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'Hills' star's debut album light years behind the rest

January 22, 2010 | 12:52 pm

Montag After going through a staggering 10 cosmetic procedures in one day to transform herself into a “galaxy star,” Heidi Montag’s debut album “Superficial” didn’t live up to the out-of-this-world hype the “Hills” star put behind it.

Released online Jan. 12, the album sold fewer than 1,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 

Montag, who gained notoriety for her spotlight-hogging antics with husband Spencer Pratt, told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview that she had spent more than $2 million on the album, leaving her broke, but wasn’t worried about its success.

“I think it’s gonna do great,” Montag said in the interview. “I have a million Twitter followers and they’re all very excited. So that’s at least a million people right there. It also takes time. I don’t expect it to be instant. Maybe it’s the biggest album in a couple months. Maybe it’s the biggest album in a year. This is the first album of many to come. As long as I can keep affording it and keep doing it, I will because it’s my love and my passion.” 

Montag went on to compare the album, which took her nearly three years to complete, to Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller,” which has sold more than 110 million copies.

Below, watch Montag's debut performance from the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy

Photo: Heidi Montag in 2007.  Credit: Los Angeles Times