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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Miley's Poor Sales Due to Illegal Downloads?

41824, HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES - Monday June 21, 2010. Miley Cyrus debuts her new album, Can't Be Tamed, at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles as well as live on MTV. In addition to singing songs off her new album, Miley sang a rendition of Every Rose has its Thorn , in tribute to Bret Michaels, and Joan Jett's I Love Rock N' Roll . During a break between songs, Cyrus gave a shout out to her gay fans. Photograph: James Breeden/Nathanael Jones,  PacificCoastNews.com

Miley Cyrus' Can't Be Tamed debuted earlier this year to disappointing numbers, selling only about 107,000 copies in its first week and becoming the star's only album to not peak at #1 on the Billboard 200.

Well could those sales have been due to illegal downloads? Obviously that's not the only reason, but it seems like it was definitely a notable factor.

According to iLeaks, a website that leaks music for free, Can't Be Tamed was their fifth-most illegally downloaded album, while the title track and lead single was the eighth-most illegally downloaded song. The song's accompanying music video was the seventh-most illegally downloaded video. Altogether, Miley was the tenth-most artist whose material was illegally downloaded from the website.

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