Thursday, September 8, 2011

Miley Cyrus

Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American actress and pop singer-songwriter. 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.In April 2011, Cyrus was named the 64th hottest woman in the world on Maxim's Hot 100.In May 2011, Cyrus was also named the 89th sexiest woman in the world on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the world
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: Can't Be Tamed and focus on film career
2.5 2011–present: Gypsy Heart Tour and Fourth Studio Album
3 Earnings
4 Personal life & Image
5 Controversies
6 Filmography
7 Discography
8 Tours
9 Special Concert
10 Awards and nominations
11 References
12 Further reading
13 External links
Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee to Tish (born Finley) and country singer Billy Ray CyrusHer 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.Cyrus suffers from a mild heart condition causing tachycardia which, though not dangerous, is often bothersome She is of Irish, Scottish, English, French, Welsh, Dutch and Cherokee ancestry.

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