Miley Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has starred in a television series (Hannah Montana) and in four movies. She has released five albums and has written an autobiography.
Cyrus played minor roles in television series Doc and movie Big Fish. She then appeared in Hannah Montana in 2006. Her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus was released in 2007. As of 2017, Cyrus has released six albums: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), Can’t be Tamed (2010), Bangerz (2013), Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (2015), and Younger Now (2017).
Miley Ray Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. Cyrus was initially educated at Heritage Elementary School in Tennessee. When she turned eight, her family moved to Toronto, Canada where Cyrus’ father Billy Ray took a role in the TV series Doc (2001).
In 2005, Cyrus was cast as the lead in the Disney series Hannah Montana (2006), about a teen leading a double life as a pop star. Again her father acted alongside her. The show was a smash and hit records, sell-out tours and merchandising deals soon followed. Cyrus became a teen superstar. Following the success of Hannah Montana (2006), Cyrus made the move into other roles – including playing Ronnie Miller in The Last Song (2010) and Lola in LOL (2012) alongside Demi Moore. In 2009, she sang the best-selling single “Party in the U.S.A.” and broke the world record for the “Most Charted Teenager.”
She became engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth, but the couple split in 2013. They rekindled their relationship in 2016. She also dated Patrick Schwarzenegger for about a year while she and Hemsworth were split.
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Miley Cyrus, in full Miley Ray Cyrus, original name Destiny Hope Cyrus, (born November 23, 1992, Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.), American singer and actress whose performance on the television show Hannah Montana (2006–11) and its related soundtrack albums catapulted her into stardom.
Cyrus was born to country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Tish, and grew up on her family’s farm outside Nashville. Her sunny disposition as a child earned her the nickname “Smiley Miley.” (She had her name legally changed to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008). Though her father was initially reluctant to let her follow in his show business footsteps, at the age of nine she landed a role in an episode of his TV series Doc. Another role, in the film Big Fish (2003), followed.
In 2005 Cyrus auditioned for the lead role in Hannah Montana, a Disney Channel series about a girl who leads a double life as a normal middle-school student and, with the help of a blonde wig, as a glamorous pop singer. Though initially deemed by executives to be too small and young for the character, she persisted and won the part. The show debuted the following year (featuring Billy Ray as her TV dad) and became an immediate sensation, scoring record ratings for cable television and turning the 13-year-old into a bona fide star. Aiming to capitalize on the show’s obvious youth-market appeal, a soundtrack album featuring the music of Hannah Montana was released in 2006 and eventually sold more than three million copies. It was followed by the equally successful Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), which was packaged as a double CD, with half of the material under Cyrus’s own name.
In late 2007 Cyrus embarked on a national tour called Best of Both Worlds in support of her latest album. Two concerts from the tour were filmed and presented as a 3-D movie; it made more than $30 million in its opening weekend despite having been released only to select theatres. Although already well known to the preteen demographic, she gained wider exposure in early 2008 as her song “See You Again” crossed over to the pop charts. Later that year she released the album Breakout and voiced one of the leading roles in the animated film Bolt. For the latter, Cyrus cowrote the single “I Thought I Lost You,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Though her celebrity status had increased, Cyrus continued to perform as Hannah Montana in various media. In early 2009 she starred in Hannah Montana: The Movie and sang on its soundtrack, and she later issued two additional soundtrack albums (2009, 2010) for the TV show before its final episode aired in 2011. Meanwhile, Cyrus continued to record under her own name for the EP The Time of Our Lives (2009), which featured the hit “Party in the U.S.A.,” and the full-length album Can’t Be Tamed (2010). In addition, she took starring movie roles in the romantic drama The Last Song (2010) and the low-budget coming-of-age tale LOL (2012).
In 2013 Cyrus released the album Bangerz, which departed from her earlier work in its embrace of hip-hop influences and its frequently adult-themed lyrics. Her new style was epitomized by the single “We Can’t Stop,” a bouncy ode to hedonism that she notably performed, in controversially risqué fashion, at the MTV Video Music Awards. The ballad “ Wrecking Ball,” meanwhile, became Cyrus’s first song to top the Billboard singles chart. She then veered away from the mainstream with Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015), a collection of loosely psychedelic songs recorded in large part with the rock band the Flaming Lips and made available for free on the Internet. Younger Now (2017) featured a number of ballads and country-infused songs, one of which was a duet with Dolly Parton. Cyrus’s seventh studio album, the rock-infused Plastic Hearts (2020), further highlighted her versatility.
