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---> ''There's always gonna be another mountain, I'm always gonna want to make it move''

Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992) is a TeenIdol, best known as the star of the Creator/DisneyChannel KidCom ''Series/HannahMontana'' and successful singing career. (2001-present) She is also the daughter of country musician Billy Ray Cyrus.

As the star of ''Hannah Montana'', {{Creator/Disney}} [[CashCowFranchise built an entire franchise around her]] with great results, propelling her to the top of the TeenIdol heap and making her loved by many, many thousands of girls across the globe. Along with the show, she also performed as Hannah Montana and soon after embarked on her own solo music and acting career without the Hannah persona. Took a HotterAndSexier turn in 2013, and this has gotten loads of press coverage. Cyrus has sold an estimated twenty million albums worldwide to date.

As of the beginning of 2011, she is officially back on [[http://twitter.com/#!/MileyCyrus Twitter]].

She got engaged to [[TheLastSong Liam]] [[Film/TheHungerGames Hemsworth]] in May 2012, after three years of dating, but they broke it off in 2013.
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!Filmography:
* ''Film/BigFish'' (2003) [as Destiny Cyrus]
* ''Series/HannahMontana'' (TV series) (2006-2011)
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' (2008) [voice]
* ''[[Series/HannahMontana Hannah Montana]]: TheMovie'' (2009)
* ''TheLastSong'' (2010)
* ''LOL'' (2012)
* ''Film/SoUndercover'' (2012)
* ''Family Bond'' (2013)

!Discography:

'''As Hannah Montana'''
* ''Hannah Montana'' (2006)
* ''Hannah Montana 2'' (2007)
* ''Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert'' [live album] (2008)
* ''Hannah Montana: The Movie'' (2009)
* ''Hannah Montana 3'' (2009)
* ''Hannah Montana Forever'' (2010)

'''Studio Albums'''
* ''Meet Miley Cyrus'' (2007)
* ''Breakout'' (2008)
* ''The Time Of Our Lives'' [EP] (2009)
* ''[[HotterAndSexier Can't Be Tamed]]'' (2010)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum Bangerz]]'' (2013)

'''Tours'''
* ''Best Of Both Worlds'' Tour (2007-2008)
* ''Wonder World'' Tour (2009)
* ''Gypsy Heart'' Tour (2011)
* ''Bangerz'' tour (2014)
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!!Tropes she exhibits:
* ACupAngst: According to some sources, Miley has expressed annoyance at her figure being compared to a boy's.
* {{Adorkable}}: She often displays this side of her (alongside her GenkiGirl tendencies) in interviews and in her YouTube and social media videos (''TheMileyAndMandyShow'' was often fueled by these), and ''especially'' as Miley Stewart in ''HannahMontana''.
** She certainly gets it from her mother, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOTrcUDadr0 in this video]].
* AmbiguousSituation: Invoked in "Who Owns My Heart". Miley is having a strong emotional reaction, but she doesn't know if it's caused by ThePowerOfLove or by SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
* AntiLoveSong: "Can't Be Tamed" in the way "Oops I Did It Again" was.
* AntiRoleModel: Nominated as the worst role model of the year two years in row.
** She conversely is very involved in charities and causes, from anti-bullying campaigns to Make-A-Wish to voter registration to gay rights to Starkey Hearing (which gives hearing aids to deaf people in Third World countries) to Youth Service America, and takes her status as a positive role model very seriously, but her (mild) [[NotAllowedToGrowUp attempts to break away from her Disney image]] (and the occasional scandal) get more media coverage.
** And then the 2013 [=VMAs=] happened, with the "twerking" incident.
** [[SubvertedTrope Largely subverted]] and now considered [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]], at least, in the United Kingdom, where she has at least attempted to ''try'' to clean up her image.
* BreakupSong: "7 Things", "The Driveway", "Bottom Of the Ocean" (In interpretation), "These Four Walls", "Goodbye", "Talk is Cheap", "Two More Lonely People", "FU", "Someone Else", "Every Rose Has It's Thorn", "Take Me Along", "Wrecking Ball".
* ChildPopstar: Her earliest works were recorded when she was around 12.
* ChristmasSongs: "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree".
* ClusterFBomb: Now that her ContractualPurity associated with being a teen star has been repealed due to her new image, she's definitely had the freedom to spice up her language.
* ConcertKiss: Kissed Music/KatyPerry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi4rY299rj4 during the Bangerz tour]]... [[GirlOnGirlIsHot and liked it]].
** It seems to be a running theme as two other kisses have occured, including one with a random fan.
* CoolBigSis: [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_H-a3KuUwGEQ/TKg0OtROmdI/AAAAAAAAUE0/2rWICFPqnTM/s1600/smiley.jpg Brandi to Miley]], [[http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/noah-cyrus-monster-house-los-angeles-premiere-j4OT2N.jpg Miley to Noah]].
* CoverVersion: "Cherry Bomb", "I Love Rock N Roll", "Kicking And Screaming", "These Four Walls", "Smells like Teen Spirit", "Landslide", "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go", "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "Lilac Wine", "Look What They've Done To My Song Ma", "Bad Reputation", "Start All Over", "Jolene" and more.
** [[NamesTheSame Averted]] [[{{Music/DMX}} with]] [[{{Music/Blink182}} "I]] [[{{Music/Bjork}} Miss]] [[{{Music/Beyonce}} You"]]. [[{{Music/Klymaxx}} There's no other way to say that.]]
*** Her ex- ''HannahMontana'' co-star EmilyOsment [[{{Twitter}} tweeted]] a joke about Miley fans possibly accidentally downloading [[BruceSpringsteen Bruce Springsteen's]] song "Wrecking Ball" on iTunes rather than Miley's 2013 #1 hit of the same name and boosting Bruce's sales in the process.
** Reports that Miley has recorded a cover of "[[SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds]]" with TheFlamingLips have surfaced in 2014.
** She has also covered TheSmiths' "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" and "Bigmouth Strikes Again", and "Summertime Sadness" by LanaDelRey in the acoustic sections of her ''Bangerz'' tour, and ArcticMonkeys' "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" and a duet of Music/{{Madonna}}'s "Don't Tell Me" with Madonna herself on her ''MTV Unplugged'' special.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: "4X4".
* EarlyBirdCameo: Before her fame as a teen singer, she got a few cameos on her dad's TV series, ''Doc''.
* FanGirl:
** Of LadyGaga. How else do you explain her writing "I met lady gaga!!!" 50+ times?
** And {{Radiohead}}. [[http://www.nme.com/news/nme/43257 No, really!]]
** Regular namechecks of NickiMinaj, JohnLennon and Cage The Elephant on her reactivated {{Twitter}} account are common, along with obscure artists like Kina.
** And of Gucci Mane.
** And Gretchen Peters.
** And BritneySpears, shown in her Can't Be Tamed album and gave her an lifetime achievement award at the Teen Choice Awards. The fact Britney guest stars on the ''Bangerz'' album officially makes her an [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]].
** And HilaryDuff (before all the others). She even met her once in an event, and before that, got a call from her during an interview on a show on [=MuchMusic=]!
** [[https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/status/394181325600874496 As of October 2013]], BobbyVinton!
** TheFlamingLips, whom she recorded with and who appeared with her on her '''Bangerz'' tour.
* FollowYourHeart: "The Climb"; "Someone Else".
* {{Gainaxing}}: Not Miley herself, but her backup dancers in her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=trueview-instream&v=hgVk8ZUENEg Bangerz tour commercial]].
