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Miley Cyrus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia / Background information Birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus Born November 23, 1992 (1992-11-23) (age 15) Nashville, Tennessee, USA Origin Los Angeles, California, USA Genre(s) Teen pop Bubblegum pop Pop rock Occupation(s) Singer actress songwriter guitarist Instrument(s) Vocals Guitar Piano Years active 2003—present Label(s) Walt Disney (2006—2008) Hollywood (2006—) Associated acts Billy Ray Cyrus Trace Cyrus Emily Osment Mitchel Musso Jonas Brothers Metro Station Jesse McCartney Website Official Site Miley's signature Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992), better known by her stage name Miley Cyrus, is an American actress, pop singer, and songwriter. Cyrus is known for starring as Miley Stewart/"Hannah Montana" in the television series Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. Cyrus became a sensation after Hannah Montana debuted in March 2006. Following the success of the show, in October 2006, a soundtrack CD was released in which she sang eight songs from the show. In December 2007, she was ranked #17 in the list of Forbes Top twenty earners under the age of 25 with an annual earning of US$3.5 million. As of December 2007, she is working on a movie spin-off of Hannah Montana, titled Hannah Montana: The Movie which is due to be released on May 1, 2009. Cyrus' solo music career began with the release of her debut album, Meet Miley Cyrus on June 23, 2007. Her sophomore album, entitled Breakout was released on July 22, 2008, which is Cyrus' first album that does not involve the Hannah Montana franchise. Both albums debuted and peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. Contents 1 Early life 2 Acting career 2.1 Disney career 3 Music career 3.1 Studio albums 3.2 Touring 4 Entrepreneurship 5 Personal life 6 Controversies 6.1 Pregnancy hoax 6.2 Seat belts 6.3 Vanity Fair photos 7 Filmography 8 Discography 9 Awards 10 References 11 External links Early life Cyrus was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Leticia "Tish" (née Finley) and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, and the granddaughter of the late Ron Cyrus. She has two older half-brothers; Christopher Cody and Trace, the latter being the vocalist and guitarist of an electronic rock band, Metro Station in California. She also has an older half-sister, Brandi, a younger brother, Braison, and a younger sister, Noah, who is also an actress. She was named Destiny Hope because her parents believed that she would accomplish great things. Cyrus gained her nickname "Miley" because she kept smiling ("Smiley") as a youngster. Cyrus attended Heritage Middle School and was a cheerleader,and now goes to school at a place called Options For Youth. She also has a private tutor on the set of her T.V. show. She grew up on her parents' farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Acting career Cyrus playing a keyboard in a concert.Cyrus became interested in acting at age nine when the family briefly lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her first acting role was as a guest star on her father's television series Doc, in which she played a girl named Kylie. In 2003, she played "Young Ruthie" in Tim Burton's Big Fish and was credited as Destiny Cyrus. She was also featured in Rhonda Vincent's music video for "If Heartaches Have Wings", and appeared on Colgate Country Showdown with her father, who was hosting the program.
Disney career Cyrus was twelve years old when she originally auditioned for Disney for the lead role of Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana, as well as the show's "best friend" roles, but Disney Channel executives judged her to be too small. Cyrus was persistent in her desire to be part of Hannah Montana, however, so Disney called her back for further auditions. According to Disney Channel Executive Vice President Gary Marsh, Cyrus was chosen for the show because of her energetic and lively performance and was seen as a person who "loves every minute of life", with the "everyday relatability of Hilary Duff and the stage presence of Shania Twain". She spent several years trying to get rid of her Southern accent, but in the end Disney wanted her to revive it. Later in an unusual twist, Cyrus had to audition her own father, Billy Ray Cyrus, to see if he would fit the role as Hannah's dad. Cyrus currently stars in Hannah Montana as the lead character Miley Stewart, whose alter ego is the pop music sensation Hannah Montana. Cyrus also performs in character as Hannah Montana for albums and concerts. Cyrus also appeared in the Disney Channel Hannah Montana promotion, "Hannah Montana's Backstage Secrets", in which she portrays Hannah Montana in a fictional interview set in the show's canon. Cyrus had a brief cameo in the 2007 television movie High School Musical 2 credited as "Girl at Pool", where she danced before the end credits in front of the pool wearing a yellow baby doll top and denim Bermuda shorts. Cyrus also guest-starred as Yatta on Disney Channel's The Emperor's New School. While attending the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix premiere, Cyrus stated that they are working on ideas for a Hannah Montana movie. The feature-length film is to be