Miley Cyrus is the “twerking” pop sensation whom everybody knows about. Most of you might already know that Miley started her career as a Disney channel actress, playing as the iconic Hannah Montana.
However, not much is really known about Miley aside from her being a pop icon. Here, we’ll get to know more about the singer and and her progression in both the music and film industry.
Miley’s Early Career and Life
Miley Cyrus is American singer Billy Ray Cyrus‘s daughter. She was born in Franklin, Tennessee, with her real name as Destiny Hope Cyrus, on November 23, 1992. Miley spent her childhood days on a a family farm along with three half-siblings and two siblings.
Before she got the starring role in Disney’s Hannah Montana in 2004, she already started acting at a very young age, making appearances in Tim Burton‘s Big Fish (2003) and on her father’s TV series, Doc.
Making Hannah Montana Come to Life
How Miley was able to land the role of Hannah Montana was like a blessing from above. She was able to beat 1,000 people who were vying for the role.
Her whole family had to move to Los Angeles, California, just so they could proceed with the shooting. Billy Ray also tagged along and later became her daughter’s dad-manager on screen.
Short after the release of her double album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, Miley also started her 2007 tour Best of Both Worlds. The show was extended for another 14 days to pacify disappointed fans who weren’t able to see the actress because both concerts were already sold out before they could get their tickets.
Within its opening weekend in February 2008, Miley’s 3-D concert film garnered a whopping $31.3 million.
Miley’s Life as an Actress
Miley’s alter ego as an actress didn’t die for a couple of years and fans were still loyal and enthusiastic about her comeback in the big screen. As a matter of fact, Hannah Montana: The Movie was able to pull it off at the box office, garnering more than $79 million in April 2009.
Aside from that, she also starred in a romance-drama film based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks entitled The Last Song in the same year. Miley has also done some acting this year by appearing as herself in A Very Murray Christmas and The Night Before, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.
Miley’s Controversial Career as a Pop Star
In 2009, Cyrus released the extended play The Time of Our Lives, which featured her hit singles “When I Look at You” and “Party in the USA.” It sold more than 5.38 million copies and earned a spot as one of the best-selling EPs.
In the same year, she also gave her fans a peek into her life when she published Miles to Go, an autobiography that contained “a look at her inner circle of loved ones,” family stories, and unseen photos.
Now Miley’s Hannah Montana persona is being replaced by something that she created herself. Her new image is now made up of really sexy clothes, and she even cut her hair. She then shocked everyone with the music video for her single “Wrecking Ball,” where she was literally naked.
But this did not stop her from amassing awards. She later earned a Video of the Year Award at the 2014 VMAs, thanks to that daring music video. “Wrecking Ball” also became her first US single to top the pop charts. There were some controversies surrounding the song’s music video, but it only seemed to propel Cyrus’s fourth studio album, Bangerz, which was released in October 2013.
Love, Romance, and Heartbreak
Miley Cyrus is also known for having a romantic love life before. In 2007, she dated Nick Jonas of the band Jonas Brothers for a brief moment. Actor Carter Jenkins and model Justin Gaston had also been romantically linked with Miley.
But it was Liam Hemsworth who really made an impact in her life. Cyrus even announced that she was engaged with the Hunger Games star in June 2012, after three years of dating.
Unfortunately, after being together for four years, the couple ended their relationship in September 2013. As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
Although Miley Cyrus has now gained a tremendous amount of critics due to her new and controversial image, her talent in singing and performing on stage is still impeccable. She’s also still getting a lot of attention, whether it be for a good or bad reason. Ultimately, she is still making a lot of money.
Miley Cyrus has truly gone a long way from being a Disney channel star to a world-renowned pop icon.