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Miley Cyrus is a singer/actress and a brand name. The starlet shot to fame on the hit Disney show "Hannah Montana", which not only featured her acting chops, but was her vehicle to becoming one of the highest selling singers of the 2000s. With her "Hannah Montana" career behind her, the aspiring star has focused intensely on her music career.
The Nashville native was the first born of country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus who scored a hit with "Achy Breaky Heart" in 1992. The close relationship between father and daughter proved to be a lucrative endeavor. Miley was cast as the lead in "Hannah Montana" and Billy Ray was subsequently cast as her father. The show made its debut in 2006 and Cyrus became Disney's biggest tween idol ever! Cyrus recorded the single "The Best of Both Worlds", which served as the theme song for the hit cable show and she embarked on a recording career. Disney released the official Hanna Montana Soundtrack in 2006; Cyrus sang on nine of the tracks and it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell nearly four million copies in the US alone. Miley Cyrus tour dates were booked on the opening stage for the Cheetah Girls' The Party's Just Begun Tour in 2006.
A second season of "Hannah Montana" premiered in 2007 and Cyrus released a second soundtrack to the show. In 2007, Cyrus shed her alter ego and released her debut album Meet Miley Cyrus which peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200. It featured the top ten single "See You Again", and launched Cyrus as a legitimate solo artist. Miley Cyrus' concert schedule included her first headlining Best of Both Worlds Tour, which featured the Jonas Brothers. Miley Cyrus tour dates were the hottest shows on the concert calendar, with some tickets fetching up to $2500 on the streets. A movie version of the tour was released in 2008 and it's accompanying soundtrack hit #3 on the Billboard 200.
Cyrus returned to the studio in 2008 to record her sophomore album, Breakout, which became another #1 on the Billboard 200 for Cyrus. It featured her writing skills and an edgier vocal style that attempted to shed away her teen-pop image. That year, Cyrus also lent her voice to the animated film Bolt. She recorded and co-wrote the film's theme-song "I Thought I Lost You", which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Cyrus returned to the big screen with the Hanna Montana Movie in 2009. The film featured the song "The Climb" which became an Adult Contemporary hit. Cyrus also filmed the movie The Last Song and released her biggest single to date "Party In The U.S.A.". The single was off the EP The Time of Our Lives and sold over 4.5 million digital singles becoming one of the highest selling singles in music history, and the biggest of her young career.
After Miley Cyrus wrapped up the "Hannah Montana" series, she released Can't Be Tamed which promoted her burgeoning adult image. Her stage personality has become even further developed lately, thanks to appearances at the 2013 VMAs, a new style complete with blonde pixie hair and a racy music video for Wrecking Ball. The song is one of the lead singles off of her latest album, Bangerz, which showcases the most recent evolution of her musical style.
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“I guess I knew from an early age that I could never do a job where I’d have
to sit in an office all day long,” says Lily Allen. It seems unlikely Allen will be
confined to a cubicle any time soon. The 21-year-old artist, pronounced by NME as
“the archetypal singer-songwriter for the iPod generation,” took Britain by storm this
past summer with her debut album Alright, Still rocketing onto the U.K. Album
chart at #2 and her first U.K. single, “Smile,” topping the U.K. Airplay chart for six
weeks in a row.
Now she’s set her sights on America – and early reports indicate she won’t
exactly be flying under the radar here, either. “She symbolizes a new blogging-age,
middle-class girl: cockily ambitious, skeptical yet enthusiastic, technically savvy,
musically open, obsessed with public expression and ready to fight back,” said The
New York Times in a feature on Lily.
Allen was born in Hammersmith, a borough in Greater London, and grew up
all over London – Shepherds Bush, Bloomsbury, Islington. “I went to 13 different
schools so I never had time to make enduring friendships. Music became a lifeline to
me. I listened to punk, ska and reggae, courtesy of my parents’ record collections,”
she says, which explains why, in addition to numerous up-and-coming dance artists
she counts The Specials, T. Rex, The Slits and Blondie as favorites.
“I got expelled from various schools and was sent to boarding school as they
thought it would be a restraining influence, but I ran away when I was 14,” she
recalls. “It was obvious I didn’t like authority.”
Although she dropped out of school, Allen continued to have a voracious
appetite for books and music. “I always felt I couldn’t articulate my feelings as much
as I wanted to. Books and music helped me do that,” she says. “I started to feel like
I could have a voice.”
Lily’s incisive lyrical observations belie her years. “With the kind of music I
do you have to be direct and quite literal,” she says. “I don’t play an instrument,
which really makes me focus on the vocal melody, and the lyrics are incredibly
important to me. I don’t want to be part of a scene – the whole idea of that makes
me feel sick – and most of the music I listen to is by outsider figures, which is where
I feel happiest.”
“There was a little old lady who was walking down the road
She was struggling with bags from Tesco
There were people in the city having lunch in the park
I believe that is called alfresco
Then a kid came along to offer a hand
But before she had time to accept it
Hits her over the head, doesn’t care if she’s dead
‘Cause he’s got all her jewelry and wallet”
In November of 2005, Allen started posting tracks on her MySpace site to
see what fans thought of them. “Since then it’s gone mad,” she says. (Her songs
have received over five million total plays to date.) “The online support I got for my
music grew quickly, then the next thrill was hearing it on the radio. The reaction has
been so positive it’s left me reeling a bit. But I’m happy and I know the songs can
live up to people’s expectations.”
And indeed they have. "Through and through, it sounds like part Millie Small,
part Gwen Stefani, part Blondie, without ever really sounding much like anything
other than Allen's own mash-up of cool," said Rolling Stone. The New Yorker has
praised her “delightful, ska-inflected songs” and Pitchfork said “Alright, Still isn’t
anything else but a fantastic success. Not only does Allen deliver on the musical
promise hinted at in her MySpace demos, she also acquits herself as a genuine
personality with wit and attitude to spare.”
Allen’s cheeky, street-smart observations imbue Alright, Still with an
unerringly modern female point-of-view. On “Smile,” Lily admits to feeling guilty –
but not that guilty – for feeling good when an ex-boyfriend cries because she won’t
give it another go. Perhaps he shouldn’t have slept with her neighbor. On “Knock
‘Em Out,” a lame pick-up line is met with a litany of bogus reasons (ranging from
various sexually transmitted diseases to a house fire) why “it’s not gonna
happen/not in a million years.” And while the chorus of “LDN” brims with unabashed
affection for London, the verses are a deft social commentary exposing the warts of
a town intent on keeping up appearances. Cynicism and a sunny outlook aren’t
mutually exclusive in Allen’s world, which goes a long way towards explaining her
unbridled confidence and contagious joie de vivre. The world is still her oyster – even
if it was dredged from murky waters.