produced by Cyrus's both on and off-screen dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. Hannah Montana: The Movie is scheduled for a May 1, 2009 release. Cyrus was invited to present the song "That's How You Know" from the film Enchanted at the 80th Academy Awards. She also hosted the 2008 CMT Music Awards with her father in April. On April 9, 2008, Cyrus appeared on the American Idol fundraiser show Idol Gives Back,performing "Good and Broken". She also told the audience that it has always been one of her dreams to appear on American Idol. In June 2008, it was announced that Miley will host and perform at the Teen Choice Awards. Music career Studio albums Walt Disney Records released the first Hannah Montana soundtrack, on October 24, 2006. The soundtrack included eight of the songs that Cyrus performed as Hannah Montana. Cyrus also signed a four-album major record deal with Hollywood Records for her own albums. The album was later re-released twice - a Holiday Edition featuring Cyrus's cover of "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree" and a Special Edition featuring "Nobody's Perfect". Cyrus also opened for The Cheetah Girls in 2006, performing on 20 dates of their 39-city tour. On June 26, 2007, exactly eight months after the release of the first soundtrack, Cyrus released a double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The first disc served as the second Hannah Montana soundtrack, while the second disc was Cyrus's debut solo album as herself. She wrote eight of the ten songs, credited by her birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus. The single "See You Again" became Cyrus's first song to enter the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Just over a year later, Cyrus released her second studio album under her own name. Breakout is the first Miley Cyrus album that has no connection with the Hannah Montana franchise. The album's first single, "7 Things", became her highest charting single. Touring Miley with dancers, Ashlee Nino and Amanda Michelle "Mandy" Jiroux.Cyrus performed both as herself and in character as Hannah Montana on a North American Best of Both Worlds Tour that started on October 18, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri; the tour was extended, due to high demand, until January 31, 2008, with 69 total dates, 14 more than previously planned.
The Jonas Brothers were the opening act for most of the tour. Tour tickets for each date sold out in record time after they went on sale, disappointing large numbers of fans. The tour was recorded and released to cinemas in Disney Digital 3-D. The concert film brought in $8,651,758 on its opening day, and continued on to gross $31,117,834 to finish off the weekend, making it the highest-grossing opening weekend for a film to be released under 1000 screens, and on July 26, 2008 it was released on Disney Channel. Though its initial run in theaters was due to last just a week, Disney extended the film's run indefinitely because of the demand of the fans. On September 14, 2008, Cyrus, along with other performers, will be performing at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA for the City of Hope Benefit Concert that will help raise for cancer research and training programs. Entrepreneurship Cyrus became a spokesperson for Daisy Rock Guitars in 2004, when she was presented with her first Daisy Rock guitar - the Stardust Series Acoustic Electric Pink Sparkle. It was given to her by her parents from her father's Country Music Television fan meet-and-greet when she was twelve years old. Disney released a Hannah Montana clothing collection in late summer 2007. Cyrus helped to design some of the pieces from the collection. "It's not a costume. A tween girl isn't doing dress-up, they want to look like they could be Hannah Montana's friend. This is a fashion line." In April 2008, Cyrus announced plans to write a book about her life and career. The Disney Book Group bought the rights to the book for a reported 7 figures to be published by their imprint Disney-Hyperion Books for a scheduled release spring 2009. An initial printing run of one million copies is planned. In December 2007, she was ranked #17 in the list of Forbes Top twenty earners under 25 with an annual earning of US$3.5 million. In April 2008, Parade and Us Weekly reported that Cyrus earned $18.2 million in 2007. Cyrus was ranked #35 on the "2008 Forbes Celebrity 100" with an estimated earnings of $25 million during June 2007 to June 2008. A wax figure of Miley Cyrus was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York City. Personal life Cyrus is good friends with fellow Hannah Montana co-stars Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso, often texting and conference calling each other during busy days. Miley Cyrus also taught Emily Osment how to play the guitar and Osment taught Cyrus how to knit. She is also friends with the stars of the highly successful TV movie High School Musical, including Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars including Brenda Song and Ashley Tisdale. In an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she stated that she looks up to Hilary Duff as her role model. She also has many pets, including horses, dogs, cats, fish, and chickens. On January 29, 2008 Miley Cyrus announced her intent to officially