October 24, 2006 – The Soundtrack to the Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana is Released Through Walt Disney Records
“Mix it all together and you know that it’s the best of both worlds.”
On October 24, 2006, the first soundtrack for the hit Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana was released through Walt Disney Records. The soundtrack began production after the show premiered with the highest ratings in the channel’s history. It featured songs from the show sung by titular character played by Miley Cyrus, as well as songs by performers The Click Five, Jesse McCartney, Everlife, and B5. The soundtrack debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, with a first week sales of 286,000 copies, beating out My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade and John Legend’s Once Again; it was also the first television soundtrack to reach the top spot on the chart. To date, the album has sold more than 5 million copies.