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.
As the summer ended and Fall arrived, some great new releases dropped
In a month that saw 18 year old qualifier Emma Raducanu win the coveted U.S Women's Open Tennis Championship without even dropping a set, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United and got off to a flying start as he netted five precious goals. Boris Johnson and his cabinet dropped the ball altogether over Afghanistan, failed to predict fuel shortages at forecourts and did little to allay fears that everything would be fine by Christmas as he desperately reshuffled his cabinet. As he continued his long running spat with Kanye West, Drake released his sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy and Lana Del Rey quite all social media platforms citing other "jobs", "privacy and transparency". Global Citizen put on a spectacular 24 hour show - 'A Recovery Plan for the World', with the aim of ending CoVID19, curbing the hunger crisis, resumption of learning for everyone, advancing equity for all and protecting the planet. Amongst those who performed on the five world stages was Sir Elton, who, as it happens, appears in two of the five releases we have selected for September.
Lil Nas X - Montero.
The 2020 pop masterpieces that we've had on repeat.
While we've been forced to party in the comfort of our own living rooms over the course of 2020, that doesn't mean we haven't had fun. The pop world has continued to push out hit after hit, many of which has kept smiles on our faces on the days when we didn't think it were even possible...
Cardi B at the Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection launch party 2019 / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency/SIPA USA/PA Images
1. WAP - Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion
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Miley Cyrus and Benee add to this wonderfully eclectic array.
We're entering into the final month of the year and it feels like we're moving forward into a new era of hope. Nothing gives us more optimism than some of the albums that have presented themselves this year, and November in particular has been a rush of uplifting sounds. Here are some of our favourites.
Ólafur Arnalds - Some Kind Of Peace
If you're looking for "some kind of peace", that's exactly what you'll get with this Icelandic producer's latest classical-electronic album; it's a unique blend of melancholy and tranquility with minimal vocals and a vulnerable edge that makes it the perfect record to wrap up a difficult year. Plus, while it is a timeless record, it very much feels representative of the here and now as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.
Christmas is coming and so are this year's new releases to usher in the festive season. Here's our pick of the bunch.
As the holiday season is fast approaching we thought we'd do a round up of this years new songs that have all been released in time for Christmas. The bin men of Wolverhampton have sadly not made the cut, although we wish them well, and as for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's cover of 'Mistletoe And Wine', well, we thought we'd spare you that. Instead we've gone for ten of the best current crackers to get you in the mood for Christmas. There are some big hitters, including Liam Payne, Lil Nas X and even Dolly and Miley, putting their individual stamp on this years Christmas list, let's hope one or more of them is just the surprise gift you've been looking for.
Continue reading: Christmas 2020: This Year's Freshest Tunes For The Festive Season
Doja Cat isn't the only one who shocked the world with a new image.
It seems we're not the only ones whose jaws dropped when we saw Doja Cat crawl out of a television screen The Ring style with a ripped dress, dark make-up and lank hair at the 2020 MTV European Music Awards, only to perform a hard rock rendition of her song Say So. Apart from the fact that the song, and indeed Doja Cat herself, is the most pop thing ever, we just weren't expecting such an alternative side to the singer - and we certainly weren't expecting to love it so much.
Doja Cat at Tidal X Rock the Vote benefit concert 2019 / Photo Credit: SIPA USA/PA Images
Not even the best casino bonus would have had us bet on a transformation like this. Though we ought to stop being so shocked when this happens by now; after all, she's not the only pop sweetheart to have made a controversial transformation in recent history. Here are just a few women in music who furthered their success by trading in their innocence...
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Eight stunning covers of Nine Inch Nails as we welcome them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Last weekend was a seminal moment for industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails as they were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 31 years after the release of their debut album Pretty Hate Machine. Iggy Pop was the artist chosen to induct this unique band and, in honour of this momentous occasion, Amazon Music unveiled two stunning covers; Jehnny Beth on Closer and St. Vincent on Piggy.
Nine Inch Nails at Aerodrome Festival 2018 / Photo Credit: Ondrej Hajek/Czech News Agency/PA Images
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Kylie, AC/DC and Miley Cyrus are ones to watch this month.
This month there really seems to be something for everybody be it hard rock or disco-pop. We're looking forward to a genre-bending journey with some long-awaited returns as well some new faces; quite the voyage of discovery for many of our favourite artists. But then playing it safe in 2020 hasn't been easy in any respect.
Disco - Kylie Minogue
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.
From partying in California to Casinos in New York, here are seven of our favourite songs about United States.
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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”.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Lined Up For 'Black Mirror' Guest Role
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
Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus performing live on stage in her 'Bangerz' tour at Manchester Phones4U Arena - Manchester, United Kingdom - Wednesday 14th May 2014
Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus performing live in concert in Sunrise - Sunrise, Florida, United States - Wednesday 8th January 2014
Miley Cyrus Wednesday 11th April 2012 Miley Cyrus wearing round sunglasses and a see-through top leaves Winsor Pilates in West hollywood.
Miley Cyrus Sunday 11th December 2011 at the CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium. Los Angeles, California
Date of birth
23rd November, 1992
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