change her name to "Miley Ray Cyrus," her middle name reflecting that of her father's. The name change became official May 1, 2008. In an interview with USA Today, Cyrus was quoted as saying her faith is "the main thing" and is the reason why she works in Hollywood. When interviewed by Parade, she added that she attends church regularly with her family. In an interview with Christianity Today, Billy Ray said, "Being Christian, we believe in heaven," and "We also had a great church, and when you give up your church, your pastor, and the community you are involved in, you're making a big sacrifice. Let's face it, Hollywood is a completely different environment than Franklin, Tennessee." Beginning in February 2008, Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux (who is also a backup dancer for Cyrus) have been creating videos on YouTube 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. It is mostly filmed in Cyrus's bedroom. In 2007, Cyrus made a large contribution to the City of Hope, giving $1 for every "Hannah Montana" concert ticket sold. She said that "the cool thing about being a part of City of Hope is that they are a cancer research center. They're not only helping kids that are there, but also finding out how they can heal them by figuring out what exactly is going on, which is amazing." In the September 2008 issue of Seventeen magazine, Cyrus stated she was in a relationship with Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers for 2 years, and that the two "were in love". They broke up at the end of 2007. Controversies It has been suggested that some of the information in this article's Criticism or Controversy section(s) be merged into other sections to achieve a more neutral presentation. (Discuss) (July 2008) Pregnancy hoax On September 24, 2007, rumors began circulating that Cyrus was pregnant. The cause of the rumor was an image of a page of J-14 Magazine circulating on the Internet entitled "Miley's Meltdown" and saying, among other things, "Miley herself confirmed the pregnancy rumors during a J-14 interview". J-14 immediately responded saying that, "Someone doctored the "This Just In" article that appeared on page 16 of J-14's July 2007 issue" and that "this story is completely fabricated!" The real story on J-14's Page 16 magazine was about 'Miley's Gross Habits' told by her co-stars on the set of Hannah Montana. Seat belts In her movie, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, there is a scene where she and her dad did not put their seatbelts on, causing her to be labeled by some newspapers as a "bad role model". Billy Ray Cyrus later apologized for this, and said "We got caught up in the moment of filming, and we made a mistake and forgot to buckle our seat belts ... Seat belt safety is extremely important." Vanity Fair photos On April 25, 2008, the televised entertainment program Entertainment Tonight reported that Cyrus had posed topless for a photo shoot with Vanity Fair. The photo, and subsequently released behind-the-scenes photos, show Cyrus with her bare back exposed but her front covered with a bedsheet. The photo shoot was taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The full photograph was published with an accompanying story on The New York Times' website on April 27, 2008. On April 29, 2008, The New York Times clarified that though the pictures left an impression that she was bare-breasted, Cyrus was wrapped in a bedsheet and was actually not topless.
 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." In response to the internet circulation of the photo and ensuing media attention, Cyrus released a statement of apology on April 27: "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." The photographer Annie 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." On April 28, 2008, Vanity Fair published their full interview and photo shoot with Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus, as well as the behind-the-scenes photographs, on their website. According to the interview, Cyrus' parents and/or minders were present during the entire duration of the photo shoot. The idea to pose with the sheets on was suggested by Annie Liebovitz. When asked if she were "anxious" about the pose, Cyrus stated to interviewer Bruce Handy: “No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, this looks pretty, and really natural. I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way.… And you can’t say no to Annie. She’s so cute. She gets this puppy-dog look and you’re like, okay.”
Filmography Year Title Role Notes 2003 Doc Kylie 2 episode Big Fish Ruthie (Age 8) Starring as Destiny Cyrus 2006—present Hannah Montana Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana Main role 2006 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana 1 episode part of That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana 2007 The Replacements Celebrity Star Voice High School Musical 2 Girl at Pool made for television (Disney Channel) The Emperor's New School Yatta Voice 2008 Best of Both Worlds Concert Hannah Montana/Herself Main role Bolt Penny Voice Disney Channel Games Herself Performer 2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana Main role Discography Main article: Miley Cyrus discography 2008: Breakout Hannah Montana Albums 2006: Hannah Montana 2007: Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus 