About Miley


Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus, November 23, 1992) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. Her father is the 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.[1][2] In 2013, she was declared "Artist of the Year" by MTV.[3]

1992–2005: Early life and career beginnings

Destiny Hope Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Nashville, Tennessee, to Letitia Jean "Tish" Finley Cyrus and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus.[4] Her name was derived from her parents' belief that she would accomplish great things, and she was given the nickname "Smiley", later shortened to "Miley", because she often smiled as an infant.[5] She officially changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008; her middle name honors her paternal grandfather, Democratic politician Ronald Ray Cyrus, to whom she remained close until his death in 2006.[6] Against the advice of her father's record company,[7] Cyrus's parents secretly married a year after her birth on December 28, 1993.[8] They had two more children together, son Braison and daughter Noah.[9] Cyrus has two elder maternal half-siblings, Trace and Brandi, and an elder paternal half-brother named Christopher.[8] Christopher grew up with his mother Kristin Luckey in South Carolina.[7] Three of her siblings also eventually entered the entertainment business; Trace as a vocalist and guitarist for the electronic pop band Metro Station,[10] Noah as an actress, and Brandi as a guitarist.[11][12] Cyrus's godmother is entertainer Dolly Parton.[13]

Cyrus grew up on a 500-acre (2.0 km2) farm in Franklin, Tennessee,[14] a suburb of Nashville, and attended Heritage Elementary School.[15] She was raised Christian and was baptized in a Southern Baptist church prior to moving to Hollywood in 2005.[16] She attended church regularly while growing up and wore a purity ring.[17] In 2001, when Cyrus was eight, she and her family moved to Toronto, Canada while her father filmed the television series Doc.[18] After Billy Ray took her to see a 2001 Mirvish production of Mamma Mia! at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Cyrus grabbed his arm and told him, "This is what I want to do, daddy. I want to be an actress."[19] She began taking singing and acting classes at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto.[20] In her first role, Cyrus played a girl named Kylie on Doc.[5] In 2003, Cyrus was credited under her birth name for her role as "Young Ruthie" in Tim Burton's Big Fish.[21] During this time, she also auditioned with Taylor Lautner for the feature film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and it came down to her and another actress, but Cyrus started doing Hannah Montana instead.[22]

2006: Breakthrough with Hannah Montana

At age 11, Cyrus learned of the casting for what became Hannah Montana, a Disney Channel children's television series about a schoolgirl with a secret double life as a teen pop star. Cyrus sent in a tape auditioning for its best friend role, but received a call asking her to audition for the lead, Chloe Stewart.[23] After sending in a new tape and flying to Hollywood for further auditions, Cyrus was told that she was too young and too small for the part.[24] However, the series' producers invited her for further auditions in light of her persistence and her singing and acting abilities. The following year, Cyrus received the lead position, renamed Miley Stewart after herself.[25] Hannah Montana premiered on March 24, 2006, to the largest audience for a Disney Channel program,[26] and quickly ranked among the highest-rated series on basic cable, elevating Cyrus' wealth and fame.[27] Its instant success helped propel Cyrus to teen idol status.[21] Time magazine reports that Cyrus's "phenom[enal]" success is due partially to her talent and partially to "Disney learning to use its vast, multimedia holdings" and market Cyrus and Hannah Montana appropriately.[28] Cyrus eventually became the first artist to have deals in television, film, consumer products, and music within The Walt Disney Company. As Cyrus' career flourished, Cyrus's mother made several important decisions regarding her daughter's representation. She signed Cyrus with Mitchell Gossett, director of the youth division at Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty. He is credited with "discovering" her after arranging her auditions for Hannah Montana.[29][30]

On the recommendation of Cyrus' godmother, country singer Dolly Parton, Cyrus's mother signed Cyrus with Jason Morey of Morey Management Group for her music career because of their "good morals" that are "not always the case in this business". Franke Swertlow of The Hollywood Reporter described Parton's advice as "the best advice [Tish] could [have gotten] on who should rep her daughter." Cyrus's mother also recruited Cyrus's father's business manager to manage her daughter's finances. Cyrus's mother continued to co-manage and produce many of Cyrus's career decisions.[31] For her education, Cyrus enrolled at Options for Youth Charter Schools[32] and studied with a private tutor on the set of her television show.[33]

