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Miley Cyrus
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus;
November 23, 1992) is an American actress and pop
singer. She achieved wide fame for her role as Miley
Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel
sitcom Hannah Montana. Cyrus recorded music for
the soundtracks, Hannah Montana (2006) and
Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus (2007),
released by Walt Disney Records. With the success
of the Hannah Montana franchise she established
herself as a teen idol. In 2007, Cyrus signed to
Hollywood Records to pursue a solo career. She
embarked upon the Best of Both Worlds Tour the
same year, in which she performed as both herself
and in character as Hannah Montana. The tour was
eventually turned into a high-grossing concert film
entitled Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of
Both Worlds Concert (2008). In July 2008, Cyrus
released her first solo album, Breakout (2008), which
was commercially successful.
She began her foray into film by providing the voice
of "Penny" in the animated film Bolt (2008). Cyrus
earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for
Best Original Song for her performance of Bolt 's
theme song, "I Thought I Lost You". She also
reprised her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana
in Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009). The Hannah
Montana: The Movie ' soundtrack introduced her to
new audiences within country and adult
contemporary markets.
She began to cultivate an adult image in 2009 with
the release of The Time of Our Lives (2009), an
extended play which presented a more mainstream
pop sound, and by filming The Last Song (2010), a
coming-of-age drama film. The former included
Cyrus's best-selling single, "Party in the
U.S.A." (2009). A studio album titled Can't Be
Tamed was released in 2010 and presents a new
dance-pop sound. The music video and lyrics of the
album's lead single, "Can't Be Tamed", portrays a
more sexualized image for the entertainer. Cyrus
ranked number thirteen on Forbes ' 2010 Celebrity
100.[3] In April 2011, Cyrus was named the 64th hottest woman in the world on Maxim's Hot 100.[4] In
May 2011, Cyrus was also named the 89th sexiest women in the world on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in
the world.[5]
Miley Cyrus
Cyrus at rehearsals for the 2010 MuchMusic Video
Background information
Birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus
Born November 23, 1992
Nashville, Tennessee,
United States[1]
Genres Pop,[2] pop rock, country pop,
Occupations Actress, author, entrepreneur,
fashion designer, singer, songwriter,
musician, dancer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2001–present
Labels Hollywood, Fascination (UK), Avex
Billy Ray Cyrus
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Early life
Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee to Leticia Jean "Tish" (née Finley) and
country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.[6][7] Her parents named her Destiny Hope because they believed that
she would accomplish great things with her life. They gave her the nickname "Smiley", which was later
shortened to "Miley", because she smiled so often as a baby.[8] Cyrus suffers from a mild heart
condition causing tachycardia which, though not dangerous, is often bothersome.[9]
Against the wishes of her father's record company,[10] Cyrus's parents secretly married a year after
Cyrus's birth on December 28, 1993.[7][11] Tish had two children from a previous relationship: Trace
and Brandi. Billy Ray adopted Trace and Brandi when they were young.[12] She has a half-brother,
Christopher Cody, Billy Ray's son from a brief relationship, born the same year as Miley; he grew up
with his mother in South Carolina.[10] Tish and Billy Ray had two more children, Braison and Noah.
