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31 Inspiring Facts Every Fan Should Know About the ‘Teen Queen’ Miley Cyrus


Miley Cyrus has always turned heads with her great performances and even her philanthropic activities. She has always been an open book, in full view of the public eye, even in her personal life. Here are some facts about the American singing sensation:

  1. She was born Destiny Hope Cyrus, on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, to Leticia ‘Tish’ Jean Finley and Billy Ray Cyrus, the country singer. She born with an abnormally fast heart rhythm, a condition called ‘supraventricular tachycardia.’
  2. In 2008, she changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus, by adding the shortened form of her nickname ‘Smiley,’ and the middle name of her grandfather’s‘Ronald ‘Ray’ Cyrus.’
  3. Cyrus has a younger brother Braison and a younger sister Noah. She also has step-siblings, Brandi and Trace and Christopher Cody, from her father’s relation with Kristin Luckey.
  4. She attended Heritage Elementary School in Williamson County, before joining Options for Youth Charter Schools, after she was hired for ‘Hannah Montana.’ In addition to attending plays, she took acting classes at the Armstrong Acting Studio, under Dean Armstrong apart from taking private tuition on set.
  5. Raised a Christian, she wore a purity ring as a testament to her virginity and attended church regularly while growing up.
  6. Cyrus made her acting debut in a TV series ‘Doc’ in 2001 with her father in the lead. She made her feature film debut in Tim Burton’s ‘Big Fish’ in 2003 as young Ruthie.
  7. As a 13 year-old she earned fame portraying the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel sitcom ‘Hannah Montana,’ aired by ET/PT. Initially she auditioned for support cast but was called up for the lead role, mainly for her singing and acting ability.
  8. The pop singer, songwriter, and actress has often sparked controversy with her performances and received widespread media coverage.
  9. The success of sitcom made Cyrus a ‘teen idol’ and began a concert tour with ‘The Cheetah Girls’ performing eight songs from the shows, which debuted as number one on the Billboard Top 200, selling over three million copies worldwide.
  10. In 2007 she released her double album, ‘Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus,’ which led to her lead single ‘See You Again.’ Cyrus then collaborated with her father to release country song album ‘Ready, Set, Don’t Go.’
  11. Cyrus toured United States and Canada with her debut concert ‘Best of Both World’s Tour,’ which was meant to differentiate her from Hannah Montana as a performer. According to Ticketmaster, it was the hottest concert with over one million in total attendance and grossed over US $54 million.
  12. In 2008, 19-year-old Josh Holly hacked Cyrus Gmail account to obtain photos with bare midriff blowing kisses and posted it on the web. She ran into further controversy when it was reported that she had appeared topless for a photo session for Vanity Fair.
  13. The Hannah Montana series has been championed as one of the few entertainment sanctuaries for children and Cyrus was chosen favorite television actress at ‘Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids’ Choice Awards.’
  14. On July 22, 2008, Cyrus released her second studio album ‘Breakout,’ which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 for a week selling 370,000 copies. It was the highest first week sale of her career so far.
  15. The song ‘7 Things,’ was released as the lead single from Breakout. She said the ‘Seven Things’ stands for the seven things she cannot live without, ‘The Bible,’ ‘my mommy,’ ‘my Yorkie Roadie,’ ‘my lovebird Zazu,’ ‘grilled cheese,’ ‘music and my beautiful Gibson guitar,’ ‘my black Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers,’ and ‘my Sidekick.’
  16. She became at sixteen, the youngest performer in history to have four number one albums on the chart when her song ‘The Climb,’ went on to top the Billboard 200.
  17. In 2009, Cyrus embarked on a 56 stop ‘Wonder World Tour,’including a performance at the Royal Variety Performance for the Queen Elizabeth on December 7, to end the year as the Billboard’s Fourth Top Female artist of 2009. The tour was a critical and commercial success grossing $1 million.
  18. In 2010 she starred in a romantic drama ‘The Last Song,’ a film based on a novel of the same name. The film was to help Cyrus break out of the pop persona and children’s television series and to introduce her to older audiences. Though it was a box office success, it received a negative critical reaction.
  19. Cyrus created a controversy when she was caught on camera hitting a salvia filled bong five days after her 18th She later apologized for disappointing herself and her fans, though its legal in most states including California.
  20. In 2012, she starred opposite Demi More in a romantic film ‘LOL,’ a remake of French film ‘Laughing Out Loud,’which turned out to be a box office failure. She followed it up with an action comedy film ‘So Undercover,’ in the roll of private investigator, which received overwhelmingly negative reviews.
  21. In August 2012, she transformed from being a clean-living teen to edgy adult with a new haircut and a harder, hip-hop infused musical bent. Speaking to Billboard, Cyrus admitted the long shadow cast by Hannah Montana and the records by that part of her life are a constant source of irritation and I want to erase my past to establish herself as a creditable artist.
  22. In June 2013, following her new recording contract with RCA Records, she released her new single ‘We Can’t Stop,’ which became a commercial success setting a Vevo record for most views within 24 hours of release.
  23. In 2014 Cyrus turned Vegan following the death of her beloved dog, Floyd, an Alaskan Klee Kai, which was mauled by a coyote. This incident happened when she was on world tour in support of her 2013 platinum album, ‘Bangerz,’ and she quit consuming animal products almost immediately.
  24. As the host of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, she gave a surprise performance of a new song ‘Dooo It,’ and also announced that her fifth studio album, ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,’ was available for free on ‘SoundCloud.’
  25. After dating Liam Hemsworth since 2009, she finally married him on December 23, 2018, and in space of eight months they got separated. Since then she was in relationship with Cody Simpson.
  26. She is open about use of cannabis and even smoked what appeared to be a joint on the stage during the ‘2013 MTV Europe Music Awards function.’ She credited her mother for introducing her to cannabis and has even invested in the Cannabis company, Lowell Herb Co.
  27. Cyprus is a supporter of the LGBT community and is gender fluid. Even as a 14 year-old she revealed to her mother that she is pansexual and had relationship that weren’t ‘straight, heterosexual’ ones.
  28. In 2013, she was chosen as one of the finalist of Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year,’ and in 2015, she ended up as one of the nine runner-up for the LGBT-interest magazine, ‘The Advocate’s Person of the Year.
  29. She is the founder of the ‘Happy Hippie Foundation,’ a nonprofit organization to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations.
  30. As on December 12, 2019, Cyrus is currently on vocal rest. She has been put on vocal rest after undergoing vocal cord surgery. She probably had a vocal cord issue for years which was detected last month when she was evaluated for tonsillitis.
  31. Miley Cyrus Net Worth: $160 Million
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