Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus on 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (cropped).jpg
Cyrus at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Destiny Hope Cyrus

(1992-11-23) November 23, 1992 (age 28)
Other namesMiley Ray Hemsworth
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active1992–2021
Liam Hemsworth
(m. 2018; div. 2020)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2006–present
Associated acts
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Miley Ray Cyrus (formerly Hemsworth; born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer and musician. She has starred in a television series (Hannah Montana) and in four movies. She has released five albums and has written an autobiography.[1]

Cyrus played minor roles in television series Doc and movie Big Daddy and Big Fish. She then appeared in Hannah Montana in 2006. Her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus was released in 2007. As of 2020, Cyrus has released seven albums: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), Can't be Tamed (2010), Bangerz (2013), Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (2015), Younger Now (2017), and Plastic Hearts (2020).

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. In 2008, Cyrus dated Australian actor Liam Hemsworth. The two became engaged before breaking off their engagement in 2013. They reconciled and were later married on December 23, 2018.

In August 2019, it was announced that Cyrus and Hemsworth had separated.[2]

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 on singer Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards program. It was the most tweeted about event in history. There were 360,000 tweets per minute.[3]

In September 2016, Cyrus co-starred in Amazon Studios' Crisis in Six Scenes.[4][5]

Music[change | change source]

In 2006, Cyrus released the first Hannah Montana soundtrack album. It has sold 4.5 million copies. It reached number one on 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.[1]

Her second album was Breakout (2008) and third album was Can't be Tamed (2010).

Her fourth album 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 U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In September 2013, Cyrus released the nude music video for her next single, "Wrecking Ball". It racked up more than 19.3 million views on Vevo in 24 hours, which was a record at the time.[6] It reached number one in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. "Wrecking Ball" was her first number-one single in the United States.[7] In 2014, Cyrus embarked on The Bangerz World Tour.

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

Cyrus was a featured artist on rapper 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.[8] The video for the third single from Bangerz, "Adore You", was posted on Vevo on December 26, 2013.[9]

Cyrus released her fifth album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, on the music-sharing site Soundcloud on August 30, 2015, following the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, which she hosted.

Cyrus released the lead single "Malibu" from her sixth album, Younger Now, on May 11, 2017.[10]

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.[1]

Discography[change | change source]

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

Film roles showing year released, title, role played and notes
Title Year Role Notes
Big Fish 2003 Young Ruthie Feature film debut; credited as Destiny Cyrus
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert 2008 Herself Concert film
Bolt Penny (voice) English dub; voice-over role
Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 Miley Stewart/ Hannah Montana
Sex and the City 2 2010 Herself Cameo appearance
The Last Song Veronica "Ronnie" Miller
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2011 Herself Concert film
LOL 2012 Lola Williams
So Undercover Molly Morris
Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer 2015 Herself Documentary
The Night Before Herself Cameo appearance
A Very Murray Christmas Herself Cameo appearance
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 Mainframe (voice) English dub; voice-over role

Television[change | change source]

Television roles showing year released, title, role played and notes
Title Year Role Notes
Doc 2001–2003 Kylie Recurring role; 3 episodes
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2006 Miley Stewart/ Hannah Montana Episode: "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana"
Hannah Montana 2006–2011 Lead role; 98 episodes
The Emperor's New School 2007 Waitress (voice) Recurring role; 4 episodes
The Replacements Celebrity Starr (voice) Episode: "The Frog Prince"
High School Musical 2 Girl at pool Disney Channel Movie
The Suite Life on Deck 2009 Miley Stewart/ Hannah Montana Episode: "Double-Crossed"
Two and a Half Men 2012 Missi Guest role; 2 episodes
Miley: The Movement 2013 Herself Special
Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour 2014 Herself Special
Stone Quackers 2015 Pigeon (voice) Episode: "A Farewell to Kings"
Crisis in Six Scenes 2016 Lennie Dale Miniseries
The Voice 2016–2017 Herself/ Coach Key advisor (season 10); coach (seasons 11, 13)
Black Mirror 2019 Ashley O Episode: "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too"

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Miley Cyrus biography". A+E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  2. "Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth's Split — What's at Stake? |". Extra. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  3. MTV News Staff Report. "Thanks Miley! 2013 VMAs Shatter Twitter Records". Viacom International Inc. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  4. "Miley Cyrus Explains Why She’s in Awe of Woody Allen: 'He’s Never Fake'". Vanity Fair, September 16, 2016
  5. "Watch First Clip From Woody Allen's 'Crisis in Six Scenes' TV Show", Rolling Stone, August 8, 2016
  6. Billboard Staff (September 10, 2013). "Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Video Breaks Vevo Record". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  7. "Miley Cyrus". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  8. "Miley Cyrus Named MTV's Artist of the Year". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  9. "Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Video Leaks Ahead of Official Release". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  10. Norris, John (May 3, 2017). "Miley Cyrus Breaks Silence on Rootsy New Music, Fiance Liam Hemsworth & America: 'Unity Is What We Need'". Billboard. United States: Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017.

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