Miley Cyrus & Selena Gomez on the Charts: Ahead of ‘Used to Be Young’ & ‘Single Soon,’ How Do They Compare?

 

As the Disney Channel alumni’s parallel careers meet again, Billboard looks back on both stars’ biggest chart achievements.

From ruling Disney Channel with Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place to dominating the 2023 Billboard Hot 100 with “Flowers” and “Calm Down,” Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez have been mainstays in the pop culture zeitgeist for the better part of two decades.

 

On Friday, the Grammy-nominated multi-hyphenates will both unleash their newest singles.

 

Cyrus’ “Used to Be Young” serves as her first piece of new music since the release of Endless Summer Vacation back in March. The song finds Miley getting self-reflective on her wilder days of yesteryear while allowing “sadness and joy to be happening simultaneously,” as she said in a snippet of her Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions) ABC special. Of the song’s creation,

 

Cyrus revealed, “Although my work is done, this song will continue to write itself everyday. The fact it remains unfinished is a part of its beauty. That is my life at this moment… unfinished yet complete.”

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Gomez’s “Single Soon” is her first non-soundtrack English-language solo single since 2020’s “Boyfriend.” Following the release of that track, which introduced the deluxe edition of her 2020 album Rare, Gomez earned her first Grammy nomination for her Latin pop EP Revelación; guested on songs from Camilo, Coldplay and Rema; and released “My Mind & Me,” a standalone single for her 2022 documentary of the same name.

 

“Single Soon” finds Gomez reveling in the joy of not being in a relationship. The Only Murders in the Building star even promoted the song with a Kim Cattrall-approved Sex and the City homage.

 

Both Cyrus and Gomez have played into the joint release date for their new singles. On her Instagram Story (Aug. 18), Gomez shared a clip of her guest appearance on Hannah Montana with the caption “@mileycyrus and I both have a SINGLE SOON and we are releasing on the same day. We have been friends since we USED TO BE YOUNG. Excited for August 25th!” Cyrus quote-tweeted the same clip on X (formerly Twitter), writing, “@selenagomez and I are both dropping our new SINGLEs SOON… I say we USED TO BE YOUNG.”

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As Barbenheimer gives way to another pop-culture double-header, read up on all of Miley Cyrus’ and Selena Gomez’s most impressive Billboard chart achievements thus far.

 

Best-Selling Albums & Singles

 

According to Luminate, Miley Cyrus has sold 15.9 million albums in the U.S., including her music credited to “Hannah Montana.” She has shifted more than 30.7 million album equivalent units.

 

Her best-selling album in pure sales is 2006’s Hannah Montana soundtrack (3.7 million copies sold). Cyrus’ overall most-consumed album is 2007’s Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, with 4.4 million units shifted.

 

In terms of singles, 2009’s “Party in the U.S.A.” is fittingly Cyrus’ best-selling song in the United States with 6.3 million copies sold. It is also her most-streamed song in the country with 1.11 billion official on-demand U.S. streams.

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Selena Gomez has sold 3.6 million albums in the U.S., including her Selena Gomez & the Scene credits. She has shifted more than 11.5 million album equivalent units. Her best-selling album in pure sales is 2009’s Kiss and Tell, with 932,000 copies sold.

 

Gomez’s overall most-consumed album is For You, her 2014 greatest-hits collection, with 2.9 million units shifted.

For Gomez, her best-selling song in the United States is 2011’s “Love You Like a Love Song,” with 2.8 million copies sold.

 

Her most-streamed song across all credits is DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” in 2020 (also with Ozuna & Cardi B), which has garnered 1.02 billion official on-demand streams. Her most-streamed song as a lead/co-lead artist is her 2017 Marshmello collaboration “Wolves,” which has earned 759.4 million official on-demand streams.

By Jhone Marky

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