Cyrus's godmother is entertainer Dolly Parton.[13] Cyrus was very close to her paternal grandfather,
Democratic politician Ronald Ray Cyrus.[14] Cyrus has paid her grandfather several tributes since his
death in 2006, including eventually changing her middle name to "Ray".[15] According to Cyrus's father,
"A lot of people say Miley changed her name to Miley Ray because of Billy Ray, but that's not true. She
did that in honor of my dad, because the two of them just loved each other to pieces."[9]
Cyrus grew up on a 500-acre (2.0 km2) farm in Franklin, Tennessee, approximately an hour away from
Nashville,[16] and attended Heritage Elementary School.[17] She was raised Christian and was baptized
in a Southern Baptist church prior to moving to Hollywood in 2005. She attended church regularly while
growing up and wore a purity ring.[18] Several of Cyrus's siblings also eventually entered the
entertainment business: Trace became a vocalist and guitarist for the electronic pop band Metro Station,
[19] Noah became an actress, and Brandi became a guitarist.[20]
1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 2001–05: Early work
2.2 2006–07: Hannah Montana and Meet Miley Cyrus
2.3 2008–09: Breakout, transitions and film career launch
2.4 2010–present: Can't Be Tamed and focus on film career
3 Earnings
4 Image and personal life
4.1 Controversies
4.2 Relationships
5 Filmography
6 Discography
7 Tours
8 Awards and nominations
9 References
10 Further reading
11 External links
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2001–05: Early work
In 2001, when Cyrus was eight, she and her family moved to Toronto, Canada while her father filmed
the television series Doc.[21] Cyrus said watching her father film the show inspired her to pursue acting.
After Billy Ray took her to see a 2001 Mirvish production of Mamma Mia! at the Royal Alexandra
Theatre, Cyrus grabbed his arm and told him, "This is what I want to do, daddy. I want to be an actress."
[22] She began taking singing and acting classes at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto.[23] In her
first role, Cyrus played a girl named Kylie on Doc.[8] In 2003, Cyrus was credited under her birth name
for her role as "Young Ruthie" in Tim Burton's Big Fish.[24]
At age 11, Cyrus learned about the casting for what became Hannah Montana, a Disney Channel
children's television series about a school girl with a secret double life as a teen pop star. Cyrus sent in a
tape auditioning for the show's best friend role, but received a call asking her to audition for the lead,
"Chloe Stewart".[1] After sending in a new tape and flying to Hollywood for further auditions,[25] Cyrus
was told that she was too young and too small for the part.[25][26] However, her persistence and ability
to sing in addition to act led the show's producers to invite her back for further auditions. Cyrus
eventually received the lead, renamed "Miley Stewart" after herself, at the age of twelve.[25] During this
time, she also auditioned with Taylor Lautner for the feature film The Adventures of Sharkboy and
Lavagirl in 3-D and it came down to her and another actress, but Cyrus started doing Hannah Montana
As Cyrus's career took off, Tish Cyrus made several critical decisions regarding her daughter's
representation. She signed Cyrus with Mitchell Gossett, director of the youth division at Cunningham
Escott Slevin Doherty. Gossett, who specializes in creating child stars, had arranged for Cyrus's
auditions for Hannah Montana and is credited with "discovering" her.[28][29] For Cyrus's music career,
Tish followed the advice of Dolly Parton, Cyrus's godmother and a singer herself, and signed Cyrus with
Jason Morey of Morey Management Group. "Dolly said the Moreys are people you can trust around
your daughter," Tish Cyrus recalls, "and she said they have good morals, which is not always the case in
this business."[30] According to trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter, Parton's advice was "the best
advice [Tish] could [have gotten] on who should rep her daughter."[30] Tish also recruited Billy Ray's
business manager to manage her daughter's finances. Tish herself continues to co-manage or produce
many of Cyrus's career decisions.[30] For her education, Cyrus enrolled at Options for Youth Charter
Schools[31] and studied with a private tutor on the set of her television show.[32]
2006–07: Hannah Montana and Meet Miley Cyrus
Hannah Montana became an instant hit and propelled Cyrus to
teen idol status, according to The Daily Telegraph.[24] The series
premiered on March 26, 2006 to the largest audience ever for a Disney Channel show[33] and soon
became one of the highest-rated series on basic cable, elevating Cyrus's wealth and fame along with it.
