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Miley Cyrus is an American singer and actress who hit the spotlight as the title character of Disney’s Hannah Montana series. Considered to be one of the most controversial entertainers, Miley’s music has spanned a range of genres, including pop, country pop, and hip hop.
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Key Facts & Information
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER BEGINNINGS
- Born on November 23, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee, Destiny Hope Cyrus is the daughter of 90’s country star Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Leticia (Tish) Jean Finley.
- She was born with supraventricular tachycardia, an abnormally fast heart rate condition.
- She has two siblings, Braison and Noah, and three half-siblings: Billy Ray’s first child, Christopher Cody, and Tish’s children from her previous relationship, Brandi and Trace. All of her siblings are established entertainers.
- Her parents believed that her birth name, Destiny Hope, would make her succeed one day. She was also nicknamed “Smiley” because she used to smile a lot when she was young. In 2008, she changed her name legally to Miley Ray Cyrus; her middle name honors her politician grandfather, Ronald Ray Cyrus of Kentucky.
- Miley went to Heritage Elementary School in Williamson County. She started singing and acting lessons at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto. In 2005, they moved to Los Angeles and she attended Options for Youth Charter Schools and studied with a private tutor.
- She was casted as Kylie in her father’s television series, Doc, marking her first debut acting role.
- In 2003, she appeared in Tim Burton’s Big Fish, portraying the “young Ruthie.”
- In 2004, Miley beat thousands of hopefuls for the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, a young pop superstar (Hannah Montana) who disguises her celebrity identity to be an average teen in real life (Miley Stewart).
- She auditioned for the role of the title character’s best friend, but was called to try for the main role instead. Her singing and acting skills served as her leverage, despite being denied at first for being too young and small for the role. Billy Ray also joined his daughter on screen as her fictional dad-manager.
- The tween series premiered in March 2006, quickly ranking as one of the most high-rated series on cable television, becoming an immediate sensation, labeling Miley as a “teen idol.”
- In 2007, Miley’s second album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, gave way to the launch of the Best of Both Worlds concert tour, gaining $31.3 million during its premiere in February 2008.
- Hannah Montana: The Movie topped the box office, collecting $79 million after its release in April 2009.
- In 2011, Miley left the role, thus, the conclusion of Disney’s Hannah Montana series.
ALBUMS AND HIT SONGS
- ‘Breakout,’ ‘The Time of Our Lives,’ and ‘Can’t Be Tamed’. In 2008 Breakout, Miley’s second studio album, topped the pop album charts. It was followed by The Time of Our Lives, highlighting her hit singles “Party in the U.S.A.,” her most profitable song to date, and “When I Look at You.” In 2010, her Can’t Be Tamed album also became a huge hit.
- ‘We Can’t Stop,’ ‘Wrecking Ball,’ and ‘Bangerz.’ Known for her Hannah Montana aura, Miley changed her persona by cutting her hair short and rocking edgy fashions. In August 2013, she surprised the audience with a provocative performance of her new single, “We Can’t Stop,” at the MTV Video Music Awards. That same year, Miley released another explicit single, “Wrecking Ball,” topping the pop charts as her first U.S. single and winning the Video of the Year at the 2014 VMAs. In October 2013, her fourth studio album Bangerz seemed to have become successful due to her controversies.
- ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,’ and ‘Younger Now’. Deviating from her pop genre, she released Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz in 2015, containing 23 free tracks exploring themes of psychedelia. This theme revolves around visual and auditory hallucinations, synesthesia, and altered states of consciousness. Her 2017 album Younger Now signified a return to a more conservative Miley.
FILM AND TV
- ‘The Last Song,’ ‘LOL,’ and ‘So Undercover.’ In 2010, Miley, together with her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, appeared in the romantic drama film based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, The Last Song. Similar to Hannah Montana’s vibe, her LOL drama in 2012 was specifically aired for tween audiences. That same year, So Undercover branched out slightly as she starred as a private investigator in the film.
- ‘The Night Before,’ ‘A Very Murray Christmas,’ and ‘Crisis in Six Scenes.’ In 2015, Miley starred in two holiday comedies: The Night Before, together with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a Billy Murray variety special A Very Murray Christmas. She also appeared in the Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes, teaming up with Woody Allen.
- ‘The Voice.’ She slayed her debut as one of the new female coaches of a popular American singing competition television series The Voice, in its 11th season. Her co-coaches were Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. Miley did not appear on season 12, but returned in 2017 for number 13.
- ‘Black Mirror.’ Hannah Montana gone mad; Miley appeared in a British science fiction anthology television series Black Mirror’s Season 5 episode, “Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too.” She played the role of a pop star named Ashley O.
SEXUALITY, RELATIONSHIPS, AND MARRIAGE
- Miley came out as pansexual, a sexual orientation which is attracted to any person regardless of their gender, to her mother when she was 14.
- In 2015, TIME magazine announced she is gender fluid. She is also very supportive and vocal of her advocacy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.
- Miley has had a number of headlines for her dating life. In 2007, she had a brief romance with one of the Jonas Brothers, Nick.
- She had a nine-month relationship with model Justin Gaston from 2008 to 2009. Miley was also romantically linked to some actors: Josh Bowman, Avan Jogia, Jared Leto, Dane Cook, and Patrick Schwarzenegger. She even dated an Irish model, Stella Maxwell.
- Miley dated Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth for three years, and in June 2012, the two got engaged but called it quits in September the next year. However, they got back together and got married on December 23, 2018.
- On August 10, 2019, they announced their separation and got divorced 11 days later.
- She was rumored to have dated Kaitlynn Carter from August to September 2019. A month after, Miley was in a committed relationship with the Australian singer-songwriter, model, and actor Cody SImpson.
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