Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus, 23.1.1992) Miley Ray Cyrus is an American actress and singer, best known for appearing as Miley Stewart / Hannah Montana in the Disney series, Hannah Montana. Her father is Billy Ray Cyrus.
Net worth: Miley Cyrus has earnings of $36 million (Forbes 2014)
Childhood: Miley was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee. Her father is the country singer, Billy Ray Cyrus and her mother is Leticia. Miley has a younger brother, Braison and a younger sister, Noah (who is also an actress). She also has two half-brothers, Trace and Christopher Cody as well as a half-sister Brandi.
'Miley' is not her birth name, but a nickname, given to her by father because she was always smiling as a child. Miley originally attended Heritage Middle School but now has a private tutor, so that she can keep up with her studies whilst pursuing her career. Miley first showed an interest in acting aged nine, whilst the family was living in Canada. She first appeared on screen as a guest star in her father's TV show, Doc.
Career: Miley Cyrus' first film role was credited to her birth name, Destiny Cyrus. She appeared alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Ewan McGregor in Tim Burton's Big Fish, as 'Young Ruthie', in 2003. Aged 12, Cyrus auditioned for the lead role in Disney's Hannah Montana but the casting directors decided that she was too small. However, Miley was so persistent that she wanted the role, that Disney gave her a callback. Gary Marsh, a Disney Channel Executive described Miley as having the "everyday relatability of Hillary Duff and the stage presence of Shania Twain."
Miley eventually gained the lead role, playing Miley Stewart. Hannah Montana is Stewart's pop star alter ego. Cyrus also briefly appeared in the film High School Musical 2. Her role was officially credited as 'Girl At Pool'. She appears at the end of the film, dancing by the poolside. At the 80th Academy Awards, Cyrus was asked to present the song from Enchanted, 'That's How You Know.'
In April 2008, she appeared on Idol Gives Back, a fundraising offshoot of the hugely popular American Idol show. In 2006, Disney released a soundtrack to the Hannah Montana series, with Cyrus performing on the album. The singer has also signed a four-album deal with Hollywood Records; a separate deal to the soundtrack releases. Miley toured with The Cheetah Girls, opening the show for 20 dates of the tour of 39 cities.
Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus was released in 2007. The double-disc album was half Hannah Montana soundtrack songs and completed by a disc of songs largely written by Cyrus herself, credited to Destiny Hope Cyrus. In the Best Of Both Worlds Tour, later that year, she performed both as herself and in the Hannah Montana character.
A Disney 3-D Digital film of the tour was released and grossed $31,117,834 in its opening weekend. In 2008, a series of semi-naked shots of Miley leaked which appeared to dramatically increase her sales, and in 2009 she was named youngest artist to have had four number one albums. 2008 also saw her release her second studio album 'Breakout' which was later certified Platinum. The lead single was '7 Things'. That year she voiced Penny in the animated movie 'Bolt'.
In 2009, she appeared in 'Hannah Montana: The Movie', the soundtrack for which featured her top 40 hit 'The Climb'. That year she also featured on the Stand Up to Cancer campaign single 'Just Stand Up!'. Miley's next album was 'The Time of Our Lives' which she promoted with her Wonder World Tour.
She even performed for the Queen of England at the Royal Variety Performance. In 2009, she appeared in the poorly reviewed romance movie 'The Last Song' opposite Liam Hemsworth. The following year saw the release of her third album 'Can't Be Tamed', before Miley announced she wanted to take a break. She appeared in 'LOL' opposite Demi Moore in 2012 which was another flop, as was comedy 'So Undercover'.
In 2013, following a drastic change in image, she released her album 'Bangerz' featuring the hits 'We Can't Stop' and number one 'Wrecking Ball'. She promoted the record with a world tour (which was interrupted by an unexpected hospital stay) during which she shocked many attendees with her revealing outfits and racy conduct on stage. She subsequently appeared on a variety of songs from other musicians including Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks', will.i.am's 'Fall Down' and Lil Twist's 'Twerk'. 2013 also saw her play a successful acoustic show for MTV Unplugged which became their highest rated episode.
Personal life: Miley Cyrus dated Nick Jonas for just over a year between 2006 and 2007, and had a relationship with Justin Gaston in 2009. That year she began dating actor Liam Hemsworth who she became engaged to in 2012. The following year, however, it was announced that they had split.
