But Miley Cyrus managed to smash all previous records in 2009 with the hit TV Show, Hannah Montana. The original Disney Channel series – which turned Miley Cyrus into a global teenage sensation – became even more of a phenomenon as it achieved new heights of success across the world.
Hannah Montana sold over a million albums, was watched by over 70 million people in Europe and made millions of dollars in merchandise sales. Spokeswoman from Disney, Nicoletta Gelli said: “We firmly set our sights on 2009 being the year of Hannah Montana – the series has achieved phenomenal success.“
The fourth season of the show, which focuses on a teenage starlet’s struggle to be normal, is set to premiere on Disney Channel later this year.