Miley Cyrus, Successful Beyond Her Years
To say Miley Cyrus is successful is an understatement. The Hannah Montana star has already accomplished more in her 16 years on the planet than most people do in their entire lifetime.
Despite not being an adult in the eyes of the law, Cyrus has still managed to establish herself as one of the most significant figures in both the music industry and the culture at large.
Late this summer, the indelible teen idol embarks on yet another North American tour. Scheduled to begin in Portland
, Oregon on September 14th Cyrus will wind her way across America before eventually ending the festivities in Miami
, Florida on the 1st of December.
For this tour, fans will be treated to paperless Miley Cyrus tickets
. Besides saving trees, these ethereal tickets are designed to combat scalping and provide greater access to tickets for the average fan.
Improving the concert experience is just one of Cyrus’ many accomplishments. While fans from Tacoma
would rather embrace the passion of her music, the rest of us can marvel at her lengthy resume.
In 2008, Time magazine listed her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She’s currently 29th on Forbes magazine’s “The Celebrity 100” list (a combination of income and sizzle).
In 2006, the first Hannah Montana album debut at number one. Appealing to kids from Omaha
, the soundtrack would eventually become the eighth bestselling album of year.
The next year, her double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, would go on to sell more than 3 million copies and put five songs on the Billboard Hot 100.
Cyrus’ award winning 2007-2008 Best of Both Worlds Tour grossed $36 million making it the 15th highest-grossing concert tour in North America for the year. Remarkable considering that her ticket prices were comparably lower than most other big name tours at the time.
A Digital 3-D concert film from the Best of Both Worlds tour set the mark for the highest grossing opening weekend for a film released in less than 1000 screens.
In July of 2008, Cyrus released her second studio album outside of the Hannah Montana franchise called Breakout. The album debuted at number one, selling over 370,000 copies. This was the second best opening week of sales for a female artist.
Miley Cyrus’ duet with John Travolta, “I Thought I Lost You,” from the movie Bolt, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
In 2008, Cyrus hosted both the CMT Music Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.
Cyrus is immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds in New York City.
Barbara Walters selected Miley as one of the ten most fascinating people of 2008.
Her memoirs, titled “Miles To Go,” reached number one on the New York Times children’s best seller list.
In her career Cyrus has won three Kids’ Choice Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, a Gracie Allen Award, a Young Artist Award and a MTV Movie Award.
She’s released eight studio, live and soundtrack albums.
Besides her starring role in Hannah Montana: The Movie, Cyrus has also appeared in the movie Big Fish (credited as Destiny Cyrus) and she had a cameo in High School Musical 2.
Quite a remarkable list of accomplishments for a Nashville
girl that’s just barely old enough to secure a drivers license.
Cyrus’ detractors will claim her success is a product of a powerful marketing machine, while her fans, the same that crowd into venues in Cleveland
, Las Vegas
and San Antonio
, will say otherwise. Her fans will tell you that the awards, the album sales and the television ratings all fail to acknowledge that Miley Cyris, even at just 16 years of age, is one of music’s best and most captivating performers.