Miley Cyrus: Tamed by Eminem and Drake!

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Miley Cyrus has made it painfully clear for weeks now: she simply cannot be tamed.

But while this may be true in her wardrobe choices, the singer was cut down to size on the music charts last week. Her latest album, "Can't Be Tamed," finished third in sales, behind Eminem's "Recovery" and Drake's "Thank Me Later."

It was expected that Eminem would lead the way, but not by this wide of a margin. His new CD had the biggest opening week of any in 2010, moving over 753,000 copies.

As for Miley? She has to be disappointed, as "Can't Be Tamed" sold just 106,000 albums. That's an astounding 250,000 fewer than Cyrus' 2008 effort, "Breakout," sold during its first week of release.

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Miley's fans will surely complain about our biased coverage now and make up excuses for their favorite artist. And that's fine, that's their right and we admire their passion.

But numbers don't lie: recent poll results show 70% of respondents laugh at the idea of Cyrus as a role model; moreover, her new CD actually sold fewer copies than her previous CD sold in its second week of release.

As we've been saying all along, is it possible Miley's new image may have gotten her attention, but turned away her fan base? Might she have been better served by slowly evolving as an artist, as opposed to pulling every transparent, cheap trick in the book just to prove she's changed?

These are questions Miley, her handlers and her cult-like followers will need to consider carefully.

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Levi1132

Come on, Miley fans. I'm fine with you guys liking her - but can you at least face actual facts here? The album sold 250,000 FEWER copies than Breakout did during its first week of release. That's a mammoth drop-off.
If you want critics to take you seriously, you need to at least acknowledge here that Miley has very clearly lost many, many fans. @Robert: I don't know what you're talking about with your comment. This is Miley's third studio album; Breakout debuted at #1 - so how can a #3 finish be "one of of her highest debut spots?"

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Number 3 is not a bad debut spot and is one of the highest denut spots achieved by Miley!! Her Can't Be Tamed album is cool & edgey!! She is a big success story! Her album is amazing!! People need to realise that she is no longer 4!! She is growing up so mums of 4 year olds GET OVER IT!!!!!

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Number 3 is not a bad debut spot and is one of the highest denut spots achieved by Miley!! Her Can't Be Tamed album is cool & edgey!! She is a big success story! Her album is amazing!! People need to realise that she is no longer 4!! She is growing up so mums of 4 year olds GET OVER IT!!!!!

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Third place isnt bad atall :/

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i knew you would have to do it before too long....hits have been really down....lol...you gals are so predictable

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Love Miley! She is finding herself like most teenager and young people do! Continue to move forward!

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She seems to think being an adult means acting as slutty as possible. But being an adult means acting Mature and not like a rebellious teenager.. next time, Miley.

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