The theme song for Hannah Montana, "The Best of Both Worlds", was released on March 28, 2006.[34] The track is credited to "Hannah Montana", the titular pop star that Cyrus portrays. As with other songs credited to Montana, Cyrus typically dressed as the character when performing the song live.[35] It became Cyrus' first charting song, debuting at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100.[36] The song also had success in countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland, where it peaked at number 43[37] and 17,[38] respectively. Dressed as Hannah Montana, Cyrus opened for The Cheetah Girls on twenty dates of their The Party's Just Begun Tour, beginning on September 15, 2006.[39] On October 24, Walt Disney Records released the first Hannah Montana soundtrack. Of the nine tracks on the soundtrack performed by Cyrus, eight were credited to "Hannah Montana" and one, a duet with her father titled "I Learned from You", was credited to Cyrus as herself. Cyrus's first release under her own name had been a cover of James Baskett's "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", released on April 4, 2006, on the fourth edition of DisneyMania.[40] The soundtrack debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with first week sales of 281,000 copies.[41] The album continued to top the chart during its second week,[42] and has sold over 3.7 million copies worldwide.[43] During this time period, Cyrus also released the song "Ready, Set, Don't Go", a collaboration with her father.[44] It became her first Top 40 hit credited as herself, peaking at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.[45] It also became her first Top 10 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at number 4.[46]

2007–08: Meet Miley Cyrus and Breakout

The second season of Hannah Montana premiered on April 23, 2007, and ran until October 12, 2008.[47] Shortly afterwards, Cyrus signed a four-album deal with Disney-owned Hollywood Records.[48] The double-disc record Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus was released on June 26, 2007;[49] the first disc served as the soundtrack to the second season of Hannah Montana, while the second acted as Cyrus' debut studio album. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 326,000 copies.[50] It was later certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[51] The project spawned Cyrus' debut single as herself, "See You Again", which became her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[52] It was eventually certified Platinum in the country, making it her first single to be RIAA certified.[53] The track also had success in countries such as Australia and Canada, where it also peaked inside of the Top 10.[54][55] The follow-up single "Start All Over" was released in early 2008; it failed to match the success of its predecessor, debuting and peaking at number 68 on the Hot 100.[56][57] Numerous songs from the Hannah Montana portion of the album charted worldwide following its release.[58]

During the fall of 2007, the Best of Both Worlds Tour was launched to promote the joint album. With the Jonas Brothers, Aly & AJ, and Everlife as her opening acts, Cyrus toured from October 17, 2007, to January 31, 2008, with stops in the United States and Canada.[59] Tickets sold out in minutes and were scalped for up to $2,500 and an average of $214, well above their $26–$65 face value.[60] A Ticketmaster official commented that "there [hadn't] been a demand of this level or intensity since The Beatles or Elvis."[61] Upon the conclusion of the tour in January 2008, Walt Disney Pictures released Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, a 3D concert film of the tour, on February 1, 2008, for what was expected to be a one-week run. The film earned over $31 million[62] at the box office and an average of $42,000 per theater, twice the expected total, convincing Disney executives to extend the release for an indefinite run.[63] The film's soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records on April 15, 2008.[64]

In February 2008, Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux opened a YouTube account and began posting videos of what they called The Miley and Mandy Show.[65] In May 2008, Gossett, Cyrus's longtime acting agent, left Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty for United Talent Agency, partially with the hope of "giving Cyrus the major-agency backing that would support a widening career".[31][66] In June 2009, Cyrus left both Gossett and UTA, which had recently negotiated her deals for The Last Song and the fourth season of Hannah Montana, and joined the Creative Artists Agency, which had already represented her for music.[67] Cyrus celebrated her sixteenth birthday at Disneyland with a charity fundraiser for Youth Service America, a youth volunteer service organization.[68]

In April 2008, several provocative images of Cyrus in her underwear and swimsuit were leaked by a teenage hacker who accessed her Gmail account.[69] Cyrus described the images as "silly, inappropriate shots" and stated, "I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone".[70] On April 25, 2008, Entertainment Tonight reported that a fifteen-year-old Cyrus had posed topless for a photoshoot taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair.[71] The New York Times later clarified that though the pictures left an impression that she was bare-breasted, Cyrus was wrapped in a bedsheet and was actually not topless.[72]

In a May 2008 interview with The Los Angeles Times, Francois Navarre, the proprietor of the X17 photo agency, said Cyrus's market value had picked up considerably after the Vanity Fair photo controversy: "She's started to sell more. ... It used to be $300, and now it's $2,000 for a picture." Estimates for a picture of the then-15-year-old's first kiss ranged from $30,000 to $150,000. Navarre noted that Cyrus rarely behaved in a manner contrary to her wholesome image or went out without a parent and stated, "She has people waiting for the moment she starts to be less traditional..... It's natural. Any teenager. But it's going to come very fast..... As soon as her mom lets her go out by herself. It's going to start to be interesting."[73] Time magazine included her on the 2008 Time 100, the magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Her write-up was written by former child star Donny Osmond, who warned, "As an idol to tweens the world over, singer-actress Miley Cyrus, 15, is riding a huge tidal wave at the pinnacle of her career; this is as it should be. I hope she enjoys it. ... Within three to five years, Miley will have to face adulthood..... As she does, she'll want to change her image, and that change will be met with adversity."[74] Billboard ranked Cyrus the fourth best-selling female artist of 2009[75] That year, at the age of sixteen, she became the youngest artist to have four number-one albums on the charts.[76]

