Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Biography of Miley Cyrus

Thu 2 Aug 2012

Miley Cyrus, born November 23rd 1992, was first introduced to the world as teen popstar Hannah Montana. Miley found fame in the show that took the world by storm (the world meaning Disney fans under the age of 12) and has since become a musical star in her own right. 
Born, Destiny Hope Cyrus, into a showbiz family (her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus) Miley was destined to work in the entertainment industry. The name Miley is taken from her childhood nickname 'smiley'.
In 2007, Miley signed a record contract and her debut album, Meet Miley Cyrus, produced the hit single, See You Again. 

After this came powerhouse singles The Climb and 7 Things, which led to the release of Breakout, an album which stood completely unconnected to Hannah Montana. The album hit No 1 in the US and was certified platinum.

Gallery: Miley Cyrus in pictures

In 2009, Miley released an extended play, The Time Of Our Lives, which produced her global hit, Party In The USA, which was written by a then unknown, Jessie J.

Official video: Pharrell Williams - Come And Get It Bae (ft. Miley Cyrus)

After this, Miley continued to put out music, her 2010 album, Can't Be Tamed, was a worldwide hit however, Miley also kept up with her acting during this period appearing in films The Last Song in 2010, So Undercover in 2011 and LOL in 2012.

Official video: Miley Cyrus - Real And True (ft. Future and Mr. Hudson)

In 2013, it all changed for Miley. She was already well known internationally and highly successful, however it was this year she was promoted and became a global megastar. 

Gallery: Miley's new haircut

The release of hit track We Can't Stop coincided with a concerted effort from Miley to shed her squeaky clean Disney image. She cut off all her hair, took off her clothes in videos, said what she thought, cut off her engagement to hottie Liam Hemsworth, took on the provocative twerking dance craze and generally became a tabloid's dream.

Video: Watch Miley's twerk vid that went viral

However, it worked! Her album, Bangerz was No 1 everywhere and produced another hit single, along with a controvertial nude video, Wrecking Ball.

Feature: Miley Cyrus' Top Ten Most Awkward Instagrams

Miley then went on to record some impressive collaborations including Feelin' Myself ( featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and DJ Mustard), Come Get It Bae (Pharrell Williams featuring Miley Cyrus) and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (The Flaming Lips featuring Miley Cyrus and Moby).

Gallery: 20 awesome photos of Miley Cyrus sticking her tongue out through the years

Miley hit the road in 2014 on the massive Bangerz World Tour and she's announced she's working on a new album.

Official video: Miley Cyrus - Who Owns My Heart

Still in her early 20s, Miley has graduated from being the richest teen in Hollywood to beating Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey in Forbes' Most Powerful Celebrities list in 2014.

Gallery: Miley Cyrus' dating history in pictures

Like Marmite, you either love her or hate her, but one thing you can't do, is ignore Miley. And you better get used to it - she's going to be out there for a very long time!

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Official video: Cyrus/Wiz Khalifa - Feelin' Myself

Official video: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (explicit)

Gallery: Miley Cyrus hits South Beach, Miami

Official video: Mike Will Made It - 23 (ft. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J) (explicit)

Official video: Snoop Lion - Ashtrays and Heartbreaks (ft. Miley Cyrus) (explicit)

Video: Miley Cyrus puppy parody video - We Can Bark