Cyrus was a coach on the television singing competition The Voice in 2016–17, and she costarred with Woody Allen and Elaine May in Allen’s six-episode TV series Crisis in Six Scenes (2016).
Who Is Miley Cyrus?
Singer and actress Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. She began acting at a young age, landing the starring role on the hit show Hannah Montana in 2004. Cyrus went on to release several successful albums, including Breakout (2008) and Can’t Be Tamed (2010) while becoming increasingly known for her wild behavior. Her 2013 single «Wrecking Ball,» backed by a controversial video, became her first U.S. No. 1 hit. Along with retaining a presence on radio, Cyrus served as a coach on The Voice for two seasons.
Early Life and Career
Born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, Miley Cyrus is the daughter of 1990s country star Billy Ray Cyrus. (She later changed her name to «Miley,» the nickname she was given as a baby for often smiling.) Cyrus grew up on the family farm, near Nashville, Tennessee, with two siblings and three half-siblings. She was passionate about acting at a young age, appearing on her father’s television series, Doc, and in Tim Burton’s Big Fish (2003).
In 2004, Cyrus beat out 1,000 hopefuls to land the starring role of Miley Stewart on the hit Disney show Hannah Montana. The tween series features a young pop superstar (Montana) who hides her celebrity identity to be an everyday teen in real life (Stewart).
To accommodate filming, the entire family moved to Los Angeles, California, with Billy Ray joining his daughter on screen as her fictional dad-manager. Her star on the rise, Cyrus released a successful Hannah Montana soundtrack album in 2006.
In 2007 Cyrus’s double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, led to the launch of the Best of Both Worlds Tour. The concert series sold out in record time, and the show was extended by 14 dates to help placate disappointed fans. Her successful 3-D concert film collected $31.3 million during its opening weekend in February 2008.
Enthusiasm for Cyrus’s TV alter ego remained strong through the end of the decade. Hannah Montana: The Movie scored at the box office, bringing in more than $79 million following its April 2009 release. Cyrus bid farewell to the role with the conclusion of Hannah Montana in early 2011.
Albums and Hit Songs
‘Breakout,’ ‘The Time of Our Lives,’ ‘Can’t Be Tamed’
Cyrus’ second studio album, Breakout, became a huge hit in 2008, reaching the top of the pop album charts. The following year she released the EP The Time of Our Lives, featuring the hit singles «Party in the U.S.A.» and «When I Look at You,» the former becoming one of the singer’s most successful song to date, selling more than 5.38 million copies and earning a spot among the best-selling singles of all time. The young star followed that success with the release of a new album, 2010’s Can’t Be Tamed.
‘We Can’t Stop,’ ‘Wrecking Ball,’ ‘Bangerz’
Cyrus sought to distance herself from her Hannah Montana persona by cutting her hair short and wearing edgy fashions, but no one was quite prepared for how far she would go: At the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in August 2013, Cyrus stunned the audience with her raunchy performance of her single, «We Can’t Stop.» Around this time, she appeared nude in the video of a follow-up single, «Wrecking Ball.» However, the swirling controversy seemed to bolster sales of Cyrus’s fourth studio album, Bangerz, released in October 2013. Meanwhile, «Wrecking Ball» became her first U.S. single to top the pop charts and earned her Video of the Year honors at the 2014 VMAs.
‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,’ ‘Younger Now’
Named host of the 2015 VMAs, Cyrus concluded her efforts that evening by announcing the release of a new, free album. A departure from her pop roots, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz explored themes of psychedelia as it wound through its 23 tracks. The album drew mixed reviews, with some critics praising the artist’s willingness to push creative boundaries while retaining a sense of radio-friendly tracks. Her follow-up album, Younger Now (2017), featuring the lead single «Malibu,» marked a return to more conservative fare.
‘She Is Coming’
Her seventh studio album on the way, Cyrus released its first installment, the six-track EP She Is Coming, in May 2019, with the single «Mother’s Daughter» arriving a couple of weeks later. Cyrus followed with «Slide Away» in August, before teaming with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey for «Don’t Call Me Angel,» from the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack.