Miley Ray Cyrus ( MY-lee SY-rəs; born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her music spans across varied styles and genres, including pop, country, rock, hip hop, and experimental music. She has attained the most (13) US Billboard 200 top-five albums in the 21st century by a female artist.
The third daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, she emerged as a teen idol while portraying the title character of the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana (2006–2011). As Hannah Montana, she attained two number-one and three top-five soundtracks on the Billboard 200, and the US Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single "He Could Be the One". Cyrus' intial solo career consisted of the teen-friendly US number-one albums Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) and Breakout (2008), the extended play The Time of Our Lives (2009) and her third album Can't Be Tamed (2010); these releases contained the US top-ten singles "See You Again", "7 Things", "Party in the U.S.A." and "Can't Be Tamed", and she also released the single "The Climb". Cyrus underwent a more mature musical shift with the release of Bangerz (2013), which became her fifth number one album and included the singles "We Can't Stop" and the chart-topping "Wrecking Ball". She continued this on her follow-up Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015) before exploring various genres on the albums Younger Now (2017), which contained the top-ten single "Malibu", and Plastic Hearts (2020); Cyrus then collaborated with The Kid Laroi on "Without You". Cyrus' upcoming eighth album Endless Summer Vacation (2023) was preceded by the lead single "Flowers", which set several streaming records and became her second U.S. number one single.
Cyrus has also starred in the films Bolt (2008), Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), The Last Song (2010), LOL (2012), and So Undercover (2013), and appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). On television, she served as a coach on the singing competition series The Voice (2016–2017), starred in the "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" episode from the Netflix series Black Mirror (2019), and hosts the yearly NBC holiday special Miley's New Year's Eve Party (2021–present). She founded the non-profit organization Happy Hippie Foundation in 2014, which was supported by the web video series Backyard Sessions (2012–2020).
Regarded as one of the few examples of a child star with a successful career as an adult, Cyrus' accolades include nineteen Teen Choice Awards, four World Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, one People's Choice Award, and a GLAAD Media Award. She has made the Time 100 list in 2008 and 2014, was named MTV's Best Artist of 2013, appeared on Billboard's Greatest of All Time Artists chart in 2019, and was ranked as the ninth greatest Billboard 200 female artist ever.