Miley Cyrus - Biography
Miley Ray Cyrus is a singer, songwriter, and actor from the United States. Her music combines aspects of many styles and genres, including pop, country pop, hip hop, experimental, and rock, and she is known for her unique raspy voice. Cyrus has the most US Billboard 200 top-five albums by a female artist in the twenty-first century, with thirteen appearances. Her personal life, public image, and performances have often stirred debate and garnered extensive media attention.
Cyrus, the daughter of country music artist Billy Ray Cyrus, rose to prominence as a teen idol while starring as Hannah Montana in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana (2006–2011). As Hannah Montana, she had two number-one and three top-five soundtracks on the US Billboard 200, including the top-ten song 'He Could Be the One' on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Cyrus's personal career includes the number-one albums Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), and Bangerz (2013) in the United States, as well as the top-five albums Can't Be Tamed (2010), Younger Now (2017), Plastic Hearts (2020), and the free album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015). The EPs The Time of Our Lives (2009) and She Is Coming (2019) by Miley Cyrus both debuted in the top five. Plastic Hearts became Cyrus' most praised album, as well as her maiden appearance on the Billboard Rock List, debuting at the top of the chart.
The main hit was 'Midnight Sky.' Her previous top 10 songs include 'See You Again,' '7 Things,' 'The Climb,' 'Party in the USA,' 'Can't Be Tamed,' 'We Can't Stop,' 'Malibu,' 'Without You,' and the chart-topping 'Wrecking Ball.' The Recording Industry Association of America awarded 'Party in the USA' a Diamond certification (RIAA).
Cyrus' professional accomplishments include appearances on the Time 100 list in 2008 and 2014, MTV's Best Artist of 2013 Award, and a 2019 spot on Billboard's Greatest of All Time Artists Chart. She is often cited as one of the few successful child actors-turned-singers. Cyrus has appeared in the animated picture Bolt (2008), as well as the feature films Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) and The Last Song (2010). (2010).
Cyrus appeared on television as a coach on the singing competition series The Voice for two seasons, and she also appeared in the Netflix series Black Mirror episode 'Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too' (2019). Cyrus is an animal rights activist who became vegan in 2014. She also established the non-profit Happy Hippie Foundation in 2014, which focuses on juvenile homelessness and the LGBT community.
Destiny Hope Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, on November 23, 1992, to Leticia 'Tish' Jean Cyrus (née Finley) and country musician Billy Ray Cyrus. She was born with supraventricular tachycardia, a disease that causes an irregular heart rate during rest. Destiny Hope, her birth name, reflected her parents' hope that she would do great things. Because she smiled a lot as a baby, her parents called her 'Smiley,' which they subsequently abbreviated to 'Miley.'
Miley Ray Cyrus officially changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008; her middle name commemorates her grandpa, Kentucky Democratic politician Ronald Ray Cyrus. Dolly Parton, a singer-songwriter, is Cyrus' godmother.
Cyrus' parents secretly married on December 28, 1993, a year after her birth, against the recommendation of her father's record label. They have two additional children, boy Braison and daughter Noah, together. Her mother has two additional children from prior marriages, Brandi and Trace. Christopher Cody, her father's first kid, was born in April 1992 and grew up in South Carolina with his mother, Kristin Luckey.
Cyrus's maternal siblings are also well-known performers. Trace is the singer and guitarist for Metro Station, an electronic pop band. Noah, like Braison, is an actor as well as a model, singer, and composer. Brandi was a member of the indie rock band Frank + Derol and is now a professional DJ. The Cyrus farmhouse is on 500 acres of property just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
When her family resided in Thompson's Station, Tennessee, Cyrus attended Heritage Elementary School in Williamson County. When Hannah Montana was cast, her family relocated to Los Angeles, where she attended Options for Youth Charter Schools and studied with a private tutor on set. She was raised in a Christian home and was baptised in a Southern Baptist church before relocating to Hollywood in 2005. She attended church on a regular basis as a child and wore a purity ring.
Cyrus and her family relocated to Toronto, Canada, when she was eight years old, to shoot the television series Doc. Billy Ray brought her to watch a Mirvish performance of Mamma Mia! in 2001. Cyrus grabbed his elbow at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and told him, 'This is what I want to do, daddy. I want to be an actor.' She started singing and acting classes at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto.
