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Miley Ray Cyrus - Rise to Fame

Updated on October 22, 2013

Miley Cyrus Facts

Full Name: Miley Ray Cyrus

Birthday: November 23, 1992

Current age: 21 (2013)

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, US

Occupation: Singer/Actress

Albums: 4 (1 platinum album)

Destiny Hope Cyrus

Yes, that was her birth name. Somewhere down the line she changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus. She is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and, her mother, Tish Cyrus.

Miley grew up in a family of music and this must have influenced her so much growing up. She initially began her career with several TV series appearances and later moved on to sign a contract with Hollywood Records and start her music career.

Since then Miley has been able to produce top chart songs and albums that went on to be platinum records.

Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus's Albums

Miley Cyrus has produced four studio albums up to now (2013). Her second album 'Breakout' went on to reach platinum for being sold over one million copies.

01. Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus

This is her first studio album released in 2007, that consisted of soundtracks from the television series Hannah Montana.

This album produced some hit singles such as Nobody's Perfect and Old Blue Jeans which really introduced Miley to the music industry. The album reached #1 on Billboard 200.

Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana
Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana | Source

Breakout (2008)

02. Breakout

Miley Cyrus's second studio album was named 'Breakout' and rightly so. This was her first album out of her Hannah Montana franchise and the album did sell over two million copied worldwide.

The album was released in 2008 and consists of 12 tracks. Some of the more famous tracks in the album are 7 Things, Fly On The Wall, These Four Walls and See You Again.

Miley has contributed to writing almost 7 songs in this album.

From Hannah Montana to Bangerz
From Hannah Montana to Bangerz

Can't Be Tamed (2010)

03. Can't Be Tamed

Can't Be Tamed was Miley's third studio album and another successful hit. However there were both positive and negative reviews about the album. Can't Be Tamed is a highly popular single in the album itself.

The album was released in 2010 and consists of 12 tracks. This album produced some popular tracks such as Can't Be Tamed, Who Owns My Heart and Stay. The album sold over one million copies worldwide.

We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

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04: Bangerz

Miley's 4th and latest studio album was named 'Bangerz' and was released in 2013.

Bangerz marked a turning point in the music career of Miley Cyrus. The album brought out a whole new Miley we have never seen before. The album was described as 'dirty south hiphop' by Miley herself.

Bangerz contained many tracks featured by popular artists such as Britney Spears, French Montana, Future, Ludacris, Nelly and the album was produced by Mike Will Made It and Miley Cyrus.

Bangerz contains 13 tracks and some popular hits such as We Can't Stop, SMS, My Darlin', Wrecking Ball and FU. The two singles of the album We Can't Stop and Wrecking Ball went on to top charts within days. We Can't Stop made it to Billboards Top 100.

Miley: The Talk of the World

Miley made a drastic turn in her life towards 2012/13. She officially let go of all her Hannah Montana self and embraced her true self. By her own words "a bad b****h".

Miley did some hot photo-shoots for Cosmopolitan, V and Elle magazines and many more. She also did many more photoshoots and cover shoots for magazines, tabloids, adverts, billboards and what not. All of a sudden Miley was everywhere.

Miley posing for Cosmopolitan magazine
Miley posing for Cosmopolitan magazine
Miley twerking in We Can't Stop
Miley twerking in We Can't Stop

Miley Cyrus took things to a whole new level with her music video for 'We Can't Stop' from her latest album Bangerz. There Miley was seen wearing sultry dresses and twerking. Twerking had befallen the Earth several decades ago, but the world got to know about it when Miley did it. So the video received a lot of positive and negative reviews which only made the video more and more popular. Currently it has 242 million views on YouTube.

Miley's biggest move was through the music video for the song 'Wrecking Ball', where she was fully naked and swinging on a wrecking ball. The world was shook, but Miley was not. Despite waves and waves of negativity Miley stood by what she did. She explains the brains behind these actions in her latest documentary named "Miley: The Movement". However, Wrecking Ball went on to receive 250 million views on YouTube.

Some not-so-scandalous pictures taken with Terry Richardson
Some not-so-scandalous pictures taken with Terry Richardson

Miley The Scandalous

Miley did not stop with We Can't Stop or Wrecking Ball. She went on to do some 'accidentally nude' photographs with the famous photographer Terry Richardson. Several images released in Terry Richardson's Tumblr page showed Miley in some nude photographs.

It is very much clear her innocent, small-town Hannah Montana days are done and dusted and she wants to rebrand herself as who she really wants to be. In her documentary she commented that this is not a phase, but rather a transition in her life and career. She wants to be among the stars. She wants to grow up. She wants to make history.

Miley Cyrus - Reinvention

Cyrus, Miley - Reinvention
Cyrus, Miley - Reinvention

This is a documentary about the story of Miley Ray Cyrus, from her days as a Disney star to the today's most talked about teen pop star. How she made herself a tabloid sensation at the age of 21. This is Miley's side of the story.


Your opinion...

What are your thoughts on the new Miley? Where do you think she is headed and what the future holds for her?


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    • Nimesh De Silva profile imageAUTHOR

      Nimesh De Silva 

      5 years ago

      My pleasure. Miley is trying to over sell her sensual side, it kinda gets tiring.

    • KenDeanAgudo profile image

      Kenneth C Agudo 

      5 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      I have heard that but never watch the full video, i will be checking it ou :P thank you for the compliment too.

    • Nimesh De Silva profile imageAUTHOR

      Nimesh De Silva 

      5 years ago


      I just write according to the guidelines given by HubPages. If you follow them you can't go wrong.

      Miley Cyrus just released her music video for Adore You, which is pretty disturbing to watch as well.

    • KenDeanAgudo profile image

      Kenneth C Agudo 

      5 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Oh my, you just write a very nice article about miley career. I like your style and i will be using it as a guide in writing more hubs in the future. You write long and quality hubs thats why you reach 100k in just 6 months

    • Nimesh De Silva profile imageAUTHOR

      Nimesh De Silva 

      5 years ago

      Boston, thanks for the comment.

      Did you watch 'Miley: The Movement'? It's a documentary about herself about her recent changes. Miley maybe going berzerk, but according to her everything has an underlying plan and a long term goal. Madonna was a person who went super berzerk and she's a legend now. I cannot predict the future of Miley Cyrus, but I hope everything goes well. Also remember, Miley's manager is her mother, so she's is there every step of her way (maybe not in the nude photoshoot scene). But she is under guidance at all times.

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      5 years ago

      God help her. She may be responding to some terrible things that happened to her - in any way - while growing up in Hollywood. The actions coming from her are no born of "talent" or even of testing boundaries. it looks like hate and rage and she's so "bad off" right now in testing those bad emotions that she's not even trying to be legitimate in terms of being n entertainer. I think five years from now, she'll have lot to both look forward to and to contemplate, but for now, she's just a mad kid with a microphone and the attention of the whole world. God help her.

    • Nimesh De Silva profile imageAUTHOR

      Nimesh De Silva 

      5 years ago

      Yes, definitely. People think she's crazy, but I think she's got everything planned out. It has become almost impossible to rise in the entertainment industry without controversy. So she created her own controversy and now she's more famous than ever. She gets more YouTube hits than ever. In that sense Miley's 'crazy' campaign was a success.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      I think Miley is great and I enjoyed reading here about her career and life. I like how she's grabbed the public's attention and has reinvented herself and has become a major success. She's gone down the road of Cher and Madonna who have outlasted their critics.


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