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-> ''"I came in like a Wrecking Ball..."''

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 Music/BillyRayCyrus.

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 Creator/LiamHemsworth in May 2012, after three years of dating, but they broke it off in 2013. In late 2015, however, it was reported that Miley and Liam had rekindled their romance and Miley began wearing her engagement ring again.

In 2015 she [[http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/miley-cyrus-genderqueer-foundation/ came out as queer and genderfluid (although she did not initially explicitly say this, she said she has a lack of gender identity)]], following an interview with ''Out'' Magazine where she said ďI didnít want to be a boy, I kind of wanted to be nothing. I donít relate to what people would say defines a girl or a boy, and I think thatís what I had to understand: Being a girl isnít what I hate, itís the box that I get put into".

Following the publication of this interview, she posted a picture on her Instagram, saying "NOTHING can/will define me! Free to be EVERYTHING!!!" In June 2015 she officially [[http://www.papermag.com/2015/06/miley_cyrus_happy_hippie_foundation.php came out]], saying she'd known she was attracted to girls since the age of 14 and that she was "down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

After dedicating herself to music for a few years, in 2016 she starred in ''Crisis in Six Scenes'' the Creator/WoodyAllen television series for {{Amazon}} with Creator/ElaineMay and Allen himself.

In 2016, it was announced that she would become a panelist on ''Series/TheVoice''.

* ''Film/BigFish'' (2003) [as Destiny Cyrus]
* ''Series/HannahMontana'' (TV series) (2006-2011)
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' (2008) [voice]
* ''[[Series/HannahMontana Hannah Montana]]: TheMovie'' (2009)
* ''Literature/TheLastSong'' (2010)
* ''LOL'' (2012)
* ''Film/SoUndercover'' (2012)
* ''Family Bond'' (2013)
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' (2017)


'''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)
* ''Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz'' (2015)
* ''Younger Now'' (2017)

* ''Best Of Both Worlds'' Tour (2007-2008)
* ''Wonder World'' Tour (2009)
* ''Gypsy Heart'' Tour (2011)
* ''Bangerz'' tour (2014)