Cyrus made her television debut as Kylie on her father's show Doc. She was given credit under her real name for her part as 'Young Ruthie' in Tim Burton's Big Fish in 2003. During this time, she appeared in a 3-D tryout alongside Taylor Lautner for the feature film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Despite the fact that she was one of two finalists for the part, she decided to star in Hannah Montana instead.
Her mother took up the job of Miley's manager and tried to assemble a team to help her daughter advance in her career. Cyrus signed with Mitchell Gossett, director of the Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty young division. Gossett is often credited with 'discovering' Cyrus and was instrumental in her audition for Hannah Montana. She subsequently joined with Morey Management Group's Jason Morey to manage her music career after being referred to him by Dolly Parton. She included her father's financial manager on her team.
Cyrus calls Hidden Hills, California home. She also owns a $5.8 million house in Franklin, Tennessee, where she grew up.
When she was eleven years old, Cyrus auditioned for the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana. She tried out for the part of the main character's closest friend, but was instead summoned to audition for the lead role. Despite first being rejected the job because she was 'too tiny and too young,' she was eventually chosen as the lead due to her singing and acting skills. The series debuted in March 2006 to the biggest viewership for a Disney Channel show and soon rose to the top of basic cable's ratings.
Cyrus was dubbed a 'teen idol' as a result of the series' popularity. In September 2006, she went on tour with the Cheetah Girls as Hannah Montana, playing songs from the first season of the programme. In October of that year, Walt Disney Records issued a soundtrack attributed to Cyrus's persona. The album was a commercial triumph, debuting at the top of the Billboard 200 list in the United States and selling over three million copies worldwide. With the release of the soundtrack, Cyrus became the Walt Disney Company's first performer to have agreements in television, film, consumer goods, and music.
In February 2008, Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux started uploading videos on the famous website YouTube, calling to the films as 'The Miley and Mandy Show'; the videos quickly gained a huge online following. A teenager who hacked Cyrus' Gmail account released numerous photos of her in her underwear and swimwear online in April 2008. More uproar arose when it was revealed that Cyrus, aged 15, had posed topless for Vanity Fair photographer Annie Leibovitz. The New York Times later confirmed that, although the photo seemed to show Cyrus bare-breasted, she was really covered in a bed sheet and was not topless.
Cyrus released 'The Climb' (2009) as a single from the soundtrack of the Hannah Montana feature film in March 2009. It had a positive critical and commercial response, and it became a crossover success in both mainstream and country music genres. The soundtrack, which includes the song, went on to become Cyrus' fourth number-one album on the Billboard 200, making her the youngest artist in history to have four number-one albums at the age of 16. In July 2009, she released her fourth soundtrack as Hannah Montana, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
Miley Cyrus and Max Azria, her debut fashion collection, was subsequently released via Walmart. It was promoted by the release of 'Party in the United States of America' (2009) and the EP The Time of Our Lives (2009). According to Cyrus, the album is 'a transitional album basically to expose people to what I want my next record to sound like and with time I will be able to accomplish that a bit more.' 'Party in the U.S.A.' went on to become one of Cyrus' most popular hits and is regarded as one of her trademark songs.
She then went on her first global tour, the Wonder World Tour (2009), which was both critically and commercially successful. Cyrus sang for Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British royal family at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, Lancashire, on December 7, 2009.
According to Billboard, she was the fourth best-selling female artist in 2009.
Cyrus appeared in the film The Last Song (2010), based on Nicholas Sparks' book of the same name, in an attempt to cultivate a more mature image. It received poor critical reviews but was a box office success. Cyrus tried to change her image even further with the release of her third studio album, Can't Be Tamed (2010). The album had a more dance-oriented feel than her previous albums and sparked significant controversy due to its lyrical content and Cyrus's live performances. It sold 106,000 copies in its first week and became her first studio album to fail to top the Billboard 200 list in the United States.
Due to the controversy surrounding the album's release, the album's second and final single, 'Who Owns My Heart,' was only available in Germany. That October, Cyrus released her final soundtrack as Hannah Montana, which was a commercial flop.