[34] Time magazine reports that Cyrus's "phenom[enal]" success is due partially to her talent and
partially to "Disney learning to use its vast, multimedia holdings" and market Cyrus and Hannah
Montana appropriately.[35] Cyrus eventually became the first artist to have deals in television, film,
consumer products, and music within The Walt Disney Company.[28]
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Cyrus's first single was "The Best of Both Worlds", the theme
song to Hannah Montana, which was released on March 28,
2006.[36] "The Best of Both Worlds" is credited to "Hannah
Montana", the pop star Cyrus portrays on the series by the same
name. As with other songs credited to Montana, Cyrus typically
dressed as the character when performing the song live.[37]
Cyrus's first release under her own name was a cover of James
Baskett's "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", released on April 4, 2006 on
the fourth edition of DisneyMania.[38] Dressed as Hannah
Montana, Cyrus opened for The Cheetah Girls on twenty dates
of their The Party's Just Begun Tour, beginning on September
15, 2006.[39] On October 24 of same year, Walt Disney Records
released the first Hannah Montana soundtrack. Of the nine
tracks on the soundtrack performed by Cyrus, eight were
credited to "Hannah Montana" and one, a duet with her father
titled "I Learned from You", was credited to Cyrus as herself.
The album peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200
The second season of Hannah Montana premiered on April 23, 2007, and ran until October 12, 2008.
[41] Cyrus signed a four-album deal with Disney-owned Hollywood Records and, on June 26, 2007,
released a double-disc album. The first disc was the soundtrack to the second season of Hannah
Montana, while the second, titled Meet Miley Cyrus, was Cyrus's debut album credited to her own name.
The double-disc album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200[42] and was later certified three times
platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[43] Meet Miley Cyrus generated
"See You Again", Cyrus's first single to be released under her own name and her first top ten hit on the
Billboard Hot 100.[44] In Fall 2007, Cyrus launched her first tour, the Best of Both Worlds Tour, to
promote Meet Miley Cyrus and the Hannah Montana soundtracks. With the Jonas Brothers, Aly & AJ,
and Everlife as her opening acts, Cyrus toured from October 17, 2007 to January 31, 2008 with stops in
the U.S. and Canada.[45] Tickets sold out in minutes and were scalped for up to $2,500 and an average
of $214, well above their $26–$65 face value.[46] A Ticketmaster official commented, "Hell hath no
fury like the parent of a child throwing a tantrum. People who have been in this business for a long time
are watching what's happening, and they say there hasn't been a demand of this level or intensity since
The Beatles or Elvis."[47]
2008–09: Breakout, transitions and film career launch
After the end of the Best of Both Worlds Tour in January 2008, Walt
Disney Pictures released Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both
Worlds Concert, a 3D concert film of the tour, on February 1, 2008 for what was expected to be a oneweek
run. The film earned over $31 million [48] at the box-office and an average of $42,000 per theater,
twice the expected total, convincing Disney executives to extend the release for an indefinite run. "We
don't want to turn away kids from the theaters who couldn't get into the concerts," said Chuck Viane,
Disney's chief of distribution.[49] The film's soundtrack was released by Walt Disney
Records/Hollywood Records on March 11, 2008 and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200.[50]
On July 22, 2008, Cyrus released her second studio album under her own name, entitled Breakout.
