My Chemical Romance rocker Gerard Way still feels disappointed by the band’s 2006 chart battle with Miley Cyrus – because they lost out to “a lip-syncing child”.
The group’s popular concept album The Black Parade was released in September 2006, selling 240,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release.
But the band missed out on America’s coveted number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart, coming in second behind Cyrus’ Hannah Montana soundtrack.
And Way admits losing out to a teenage pop star still hurts.
He tells the Hollywood Reporter, “We’ve never been number one. We got our a** kicked by Miley Cyrus last time, back when nobody knew who she was… (It was a disappointment) because I felt like we’d worked towards it and it felt like it was in the cards (sic). We expected it – like, who can beat us? A lip-syncing child, that’s who.”