Cyrus presented the March 5, 2011 edition of Saturday Night Live, during which she mocked her previous scandals. That November, it was reported that Cyrus would voice Mavis in the animated feature Hotel Transylvania; however, by February 2012, she had been pulled from the production and Selena Gomez had taken her place. Cyrus first ascribed her resignation to a desire to concentrate on her music, but she subsequently claimed that the true reason for her leave was because she gave her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth a penis-shaped birthday cake and tasted it. She subsequently appeared on the MTV television show Punk'd with Kelly Osbourne and Khloé Kardashian.
Cyrus co-starred in the indie film LOL with Demi Moore (2012). The picture had a short theatrical run and was a critical and financial flop. She next appeared in the comedy film So Undercover as an FBI agent who was sent to go undercover at a collegiate sorority.
Cyrus recruited Larry Rudolph as her manager in 2013, but she is now handled by Maverick's Adam Leber; Rudolph is most known for managing Britney Spears. It was revealed that Cyrus had inked a deal with RCA Records for future albums. On her fourth studio album, she collaborated with producers such as Pharrell Williams and Mike Will Made-It, resulting in a hip hop-influenced sound.
She has worked with a number of hip hop artists and was featured on Snoop Lion's song 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks' (2013), which was released as the first single off his twelfth studio album, Reincarnated. Will.i.am and her collaborated on the song 'Fall Down' (2013), which was released as a promotional single the same month. The song debuted at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her first appearance on the chart since 'Can't Be Tamed' (2010).
She sang backup vocals on the Lil Twist song 'Twerk,' which also featured Justin Bieber. The song was never officially published for unexplained reasons, but it was leaked online. On May 23, 2013, it was announced that Cyrus will appear with Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J on the Mike Will Made It song '23.' The song went on to reach number eleven on the Hot 100, selling over one million copies worldwide as of 2013.
MTV broadcast the documentary Miley: The Movement on October 2, which followed the production of her fourth studio album, Bangerz, which was released on October 4. The album was a commercial triumph, entering at number one on the Billboard 200 with 270,000 copies sold in its first week. Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time on October 5. Cyrus appeared alongside Mr. Hudson on rapper Future's 'Real and True' on November 5, 2013, and an accompanying music video debuted five days later on November 10, 2013.
MTV named her Artist of the Year in late 2013. On January 29, 2014, she performed songs from Bangerz in an acoustic concert performance on MTV Unplugged, including a special appearance by Madonna. With over 1.7 million streaming, it became the highest-rated MTV Unplugged episode in the last decade. Cyrus appeared with Natalie Westling and Esmerelda Seay Reynolds in Marc Jacobs' Spring 2014 campaign. That year, she began her controversial Bangerz Tour (2014), which was well welcomed by reviewers.
Klee Kai, Cyrus' Alaskan, was discovered mauled to death at her house two months into her tour following a battle with a coyote. The incident's tragedy prompted her to devote her life to veganism. Cyrus was hospitalised in Kansas City two weeks later after developing an adverse response to the drug cephalexin, which had been given to treat a sinus infection. Despite having postponed several of her US tour dates, she continued the tour two weeks later, starting with the European portion.
Cyrus began work on her sixth studio album in 2016, after the release of her fifth studio album the previous year. During the tenth season of the reality singing competition The Voice, she served as a crucial adviser. Cyrus signed on as a coach for the eleventh season of The Voice in March, replacing Gwen Stefani; Cyrus became the show's youngest coach in any form. Cyrus co-starred in Crisis in Six Scenes, a television series produced by Woody Allen for Amazon Studios, in September 2016.
She portrayed a radical activist who creates havoc in a traditional 1960s home while fleeing the police. On September 17, 2016, she sang a version of Bob Dylan's 'Baby, I'm in the Mood for You' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Cyrus also made an uncredited appearance as Mainframe in the May 2017 blockbuster picture Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Cyrus released 'Malibu' as the first single off her sixth studio album on May 11, 2017. The song debuted at No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 10 in its second week. Cyrus released 'Inspired' on June 9 after singing it at the One Love Manchester charity event. It was released as the album's promotional single. Cyrus revealed on August 8 that her sixth studio album, Younger Now, will be released on September 29, 2017.
