She maybe young, but if you’re searching for a hot teen mega-star, it’s probably Miley Cyrus Biography. Born Destiny Hope Cyrus, her sunny personality soon changed her name to Miley. Miley shot to fame as the star of Disney’s hit-series ‘Hannah Montana’, in which she plays the title role of an ordinary girl, who’s also a singing sensation by the name Hannah Montana. The show has earned some of the highest ratings of any Walt Disney original series.
Her role in Hannah Montana came after huge preparations on her part. She first auditioned for the role when she was just 12 years old. She was, however rejected because she was too young. Finally after two years of preparations, she went for another audition, and was offered the lead role.
Miley’s celebrity lifestyle began at a very early age, with her father Billy Ray Cyrus, who is a country-music singer and actor. She took on parts as extras in his television roles and later appeared alongside her father in his television series ‘Doc’. On the back of this, Miley then appeared in the Tim Burton film, “Big Fish.”
In addition to being a hot teenage television actress, Miley is also a very talented singer. Her singing talents came out in a big way when the fourth edition of Disney Mania was released in 2006. Miley sang the song Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, which was originally sung by James Baskett. This album went on to become the second highest-rating album in the ‘Disney mania’ series. Later that same year, Disney released the Hannah Montana soundtrack. All songs were sung directly by Miley as ‘Hannah Montana’. It went on to become number one in the U.S. Billboard 200 and during its first week of going on sale, and sold a whopping 281,000 copies.
In mid 2007, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus was released. It reached the number one position in the Billboard 200. Eight of the ten songs were written by Miley and it sold 326,000 copies during its first week of going on sale. In June 2008, Miley released ‘Breakout’. This album has nothing to do with Hannah Montana, yet it still reached the number one position in the Billboard 200, proving that Miley can be a hugely successful recording artist, outside of her role as Hannah Montana.
Later in 2009, Miley’s hit series is being taken to the silver-screen. “Hannah Montana: The Movie” has been in production now for over 12 months, and is due to hit our screens on June 19th. If the series is anything to go by, you can bet that this movie is going to be a huge hit with the fans.
In seemingly no time at all, Miley has come from being a young ordinary girl, to a global superstar. In 2007, she ranked 17th in the list of Forbes Top Twenty Star Earners under the age of 25. 12 months later in 2008, she ranked number 1 and earned a reported $25 million dollars. Also in 2008, Time magazine placed her in the list of ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’.
One things for sure, with stats like that, you can bet that Mileys status of global teen superstar will be kept for many years to come.
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