On July 22, 2008, Cyrus released her second studio album Breakout, which she said was inspired by "what's been going on in my life in the past year."[56] Cyrus co-wrote eight out of twelve songs on the album.[56] "Songwriting is what I really want to do with my life forever..... I just hope this record showcases that, more than anything, I'm a writer."[77] Breakout debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 371,000 copies.[78] In doing so, it gave Cyrus her highest first-week sales to date and her third number-one album on the chart. The album went on to receive a Platinum certification from the RIAA, denoting sales of one million copies.[51] Breakout was preceded by the lead single "7 Things", which became her second single to reach the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.[79] Its second single "Fly on the Wall" failed to have the same success, peaking at number 84 on the Hot 100.[80] However, it peaked at number 16 in the United Kingdom.[81] Cyrus hosted the 2008 CMT Music Awards with her father in April[82] and the 2008 Teen Choice Awards by herself in August.[83] In 2008, Cyrus provided the voice of Penny in the 2008 computer-animated film Bolt, which was released on November 21, 2008, to critical acclaim.[84] Cyrus also co-wrote and recorded the song "I Thought I Lost You" as a duet with John Travolta for the film, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.[85]

2009–10: The Time of Our Lives and Can't Be Tamed

In 2009, Cyrus starred in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie. Both the film and its soundtrack, which contained twelve songs performed by Cyrus,[86] achieved commercial success.[87][88] Its lead single "The Climb" became a Top 40 hit in twelve countries[89] and introduced Cyrus to listeners outside her typical teen pop audience.[90] Cyrus had considered ending Hannah Montana after its third season, which finished production on June 5, 2009,[91] but Disney retained and exercised its option for a fourth season.[92] In September 2009, she participated in the charity single "Just Stand Up!" in support of the anti-cancer campaign Stand Up to Cancer[93] and in the City of Hope Benefit Concert in support of cancer research and training programs.[94] She also became involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an environmentalist group, for which she recorded the charity single "Send It On" along with several other Disney Channel stars.[95] Shortly afterwards, Cyrus launched the third Hannah Montana soundtrack, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 137,000 copies;[96] its single "He Could Be the One" entered the Top 10 of the Hot 100.[54] In March 2009, Cyrus published Miles to Go, a memoir co-written by Hilary Liftin chronicling her life through age sixteen.[97]

In partnership with Max Azria and Walmart, Cyrus launched her first clothing line in 2009.[98] It was promoted with Cyrus' first extended play The Time of Our Lives on August 31, 2009.[99] Cyrus said The Time of Our Lives "is a transitioning album. ... really to introduce people to what I want my next record to sound like and with time I will be able to do that a little more."[100] The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 62,000 copies.[101] The following week, however, the album rose to number 2 on the chart, selling 153,000 copies.[102] Its lead single "Party in the U.S.A." debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her highest-charting single up to that point.[103] To promote the album, Cyrus embarked on the Wonder World Tour, which included over 50 shows in the United States, England and Ireland. The tour was critically and commercially successful, grossing over $67.1 million worldwide.[104] On December 7, 2009, Cyrus performed for Queen Elizabeth II and numerous other members of the British Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, Lancashire.[105]

Cyrus began transitioning into an adult image in late 2008, when her representatives negotiated a deal for novelist Nicholas Sparks to write the screenplay and novel basis for a film that would serve as a star vehicle for Cyrus by introducing her to audiences older than the young fans she had gained through Hannah Montana. Sparks and co-writer Jeff Van Wie developed The Last Song.[106] Production on The Last Song lasted from June 15, 2009 until August 18, 2009.[107] Cyrus starred in The Last Song, which was released on March 31, 2010 and received generally poor reviews, as did Cyrus's performance.[108] Nonetheless, the film was commercially successful, grossing more than $88 million at the worldwide box office.[109] According to box-office analyst Exhibitor Relations, the film marked "a successful transition to adult roles for Miley Cyrus."[110] The fourth and final season of Hannah Montana began airing on Disney Channel on July 11, 2010, and concluded on January 16, 2011.[111]

During production of these projects, Cyrus began recording her third studio album Can't Be Tamed, and additionally appeared on the charity singles "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" and "Everybody Hurts" for the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[112][113] The album was released on June 21, 2010,[114] and became her last to be released by Hollywood Records. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200; with first-week sales of 106,000 copies, it became Cyrus' lowest first-week sales and her first studio album not to peak atop the Billboard 200 chart. The album has sold 343,000 copies in the United States to date, failing to receive an RIAA certification.[115] The album was preceded by the lead single, "Can't Be Tamed" on May 18, 2010, and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.[116] The second and final single "Who Owns My Heart" was released in select European countries.[117][118] In February 2011, Cyrus confirmed she would be embarking on her Gypsy Heart Tour, which featured no North American dates.[119] Cyrus later explained "Right now I just want to go to the places where I am getting the most love and Australia and South America have done that for me."[120] The tour began April 29, 2011 and concluded on July 2 after 21 shows. Cyrus performed on stadiums and at arenas in South and Central America, Philippines and Australia.[121]