* GayAesop: "My Heart Beats For Love" is dedicated to her gay friend and has one of the most thorough messages that all love is love.
* GenkiGirl: Watch one of her appearances on any talk show. Chances are the host, no matter how experienced, will run into a point where he can't get in a word edgewise. This especially happens with particularly deep, personal, or highly-controversial topics, such as LGBT rights, her dating life, or her musical transformation.
* GenreRoulette: Within the style of teen-pop, her music takes on elements of pop, rock, dance, techno, country-pop, Music/NewWave, hip-hop, power ballads, punk-pop...
** ''Bangerz'' has country, EDM and R&B influences, with some production work by Pharell Williams.
* GirlishPigtails: Shaped like teddy bear ears for her 2013 [=VMAs=] performance.
* GreenAesop: "Wake Up America" from ''Breakout''.
* HandicappedBadass: [[WordOfGod Revealed in her memoir ''Miles To Go'']] her struggles with non life-threatening tachycardia (a heart defect) in 2009.
* HotterAndSexier: [[SubvertedTrope Only by post-"Hannah Montana" standards]]. ''Can't Be Tamed'' is themed more around ''empowerment'' than creating a "hotter" image, though the gossip press only focused on the occasional ThreeMinutesOfWrithing in her videos, or her more revealing clothing in RealLife. This is largely a case of [[BlindBashing complaining about music you don't listen to]] and NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity. The same could possibly be said for "We Can't Stop". The cover for ''Bangerz'' has her licking her reflection in a mirror in a suggestive fashion, and in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=trueview-instream&v=hgVk8ZUENEg commercial]] for it the camera prominently focuses on her backup dancers' jiggling breasts and the conspicuously-placed mouths on Miley's shirt, as well as {{Call Back}}s to her infamous VMA 2013 performance. Her music video for ''Wrecking Ball'', while an emotional song about heartbreak, has her perched butt-naked on a wrecking ball.
** In fact in 2013, she was voted #1 for Maxim's Hot 100.
*** And to top it all off, her performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x13oimm_miley-cyrus-uses-a-foam-hand-as-a-sexual-prop-at-the-mtv-vmas_people?search_algo=2]]
* InDaClub: Bangerz has this theme.
* ImportantHaircut: The punky, [[DyeHard blonde-dyed]] [[https://twitter.com/MileyCyrus/status/234898195845615617 pixie-cut]] she adopted in June 2012 seemed to signal her full transformation from Disney pop star to a more mature image.
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: {{Enforced|Trope}} when she made it her legal name.
* MoralGuardians: Concern over her supposed "sexy" image from parents and other pressure groups.
* MusicIsPolitics: The look she adopted after ''Hannah Montana'' is clearly about selling records and shedding her old kiddy image.
* {{Medley}}: Did a cover medley at The Gypsy Heart tour. I Love Rock N Roll/Cherry Bomb/Bad Reputation.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Many people, when listening to "We Can't Stop", mistake the line "We like to party/dancing with Miley" for "dancing with molly". [[labelnote:Explanation]]Molly is a pure form MDMA, usually in a powder form. Well, if you must be ''really'' technical, Molly is actually a hypocoristic form of Mary or Marie.[[/labelnote]]
** GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite her producer stating that it was "dancing with Miley", Miley later stated that she ''was'' in fact talking about molly, but decided to leave the interpretation up to the fans, stating: "''It depends who's doing what. If you're aged ten [the lyric is] "Miley", if you know what I'm talking about then you know. I just wanted it to be played on the radio and they've already had to edit it so much...you know what I'm up to -- you know what that lyric is saying.''"
* NonAppearingTitle: "Take Me Along" doesn't feature the words Take Me Along.
* ObsessionSong: "Obsessed".
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Her direction from ''Bangerz'' and onwards borrows a lot from black girl culture.
* PrettyInMink: She wore a fox coat in the video for "We Can't Stop", and the same coat for a few Christmas concerts that year.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: She was going to release her cover of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" as a duet with [[Music/{{Poison}} Bret Michaels]] as the second single from Can't Be Tamed and perform the song at the [=AMAs=], but because her mother had been accused of having an affair with Bret, both of these were scrapped.
* RefugeInAudacity: Went up to accept an award for Video of the Year at the 2013 {{MTV}} European Music Awards in Amsterdam, [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5785694/miley-cyrus-wins-video-of-the-year-lights-a-joint-on-stage-at-mtv clearly lighting a joint]] [[TheStoner on stage]].
** The 2013 [=VMAs=] performance also ran on this to some extent.
** This trope and RuleOfFun seem to fuel a great deal of Miley's 2014 ''Bangerz'' tour, particularly during opening songs "(SMS) Bangerz", "4x4" and "Love Money Party".
* {{Retcon}}: On her new website in August 2012 she has Breakout, Time Of Our Lives and Can't Be Tamed, but no longer acknowledges her album "collaboration" with Hannah Montana called, "Meet Miley Cyrus".