The title track was released as the album's second single on August 18 and debuted and peaked at No. 79 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cyrus performed the song at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on August 27. She played 'Malibu,' 'Younger Now,' 'See You Again,' 'Party in the USA,' and a version of Roberta Flack's classic 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' (written by Ewan McColl) for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on September 15. Cyrus sang her 2009 smash song 'The Climb' for the first time since 2011 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 2, as part of a one-week regular musical performance to commemorate the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.
The former has subsequently been sung at many charity events and democratic marches such as the March For Our Lives. Cyrus also returned to The Voice as a coach in the thirteenth season following a one-season sabbatical. Cyrus announced on October 5, 2017, that she will not be returning to The Voice for season fourteen. On October 30, 2017, Cyrus announced that she will not be releasing any more Younger Now singles or touring in support of it.
Before the September 2017 release of Younger Now, Cyrus said that she was 'already two songs deep into the next.' Previous collaborator Mike Will Made It, as well as new colleagues Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, were among the producers for her seventh studio album. Her first collaboration with Ronson, 'Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,' from his 2019 album Late Night Feelings, was released on November 29, 2018, to critical acclaim, particularly in Europe, where it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart as well as in Ireland, and topped the charts in several Eastern European countries such as Hungary and Croatia.
Cyrus announced on May 31, 2019, that her seventh studio album, She Is Miley Cyrus, will be released as three six-song EPs before the full-length album: She Is Coming on May 31, She Is Here in the summer, and She Is Everything in the autumn. She Is Coming debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 36,000 album-equivalent units, while the song 'Mother's Daughter' reached number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100. At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the Wuki remix of 'Mother's Daughter' was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, while the original music video won two MTV Video Music Awards.
Cyrus promoted the EP with a summer European tour that included appearances at A-list festivals such as Glastonbury and Primavera Sound.
Cyrus appeared in 'Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too,' an episode of the Netflix science fiction series Black Mirror that was shot in South Africa in November 2018. On June 5, 2019, Netflix released it. She portrayed fictitious pop diva Ashley O in the episode and supplied the voice for her AI doll extension, Ashley Too. The storyline of the show was compared to Britney Spears' conservatorship and the Free Britney campaign, both of which Cyrus has been an advocate for. The music video for the episode's song 'On a Roll' was published on June 13; the song and the B-side 'Right Where I Belong' were uploaded to digital platforms the following day.
On June 27, it was announced that Cyrus had worked with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey on 'Don't Call Me Angel,' the first song from the Charlie's Angels album. On September 13, 2019, it was released. Cyrus released 'Slide Away' in August 2019, her first single after announcing her divorce from then-husband Hemsworth. The song alluded to their split, with lines like 'Move on, we're not 17, I'm not who I used to be.' In September 2019, a music video was released with additional allusions, including a ten of hearts playing card at the bottom of a pool to symbolise the end of her decade-long romance with Hemsworth.
Cyrus released the single 'Midnight Sky' on August 14, 2020, and confirmed the cancellation of the EPs She Is Here and She Is Everything due to major recent changes in her life that did not fit the essence of the project, including her divorce from Hemsworth and the burning of the couple's house during the Woolsey Fire in California, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. 'Midnight Sky' became her highest-charting solo song since 'Malibu' in 2017, reaching at 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Internationally, the song has so far peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom. The song was subsequently remixed with Stevie Nicks' 'Edge of Seventeen.'
Cyrus hosted her third Backyard Session on MTV in October and revealed on Instagram that her seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, will be released on November 27, 2020. It was originally going to be named She Is Miley Cyrus, and it would have completed the EP series once it was finished. The album received good reviews from reviewers and sold well, entering at number two on the Billboard 200 with 60,000 copies, marking her eleventh top 10 entry. Cyrus' entry broke the record for the most US Billboard 200 top-five albums by a female artist in the twenty-first century.
Plastic Hearts was Cyrus' first foray into rock and glam rock music, and it produced two additional singles: 'Prisoner,' starring English singer Dua Lipa, and 'Angels Like You,' which peaked at 8 and 66 in the United Kingdom, respectively. There were also vocal duets with Billy Idol and Joan Jett on the album. Cyrus added live versions of Blondie's 'Heart of Glass' and The Cranberries' 'Zombie' due to public demand and social media virality.