2011–12: Focus on acting

Following the release of Can't Be Tamed, Cyrus confirmed she would be taking a break from her music career, opting rather to focus on acting.[122] She commented, "I've not taken, like, acting lessons or anything, but it doesn't mean I don't need to because I'm sure I do ... I'm probably going to go book an acting coach."[123] She later confirmed she would not be going to college for the time being, stating that "[she is] a firm believer that you can go back at any age you want" and "[had] worked hard to get to where [she is] now, and [wants] to enjoy it while it lasts."[124][125] Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live on March 5, 2011, where she performed in several sketches.[126][127][128] She later made an appearance on the MTV series Punk'd, appearing alongside Kelly Osbourne and Khloé Kardashian.[129][130] In 2012, Cyrus starred in the film LOL alongside Demi Moore, where Cyrus portrayed Lola.[131] The film received a limited release, and was critically and commercially unsuccessful.[132][133][134] Cyrus later starred in the comedy film So Undercover, appearing as an FBI agent who is required to go undercover at a college sorority.[135] It was also reported on August 2, 2011, by Contact Music that Cyrus has signed on to star in a comedy in which she plays a woman who broke a promise to God.[136]

In 2012, Cyrus recorded a cover of the Bob Dylan song "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go", which was featured on the tribute album Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.[137] Beginning in 2012, Cyrus recorded various performances of herself doing covers classic songs.[138] She uploaded these performances onto YouTube throughout the summer and fall of 2012. It was later announced that Cyrus would star the film Family Bond, portraying a girl who meets her spy father in an attempt to save her kidnapped mother.[139] That same year, Cyrus made a guest appearance in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, appearing in two episodes as Missi, the girlfriend of character Jake Harper.[140] She was also confirmed as a primary voice actress in the feature film Hotel Transylvania, but dropped out of the project to coordinate a musical comeback.[141] On May 31, 2012, Cyrus and Hemsworth became engaged; he proposed to her with a 3.5-carat diamond ring. They had been in an on-again, off-again relationship for 3 years before he proposed.[142] On September 16, 2013, a representative for Cyrus announced after months of media speculation that Cyrus and Hemsworth had decided to call off their engagement; ending their four-year relationship.[143] In 2012, Cyrus generated considerable media attention after cutting her traditionally long, brown hair in favor of a blonde, pixie-style haircut; she commented that she had "never felt more [herself] in [her] whole life" and that "it really changed [her] life".[144][145]

2013–present: Bangerz and other projects

In 2013, Cyrus hired Larry Rudolph as her manager, who had previously worked with Britney Spears.[146] That same year, she left Hollywood Records after signing a recording contract with RCA Records, through which her fourth studio album Bangerz was released in October.[147] "We Can't Stop" was serviced as the lead single from the record on June 3.[148] The track peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also became her first number-one single in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.[149][150] It set a Vevo record after garnering over 10 million views within 24 hours of its release, and later broke the website's record for being the fastest video to reach 100 million views, accomplishing this feat in 37 days.[151]
While working on the album, Cyrus appeared in various collaborations. She provided guest vocals for the Rock Mafia song "Morning Sun", and provided background vocals for the song "Decisions" by Borgore.[152] Cyrus and Hemsworth later appeared in the music video for the song.[153] Cyrus appeared on the Snoop Lion song "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks", released as the first single for his album Reincarnated on April 4, 2013.[154] She later appeared on the song "Fall Down",[155] which was released as a promotional single for will.i.am's album #willpower on April 16, 2013.[156] The single debuted at number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Cyrus' first single to chart on the Hot 100 since "Can't Be Tamed".[157] The single also debuted inside the Top 20 in Canada,[158] as well as the Top 40 in the UK.[159] On May 23, 2013, it was confirmed that Cyrus would be featured on the Mike Will Made It single "23", alongside artists Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J.[160] She also provided guest vocals on the Lil Twist single "Twerk", which also featured vocals from Justin Bieber.[161] Several additional collaborations saw Cyrus involved with elements of hip hop music.[162]

"Wrecking Ball" was released as the second single from Bangerz. Its accompanying music video was released on September 9, 2013, and set another Vevo record for 19.3 million views in the first twenty-four hours of its release.[163] "Wrecking Ball" became Cyrus' first single to reach number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.[164] On October 2, 2013, MTV aired the documentary Miley: The Movement, which chronicled the recording of Bangerz and featured behind the scenes footage such as Cyrus preparing for her 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance.[165][166] On October 5, 2013, Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time; she received mostly positive reviews from critics, who generally praised her acting talent and stated the episode was "good but not great" and competent, however some critics stated that the episode was "lackluster".[167] On November 5, 2013, rapper Future's "Real and True" was released as a single, which featured Cyrus and Mr. Hudson and an accompanying music video premiered five days later on November 10, 2013.[168] In December 2013, Cyrus announced tentative plans to release an acoustic album in 2014.[169] On January 29, 2014, she played an acoustic concert show on MTV Unplugged, performing songs from Bangerz and featuring a guest appearance from Madonna.[170] It became the highest rated MTV Unplugged in the past decade with over 1.7 million streams.[171] Cyrus was featured in Marc Jacobs' Spring 2014 ad campaign along with Natalie Westling and Esmerelda Seay Reynolds.[172]

In April 2014, Madonna announced that Cyrus would be the guest curator for the month for Art for Freedom, a global digital initiative designed to fuel free speech – to respond, address and protest persecution and discrimination around the world. Cyrus will collaborate with Madonna to select daily submissions which will be showcased on the Art for Freedom website.[173] In the same month, Time again included her on the Time 100. Her write-up was written by Godmother Dolly Parton who stated, "...the girl can write. The girl can sing. The girl is smart. And she doesn’t have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can’t she do it her way?"[174] In June 2014, two leftover songs from the Bangerz album surfaced on the internet, "Pretty Girls (Fun)", and "Last Goodbye".[175][176]

On 1 July 2014, Forbes published a list of the most powerful celebrities of the moment, Cyrus placed at #17, ahead of Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift. It stated that "Cyrus returns to the FORBES Celebrity 100 after a four-year absence. The last time she made our list was when she was still rolling in Hannah Montana money. Now the pop singer is all grown up and courting controversy at every turn. Her twerking at the MTV Video Music Awards shocked many people who still see Cyrus as a little girl but the attention helped record sales. Her latest album Bangerz has been certified platinum."[177]


Since she rose to fame in 2006, Miley Cyrus has wasted no time in supporting a number of charities and foundations. From Starkey Hearing Gala to City Of Hope, Miley has been supporting and donating to a number of different organisations for over 5 years. We put together a list of the charities she has supported with ways that you can help out and donate also.

» Get Ur Good On

Founded by Miley herself and Youth Service America in 2009, Get Ur Good On is an online organisation that connects young people with volunteer and community service opportunities. A network where the youth can support each other in their missions to do good in their communites, featuring celebrities, multimedia platforms, grants and awards, Get Ur Good On is a place for young people to learn about, implement and share solutions to global issues. Sign up to Get Ur Good On here and do some good in your community!

» Starkey Hearing Foundation

Bringing understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment, so the world may hear. Miley has visited Haiti a couple of times with the foundation, even bidding so that she could return to Haiti again! Find out ways you can get involved here.

» Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack aims to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program, and may not have any or enough food on the weekends. Miley has been supporting Blessings in a Backpack since 2008. She has visited Bogota, Columbia to meet children benefiting from their program, she supports two schools in Kentucky, and she has been supporting 600 kids in the program in Hazard, KY since January 2010. In 2011, she was presented with a Global Action Youth Leadership Award by her mentor Hilary Duff at the 1st Annual Global Action Awards Gala – recognised for her support of Blessings in a Backpack and Get Ur Good On. Find out ways that you can donate, volunteer or ‘adopt a school’ here.

» Make-A-Wish Foundation

Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Miley has granted over 150 wishes for children, and she is the most requested female celebrity for wishes. In 2012 she was honoured with her first World Wish Day Award. Find out more here.

» City of Hope

City of Hope is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Miley has been supporting the charity since 2007. She donated $1 from every ticket sold during her “Best of Both Worlds” concert tour, raising over $1 million. She also performed at the City Of Hope benefit concert in 2008 and 2009. If you want to find out more and donate to the organisation, check out their website here.

» Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. Miley supported the organisation when she recorded a Bob Dylan cover of You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go for the tribute album Chimes of Freedom. Miley’s cover received extremely positive reviews, performing the song with Johnzo West on The Ellen Degeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. All proceeds from the album went to Amnesty International to support human rights. Buy your copy of the album here. Find out more ways to support the organisation here!

» To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Miley has been supporting the organisation for a few years in a number of ways. Find out more here!

» Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Creating a future of hope for children and families worldwide by eradicating pediatric AIDS, providing care and treatment to people with HIV/AIDS, and accelerating the discovery of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening pediatric illnesses. Miley supported the charity in 2009, attending at performing at the 20th Annual Time For Heros Celebrity Carnival. Find out ways you can get involved here.

» Feeding America

Formerly known as Second Harvest, this organization distributes food and grocery products through a nationwide certified member network, increases public awareness of domestic hunger and advocates for public policies that benefit America’s hungry. Miley supported the organisation in 2012 when she took part in a PSA. Find out more about the organisation and the ways you can get involved here.

She has also supported other charities like Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Clothes Off Our Back, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, J/P Haitian Relief Organization, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Grammy Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Heroes In Heels, Houston Children’s Charity, Kids Wish Network, Libby Ross Foundation, MusiCares, Music For Relief, Muscians On Call, Red Cross, St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, The Art of Elysium, Tony Hawk Foundation, United Service Organisation, Variety Power Of Youth, Wish Upon A Hero Foundation, Youth Service American and many more. Miley has also taken part in other projects with Disney and often visited sick children in hospitals.

Miley's Tattoos
Miley has 23 tattoos in total.

 » Just Breathe

Her first tattoo was of the words “Just Breathe” tattooed on the left side of her rib cage. The tattoo was revealed in December 2009, when Miley was only 17 years old. It’s not surprising that Miley’s parents would give her permission to get a tattoo considering that her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, is quite inked himself and her half-brother Trace Cyrus is practically covered in tattoos.
The tattoo is a tribute to her friend Vanessa who died of the lung disease cystic fibrosis in 2007 and her grandfathers who both died of lung cancer. She told Harper’s Bazaar:
“It reminds me not to take things for granted. I mean breathing – that was something none of them could do, the most basic thing. And I put it near my heart, because that is where they will always be.”

» Love

Miley’s second tattoo is the word “LOVE” on the inside of her right ear. This tattoo was first spotted by the press in May 2010, but Miley had actually gotten the tattoo months before, at the time her father was having a tattoo done. The tattoo and its placement on her ear signifies drowning out negative messages and only hearing the positive things. Miley told Access Hollywood: I have ‘Love’ right here to block out all the crap that everyone throws into your ears…I don’t really care about it. [You're] only supposed to hear the things coming from the people that genuinely love you.” She also told E! News: “There’s so much negativity in the world and what you only need to hear is all the love. People try to say to me, ‘I just heard someone say this or that about you,’ and I just ignore it because it’s irrelevant. Love is what makes the world go around, and that’s all we need to focus on.”

» Dreamcatcher

In February 2011 Miley had a dreamcatcher tattooed on her right side. This is her largest tattoo to date. A friend told People Magazine:
“It’s a picture of the dream catcher that hangs over her bed with four feathers to represent her four brothers and sisters. The dream catcher is to protect them.”
Dreamcatchers are used in many Native American cultures to protect a person while sleeping. The are hung over the bed and are thought to catch bad dreams and only let good dreams through.
The Cyrus family is part Cherokee and all seem to be inspired by Native American imagery. Miley’s brother Trace has a dreamcatcher on his neck as well as portraits of Geronimo on his hand and back. Father Billy Ray Cyrus has Geronimo and Chief Joseph on his arms.

» Anchor

Miley Cyrus got an anchor tattooed on wrist by artist Fabio Satori while in Brazil on her Corazon Gitano tour in May 2011. Satori explained that the tattoo represents a feeling of safety to Miley. He said:
“Everyone had an idea in mind and references. She asked me something soft, I made two drawings and she chose one. Miley told her mother that she wanted something that refers to a safe port, something that reminded her that she always has a safe place to return to. The significance of the design is one of hope and a reminder to always have your feet on the ground.”

 » Om Symbol

In August 2011, Miley Cyrus got a tattoo on her left wrist of the ‘Om’ symbol: ॐ. Om is a sacred symbol in Hinduism and it’s Miley’s second tattoo to reference Indian culture and religion. Om is a sound or vibration that represents divine energy.

 » Heart 

Miley Cyrus has five tattoos on her right hand. The first of these was a small outline of a heart which she had tattooed on her right pinkie finger in September 2010. This tattoo is one that is shared with every adult in her family.
Her father Billy Ray Cyrus was the first to get a heart tattoo and got his in 2008 out of his love for Miley. They were sitting in church when Miley drew a small heart on his hand, between his thumb and index finger. He told Access Hollywood that he “had already declared that day was Miley’s day” and he would do whatever she asked. She wanted to take him to a tattoo parlor, and so he decided to get the heart in ink.
All of Miley’s family members have a heart somewhere on their hands. Miley’s mother Leticia ‘Tish’ Cyrus has the heart tattoo on her pinkie like Miley, though hers appears to be colored in pink. Sister Brandi Cyrus has hers in the same spot as Billy Ray. Brother Trace Cyrus has a solid black heart on his thumb.

 » Cross

In December 2010 Miley tattooed a tiny cross on the inside of her ring finger. Miley is a Christian and often mentions her belief in God.

