Miley Cyrus – Quick facts
Famous as: Actress/Singer
Birth Name: Destiny Hope Cyrus
Also known as: Smiley Miley, Miles, Bud, Bob Marley
Date of Birth: November 23, 1992
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Father: Billy Ray Cyrus
Mother: Leticia “Tish” Cyrus
Education: Attended Heritage Middle School
The most happening pop star of the modern times
Miley Cyrus is an American actress and singer. She was born on November 23, 1992 as Destiny Hope Cyrus in Nashville, Tennessee. Cyrus became an overnight sensation in the year 2006 as the lead character of the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. However, as the years rolled on, she managed to establish herself as a pop star.
Family and early life of Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is the daughter of famous country star Billy Ray Cyrus. Her parents named her as Destiny Hope Cyrus. As she had a constant and cute smile on her face, everyone called her by the nickname ‘Smiley’. Eventually, Smiley became Miley.
Cyrus was raised in the backwoods of Nashville on her parents’ farm. She attended the Heritage Middle school and later she learned from a private tutor. She has two siblings, a younger brother and a younger sister besides two older half brothers and an older half-sister.
She was extremely interested in acting at a very young age. In the year 2003, she made her acting debut at the age of nine in an episode of “Doc”, her father’s television series. She played the guest role of a little girl named Kylie. Luck followed her as she appeared in a small role as Young Ruthie in director Tim Burton’s film “Big Fish” the very same year.
Hannah Montana made Miley Cyrus famous
Miley Cyrus was 13 when she won the lead role in Hannah Montana, the new Disney series. Earlier, the channel rejected her for the reason she was too small and too young. She played the role of an average teenager with a double life as a well known pop singer. Hannah Montana became the most watched show for children aged between 6 and 14. The success of the show continued with the Hannah Montana soundtrack album charting at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200, ultimately going triple platinum. The audience received Cyrus as a charismatic and a winning personality. In fact, she had a huge fan following at a very young age.
Touring history of Miley Cyrus
Having become an overnight sensation with Hannah Montana, she released her follow-up album named Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus in 2007. It sold about 1.1 million copies. Later in the same year, she embarked on a 54-date concert tour. The tickets were snapped up in a jiffy. Fans even complained that the tickets were sold out even before they got a shot and pushed attorney generals of at least four states to investigate what was behind the rapid ticket sales. Needless to say, it was the golden period of her career.
During this period, scandal hit Miley Cyrus when her racy pictures were leaked out on the internet. Teens had always seen her as a role model; however, when scandal hit her, critics and public condemned her for having set a bad example for teens. She paved way for more scrutiny when she posed half-naked for Vanity Fair though she apologized for her act later on.
Miley Cyrus Movies and Music Albums
As an attempt to mould her career, Miley Cyrus planned her big screen presence. Hannah Montana television series quickly developed on big screen as Hannah Montana. The Movie in which Cyrus played the same role. Even before the movie released, Cyrus released her second studio album “Breakout” in 2008. The first single track “7 things” of the album made a very impressive chart performance. In its third week, the song climbed up to #10 on Billboard Hot 100.
In 2012, she came back on the big screen with the movies “LOL” and “So Undercover”. Unfortunately, both didn’t perform well mainly due to lack of promotion. As she was working on her next album, she played as guest on other artists’ songs “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” of Snoop Dogg and “Fall Down” of will.i.am. Thus, she connected to her fans and entertained them in a different way.
She established her career in music as a pop singer with commercial hit albums that include Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout, Can’t Be Tamed and Bangerz. Bangerz released in 2013 and sold 270,000 copies in its very first week. The album features a bunch of super hit songs packed with moments of emotional power. Needless to say, she literally paved her way to the top.
How much Miley Cyrus earns?
In 2013, Cyrus’ earning was estimated to be $76.5 million according to What People Earn, Parade’s annual salary survey.
Personal life of Cyrus is an area of extreme scrutiny for her fans, first caused when she was dating her Nick Jonas. Later, she began relationship with Liam Hemsworth, an Australian actor who starred with her in film The Last Song with. They were seen together at a number of places and later got engaged in May 2012. However, the couple broke up in September 2013 in the middle of cheating rumors and frequent reports of constant fighting. Cyrus said that the reason for withdrawing from marriage was mainly because she couldn’t think of being in a wed lock amidst her busy schedule.
Miley Cyrus – Trivia
- In her autobiography “Miles to Go,” she admits that she has tachycardia, a heart condition.
- Miley Cyrus ranked No. 35 in the Annual Celebrity 100 list of Forbes in June 2008.
- She scored the 59th place on Time Magazine’s fifth annual 100 Most Influential People List that was released in May, 2008.
- She made it to the 100 Most Beautiful People list of People Magazine in May 2008.
- Wax figure of Cyrus went public at Madame Tussauds in New York City in March 2008.
- She has a number of music awards to her credit.
Famous statements of Miley Cyrus
“If you believe in yourself, anything is possible.”
“As soon as I step on that stage, nothing matters. I don’t think of it as work. It’s just so much fun.”