MTV CHRONICLES THE EPIC RISE OF MILEY CYRUS
AS SHE EMBRACES A NEW PUBLIC PERSONA AND MUSICAL DIRECTION
DURING "MILEY: THE MOVEMENT" A NEW DOCUMENTARY PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 10PM ET/PT
New York, NY (September 19, 2013) - After her headline-grabbing VMA performance, chart-topping sales including her first-ever #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for "Wrecking Ball," and helping to usher the word "twerk" into the everyday lexicon, global superstar Miley Cyrus has catapulted to the top of the pop culture stratosphere. But who is the real Miley and what is driving her transformation?
For the last four months, MTV has been granted unmatched access to Cyrus, who will unabashedly take viewers on her whirlwind journey from tween television sensation to one of pop music's most magnetic and unapologetically controversial artists during "Miley: The Movement" premiering on Wednesday, October 2nd at 10pm ET/PT.
The intimate, 60-minute documentary film will capture the full essence and evolution of Cyrus as she gears up for the release of her debut RCA Records album, "Bangerz" on Tuesday, October 8. The special will chronicle her triumphs and struggles at home, in the studio and on the road, as well as the planning, rehearsals, performance and media frenzy surrounding her 2013 "MTV Video Music Awards" medley with Robin Thicke.
"Miley: The Movement" will also air internationally on MTV channels around the world in October 2013. The film follows in the footsteps of similar enlightening MTV documentaries that have featured the likes of such superstars as Lady Gaga, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and most recently, Demi Lovato.
To celebrate the forthcoming documentary, MTV will dedicate its entire AMTV morning music block on Wednesday, October 2 to Miley Cyrus. In addition, MTV Hits, MTV's 24-hour music channel, will launch a special "Miley: The Movement" Countdown for a full 24 hours prior to the premiere, including music videos, live performance clips, interviews with MTV News and teasers in anticipation of the debut.
@radical.media is the production company for "Miley: The Movement." Dave Sirulnick, Jonathan Mussman and Joanna Bomberg serve as Executive Producers for MTV. Justin Wilkes and Jon Doran are Executive Producers for @radical, Daniel Stolzman is Producer and Paul Bozymowski is the Director. "Miley: The Movement" is production of MTV News and Docs.
For additional information on Miley Cyrus, including music, videos, interviews, and news, visit MTV's Artist Platform (Artists.MTV.com) a music discovery site that powers MTV/CMT/VH1's network of 60 million passionate music fans online and 100M homes on-air.
About Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus will release her new album "Bangerz," on October 8th which will include thirteen new tracks. Collaborating with renowned producers and songwriters such as Mike Will, Pharrell, Future, and will.i.am, this album marks a creative evolution for Miley. "Bangerz" is currently available for pre-order. Those who pre-order "Bangerz" at iTunes will get an instant grat track of "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop". Additionally both "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" are available for purchase at all digital retails providers.
"Wrecking Ball," the second single from "Bangerz," was released on August 25 and immediately hit the #1 spot at on the iTunes Top Songs Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Spotify. The video for "Wrecking Ball" became the fastest music video ever to reach CERTIFIED status, VEVO's milestone for videos delivering 100 million views in only 6 days. Cyrus shattered the previous record which she held for "We Can't Stop," which was CERTIFIED by VEVO in just 37 days after it premiered The first single "We Can't Stop" was released on June 3 and shot to #1 on iTunes in the US and 23 other countries. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has sold over 2 million tracks in the US alone. "We Can't Stop" also became Cyrus' first #1 single in the UK.
Miley Cyrus is a world renowned entertainer with record breaking success in film, television and music. She is a multiplatinum recording artist and has sold over 12 million albums and 20 million tracks in the US alone.
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