Miley caused quite a stir in 2012 when she decided to cut her long hair into a pixie crop. The move was the start of a series of controversial antics that the singer embarked on to cement herself as more of an adult artist. She was born with a heart problem called tachycardia, relating to an abnormally fast heart rate.
She was hospitalised in 2014 after suffering an allergic reaction to some medication she was taking for a sinus infection. Miley is a Christian and a strong supporter of LGBT rights. She is open about her use of the drug cannabis and even caused controversy by lighting up a joint on her way to accept an award at an awards ceremony in the Netherlands.
Legendary songs about Uncle Sam.
Happy 4th of July one and all; it's the most patriarchal day of the year for Americans and, while that might divide opinions due to the colonialist history of the holiday, America is certainly a nation worth singing about. Here are seven of our favourite songs about United States.
This Is America - Childish Gambino
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Stormzy, Kylie and Billie Eilish were among the most memorable shows.
Another edition of Britain's most spectacular festival has once again come and gone, and while we're sad to see it go as we get back to mundane reality, we do at least have many incredible memories. For those who witnessed it first hand, this will be one Glastonbury they won't ever forget.
Stormzy at Glastonbury 2019 / Photo Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images
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Cyrus confirmed to Howard Stern that she had been involved in filming 'Black Mirror'.
It’s been a while since Miley Cyrus has graced our TV screens, but the star has confirmed that she’ll be making a comeback on the upcoming series of ‘Black Mirror’.
The American singer, and former long-time ‘Hannah Montana’ star, spoke to Howard Stern on his radio show this week, and implied that she had been away in South Africa filming her guest part in the dystopian anthology series when wildfires destroyed her home in Malibu, California last month.
“If you guess it, then I will shake my head 'yes',” Cyrus replied when Stern asked if it was indeed ‘Black Mirror’. She also said that there were “a lot of different sides” to her character, and that the experience represented “the first time I've left somewhere feeling really proud of my work”.
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The pair reportedly don't see eye to eye on the issue of whether to have kids.
The former ‘Hannah Montana’ star, 25, is thought to have broken things off with Hemsworth after realising that she wasn’t ready for marriage and parenthood.
The celebrity couple first got together in 2010 and announced their engagement in 2012, only for the pair to call things off less than a year later in 2013. However, they later rekindled their romance at the end of 2015, telling the world that they were once again engaged.
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The 'Malibu' singer told Jimmy Kimmel this week that she was giving up weed to focus on her music career - for now.
Miley Cyrus has revealed that she’s going to quit smoking weed, what she called her “first and true love”, in order to focus on her music career properly.
The 25 year old star former ‘Hannah Montana’ star stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Tuesday night (May 1st), and explained to the show’s host that she’s “very focussed” right now on delivering her seventh studio album, which follows hot on the heels of Younger Now which was released last September.
Cyrus described marijuana as “the most magical, amazing thing” and “my first and true love” – but said that she was temporarily kicking it into touch so that she can work more effectively on new music.
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It's been ten years, and she has no regrets.
It's normal to feel regret about something you did in the past, but Miley Cyrus is taking that one step further by regretting that she regretted a controversial photoshoot she did ten years ago. She's taking back the apology she sent out at the time of the shoot because she has zero shame about it.
Miley Cyrus at the Vanity Fair Oscars party
The 25-year-old caused controversy back in 2008 when she posed apparently topless for the June issue Vanity Fair, with just a satin bedsheet covering her torso. It was a beautiful shot by Annie Leibovitz, but that didn't stop the press attacking her for besmirching the name of Disney and the Hannah Montana franchise.
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This year's nominations are out and people are not happy with who haven't made the list
The Grammy nominations have been revealed: but Harry Styles hasn’t made the list. Predictably, fans of the former One Direction member are furious and have come out to say so. Styles was snubbed for the 2018 nominations just months after releasing his self-titled debut album.
Harry Styles' fans are furious he has been left off the Grammy nomination list
Others who were nominated in multiple categories were songs including Despactio - with Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - who received nods in both the Record and Song of the Year categories.
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This is what happens when you OD on vegan turkey.
After posting a shot of her bloated stomach on social media, Miley Cyrus has taken exception to comments made by her followers suggesting that she is in fact pregnant. Many people did not believe that her enlarged belly was purely down to too much vegan turkey, but she insists there's no baby on the way.
Miley Cyrus at iHeartRadio Music Festival
A food baby is the only kind of baby the 25-year-old has been nursing recently, after celebrating Thanksgiving and her birthday on the same day with an excess of Tofurkey (that's Tofu turkey to those not familiar with vegan cuisine).
