dragons.
- Promotional tactics taken by both sides, has also affected album sales. Miley has done a lot to promote her new album, even before it dropped. Demi hasn’t been doing a whole lot of promoting, and well now it shows. Miley has a whole week dedicated to her on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.” She’s been playing games with Fallon on the show and she’s also been performing every single night. During one of the games she sang her own pop version of “Bodak Yellow” . Miley was also performed a song with Adam Sandler for the victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. On top of this, Miley appears on NBC’s “The Voice” Monday’s and Tuesdays. So she has constantly been on the publics eye since her album release. Miley has even started using Instagram live to reach her out to her fans. He first Instagram live video was on album release day. She went on Spotify and sang along to her new music and after, she pleased fans requests and sang some of her older music. Later that day, she went live from her Spotify release party, which was also very popular. Miley will also be appearing on Buzzfeed next week which she shared through an Instagram post today.
- Meanwhile, Demi hasn’t done much. She has been giving fans access to tour tickets early, and has done a couple of performances. This is mainly due to the fact that, sadly Demi got sick just days after the release. Demi, apparently didn’t need to do much though, considering her album went No.1 in 40 countries.
However Demi, that was five days ago. You might want to think about promoting that album thats now dropped to No. 14 in the United States.
After a long week of changing charts, Miley seems like the winner. Surprisingly not at No. 1 but No.11. If you haven’t heard the new albums make sure you buy or stream them to see what all the rave is about. Heres one of my favorites from each: