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Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American actress and recording artist. The daughter of 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 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, which served as the series' soundtrack and Cyrus' debut studio album. It was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments exceeding four million copies, 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, the soundtrack for which produced the hit single "The Climb".

Cyrus developed a maturing image with her extended play 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. After leaving Hollywood Records, Cyrus signed a recording contract with RCA Records in 2013. Later that year, she released her fourth album Bangerz, by which point she had become associated with a controversial public image. Its singles "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" were promoted with provocative music videos. The latter track became her first number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Cyrus is recognized as among the most successful artists to originate from The Walt Disney Company. She has 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 recognized as the "Artist of the Year" by MTV.

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Cyrus performing Bottom of the Ocean on the Wonder World Tour.
The discography of American recording artist Miley Cyrus consists of three studio albums, three live albums, two compilation albums, two remix albums, five soundtrack albums, one extended play (EP), eighteen singles, ten promotional singles, two video albums, and eleven music videos. Prior to launching a musical career of her own, Cyrus starred as the titular character on the popular television series Hannah Montana, which first aired in March 2006. Consequently, the series became a franchise that released several soundtracks, where she performed under character. The first Hannah Montana soundtrack was released in 2006. Cyrus then signed a record deal with Hollywood Records to launch a career under her own name. In 2007, the singer released the double-disc album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The first disc, Hannah Montana 2, of the album was Hannah Montana's second season soundtrack, while the second disc, Meet Miley Cyrus, was Cyrus' debut studio album. In 2009, Cyrus released the Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack. Later in 2009, the Hannah Montana 3 soundtrack and the EP The Time of Our Lives followed. The singer later met with a decline in sales in 2010, with both her third studio album, Can't Be Tamed and Hannah Montana Forever, being unable to duplicate her prior success.

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Breakout is the second studio album by American recording artist Miley Cyrus. The album was released on July 22, 2008 in the USA by Hollywood Records and is Cyrus' first not affiliated with the Hannah Montana franchise. On September 14, 2008 it was released internationally. This, coupled by Cyrus' fondness for the album's first track, influenced the title of the album. Cyrus composed many of the songs on Breakout as she traveled on the Best of Both Worlds Tour (2007–08), co-writing eight of the album's 13 new songs. Most songs feature writing credits for Antonina Armato and Tim James. Overall, Breakout is dominant on pop rock but explores a variety of other musical genres. Lyrical themes addressed in the album relate to breakups and coming of age.

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"The Climb" is a song performed by American recording artist and actress Miley Cyrus, for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie. The song was written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe, and produced by John Shanks. It was released on March 5, 2009, as the lead single of the film's soundtrack by Walt Disney Records. The song is a power ballad with lyrics that describe life as a difficult but rewarding journey. It is styled as a country pop ballad, and was Cyrus' first solo song to be released to country radio. The instrumentation includes piano, guitar and violins. "The Climb" was generally well received by critics and was nominated for the Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 52nd Grammy Awards.


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Cyrus performing "Start All Over" on the Wonder World Tour
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Cyrus performing "Start All Over" on the Wonder World Tour. It is Cyrus' second concert tour and was held to promote her second studio album Breakout (2008) and first extended play (EP) The Time of Our Lives (2009).

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