2008: Hannah Montana 2: Non-Stop Dance Party 2008: Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Soundtracks 2006: DisneyMania 4 2007: Music from and Inspired By Bridge to Terabithia 2007: DisneyMania 5 2008: Country Sings Disney Tours 2007-2008: Best of Both Worlds Tour (Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana / Herself, Opening Acts Jonas Brothers, Aly & AJ, and Everlife) 2009: Breakout Tour Singles 2007: "G.N.O. (Girl's Night Out)" 2007: "I Miss You" 2007: "See You Again" 2007: "Ready, Set, Don't Go" (Billy Ray Cyrus featuring Miley Cyrus) 2007: "Start All Over" 2008: "Good and Broken" 2008: "7 Things" 2008: "Fly on the Wall" 2008: "See You Again (Rock Mafia Remix)" Awards 2008 Nominated for "Best New Artist" for MTV Video Music Awards 2008 2008 Winner of "Choice Female Artist" for the Teen Choice Awards 2008 Winner of "Choice TV Actress Comedy" for the Teen Choice Awards 2008 Winner of Best Performance in a TV Series as a Leading Young Actress for the 29th Annual Young Artist Awards 2008 Winner of the "Favorite Female Singer" for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2008 Winner of the "Favorite TV Actress" for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2007 Winner of the "Favorite TV Actress" for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2007 Winner of the "Choice TV Actress: Comedy" for the Teen Choice Awards 2007 Winner of the "Choice Summer Artist" for the Teen Choice Awards 2006-2007 Winner of the "Best Child Role Model" for the Golden Icon Awards presented by Travolta Family Entertainment References "Miley Turns Her Back On Destiny". E! Online (2008-05-01). Retrieved on 2008-05-02. David Hiltbrand (2006-05-14). "Miley Cyrus braced for Disney stardom", The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved on 2006-10-01. "Miley Cyrus biography". Retrieved on 2007-10-20. "Forbes Magazine Top 20 Under 25". Retrieved on 2007-12-18. Pamela McClintock (2008-02-20). "Disney unveils 2009 schedule", Variety.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-27. "States fight for Hannah Montana movie", CNN (2007-11-23). Retrieved on 2007-12-11. Miley Trumps Sugarland To Lead Billboard 200 Los Angeles Superior Court documents of name change. PDF (page 4). Miller, Gerri (July, 2007). "POP-Corn - Miley Rocks". Scholastic News Online. Retrieved on 2007-07-29. ""Billy Ray Cyrus - Bio"" (in English). cmt.ca. Retrieved on 2006-10-29. “Children: Destiny Hope, Braison Chance, Noah Lindsey, with Tish; Christopher Cody, from a previous relationship; and stepchildren Brandi, and Trace.” Ken Beck (2006-03-19). "Teen Miley Cyrus leaves Tennessee hills for Hollywood with dad Billy Ray and family in tow", The Tennessean. Retrieved on 2006-10-07. [dead link] It's My Life . Celebs . Miley Cyrus | PBS Kids GO!. Retrieved on 2008-07-14. Jacques Steinberg (2006-04-20). "Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: A Tale of Two Tweens", The New York Times. Retrieved on 2006-10-07. Associated Press (2006-05-25). "Life Imitates Art for Teen Miley Cyrus", MSN TV News. Retrieved on 2006-10-07. Archived from the original on 2008-08-13. David Hiltbrand (2006-05-20). "Miley Cyrus braced for Disney stardom". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-10-07. ""'Hannah Montana' Livin' the Rock Star Life! DVD Review"" (in English). Disney DVD Reviews (2006-10-20). Retrieved on 2006-10-29. Oldenburg, Ann. USA Today. March 23, 2006. "Lifelong work pays off, says Miley Cyrus, 13." Retrieved on October 1 2006. In step with ... Miley Cyrus Parade.com 'Hannah Montana' Film In Development Disney unveils 2009 schedule - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety "Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus to Host CMT Music Awards" at CMT.com. Retrieved March 6, 2008.
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External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus's Official Site Miley Cyrus's Official MySpace Miley Cyrus Official YouTube Channel Miley Cyrus at the Internet Movie Database Miley Cyrus at Allmusic Miley Cyrus Studio albums Meet Miley Cyrus · Breakout Soundtracks/other albums Hannah Montana · Hannah Montana 2 · Non-Stop Dance Party · Best of Both Worlds Concert Singles "G.N.O. (Girl's Night Out)" · "See You Again" · "Start All Over" · "7 Things" · Guest singles "Ready, Set, Don't Go" (with Billy Ray Cyrus) Tours Best of Both Worlds Tour (2007-2008) Television and films Doc · Big Fish · The Emperor's New School · Hannah Montana · The Replacements · Studio DC: Almost Live · Bolt · Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert · Hannah Montana: The Movie Related Discography · Billy Ray Cyrus · Hannah Montana · Hollywood Records Persondata NAME Cyrus, Miley ALTERNATIVE NAMES Cyrus, Destiny Hope SHORT DESCRIPTION American actress DATE OF BIRTH November 23, 1992 PLACE OF BIRTH Nashville, Tennessee, USA DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miley_Cyrus" Categories: Cleanup from section | 1992 births | Living people | American actor-singers | American child actors | American child singers | American Christians | American female singers | American pop singers | Bubblegum pop | Disney Entertainment | Hollywood Records artists | People from Franklin, Tennessee | Tennessee actors | Tennessee musicians | People from Nashville, Tennessee