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.
The Wonder World Tour
is the second concert tour
by American recording artist Miley Cyrus
. The tour was held to promote her second studio album Breakout
(2008) and first extended play (EP) The Time of Our Lives
(2009). It began in September 2009 and concluded in December 29, visiting cities in the United States
and United Kingdom
; thus, the Wonder World Tour became Cyrus' first world tour. It also became Cyrus' first tour not to incorporate performances as Hannah Montana
. Alternative band Metro Station
served as opening act
for all tour venues. The Wonder World Tour has been described as part of Cyrus' transitional period, with more elaborate and edgier characteristics. Each concert was divided into seven segments, each of which bared different themes, the subject of matter for the tour's title. The show opened with Cyrus performing rock-oriented songs. Cyrus also rendered a tribute to the deceased singer Michael Jackson
and performed two Hannah Montana-credited songs as herself. The tour received positive to mixed reception from critics. Some praised it and deemed it a spectacle, while others believed it lacked profundity and portrayal of Cyrus' personality. The Wonder World Tour was commercially successful despite the financial recession
that was present in 2009.
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.
"Fly on the Wall" is a song recorded by American singer Miley Cyrus for her second studio album, Breakout (2008). It was released as the second single from the album on November 3, 2008. The song contains pop rock, dance-pop and synthpop elements. The song's lyrics have been interpreted in a number of ways, such as a description of an abusive boyfriend. In actuality, Cyrus says the song describes paparazzi and their extensive personal privacy invasions. The song received critical praise, with several critics claiming it defied teen pop expectations and was Breakout's best track. The "Thriller" inspired video takes place mainly in a parking garage in which Cyrus encounters and attempts to escape the paparazzi.