Seventeen years ago, two of the biggest stars in pop music were born on practically the same day: Taylor Swift and Hannah Montana, and it have nothing to do with their birth dates or anything like that, but with two albums that debuted on the same day.
Taylor Swift and Hannah Montana’s ‘sister’ albums
It was on October 24, 2006, when the two blondes debuted as solo artists with the release of their debut albums. Let’s remember that Hannah Montana is a character created by Disney Channel for its eponymous show, and was played by singer Miley Cyrus, although at the time, she was so popular that her music reached the top of the charts.
For her part, Taylor Swift sought to make a career in country music after moving from Pennsylvania to Tennessee to reach stardom and ended up signing with the independent record label Big Machine Records to achieve her goal, according to the information that the company’s website gave of the singer. However, something that few people knew is that these two musical stars made their debuts as artists with a studio album on the same day, making their paths forever linked.
Hannah Montana’s album, which was simply titled Hannah Montana, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 after selling 281,000 copies, and to date has sold nearly 3.7 million units. The album featured hits such as “The Best of Both Worlds,” “This Is the Life,” “If I Were a Movie,” and “I Got the Nerve,” and was presented live on the national “Best of Both Worlds Tour” between 2007 and 2008.
On the other hand, Taylor Swift’s self-titled production reached number 19 on the same Billboard sales chart after selling 40,000 copies, and so far more than 10 million units have been sold. It had 11 singles, including “Tim McGraw,” “Our Song,” “Should’ve Said No,” and “Teardrops On My Guitar.” Taylor’s album obtained Platinum, Silver, and Gold records in countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Did you already know this curious information about the albums that made Taylor Swift and Hannah Montana ‘twin sisters’?
Story written in Spanish by Alejandro Vizzuet in Cultura Colectiva