Miley has a peace sign on the side of her middle finger which was done around April 2011. She has not spoken publicly about this tattoo so we don’t know the story behind it. We do know that it must have a personal meaning to Miley because she has told that press that “I could never get a meaningless tattoo.”

» Karma

In July 2011 she had the word “karma” tattooed along the side of her index finger. Karma is cause and effect that means good people will have good things happen to them while bad people will be punished. The concept comes from ancient India and is a part of a few religions including Hinduism and Buddhism. Karma is often mentioned in Western culture in a way that is not tied to any religion but rather is a result of human interactions. We say that if you treat others well, you foster good will that will come back to benefit you.

» Equal Sign
Miley’s most controversial tattoo is the equal sign on her ring finger. She got this tattoo in July 2011 and tweeted a photo of the fresh ink with the caption “All LOVE is equal” as a statement in favor of legalized gay marriage. The tattoo caused criticism from opponents of gay marriage, but Miley has stood her ground about her beliefs. In a February 2012 article for Glamour magazine, she wrote:
"When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, “All LOVE is equal,” a lot of people mocked me–they said, “What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!” And I said, “Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.”

» Evil Eye

In March 2012, Miley Cyrus was spotted with what seems to be a tattoo on an eye and her knuckle. The tattoo is on her index finger on her right hand.

It is thought to be a Nazar, a symbol intended to ward off the “evil eye.” If so, it would seem that Miley has a growing interest in foreign cultures and customs. The evil eye is most prevalent in the Middle East, while Miley’s om and “karma” tattoos represent concepts from Hinduism and other Indian religions.

» Sugar Skull

Miley Cyrus and her fiancé actor Liam Hemsworth have matching tattoos on their ankles which were first spotted in August 2011. The tattoos are colorful sugar skulls, a symbol associated with Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead.

» Love Never Dies

In February 2012, Miley got another tattoo on the inside of her left arm, on her bicep, which says “Love Never Dies”.

 » Roman Numerals

Miley Cyrus tattooed Roman numerals on the inside of her left elbow in May 2012. This tattoo is still a bit of a mystery as Miley has not spoken about it and it is not obvious what numbers it represents. 

          » Theodore Roosevelt Quote

In July 2012, Miley got a quote on the inside of her left forearm. The tattoo reads “so that his places shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” The quote is from former US president Theodore Roosevelt’s “Citizenship in a Rebublic” speech given in Paris in 1910.


Miley Cyrus was photographed in July 2012 with the word “BAD” tattooed on her finger in red ink. The tattoo seems to be a tribute to Michael Jackson’s album Bad which has the album name written in red. Miley has described herself as “a huge fan of Michael Jackson” and says that he is the male artist who has inspired her the most (Lady Gaga is her female inspiration). Speaking of Michael’s passing in 2009, Miley wrote “Michael Jackson was my inspiration. Love and blessings.” 

» Crossed arrows

In January 2013 Miley got a pair of crossed arrows on the back of her right elbow, which are a Native American symbol of friendship. She got the tattoo from artist Kat Von D. “Simple symbols of friendship make beautiful tattoos. <3″ Kat wrote.

» Anatomical heart

On 15th March 2013 Miley got her 18th tattoo - a miniature rendition of a daVinci anatomical heart. The tattoo was made again by Kat Von D. She posted a picture in her Instagram, saying: "Just did the RADDEST tattoo on @MileyCyrus -a miniature rendition of a daVinci anatomical heart! ❤

» Curved Tooth Bone

Miley Cyrus got another tattoo from Kat Von D in August 2013. This one looks to be a curved tooth bone from a cat or other animal.

» Rolling Stone

Miley did this tattoo on the day she was making her first Rolling Stone cover shoot and interview. It's made by the tattoo artist Mojo.

» Grandmother Portrait Tattoo

On November 4th 2013, Miley got a tattoo of a portrait of her “Mammie”, Loretta Finley from Kat Von D; her fifth tattoo by her. She took to twitter to share a photo, explaining “Because I am her favorite & she is mine.” This is Miley’s 21st tattoo and the most recent. It is placed on her right forearm underneath her heart tattoo.

                                                                  »Tongue emoji

Miley Cyrus got a tattoo of a tongue emoji on her right middle finger during the same session as her cat tattoo in March 2014. The red ink did not stick well and what is most visible now is the curved black line which represents the mouth.

Beginning in 2013 Miley’s stuck-out tongue became an integral part of her image. She’s been spotted sticking out her tongue on red carpets, at concerts, and in photoshoots.

» Floyd memorial

Miley Cyrus paid tribute to her deceased dog Floyd with a tattoo on her side, which she had done on July 5th 2014 along with her friends Wayne Coyne and Katy Weaver. The three pals all got the same medallion design with a cartoon drawing of Floyd and the words “with a little help from my fwends” in a speech bubble around the outside of the circle.

