Love her or hate her or maybe you are somewhere in between as former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus new song Wrecking Ball hits #1. What has been a very controversial year for Miley seems to be paying off. This past week has seen the 20 year old star continue her kicking down the door and making her “I’m all grown up” statement.
On the Billboard Hot 100 she has been right behind Katy Perry’s #1 hit Roar and will knock it from that position.
Most music experts anticipate that “Ball” could sell as many as 400,000 downloads by Sunday, when the tracking period for the next chart ends. If the song doesn’t manage to crack the top spot, it will likely be due to airplay. “Roar” is expected to surpass its radio figures without any contest, which makes sense given the continued airwave dominance of Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop.”
Cyrus has come close to the top spot on the Hot 100 a few times already, first with 2009’s “The Climb,” which peaked at No. 4. “Party in the U.S.A.” debuted that same year to a No. 2 summit, while “We Can’t Stop” managed to hit the same pinnacle in July before descending.
Other songs currently floating around Billboard’s Top 10 include Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Lorde’s “Royals,” Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Holy Grail” and Lady Gaga’s “Applause.”