Cyrus received a Webby Special Achievement Award in 2020. Cyrus performed at the inaugural TikTok Tailgate event in Tampa in February 2021, for 7,500 immunised healthcare professionals. It was shown as a pre-show to Super Bowl LV. It was shown on TikTok and CBS. The performance was filmed for the music video for 'Angels Like You.' Cyrus left RCA in March 2021 and signed with Columbia Records, a sibling company of RCA under the Sony Music umbrella. That same month, Cyrus celebrated her days as Hannah Montana, writing an open letter to the character on social media for the show's 15th anniversary, despite claims that her time as Montana caused her an identity problem.
Since then, rumours regarding a potential resurrection of the programme have circulated. The Kid Laroi released a remix of his song 'Without You' starring Cyrus on April 23, 2021, her first release with Columbia Records. Cyrus performed at the NCAA March Madness Final Four in Indianapolis on April 3, 2021, with frontline health care professionals in the crowd. She just inked an overall agreement with NBCUniversal, with the first project being the Stand by You Pride special performance, which will be streamed on Peacock.
Cyrus recorded a studio cover version of Metallica's 'Nothing Else Matters' in June, which will be featured in The Metallica Blacklist, a reworking of the band's eponymous album, which will be thirty years old in 2021. Elton John on piano, Yo-Yo Ma, and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith also appear on the tune. The singer first hinted about a Metallica cover album in October 2020, and she had previously played the tune live during her Glastonbury performance.
Cyrus teased a concert tour around the release of Plastic Hearts to promote the album. The tour was cancelled owing to the pandemic, but because to high vaccination rates in the United States, Cyrus will headline various music festivals in the country during the summer of 2021, including Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, and Music Midtown.
Cyrus has acknowledged Elvis Presley as her greatest influence. She has also mentioned musicians such as Madonna, Lana Del Rey, Dolly Parton, Timbaland, Christina Aguilera, Joan Jett, Lil Kim, Shania Twain, Hanson, OneRepublic and Britney Spears as inspirations. Since the beginning of her music career, Cyrus has been characterized as being primarily a pop musician. Her Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus first studio effort was described as being similar to her albums as 'Hannah Montana' having a pop-rock and bubblegum pop vibe. Cyrus believed that the release of Breakout (2008) would help remove her from this sound; the album had Cyrus exploring with different genres.
Cyrus co-wrote eight songs for the album, and was cited as saying: 'I really hope this record shows that, more than anything, I'm a writer.' The songs on her early albums contain lyrics on the themes of love and relationships.
Cyrus has a mezzo-soprano vocal range, but her vocals were previously classified as alto, with a 'Nashville tinge' in both her speaking and singing voice. Her voice has a unique scratchy tone to it, comparable in vein to that of Pink and Amy Winehouse. On 'Party in the U.S.A.' (2009), her vocals have belter refrains, while those on the song 'Obsessed' (2009) are characterized as 'husky'. Releases like as 'The Climb' (2009) and 'These Four Walls' (2008) contain elements of country music and highlight Cyrus's 'twangy voice'.
Cyrus dabbled with an electropop sound on 'Fly on the Wall' (2008), a genre that she would explore further with the release of Can't Be Tamed (2010), her third studio album. It was originally planned to include rock elements prior to its completion, and Cyrus stated after its release that it might be her last pop album. The album's tracks talk about Cyrus's ambition to attain independence in both her personal and professional life.
She started working on Bangerz (2013) after a musical sabbatical, and characterized the album as having a 'dirty south vibe' prior to its release. Critics highlighted the usage of hip hop and synthpop on the album. The album's tracks are arranged in chronological sequence recounting the tale of her broken romance with Liam Hemsworth. Cyrus characterized Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015) as 'a bit trippy, but still in that pop universe'. For her rock-influenced album, Plastic Hearts, Cyrus acknowledged Britney Spears and Metallica as significant inspirations.
In the early years of her career, Cyrus had a generally wholesome image as a teen idol. Her popularity grew significantly following the 2008 Vanity Fair picture scandal, and it was claimed that photographs of Cyrus could be manipulated for $2,000 each.
