As has been widely remarked upon, Hannah Montana (the fictional average teenager – played by country crazyman Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter – who lives a secret second life as a pop music star) topped the albums chart a few weeks ago, beating out Kelly Clarkson to sell the most records for the week ending July 1.
Now, Ms. Montana’s taking on a nation of Guitar Heroes. Hannah Montana: Music Jam has emerged from (this year’s miniature version of) E3 with stellar reviews. (IGN calls it “really awesome ETC. ETC.”) The Nintendo DS game gets players jamming on virtual guitars, drums, and bass. All licensed tunes from the Hannah Montana show. (UGH.) With the album’s aimed at any audience old enough to figure out how to download dying, power’s clearly concentrating in the kid-centric franchises.