Cyrus performing in the Best of Both
Worlds Tour, January 4, 2008
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Cyrus said Breakout was inspired by "what's been going on in my life in
the past year."[51] Cyrus co-wrote eight out of twelve songs on the
album.[51] "Songwriting is what I really want to do with my life forever,
[...] I just hope this record showcases that, more than anything, I'm a
writer."[52] The album debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart[53]
and its lead single, "7 Things", peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot
100.[54][55] She hosted the 2008 CMT Music Awards with her father in
April[56] and the 2008 Teen Choice Awards by herself in August.[57]
Cyrus provided the voice of Penny in the 2008 computer-animated film
Bolt, which was released on November 21, 2008 to critical acclaim.[58]
Cyrus also co-wrote and recorded the song "I Thought I Lost You" as a
duet with John Travolta for the film, for which she received a Golden
Globe nomination.[59] In September 2009, she participated in the charity
single "Just Stand Up!" in support of the anti-cancer campaign Stand Up
to Cancer[60] and in the City of Hope Benefit Concert in support of
cancer research and training programs.[61] She also became involved in
Disney's Friends for Change, an environmentalist group, for which she
recorded the charity single "Send It On" along with several other Disney Channel stars.[62]
Cyrus had already begun transitioning to a more grown-up image in late
2008, when her representatives negotiated a deal for novelist Nicholas
Sparks to write the screenplay and novel basis for a film that would
serve as a star vehicle for Cyrus by introducing her to audiences older
than the young fans she had gained through Hannah Montana.[63]
Sparks and co-writer Jeff Van Wie developed The Last Song.[63] It was
important to Cyrus that she not be type cast as a singer: "I didn't want to
be a singer in another film. I don't want to do that anymore. You have no
idea how many musicals show up on my door. I want to do something a
little more serious."[64] In March 2009, Cyrus published Miles To Go, a
memoir co-written by Hilary Liftin chronicling her life through age
sixteen.[65] Cyrus starred as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana in Hannah
Montana: The Movie, released April 10, 2009. Both the film and its
soundtrack, which contained twelve songs performed by Cyrus,[66]
achieved commercial success.[67][68] The soundtrack's lead single, "The
Climb", became a Top 40 hit in twelve countries[69] and introduced
Cyrus to listeners outside her typical teen pop audience.[70] Cyrus had
considered ending Hannah Montana after its third season, which
finished production on June 5, 2009,[71] but Disney retained and exercised its option for a fourth season.
Production on The Last Song lasted from June 15, 2009 to August 18, 2009.[73] In between, Cyrus
launched the third Hannah Montana soundtrack, recorded the extended play The Time of Our Lives, and
released the EP's lead single, "Party in the U.S.A."[74] Cyrus said The Time of Our Lives "is a
transitioning album. [...] really to introduce people to what I want my next record to sound like and with
time I will be able to do that a little more."[75] "Party in the U.S.A." debuted at number two on the
Billboard Hot 100 for her best-ever ranking on the chart.[76] The Time of Our Lives was released in
Cyrus at 2008 MTV Video
Music Awards.
Cyrus performing at Wonder
World Tour in 2009.
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conjunction with a clothing line co-designed by Cyrus and Max Azria for Walmart.[77]
From September 14, 2009 to December 29, 2010, Cyrus toured on her Wonder World Tour to promote
Breakout and The Time of Our Lives.[citation needed] On December 7, 2009, Cyrus performed for Queen
Elizabeth II and numerous other members of the British Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance
in Blackpool, North West England.[78]
2010–present: Can't Be Tamed and focus on film career
Production on the fourth and final season of Hannah Montana
began on January 18, 2010.[79] In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti
earthquake, Cyrus appeared on the charity singles "We Are the
World: 25 for Haiti" and "Everybody Hurts".[80][81] Her third
studio album, Can't Be Tamed, was released on June 21, 2010. The
album's first single is the title track, "Can't Be Tamed". The single
was released for sale on May 18, 2010 and entered the Billboard
Hot 100 at number eight.[82] Cyrus's costumes and dances while
promoting Can't Be Tamed were also considerably more
provocative than previous performances, arousing media criticism.