In the years following, her image continued to change drastically from her adolescent idol status. Donny Osmond said about Cyrus's journey into maturity: 'Miley will have to confront adulthood... As she does, she'll desire to alter her image, and that shift will be greeted with difficulty.' The release of her 2010 album Can't Be Tamed saw Cyrus openly trying to separate herself from her adolescent image, producing contentious music videos for her songs 'Can't Be Tamed' and 'Who Owns My Heart'. Her conduct caused significant criticism during 2013 and 2014, but her godmother Dolly Parton said '...the kid can write. The girl can sing. The girl is clever. And she doesn't have to be that severe. But I will respect her decisions. I did it my way, so why can't she do it her way?'
Cyrus was ranked at number seventeen on Forbes' list of the most powerful celebrities in 2014, the magazine remarking that 'The last time she made our list was when she was still rolling in Hannah Montana money. Now the pop diva is all grown up and seeking controversy at every step.' In August 2014, her biography was chronicled in a comic book called Stardom: Miley Cyrus, beginning with her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance through her Disney fame and examining her upbringing in Tennessee. The comic book was written by Michael L. Frizell and illustrated by Juan Luis Rincón and is available in both print and digital versions.
In September 2010, Cyrus placed tenth on Billboard's first-ever list of Music's Hottest Minors of 2010 and was rated twenty-first in 2011 and eighteenth in 2012. In May 2013, Maxim rated Cyrus #1 on their Hot 100 of the year. Cyrus was selected by Time magazine as one of their candidates for Person of the Year in November 2013; she finished in third place with 16.3 percent of the staff vote. In March 2014, Skidmore College in New York started offering a special subjects sociology course named 'The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media' which was 'using Miley as a prism through which to examine sociological ideas about identity, entertainment, media and celebrity'. In 2015, Cyrus was named as one of the nine runners-up for The Advocate's Person of the Year.
Cyrus isn't shy about admitting that she enjoys using marijuana sometimes. In 2013, she told Rolling Stone that it was 'the greatest drug on the planet' and termed it, along with MDMA, a 'happy drug.' Cyrus smoked what looked to be a joint onstage when receiving the Best Video Award at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, however this was cut from the delayed US broadcast of the event. Cyrus said in an interview with W magazine in 2014 that 'I adore marijuana' and 'I simply enjoy being stoned.' Cyrus stated in a 2017 interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she had given up cannabis before the press tour for her Younger Now album so that she could be 'very lucid' while promoting the album.
In an interview with Andy Cohen in 2018, she thanked her mother for reintroducing her to marijuana. As a joke for Valentine's Day, Miley Cyrus gave his 'Nothing Breaks Like a Heart' producer Mark Ronson a cannabis bouquet from Lowell Herb Co. August was the month that she made a financial commitment to the marijuana venture.
Cyrus has claimed that she has abstained from cannabis and alcohol usage before and during her November 2019 vocal chord surgery recuperation.
When asked about her past relationships, Miley Cyrus has claimed that she dated singer-actor Nick Jonas from June 2006 until December 2007, saying they were 'in love' and started dating right after they met. Their romance drew a lot of media attention. Between 2008 and 2009, Cyrus was romantically involved with model Justin Gaston for nine months. In 2009, while working on The Last Song, Cyrus and her co-star Liam Hemsworth started an on-again, off-again romance. Cyrus was romantically involved with actors Lucas Till (2009) and Josh Bowman (2009) before their splits (2011). From May 2012 until September 2013, Cyrus and Hemsworth were engaged for the first time. Aside from Patrick Schwarzenegger (2014) and Stella Maxwell (2015), she has been linked to a number of other men (2015).
Cyrus and Hemsworth renewed their romance in March 2016 and were engaged again in October of that year. The Woolsey Fire in California destroyed Cyrus and Hemsworth's house in November of last year. Cyrus and Hemsworth exchanged vows in a small ceremony at their Nashville, Tennessee, home on December 23. 'What it looks like' for a queer person to be in a straight relationship, she thought, despite the fact that she was still 'extremely sexually attracted' towards women.
