That number wasn't enough to overtake [article id="1714627"]2013's biggest sellers[/article] — Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, Drake's Nothing Was The Same, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, etc. — though it did give Miley the best first week of any female artist this year. Then again, it's not like she's had a ton of competition.
As Billboard reports, before Bangerz's debut, it was Ariana Grande who held the mark for the year's biggest debut for a female artist, selling 138,000 copies of [article id="1713882"]Yours Truly[/article] back in September.
In fact, aside from Cyrus and Grande, only three other female solo artists have debuted with six-figure sales this year: Lorde, whose [article id="1714482"]Pure Heroine[/article] sold 129,000 copies in late September, Tamar Braxton, who moved more than 114,000 copies of Love & War on the same week Grande's Yours Truly debuted, and Demi Lovato, who sold more than 110,000 copies of her [article id="1707856"]Demi[/article] album back in May.
Selena Gomez just missed the mark, selling 97,000 copies of [article id="1711544"]Stars Dance[/article] in July, and Fantasia came close with [article id="1706622"]Side Effects of You,[/article] which sold 91,000 copies in May.
In short, Miley has crushed all comers ... though we suspect her reign as the year's best-selling female might not last all that long: After all, Katy Perry's [article id="1715593"]Prism[/article] hits stores on Tuesday, and Lady Gaga's [article id="1715366"]ARTPOP[/article] follows soon after. Oh, and then there's the [article id="1711408"]much-discussed Beyoncé album[/article], which is reportedly due before the end of the year.
So while 2013 has been an underwhelming one for the ladies — there certainly hasn't been anything on par with [article id="1696923"]Taylor Swift's record-setting 2012 release, Red[/article] — well, just wait; the year isn't over yet, and the big guns are just being brought out.