Songwriters Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe are celebrating their first No. 1, with the smash pop/country hit “The Climb,” performed by Miley Cyrus for her Hannah Montana movie. The track has already sold more than 2 million downloads, and reached the top of both the Billboard and Mediabase AC charts last week. It continues to rise up the Country charts, landing at No. 18 on the latest MusicRow Country Breakout chart with upward momentum. Alexander is signed to Disney Music Publishing, and Mabe calls Stage Three Music home.
Produced by John Shanks, the track appears on the platinum selling Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack (Walt Disney/Hollywood/Lyric Street). “The Climb,” is also in the running for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Single of the Year, when the awards air live Aug. 10 on Fox.