Cyrus said that the ceremony was 'sort of out of character for' him since 'wearing rings forever certainly didn't require it.' She attributed their impending marriage to the loss of their house, saying that 'the time seemed perfect' and that 'no one is guaranteed the next day, or the next, so to live 'in the present' as much as possible.'. Cyrus and her husband announced their split on August 10th, 2019. Eleven days after that, Hemsworth filed for divorce, claiming 'irreconcilable disagreements.' Cyrus got a message from Yoko Ono on her left shoulder blade to commemorate her split from Hemsworth. On the 28th of January of the following year, their divorce was officially completed.
With August to September of this year, she dated Kaitlynn Carter after her split from Hemsworth was publicised.
A longtime friend of Cyrus', Australian musician Cody Simpson, became Cyrus' new love interest in October of this year. Cyrus and Simpson parted ways in August of 2020, according to her publicist. Her declaration was timed to the release of her song 'Midnight Sky,' which was inspired by her splits from Hemsworth, Carter, and Simpson.
Up August 2020, Cyrus took in a stray bulldog. When Cyrus's fireman friends rescued Daisy the bulldog in April 2020, she went to live with him and his other adopted pets in August.
Cyrus was brought up as a Christian and associated with that faith throughout her youth and early adulthood. Cyrus' song 'Milky Milky Milk' has allusions to Tibetan Buddhism (2015). Her worldview is also shaped by Hinduism.
Cyrus was a devout vegan from 2013 until 2019. In September 2020, she said that she was no longer a vegan due to health concerns, saying, 'I was vegan for a very long time and I've had to bring fish and omegas into my life because my brain wasn't working correctly.' Cyrus is now a pescatarian.
While pursuing her music career, Cyrus has contributed vocals to many charity songs, including 'Just Stand Up!', 'Send It On', 'Everybody Hurts' and 'We Are the World 25 for Haiti.' Throughout the years, she has paid hospital visits to ill admirers. She has been to three benefit performances for the City of Hope National Medical Center in California, in 2008, 2009, and 2012. During her Best of Both Worlds and Wonder World Tours in 2008 and 2009, she gave $1 from every concert ticket sold to the charity. Cyrus presented a $1 million gift to Youth Service America on her 16th birthday at Disneyland.
Cyrus performed at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 20th annual A Time for Heroes celebrity picnic in July 2009 and contributed numerous things including signed goods and a screenplay from Hannah Montana to the Ronald McDonald House Auction. Cyrus has donated to organisations including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the United Service Organizations, and Youth Service America. Her outfit from the Grammy Awards and two tickets to the Hollywood premiere of her film The Last Song were among the donations she made to help Haitian earthquake victims in February of that year.
Cyrus sang Bob Dylan's 'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go' for Amnesty International's charity CD Chimes of Freedom in 2012. She also featured in an ad for the Rock the Vote initiative, which aimed to get young people to vote in the next federal election. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists adopted a pig named Nora in honour of one of their own on her 20th birthday. Cyrus also supports 39 well-known organisations, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, To Write Love on Her Arms, NOH8 Campaign, Love Is Louder Than the Pressure to Be Perfect and The Jed Foundation.
Cyrus was recognised by Do Something as the year's tenth most philanthropic celebrity. She also participated in a television programme named The Real Change Project: Artists for Education with Justin Bieber and Pitbull. On July 26, 2014, news broke that Miley Cyrus will join Justin Timberlake for a White House HIV/AIDS benefit concert.
In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombings, Ariana Grande organised the One Love Manchester televised charity event, which Cyrus performed at. Cyrus announced her donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in August 2017 during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In 2019, she performed at the Sunny Hill Festival in Kosovo, which was organised by Dua Lipa and her father to collect money to assist those in Kosovo who are in need. In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic in April 2020, Cyrus and her then-boyfriend Cody Simpson gave 120 tacos to healthcare professionals. In the same month, she teamed up with MAC Cosmetics once again to donate $10 million from their annual Viva Glam campaign to 250 local groups throughout the country that were hard hit by the epidemic.
Cyrus has expressed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement by posting links and information on social media, wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask, and participating in demonstrations after the death of George Floyd.