[83] After releasing the album, Cyrus intends to take a break from
the music industry in order to focus on her film career.[84] She
commented, "I've not taken, like, acting lessons or anything, but it
doesn't mean I don't need to because I'm sure I do [...] I'm probably
going to go book an acting coach."[85] Cyrus has also decided to opt
out of college for the same reason, saying "I'm a firm believer that
you can go back at any age you want, because my Grandma went
back to college at 62 [...] For right now, I really want to focus on
my career. I've worked hard to get to where I am now, and I want to
enjoy it while it lasts."[86][87][88]
Cyrus starred in The Last Song, which was released on March 31, 2010, and received generally poor
reviews, as did Cyrus's performance.[89] Nonetheless, the film was commercially successful, grossing
more than $88 million at the worldwide box office.[90] According to box-office analyst Exhibitor
Relations, the film marked "a successful transition to adult roles for Miley Cyrus."[91]
The fourth and final season of Hannah Montana began airing on Disney Channel on July 11, 2010 and
was ended on January 16, 2011.[92]
As of December 2010, Cyrus is set to star in two more films, LOL: Laughing Out Loud and So
Undercover. In LOL, a remake of a 2008 French teen comedy, Cyrus plays "a daughter who is involved
with all the wrong kids, doing drugs, failing school, but [...whose] mother has her on this perfect
pedestal" and says "[She] just fell in love with the story."[93] Miley's character loses her virginity,
smokes cannabis, gets wasted and kisses two girlfriends on the lips.[94] She will also star in So
Undercover, an action comedy film. Cyrus will play the part of "a tough, street-smart private eye hired
by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority."[95] She will learn street fighting for the role.[95]
Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live on March 5, 2011, where she performed in several sketches. She also
sang a brief song about her several controversies, such as the bong incident, the photo of her friend and
Cyrus at Kids Choice Awards
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she eating a Twizzler, and the "pole dance" on a hotel pole at the Teen Choice Awards, stating "I'm
sorry that I'm not perfect." [96][97]
In March 2011, father Billy Ray Cyrus confirmed on talk show, The View, that Miley had been in talks
with producer Dr. Luke on a new album, despite her earlier announcement that she'd be focusing more
on acting in the future.[98]
From April 29, 2011 to July 2, 2011, Cyrus is touring on her Gypsy Heart Tour to promote her album
Can't Be Tamed.
In 2008, Cyrus earned $25 million, up from her earnings of $18 million in 2007, and was ranked number
35 on Forbes magazine's "Celebrity 100" list.[99] Parade magazine reported she was the richest teenage
celebrity and that her franchise would be worth approximately $1 billion by the end of the year.[100] In
2009, Forbes ranked her #29 on the Celebrity 100 and reported she had earned a total of $25 million.
[101] Then Cyrus got ranked number thirteen on Forbes ' 2010 Celebrity 100 ranking $48 million.[3]
From the $48 million she made between June 2009 to June 2010 made her the no. 4 highest earners
under 30 and the youngest on the list.[102]
From working on Hannah Montana, Cyrus got paid $15,000 per episode she did on the hit show,
making her the 6th highest paid child star on television behind fellow Disney stars Dylan and Cole
Sprouse and Keke Palmer with $20,000 for their shows. Also, she is behind friend and disney star
Selena Gomez that makes $25,000 per episode of her show, Nick star Miranda Cosgrove with $180,000
per episode of her show, and one time co-star Angus T. Jones that got paid $250,000 for each episode of
his show.[103] Though she had not got paid as much as other Disney stars, she is number 19 on the "Top
20 World's Richest Female Singers Of All Time" list with over $100 million in 5 years active
throughout her career.[104]
Image and personal life
With Cyrus's increased success came increased media attention. In a May 2008 interview with The Los
Angeles Times, Francois Navarre, the proprietor of the X17 photo agency, said Cyrus's market value had
picked up considerably after the Vanity Fair photo controversy: "She's started to sell more. [...] It used
to be $300, and now it's $2,000 for a picture."[105] Estimates for a picture of the then-15 year old's first
kiss ranged from $30,000 to $150,000.[105] Navarre noted that Cyrus rarely behaved against her
wholesome image or went out without a parent and stated, "She has people waiting for the moment she
starts to be less traditional. [...] It's natural. Any teenager. But it's going to come very fast. [...] As soon
as her mom lets her go out by herself. It's going to start to be interesting."[105] Time magazine included
her on the 2008 Time 100, the magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Her writeup
was written by former child star Donny Osmond, who warned, "As an idol to tweens the world over,
singer-actress Miley Cyrus, 15, is riding a huge tidal wave at the pinnacle of her career; this is as it
should be. I hope she enjoys it. [...] Within three to five years, Miley will have to face adulthood. [...] As
she does, she'll want to change her image, and that change will be met with adversity."[106]
Cyrus celebrated her 16th birthday at Disneyland with a charity fundraiser for Youth Service America, a
youth volunteer service organization.[107][108][109]
