ARTIST PROFILE

Miley Cyrus

Name: Destiny Hope Cyrus

Birthday: 23 November 1992

Fav Dish: Chinese Cuisine

Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean “Tish” (Finley). She has five siblings – two half-brothers, a half-sister, and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus because her parents hoped she would achieve greatness. Her childhood nickname, Smiley, due to her cheerful disposition, was eventually shortened to Miley. Her paternal grandfather was Democratic politician Ron Cyrus.

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). It was around this time that Cyrus decided she wanted to act too. Her first role came alongside her father in Doc (2001). She also scored a small role in Tim Burton’s Big Fish (2003).

In 2005, Cyrus starred in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie, and began cultivating a more mature image with her EP The Time of Our Lives in 2009. In 2010, she released her third album Can’t Be Tamed, which stands as the lowest-selling record of her career, and starred in the coming-of-age film The Last Song. Cyrus focused on her acting career with several television and film appearances in 2011 and 2012. Her sexually explicit behavior generated widespread controversy while promoting her fourth album Bangerz (2013), her first under her recording contract with RCA Records. Cyrus’ independently-released fifth studio album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz(2015) deviated from her traditional pop style for more psychedelic experimentation. She became a coach for the singing competition series The Voice, and has been featured on the eleventh season in 2016 and the thirteenth season in 2017. Cyrus returned to a more wholesome image with her sixth studio album Younger Now (2017).

With Bangerz, Cyrus achieved her third number-one album on the U.S. Billboard 200, and fifth overall including Hannah Montana soundtrack albums. She has logged eight top 10 entries on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with: “See You Again”, “7 Things”, “The Climb”, “Party in the U.S.A.”, “Can’t Be Tamed”, “We Can’t Stop”, “Malibu” and the chart-topping “Wrecking Ball”. Cyrus has earned numerous awards and nominations, as Billboard ranked her as the fourth best-selling female artist of 2009. She was ranked number thirteen on Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010, and in 2013 was declared “Artist of the Year” by MTV. She has been included on the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2008 and 2014.

In 2016, following the release of her fifth studio album the previous year, Cyrus resumed working on her upcoming sixth studio album.

She was a key advisor during the tenth season of the reality singing competition The Voice. After months of speculation, it was confirmed in March 2016 that Cyrus had rekindled her relationship with Liam Hemsworth.

That same month, it was announced that Cyrus had signed on as a coach for the eleventh season of The Voice as a replacement for Gwen Stefani; Cyrus is the youngest judge to appear in any incarnation of the series.

In September 2016, Cyrus co-starred in Crisis in Six Scenes, a television series Woody Allen created for Amazon Studios. She plays the part of a radical activist who causes chaos in a conservative 1960s household while hiding from the police.

On September 17, 2016, she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she sang Bob Dylan’s “Baby, I’m In the Mood for You”, a rendition that Fallon called “fantastic”.

In October 2016, Cyrus confirmed that she is engaged to Liam Hemsworth.

On May 11, 2017, Cyrus released “Malibu” as the lead single from her sixth album. The single debuted at No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 10 on the chart on its second week.

On June 9, Cyrus released “Inspired” after performing the song at the One Love Manchester benefit concert. It serves as a promotional single from her upcoming album.

On August 8, Cyrus announced that her sixth studio album will be titled Younger Now and will be released on September 29, 2017.

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