Floyd was Miley’s favorite dog and she was devastated by his sudden death. The only 2-year-old dog was killed by a coyote on April 1st. Miley tweeted “I know I don’t mean it but I wish he would’ve taken me with him, this is unbearable. What am I gonna do without him?” as well as “what you don’t understand is he’s not in a better place. The best place he could be was with me… where he was loved more than anything.”

“With a Little Help from My Friends” is the title of a song by The Beatles. The particular misspelling of “Fwends” comes from the title of the The Flaming Lips’ cover album of The Beatles tracks, due out in late 2014, which features Miley’s vocals on the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

» Smiley Face

On July 27th, Miley and BFF Cheyne Thomas tattooed each other with matching smiley face tattoos in honour of their friendship. Both of them got it on their left foot.

» "Love Yer Brain"

On 5th August 2014 Miley got her 24th tattoo - "Love Yer Brain". The tattoo is the title of a song by The Flaming Lips from 1987. The ink was made by tattoo artist Bang Bang in New York. It's placed on her right forearm.

» Crescent moon

On 5th August, Miley and New York tattoo artist Bang Bang got matching crescent moon tattoos. While Bang Bang got the moon tattooed on his thumbs, Miley got it onto her left inner-arm. 

Miley's family

Dad: Billy Ray
Mom: Letitia Jean 'Tish' Cyrus
Brothers: Braison, Trace (half-brother, from her moms' past marrige), Christopher Cody (half-brother, from her dads' past marrige)
Sisters: Noah, Brandi (half-sister, from her moms' past marrige)

Miley's Pets


Sex - male

Miley owns it since - May 2012

Breed - Rottweiler Beagle mix

Mary Jane

Sex - female

Miley owns in since - May 2012

Breed - unknown


Sex - female

Miley owns it since - January 2013

Breed - Chihuahua mix


Sex - male

Miley owns it since - June 2014

Breed - Shetland Sheepdog

Bubba Sue

Sex - female

Miley owns it since - August 2014

Breed - pig

Miley's boyfriends

Nick Jonas

How long: 2006-2008; then very briefly again in Mid-2009

Review: They first fell in love as two of the Disney channel's most promising stars and, thus, quickly "Niley" became America's favorite teen couple. They even toured together, but like all good things, they too came to an end. Though she wrote "7 Things" about him after they broke up, they eventually rekindled their relationship and recorded the song "Before the Storm".

Lucas Till

How long: 2 months (between Nick and Justin)
Review: Miley and Lucas Till met on the set of "Hannah Montana: The movie". After they broke up, Lucas admitted that they were dating: '

Yes, I did. During the duration of the movie. [On if he's good friends with her now] Of course I am. I think it will make the movie a little better cause it was definitely real. [On how long they dated] It was before Justin. [We dated] about 2 months.”

Justin Gaston

When: Late 2008- Mid 2009

Review: After Justin was a contestant on daddy Cyrus' show "Nashville Star," he and Miley found romance. They publicly went out on dates, made YouTube videos and garnered much criticism for their age difference (at the time she was 16, he was 20). However, as much as they wanted to prove to the world they could make it work, they eventually broke it off.

Liam Hemsworth

When: 2009 - September 2013

Review: Miley and Liam met on the set of their movie 'The Last Song' and shortly after thay they were dating. Since 2009 they've had a few break-ups. On 31st May 2012 Liam proposed to Miley with a 3.5 carat diamond ring. On September 2013 they broke up after rumours that he cheated on her.

Miley Cyrus & Max Azria

 In June 2009 Miley teamed up with Max Azria to create a line for Walmart called Miley Cyrus and Max Azria. The line included tops, pants, graphic T-shirts and shoes, priced under $20!
Azria also designed clothing for Cyrus' 2009 American Tour.

'Miles to go'

Miles to Go is an autobiography by Miley Cyrus, co-written by Hilary Liftin and published by Disney Hyperion in March 2009. The memoir discusses Cyrus' relationship with her parents, her thoughts on the media, her love life, her future ambitions and milestones she still has to reach in her life. Miles to Go reached #1 on the New York Times children’s best seller list. A second edition to the book was released in Australia in December 2009 and in the UK on 1 March 2010.
Miles to Go has sold more than 2 million copies, selling over 1,000 copies the first day of its release. On a Today Show interview in April 2009, Cyrus said, "In my book, I want readers to feel what I feel; the emotion and power. I've explained how things went through in my life and how I've done it all. I just don't want my fans to come up to me and say all these things saying that famous is the best thing in the world. The popularity is pretty high and I want readers to understand that it is not that way about being a celebrity and not read it all for nothing." The book was listed on the Bestsellers chart at #78 out of 100.
The book, in which Cyrus writes about how she is an ordinary girl living her dream life, includes stories, poems, songs, photos and quotations from the Bible.

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