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At the end of 2009, Billboard magazine ranked Cyrus the fourth best-selling female artist[110] and the
fifth best-selling singer overall.[111]
On October 26, 2010, less than a month before Cyrus's eighteenth birthday, her father Billy Ray Cyrus
filed for divorce from her mother in Tennessee, citing irreconcilable differences.[112] In a statement
made to People the next day announcing the split, the couple said, "As you can imagine, this is a very
difficult time for our family... We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your
thoughts and prayers."[113] However, on March 18, 2011, Cyrus's father announced on The View that he
had dropped the divorce.[114]
In December 2007, a brief controversy emerged when photos Cyrus had posted on her private MySpace
account, depicting her and a female friend sharing a piece of licorice and "almost kissing", were spread
across the internet, prompting rumors of lesbianism. Cyrus comments, "For me, I was like, That's two
girls—it's not a big deal. But they got spread around. Like someone copied and pasted and said,
Omigod, look at this, and blah blah blah."[115]
In April 2008, several provocative images of Cyrus in her underwear and swimsuit were leaked onto the
web by a teenager who hacked Cyrus's Gmail account.[116][117][118][119] Cyrus described the images as
"silly, inappropriate shots" and stated, "I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never
intended for any of this to happen and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone."[120][121] On April
25, 2008, the televised entertainment program Entertainment Tonight reported that Cyrus, then 15, had
posed topless for a photoshoot taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair.[122] On April 29,
2008, The New York Times clarified that though the pictures left an impression that she was barebreasted,
Cyrus was wrapped in a bedsheet and was actually not topless.[123] Some parents expressed
outrage at the nature of the photograph, which a Disney spokesperson described as "a situation [that]
was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines." Gary Marsh, president
of entertainment for Disney Channel Worldwide, was quoted by Portfolio magazine to have said, “For
Miley Cyrus to be a 'good girl' is now a business decision for her. Parents have invested in her a
godliness. If she violates that trust, she won't get it back."[123] In response to the Internet circulation of
the photo and ensuing media attention, Cyrus released a statement of apology on April 27, 2008: "I took
part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the
story, I feel so embarrassed. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I
care so deeply about."[123] Leibovitz also released a statement: "I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has
been misinterpreted. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I
think it is very beautiful."[123][124]
In May 2008, Gossett, Cyrus's longtime acting agent, left Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty for United
Talent Agency, partially with the hope of "giving Cyrus the major-agency backing that would support a
widening career", according to The Hollywood Reporter.[30][125] About a year later in June 2009, Cyrus
left both Gossett and UTA, which had recently negotiated her deals for The Last Song and the fourth
season of Hannah Montana, and joined the Creative Artists Agency, which had already represented her
for music.[126] Nikki Finke, who broke the news, reported, "Is this fair to UTA? Of course not. But I
hear the decision was made by Miley's mother Trish [sic] Cyrus".[127]
Cyrus's performance of "Party in the U.S.A." at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards incited a media uproar,
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with some viewers criticizing Cyrus's provocative outfit and inclusion of a brief pole dance as
inappropriate for her age, then sixteen, and for her young fans.[128][129] Conversely, Newsday reported
that her sexualization "has been coming for some time."[130] Ian Drew, senior editor of US Weekly, said,
"She already has this risque image, so it really wasn't much of a stretch. That's how Britney [Spears]
took off. She was the good girl gone bad, and it looks to be working for Miley as well."[130] Cyrus was
also criticized that year for dating Gaston, five years her senior,[131] and for a photo displaying Cyrus
and friends making "slant-eyed" expressions, which the Organization of Chinese Americans claimed
was offensive to the Asian community.[132] Cyrus apologized for the photo on her website, defending
her actions and saying, "In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity! I was simply making a goofy
Later in 2010, TMZ released a video of Cyrus, then 16, giving Adam Shankman, producer of The Last
Song, a lap dance at the film's wrap party.[134][135][136] Cyrus's father defended her actions, saying
Miley was just "having fun" and that "it's what people her age do".[137] Later that year in December,
TMZ released a video of Cyrus, which took place five days after her 18th birthday at her Los Angeles
home, in which she is seen smoking from a bong. She claimed she was smoking the psychoactive plant
salvia divinorum, although this has not been confirmed by anybody but Cyrus herself.[138][139][140]
Salvia is legal in the state of California, and Cyrus was of legal age at the time the video was shot.[141]
Cyrus's father expressed his sadness regarding the matter on Twitter, saying, "Sorry guys. I had no idea.
Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. Im so sad. There is much beyond my control right now".[142]
Cyrus told Seventeen magazine that she and Nick Jonas had dated for two years and "were in love", but
were "fighting a lot" by the end.[144] After the break-up, Cyrus says that she initially "rebell[ed] against
everything Nick wanted me to be. And then I was like, I've got to be by myself for now, and just figure
out who I really am."[144] In February 2008, Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux opened a YouTube
account and began posting videos of what they called The Miley and Mandy Show. The show, described
as a "YouTube hit," is said to be filmed for fun by Cyrus and Jiroux and to be entirely their work, with
Cyrus and Jiroux editing the footage together.[145]
In June 2009, Cyrus ended her nine-month relationship with model Justin Gaston shortly before flying
to Georgia to film The Last Song.[146] While filming later that month, Cyrus began dating her co-star in
The Last Song, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.[147] She later called him her "first serious boyfriend".
[148] In August 2010, it was confirmed that her relationship with Hemsworth had ended.[149][150] Cyrus
and Hemsworth were seen together a month later, and were reportedly back together.[151] It was
announced in early November that the couple had split again.[152] As of March 2011, Cyrus and
Hemsworth are reportedly back together.
Year Title Role Notes
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Main article: Miley Cyrus discography
Studio albums
Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)
Breakout (2008)
Can't Be Tamed (2010)
2003 Big Fish Young Ruthie Film debut
2007 High School Musical 2 Girl at pool Cameo
2008 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of
Both Worlds Concert Herself 3D Concert film
2008 Bolt Penny Voice-over Role
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Miley Stewart / Hannah
Based on TV
2010 The Last Song Veronica "Ronnie"
Film adaption of
2010 Sex and the City 2 Herself Cameo
2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Herself Cameo
2011 LOL: Laughing Out Loud Lola Remake of
French film
2011 So Undercover Molly Filming[153]
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Doc Kylie Recurring role
2011 Hannah Montana Miley Stewart /
Hannah Montana Lead role
2006 The Suite Life of Zack
& Cody
Miley Stewart /
Hannah Montana
"That's So Suite Life of Hannah
Montana" (Season 2, Episode 20)
2008 Disney 365 Herself In 9 episodes, 2006-2008.
2007 The Replacements Celebrity Star (voice) "Frog Prince" (Season 2, Episode 5)
The Emperor's New
School Yata (voice) Recurring role
2009 The Suite Life on Deck Miley Stewart /
Hannah Montana "Double-Crossed" (Season 1, Episode 21)
2011 Saturday Night Live Herself Host, March 5 episode.
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Extended plays
The Time of Our Lives (2009)
Best of Both Worlds Tour (2007–08)
Wonder World Tour (2009)
Gypsy Heart Tour (2011)
Awards and nominations
List of awards and nominations received by Miley Cyrus

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