!!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 (''WebVideo/TheMileyAndMandyShow'' was often fueled by these), and ''especially'' as Miley Stewart in ''Series/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.
* AntiChristmasSong: "Another Sad Christmas Song".
* 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.
*** [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3209970/Parents-rank-Miley-Cyrus-WORST-celebrity-role-model-children.html 78% of British parents don't want children to be influenced by Miley Cyrus]]
* BerserkButton: According to interviews, FriendlyTickleTorture is this for her. She's apparently very ticklish and does '''not''' like to be tickled.
* BiTheWay: In a 2015 interview with ''Paper'' Magazine, Miley revealed she is pansexual and genderfluid.
* 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- ''Series/HannahMontana'' co-star Creator/EmilyOsment tweeted a joke about the possibility of Miley fans accidentally downloading Music/BruceSpringsteen'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 Music/FlamingLips have surfaced in 2014.
** She has also covered Music/TheSmiths' "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" and "Bigmouth Strikes Again", and "Summertime Sadness" by Music/LanaDelRey in the acoustic sections of her ''Bangerz'' tour, and Music/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.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Series/HannahMontana 2/ Meet Miley Cyrus''.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: "4X4".
* EarlyBirdCameo: Before her fame as a teen singer, she got a few cameos on her dad's TV series, ''Doc''.
* FanGirl:
** Of Music/LadyGaga. How else do you explain her writing "I met lady gaga!!!" 50+ times?
** And Music/{{Radiohead}}. [[http://www.nme.com/news/nme/43257 No, really!]]
** Regular namechecks of Music/NickiMinaj, Music/JohnLennon and Cage The Elephant on her reactivated Website/{{Twitter}} account are common, along with obscure artists like Kina.
** And of Gucci Mane.
** And Gretchen Peters.
** And Music/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 PromotedFangirl.
** And Music/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!
** The Music/FlamingLips, whom she recorded with and who appeared with her on her '''Bangerz'' tour.
* FollowYourHeart: "The Climb"; "Someone Else".
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She grew up on a ranch with plenty of animals, from dogs to fish to horses to tropical birds as pets, and even living alone as a young adult, has several pets in her house---including a full-grown pig, all of which she posts photos of on social media. Many of her songs are dedicated to or inspired by her animal companions, living and deceased ("Pablow The Blowfish", "Bottom Of The Ocean", "The Floyd Song (Sunrise)", etc.)
* {{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, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]], 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'', "1 Sun" from ''Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz'',
** The first verse of "Inspired" from ''Younger Now'' might also count.
* GriefSong: "I Miss You"; "Pablow The Blowfish"; "Miss You So Much".
* HandicappedBadass: [[WordOfGod Revealed in her memoir ''Miles To Go'']] her struggles with non life-threatening tachycardia (a heart defect) in 2009.
* HiddenDepths: Many are surprised are how surprisingly nice and intelligent she is. She even started a charity called the "Happy Hippie Foundation", which is dedicated to homeless and LGBTQ youth.
** Miley [[https://www.webcitation.org/5migIyVhp?url=http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jU0HkGsoNSRcHDU16bfK9LF1zNOg took piano lessons]] in order to play the classical piano pieces herself as Ronnie Miller in the film version of ''Literature/TheLastSong''.
* 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 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.
** She would later grow out her hair and dye only the tips blonde, signaling her change to a LighterAndSofter country/folk sound and image (and newfound sobriety) for her "Malibu" single and seventh studio album.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: "[[ClusterFBomb Fuckin Fucked Up]]", "FU".
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: {{Enforced|Trope}} when she made it her legal name.
* LonelyPianoPiece: "The Twinkle Song".
* 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.''"
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: "4X4" is a square dance pop-rap song.
** ''Dead Petz'' contains a psychedelic rock/alternative/hip-hop/pop sound.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Take Me Along" doesn't feature the words Take Me Along.
* ObsessionSong: "Obsessed".
* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: "7 Things" ends with Miley listing seven things that she ''likes'' about her ex instead of hates.
* 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.
* RearrangeTheSong: Her live performances of "Do My Thang" on her ''Bangerz' tour have a square dance feel, at least in the beginning.
** She celebrated the tenth anniversary of "See You Again" in 2017 by performing the song for the first time in six years on BBC Live Lounge, in a slower, folksy/country style.
* RefugeInAudacity:
** Went up to accept an award for Video of the Year at the 2013 Creator/{{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".
--->'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/11/20/miley-cyrus-performed-with-a-big-dick-last-night/ Michael K.]]''': This is what happens when a 90s baby really, really wishes they lived through the 80s.
* {{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 Creator/RCARecords 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 {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} star [[Series/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.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Best expressed by the video for "Wrecking Ball".
* 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 Music/SineadOConnor's "Nothing Compares to U". Notably, O'Connor was not impressed.
** Miley dresses up as one of her musical heroes, Music/ElvisPresley, multiple times in the "Younger Now" video, and the cover of the album of the same name.
* ShrinkingViolet: The protagonist in "See You Again" is one. May also cross with ObsessionSong.
* SillyLoveSongs: "Stay", "Adore You", "Full Circle" and "Obsessed" especially. Actually, most of her discography pre-''Bangerz'' was composed of these.
* SingerNamedrop: "My best friend Lesley said, 'Oh, she's just bein' Miley.'"
* SirSwearsALot: From 2012 onward especially, at least compared with a few years ago.
* TheSomethingSong: "Simple Song", "The Twinkie Song".
* TheStoner: During the ''Bangerz'' and ''Dead Petz'' eras, as confirmed in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel.
* StudioChatter: Miley shouts "Rrrrock'N'Rolllll!!!" at the end of "East Northumberland High".
* 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.
** "[[https://youtu.be/dEfDF_6cVjs Lighter]]" is both this and a [[{{Minimalism}} Minimalist Music Video]].
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/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 Creator/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.
** The line "It's my mouth, I can say what I want to" in "We Can't Stop" can be interpreted in this way.
** This response to a meme snarkily and negatively comparing "old Miley" with "new Miley" [[note]]the "new Miley" photo was taken from a silly, playful spontaneous, at-home video she made on Instagram of her singing Music/RickJames' "Super Freak" through a toy voice changer microphone[[/note]] and attributing it to her [[TheStoner stoner habits]] was met [[http://instagram.com/p/wrzy2VwzMV/?modal=true with this caption]] on her {{Instagram}} account.
*** Another Instagram post takes a shot at the "old Miley"/"new Miley" debate [[https://instagram.com/p/0Lf2VewzID/?taken-by=mileycyrus in a]] [[ContractualPurity different 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".
* WordSaladLyrics: Scattered throughout her ''Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz'' album.
* 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''