Happy Hippie Foundation
'Fighting injustice confronting homeless kids, LGBTQ adolescents and other vulnerable groups,' is what the Happy Hippie Foundation was founded to do when Cyrus was 17. About 1,500 young people have benefited from this charity's services in Los Angeles since 2014. It has also given information on gender to over 25,000 LGBTQ kids and their families, helped transgender persons, and youth in war zones and those impacted by crises. Using awareness campaigns and fundraising, Happy Hippie implores Miley Cyrus's followers to support a variety of issues, including gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and mental health.
In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, Happy Hippie urged its Instagram followers to seek out VoteRiders for help in assuring that their gender identification will not impact their ability to vote.
Cyrus and Instagram teamed together on June 15th, 2015, to launch the campaign #InstaPride. The ad includes a series of photographs of transgender and gender-expansive individuals, which were posted to her Instagram account with the hashtags '#HappyHippiePresents' and '#InstaPride.' It sought to promote tolerance and diversity by portraying these individuals in a good light as role models for those who may be having difficulty figuring things out for themselves, as well as a point of reference for others who had no personal experience with anybody in that position.
Cyrus was the only one in front of the camera throughout the whole picture session, and she even interviewed each of her 14 models to learn more about them as people. She chose yellow as her primary hue because she views it as cheerful and unsexualized. It was important to her that individuals who aren't usually the stars of a photo session or who aren't on the cover of a magazine be recognised and celebrated, according to her.
They founded the Malibu Foundation for relief efforts after the 2018 California wildfires after Cyrus and Hemsworth's Malibu home was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire. Cyrus and Hemsworth contributed $500,000 to the Malibu Foundation via their Happy Hippie Foundation.
During the 2000s, Cyrus's early popularity as the face of Disney Channel's billion-dollar brand Hannah Montana helped to shape adolescent pop culture, garnering her the title of 'Teen Queen'. Hannah Montana, according to Bickford, developed a business strategy that combined famous performances with cinema, television, and popular music for a pre-adolescent audience. Bickford said. He dubbed the show 'genre-defining' and compared it to 1990s adolescent music stars like Britney Spears and NSYNC, who were similarly targeted towards youngsters.
Miley and her alter ego Hannah, according to Morgan Genevieve Blue of Feminist Media Studies, are shown as post-feminist subjects since their depiction is limited to ideas of femininity and consumerism. According to Craig McLean of the New York Times, Miley Cyrus is the 'world's biggest-ever adolescent celebrity'.
With the release of Cyrus' 2013 album Bangerz and accompanying promotional activities, Cyrus became one of the most contentious characters in pop culture overall throughout the 2010s. Glamour writer Mickey Woods compared the 'era' of the album's promotion to that of Britney Spears' and Christina Aguilera's third and fourth studio albums, Britney (2001) and Stripped (2002), respectively, adding that the Cyrus record 'will probably be retrospectively deemed iconic, maybe even classic.'
In their ranking of the greatest albums of the decade, Billboard said that Miley Cyrus 'took control of her public image, shocking less with her daring antics than with her steady creative development' with the release of her crucial album Bangerz in 2010. 'Weaving urban and pop elements, what's most appreciated today is what it represented then' is what critic Lyndsey Havens calls the album's main selling point. Mike Will Made It's role as executive producer has helped Cyrus 'to the forefront as an interesting character in an era where a lot of producers have fallen behind the scenes again,' according to Patrick Ryan of USA Today.
Cyrus's work with Mike Will Made It on the album contributed to his newfound prominence. According to Vice, Cyrus is 'the most punk rock artist out there right now' and 'spinning circles around every single pop singer who is attempting to be edgy right now.' According to MTV News' James Montgomery, Cyrus 'her independence and the pop-culture landscape' was the network's choice, and he added that 'she educated—and shocked—us all in 2013, and did it on her own terms.'
The magazine's editors named Miley Cyrus the year's 'Most Talked About Pop Star' and named the controversy surrounding her career's growth the year's 'Top Music Moment,' explaining that she was a 'maelstrom that spread and touched virtually every area of pop culture in 2013.'. The magazine also named 'We Can't Stop' as the greatest song of 2013 for being 'one of the bolder musical choices in recent memory, and that gamble paid off wonderfully.' pop music's 'made fresh play in the playbook,' according to one of the decade's defining tunes.