''Hannah Montana 3'' is the soundtrack album for the Disney Channel Original Series, ''Hannah Montana''. It was released to stores and digital retailers on July 7, 2009 in the United States under Walt Disney Records. The album was originally set for release on July 14, 2009, but was pushed forward a week for unknown reasons. ''Hannah Montana 3'' is the fourth soundtrack (excluding the live album) in participation of Miley Cyrus's alter ego, Hannah Montana and ninth under the franchise. The album is the follow-up to the 2007, triple-platinum selling record, ''Hannah Montana 2''.
The album received mostly positive reviews by About.com and ''Entertainment Weekly'' for its fun party-dance tracks and ability to go deeper with "searching ballads", comparing the music and Cyrus's vocal abilities to Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and more. It was not favored by Allmusic saying it was too "cookie cutter", even though "it seems to give fans exactly what they want".
''Hannah Montana 3'' debuted at number two on the ''Billboard'' 200, selling about 137,000 copies. The songs "He Could Be the One" and "Let's Get Crazy" became Cyrus's (as Montana) highest charting efforts in the United States and Canada respectively. "He Could Be the One" also became her first top ten entry worldwide and six other songs from the album entered on quintessential charts, with six being in the same week.