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Cyrus's VMA performance boosts new album's sales

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NEW YORK -- Say what you want about Miley Cyrus's performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, but she's laughing all the way to the bank.

MTV reports pre-orders of Cyrus's upcoming album Bangerz has pushed it to No. 5 on the iTunes album chart. It doesn't come out until October. Robin Thicke's single Give It To U jumped 306 per cent in sales, while his Blurred Lines album saw a 30 per cent increase in sales. Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Drake also saw sales spikes on iTunes after the VMAs.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 30, 2013 D2

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