Miley Ray Cyrus, born Destiny Hope Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress from Franklin, Tennessee.
Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Miley has had five non-consecutive number-one albums on the U.S. Billboard 200, two of which are soundtracks credited to her titular character Hannah Montana, and has earned numerous awards and nominations. In 2010, Cyrus ranked number thirteen on Forbes ' Celebrity 100, and was named the "Most Charted Teenager" in the 2011 Guinness World Records with twenty-nine Billboard Hot 100 entries as of November 2009. In 2013, she was declared "Artist of the Year" by MTV.
On television, Cyrus is best known for her role on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, in which she portrayed the starring character Miley Stewart. Miley has recently been seen as the host of the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live.