Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus

Cyrus performing at the Jingle Ball in Tampa, Florida, December 2013.
Background information
Birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus
Born November 23, 1992 (1992-11-23) (age 22)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Pop,[1] country, rock, hip hop[2]
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2007–present
Labels Hollywood, RCA
Associated acts Billy Ray Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Mike Will Made It
Website mileycyrus.com

Miley Ray Cyrus (born November 24, 1992) is an American entertainer. She has starred in a television series (Hannah Montana) and in four movies. She has released four albums, and has written an autobiography.[3]

Personal life[change | change source]

Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee. Her parents are Billy Ray Cyrus and Letitia "Tish" (Finley) Cyrus. Miley was a childhood nickname. Cyrus changed her legal name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. Cyrus has a younger sister, Noah Cyrus. She has a brother, Braison. She has a half-sister named Brandi on her mother's side. She has an older half-brother on her mother's side named Trace. She has an older half-brother named Christopher Cody on her father's side.

Professional life[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Cyrus was eleven years old when she starred in the television series, Hannah Montana. In 2012 and 2013, Cyrus played Missi in the series Two and a Half Men. In August 2013, Cyrus twerked at the MTV Video Music Awards program. It was the most tweeted about event in history. There were 360,000 tweets per minute.[4]

Music[change | change source]

In 2006, Cyrus released the first Hannah Montana soundtrack album. It has sold 4.5 million copies. It reached No.1 in the US Billboard 200. In 2007, she released a double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The first CD was a soundtrack album for Hannah Montana and the second CD was Cyrus' first studio album. She starred in the Best of Both Worlds tour.[3] As of 2013, Cyrus has released four albums: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), Can't be Tamed (2010), and Bangerz (2013).

Bangerz was released on October 4 by RCA Records. So far three singles have been released from Bangerz. We Can't Stop was released in June 2013. It reached number 2 in the US Billboard Hot 100. In September 2013, Cyrus released the nude music video "Wrecking Ball". It racked up more than 19.3 million views on Vevo in 24 hours.[5] It reached number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100. This was her first US No.1.[6] In 2014 Cyrus is doing a world tour for the album.

On October 5 2013 Cyrus presented Saturday Night Live for the second time.

Cyrus sung on Future's November 2013 single "Real and True". The single reached number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

In December 2013 MTV chose Cyrus as the best artist of the year.[7] The video for the third single from Bangerz, "Adore You" was posted on Vevo on December 26 2013.[8]

Cyrus will release an acoustic album in 2014.[9]

Movies[change | change source]

In 2008, Cyrus voiced the part of "Penny" in the Disney computer-animated movie Bolt. In 2009, she starred in Hannah Montana: The Movie. In 2010, she starred in The Last Song and had a brief appearance in Sex and the City 2. In 2012, she starred in LOL and in So Undercover.

Books[change | change source]

In 2008, Cyrus posed nude for snaps that appeared in Vanity Fair magazine. This adventure did not damage Cyrus's career. In early 2009, Cyrus released the autobiography, Miles to Go. The book is a collection of family photographs, stories, and memories.[3]

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