Miley Ray Cyrus
(born Destiny Hope Cyrus
, November 23, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus
. She held minor roles in the television series Doc
and the film Big Fish
in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol
after being cast in the Disney Channel
television series Hannah Montana
, in which she portrayed the starring character Miley Stewart
. After signing a recording contract with Hollywood Records
in 2007, Cyrus released her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus
. It was certified quadruple-platinum
by the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA) for exceeding four million shipments, and produced the hit single "See You Again
In 2008, Cyrus released her second album Breakout, which featured the successful track "7 Things", and launched her film career as the voice actress in the animated film Bolt. In 2009, Cyrus starred in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie; its soundtrack produced the hit single "The Climb". Cyrus developed a maturing image with the EP The Time of Our Lives (2009), which featured the successful track "Party in the U.S.A.". The transition continued with her third album Can't Be Tamed (2010); however, it made little commercial impact and became the lowest-selling record of her career. Later that year, Cyrus starred in the coming-of-age film The Last Song. During its production, she was involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with her co-star Liam Hemsworth; the couple ultimately separated after ending their year-long engagement in 2013.
Cyrus focused on her acting career with several television and film appearances throughout 2011 and 2012. Cyrus later signed a recording contract with RCA Records, and generated controversy by cultivating a sexually explicit public image while promoting her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). Its singles "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" were promoted with controversial music videos; the latter became her first number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Cyrus has had five non-consecutive number-one albums on the U.S. Billboard 200, two of which are soundtracks credited to her titular character Hannah Montana, and has earned numerous awards and nominations. In 2010, Cyrus ranked number thirteen on Forbes ' Celebrity 100, and was named the "Most Charted Teenager" in the 2011 Guinness World Records with twenty-nine Billboard Hot 100 entries as of November 2009. In 2013, she was declared "Artist of the Year" by MTV.
Best of Both Worlds Tour
was the debut concert tour by American recording artist Miley Cyrus
. The tour was held to promote the double-disc album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus
(2007), which consisted of the soundtrack to Hannah Montana
's second season
and her debut studio album. It initiated in October 2007 and concluded in March 2008, visiting cities in the United States and Canada. The tour was promoted by AEG Live
and Buena Vista Concerts. Labelmates the Jonas Brothers
, Aly & A.J.
, and Everlife
each served as opening act
during the tour. The Best of Both Worlds Tour was created, by Kenny Ortega
and Michael Cotten, to be video
intensive and was meant to differentiate Cyrus from Hannah Montana as a performer. The show had Cyrus performing first under character, as Hannah Montana. She then performed a duet
with the opening act, which continued performing an interlude of songs. For the latter half of the duet, a body double
was used to facilitate the transition from Hannah Montana to herself. The fast-paced concert had six segments, divided equally between each persona. The tour received generally positive responses from critics, some who complimented Cyrus' vocal skills and onstage presence and preferred the Hannah Montana set over Cyrus'. The tour was commercially successful, grossing over $54 million. A three-dimensional film, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
, was released to American cinema in February 2008.
"I Miss You" is pop music song performed by American recording artist Miley Cyrus. It was co-written by Cyrus (credited under her birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus), Brian Green, Wendy Foy Green, and produced by Brian Green. "I Miss You" is a homage to Cyrus' late grandfather, Ron Cyrus, who died in February 28, 2006. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma, and, seeing her grandfather nearing death, Cyrus wanted to write him a song prior to his decease. It was released to Radio Disney mid-year 2007 as promotion for the dual disc Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The song is a ballad with rock and country influences.