Backyard Sessions 3.0 are coming! On 16th October, MTV Unplugged Presents “Miley Cyrus Backyard Sessions”, at 7PM ET / 12AM BST (17th).
Stay tuned for more details!
Don’t forget, Miley will also be appearing & performing on The Graham Norton Show next Friday (9th October)!
Miley Cyrus captured everyone’s hearts and ears when she rocked out to Blondie’s No. 1 hit “Heart of Glass” during the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2020 earlier this month. Now, she’s letting fans hold onto that moment by releasing her cover on streaming services Tuesday (Sept. 29).
The pop star announced on her social media it was “by popular demand” that she makes it available everywhere. When she asked her social media followers on Sunday, Adam Lambert, Paris Hilton and more begged her to drop it. Hours before she made the announcement, UFC fighter Julian Marquez tweetedthat if Cyrus dropped her cover on digital platforms as highly requested, he would walk out to it on Nov. 14.
The show must go on.
While things certainly looked different at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this year, Miley Cyrus‘ performance was as big, bright and exciting as ever. While chatting with Elvis Duran after her killer set, the 27-year-old pop star opened up about taking the stage without an audience and why music is so important during these strange, uncertain times. “I think it’s giving us that pop escapism and some normalcy,” Miley said of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. She even joked that she hopes her performance this year, being so over the top, makes everybody watching feel like things are temporarily back to normal.
One thing that’s not so normal for Miley? Performing on stage without any fans in the audience. “At a concert, the artist comes second and the crowd comes first,” Miley told Elvis. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss that. I don’t love this. I miss my fans. The virtual wall isn’t enough for me. It’s not,” she said, though she praised all the hard work that goes into making a music festival happen safely during a pandemic. In the best of times, Miley says, we all want to be “sweaty, packed in, and in Vegas” when we go see music live.
This isn’t the first time Miley has performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival over the last 10 years. The reason she keeps coming back is for the eclectic lineup. Speaking with Elvis, Miley says she doesn’t feel like she’s a “genre-specific artist” so it’s fun for her to perform here alongside artists like BTS, Bon Jovi, Migos and more.
Miley and Elvis took time out of their music chat to speak about the upcoming presidential election. Miley’s been using her voice and platform to remind her fans to vote. “Changes need to be made and they don’t happen without our attention or activism,” Miley said. This past year showed us we “need unity and to put our differences aside” and do what is best “not only for the care of our own country, but for the world.” The best way to do that is by voting.
In case you missed it, or just want to re-live all of the epic performances from this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, tune in to the two-night highlights special on The CW on September 27 and 28 from 8-10pm ET/PT.
Niall Horan is an enormous Miley Cyrus fan and has shown his appreciation of her latest track, ‘Midnight Sky’, by covering it using piano and guitar and his dreamy voice on Instagram live, much to fans’ delight.
The 27-year-old is open about his massive love for Miley’s music, talking and posting about her often, and whilst chilling on live in his lounge, he decided to give his own little rendition.
Niall said: “I’ll tell you what song I’m absolutely obsessed with at the moment, is Midnight Sky.”
He began to play the chords and sing along to the chorus, and fans in the comment section was loving how much the former One Direction star was piling on praise for Miley.
Fans wrote, “he’s obsessed with Miley” and “such a fan” and if he’s chosen to stan anyone, we must say he’s chosen well.
Only last week did he praise Miley on Twitter for a performance she gave of the song, getting a message back from the lady herself with a kiss emoji.
We can’t help but let our imaginations run away with us and wonder what a collaboration between the duo would sound like.