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 active2003–present
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]

  • Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)
  • Breakout (2008)
  • The Time of Our Lives EP (2009)
  • Can't Be Tamed (2010)
  • Bangerz (2013)
  • Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015)
  • Younger Now (2017)
  • She Is Coming EP (2019)
  • Plastic Hearts (2020)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Miley Cyrus biography". A+E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved September 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. Retrieved September 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Miley Cyrus". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Miley Cyrus Named MTV's Artist of the Year". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. "Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Video Leaks Ahead of Official Release". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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