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The singer sparks pregnancy rumours.
Miley Cyrus has managed to spark pregnancy rumours by showing off her 'food baby' on social media as she prepared for Thanksgiving and 25th birthday celebrations. A lot of her followers are not buying the idea that that's just vegan turkey in her belly, however.
Miley Cyrus at iHeartRadio Music Festival
Thanksgiving happened to land on the same day as the singer's birthday, and it's safe to say she is feeling the effects of this double celebration. She posted a shot of herself on Instagram posing in a long t-shirt, cradling her stomach in her hands against a backdrop featuring huge MILEY balloons.
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Reports suggest they tied the knot in secret this year.
More rumours surrounding the prospect of marriage between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have emerged, with the latest reports suggesting that the pair officially tied the knot earlier this year. It comes after frequent remarks from the singer that she had no intention of getting married.
Miley Cyrus at iHeartRadio Music Festival
Despite the fact that 24-year-old Miley has said on many occasions that the idea of marriage isn't a fixed idea for her future - though she and her partner Liam are engaged - it seems the pair could already have been wed as far back as six months ago.
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Miley Cyrus waxwork - Fans of provocative singer, songwriter and social media force, Miley Cyrus, had plenty to Instagram last night as Madame Tussauds London launched a brand new wax figure of the star, in spectacular show-stopping style. Plus over the Easter holidays, fans can grab a selfie stick for a perfect #tonguefie with the superstar - measuring up to Miley in the 'tongue' stakes with special tongue rulers for a chance to WIN a prize*. From today, guests can visit Miley's likeness as she sits seemingly just about to whizz down a neon-pink, tongue-shaped slide, created in homage to her recent sell-out The Bangerz Tour. The flamboyant slide ensures the superstar songstress is well and truly in the spotlight in the world famous attraction's Music area. Miley's figure rocks a typically cheeky look with cropped blonde hair and a bejewelled red and white checked outfit, adorned with look-at-me feather-embellished jacket. Her hands are aloft in performance-ready pose and the figure of course bears her most famous expression - the trademark tongue-out smile. Fans joined Miley Cyrus' figure on stage and were quick to give the wax likeness their 'smiler' seal of approval. Megan Whiteside, aged 16, from Horsham commented: "I was so shocked to see her, she is so beautiful and really lifelike. It really does her justice!" Nicole Fenner, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds London, added: "Miley Cyrus' stage shows are cheeky, wild and fun, and we wanted to bring a 'taste' of this into the Madame Tussauds London for her fans over Easter - with a giant tongue slide for her to sit on! The feel of Miley's set is inspired by her sell-out The Bangerz Tour and we've created her with that trademark sticking out tongue - we're sure our guests will have a ball with her over Easter". Miley's figure joins other female superstars such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Madonna in Madame Tussauds London's Music area. Find out more about the full line up at Madame Tussauds Lond at Madame Tussauds - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th March 2015
Date of birth
23rd November, 1992
6 years ago today I was really drunk. (oh yeah and also threw a Bangerz album release party in NYC) https://t.co/81kOkVLriZ
RT @TheEllenShow: Gorillapalooza is sold out! I'm so grateful to my friends @BrunoMars, @MileyCyrus, @JKCorden and others who are showing u…
Happy 6 year anniversary #Bangerz !!!! 🍌 🤘 👅 🖤 Here’s to 6 more years of pissing people off! https://t.co/lkiLkxggP8
Legends Only! https://t.co/MNgnld8slQ
Back in the yo! I am so fucking inspired right now 🦋 🌊 https://t.co/Z0loOIFtmM
Met a couple new potential partners. Felt like I was on The Bachelorette. 💀 https://t.co/wO1wfy0rac
Necessary Mom n Sister trip @brandicyrus @tishcyrus https://t.co/u5TROn9Lz3
“But if you look at me closely ... you can see it in my eyes .... this girl will always find .... her way.....” https://t.co/4dH6KgrVRS
I fucking LIVE 4 my fans 🖤 this is the type of mf enthusiasm I’m lookin for @ my gigsssss! Yasssss! https://t.co/x6QwLgwWMh
Slide Away 🌊 out now https://t.co/3Tv7DN3KGO
Backstage portrait in Vegas @iheartradio 📸 by @steventaylor https://t.co/pU51P6jxYK
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