** As of late 2013, she doesn't even acknowledge that anything pre-''Bangerz'' even existed.
** Interviews taken around the release of ''Can't Be Tamed'' have Miley saying "seven year old me would beat up 18-year old me for being a sellout", so maybe this is a trend we're seeing here.
** Miley kept her teen-pop hits (and the occasional Hannah hit) in live setlists even up to the 2011 ''Gypsy Heart Tour'', yet the only music of hers to predate 2012 in her regular ''Bangerz Tour'' setlists are "Can't Be Tamed" and "Party In The U.S.A.". May have something to do with her wanting to be seen as a new artist with her RCA Records deal. The tour's director, Dianne Martel, is responsible for barely any old hits being performed. She thought they "wouldn't fit" the theme of the tour. It's safe to say Miley may not have wanted to perform them either, though.
* RockStarSong: "Fly On The Wall" and "Robot".
* SelfDeprecation / BitingTheHandHumor: Her ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' appearance in 2011 has a sketch called "Creator/DisneyChannel Acting School", a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWAx2ojuFd4 spoof ad]] where Miley, dressed in an over exaggerated [[Series/HannahMontana Miley Ray Stewart]] outfit, and former {{Nickelodeon}} star [[KenanAndKel Kenan Thompson]] dressed as RavenSymone, parody the conventions and devices she and her fellow Disney stars used in the channel's hit {{Kid Com}}s.
* ShakingTheRump: Her stage routine now utilizes a surprising amount of this, ever since taking a HotterAndSexier turn. She described her love of "twerking" in-depth in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P90tzNodVzY a 2013 interview with Ryan Seacrest]], but it really came to dominate her public image after her performance at the 2013 [=VMAs=]. She's arguably the reason that "twerk" is now a household word.
* ShrinkingViolet: The protagonist in "See You Again" is one. May also cross with ObsessionSong.
* SirSwearsALot: From 2012 onward especially, at least compared with a few years ago.
* StudioChatter: Miley shouts "Rrrrock'N'Rolllll!!!" at the end of "East Northumberland High".
* SillyLoveSongs: "Stay", "Adore You", "Full Circle" and "Obsessed" especially. Actually, most of her discography pre-''Bangerz'' was composed of these.
* TheSomethingSong: "Simple Song".
* ShotForShotRemake: LOL was one of these.
* ShoutOut: The close up of her face at the start of the video for "Wrecking Ball" is one to Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares to U". Notably, O'Connor was not impressed.
* TheStoner: She confirmed she is one in a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel.
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Start All Over" breaks the bounds of logic.
** "We Can't Stop" is even more surreal, with twerking, giant teddy bears, a fake finger amputation, diving in a swimming pool, etc.
* TakeThat:
** "Robot" is basically one enormous TakeThat aimed at the Disney machine and the ContractualPurity it entails, as well as a swipe at the MoralGuardians who overreact to Cyrus' every misstep. It could also be towards a certain episode of FamilyGuy that depicts her as an actual robot.
** Her ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' monologue got even straighter to the point, in which she compared her relatively mild scandals to the likes of Creator/CharlieSheen and LindsayLohan and satirically apologized, saying "I'm sorry that I'm not perfect." In song, of course.
** "Fly On The Wall" is about the paparazzi and how they like seeing things which aren't there with guys who are just her friends and how she's 100% committed to whoever she happens to be dating at any moment.
** Retweeted and expanded on a Website/{{Twitter}} post by an E! Network gossip blogger friend of hers basically (fairly or unfairly) questioning the media for giving Music/TaylorSwift a chaste, PuritySue image in spite of going from one boyfriend to another, while Miley (maybe due to her adopting a sexier image as she grew up) was given a promiscuous, trampy reputation in spite of staying loyal to one man, Liam Hemsworth, for three years.
** The line "It's my mouth, I can say what I want to" in "We Can't Stop" can be interpreted in this way.
* TeenIdol: Was only about thirteen when she hit it big.
* [[ThatManIsDead That Girl Is Dead]]: Averted. In re her hosting the October 5, 2013 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', she insisted "Hannah Montana was murdered", which is MetaphoricallyTrue. Hannah Montana stopped existing before the end of the series when her SecretIdentity was revealed.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: Beginning with ''Party in the USA'', hip gyrations have become an increasingly prominent part of Miley's dance repertoire, culminating in her twerking at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. It's since become a major part of her repertoire.
* TitleTrack: "Breakout", "The Time Of Our Lives", and "Can't Be Tamed" all have one.
** "SMS (Bangerz)" is a partial example.
* TheTysonZone: Starting with ''Bangerz'', her behavior became so out of control that nothing she does comes across as surprising anymore.
* VocalEvolution: Her cover of Lilac Wine she erases all of her country and raspy vibes for a way fresher voice choice.
* AWildRapperAppears: ''Bangerz'' is full of instances like these.
** Miley does her own rapping in "Liberty Walk" from her ''Can't Be Tamed'' album.
* WingedHumanoid: She plays one (and also a PeacockGirl) in the music video for "Can't Be Tamed".
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Well, according to the Maxim Hot 100 in 2013.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Her "twerking" is more aptly described as "sticking her ass out and shaking it slightly" instead of the quick motions and spastic muscular movements that the dance entails.
* YourCheatingHeart: ''FU'' is about a girl leaving her no-good boyfriend when she realizes he is cheating on her. Her reaction isn't depression, instead she's angry.

---> ''It's the climb''
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