Chartmetric recently completed a study on 12 celebrities who live steamed from their socials during the pandemic and what impact this had on their social growth and engagement. One of their studies was Miley Cyrus launching Bright Minded on 18th March, discussing ways of ‘staying lit in dark times’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.
They focused primarily on Instagram followers and YouTube subscribers as their metric for long-term fan engagement. With Stream Day “Zero” representing the first day an artist or their counterpart began live streaming, the negative and positive numbers to the left and right, respectively, show each performance day before and after.
• In the 48 days before Bright Minded, Miley gained 1,878,399 followers on her Instagram.
• In the 48 days after Bright Minded, Miley gained 2,153,842 followers.
From the few case studies they analysed, it seems that live streaming can only help an artist’s career, whether that’s through their own channels or through other artists’ channels. With all the extra time artists now have to be creative, it’s clear that live streaming isn’t a waste of time when it comes to artists looking to engage with their audiences.
The live experience is simply expanding, and for the music industry, that means understanding how artists can maintain the same sense of mutual engagement they get from concerts while leveraging their digital success when the time comes to hop back on stage.
Miley Cyrus just gave Cody Simpson a new ‘do.
The 27-year-old singer posted a photo of herself giving the 23-year-old artist a fresh haircut. The pic also gave fans a look at her rockin’ style.
“Matching mohawks,” the “Slide Away” star wrote alongside the pic.
Cyrus has debuted a few looks over these past months. In January, she posted a picture of her “modern mullet.”
“Miley wanted to go more punk. She wanted something edgy,” hairstylist Sally Hershberger told E! News in November after she first made the chop. “We went with a modern mullet that she can wear sleek, but also wavy and messy.”
Then, last week, Cyrus shared a photo of her new pixie mullet. In fact, her mom, Tish Cyrus, was the one to trim her tresses—with a little virtual help from Hershberger. The mother-daughter duo even shared a video of the process with Vogue.
“I trained Tish well ;),” Hershberger wrote on Instagram.
US singer Miley Cyrus has demanded justice for George Floyd, who was brutally killed by police in Minnesota.
The Wrecking Ball singer, who is in self-isolation with boyfriend Cody Simpson amid the coronavirus pandemic, turned to Instagram and shared a story where she demanded justice for the slain individual.
Sharing an illustration of George, Miley Cyrus wrote with broken heart emoji, “Justice for George”.
A video circulating shows a police officer suffocating the unarmed African American individual to death.
Earlier, Canadian singer Justin Bieber also raised voice against racism and police brutality after the killing of George. He wrote “this makes me absolutely sick. This makes me angry this man DIED. This makes me sad. Racism is evil. We need to use our voice! Please people. I’m sorry GEORGE FLOYD,” the singer further added.
Towards the end of last month (25th April), Miley Cyrus appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live: Live at Home. Rather than perform a new single or previous hit, Miley chose to perform one of her favourite songs, delivering her rendition of ‘Wish You Were Here’ by Pink Floyd.
In the week of 9th May 2020, Wish You Were Here appeared in – and peaked in – 2 different Billboard charts.
• On the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, the song re-entered and peaked at #6 – their only top 10 song on this chart. It is only their third song to appear on this chart.
• On the Hot Rock Songs chart – which blends sales, streams & radio play – it appeared for the first time ever, debuting at #10 and peaking the following week at #9.
It was also their top song in the United States on YouTube over the past 28 days.
Source: Hot Rock Songs Chart / Rock Digital Song Sales Chart / YouTube
ALMA recently caught up with Idolator & ReadDork to talk about new music and life in quarantine, where she was asked about her work with Miley Cyrus. Check out what she said below.
As well as writing your own amazing songs, you’re also a highly sought-after songwriter in LA. How did you connect with Miley Cyrus? I’m obsessed with “Mother’s Daughter.”
Thank you so much. We actually met at a party and we really clicked. We were just like, “Wow, we’re literally the same person but we come from so different backgrounds.” The next day we were in the studio. It was so simple. It was just like, “I love you.” “Okay, I love you too.” It was just like a crazy connection. We had the same energy and same kind of craziness. The first track we did was actually “Slide Away.” It was literally the first track we did together ever. We were both in the same situation in life, I think. It was easy to talk with her and I feel like it was easy for her to talk with me too. We had so much fun in the studio.
You also did that Charlie’s Angels song. What was that like?
It was the same time we were working on Miley’s album. I think Ariana Grande hit up Miley and then Miley asked me to be a part of it. I was just like, “Oh, yes, thank you, I will.” It was huge for me. Ariana Grande and then also Lana Del Rey. Like, what the hell? They’re the biggest artists in the world right now. It was huge for me and I’m very honored that they wanted to take a chance on this young songwriter.
Having helped pen some tracks for two of Miley Cyrus’ EPs, including the roaring ‘Mothers Daughter’ and heartbreaking ‘Slide Away’, it was in these sessions that Alma found some more helping words.
“I was making my album at the same time when we made her EP,” Alma says. “And she was like, ‘You’ve got to do your own thing’, and she loved the records that I love. She was always telling me that ‘this needs to be the single, I know this is probably never gonna go to the charts, but fuck it because it’s you!'”
The single Miley was referring to was ‘LA Money’, perhaps the most hotly-anticipated track on the album. It’s rumoured on deep pop forums that many acts including Dua Lipa were after it, but it wasn’t leaving Alma’s hands for love nor money. Just for that reason, it’s Alma’s personal experiences and belonged solely to her.
“It gave me a lot of confidence to hear that because it’s a risky move. Usually, you want to put out the poppiest ones.”
Miley wasn’t the only misunderstood figurehead to make their way into Alma’s life during this time. Most recently an Alma penned track was chosen as the comeback for the music career of Lindsay Lohan, who “actually just DM’d me on Instagram” after hearing the Miley tracks.
Helping in understanding who Alma is, these two interactions came from “people that are weird ones, but they’re the cool ones for me,” she says, “Miley and Lindsay, they both get criticised a lot, and I love that. I think that’s why they’re interesting, and that’s why they’re heroes for me.”
Billboard recently put together a list of 21 artists who rank among the Greatest of All Time Billboard 200 Artists who have yet to win a Grammy in competition. They listed in descending order of where they rank on the GOAT list:
Cyrus has received just one Grammy nomination, when Bangerz (a.k.a., the album where she took a “Wrecking Ball” to her old Hannah Montana persona) landed a 2014 nod for best pop vocal album. Cyrus is just 27, younger than any other solo artist on this list, so there’s still time for her to win a Grammy. GOAT ranking: No. 31.
Read the full list here.
Demi Lovato recently appeared on the In Bed With Nick and Megan podcast, where she was asked about growing up on the Disney Channel. She recollected some memories of growing up alongside Miley Cyrus and other Disney stars.
“It’s so weird to me that you and all the other 20-something pop stars all know each other, and have worked together, and are friends, or were friends, or will be, you know what I mean? It’s so crazy to me. […]”
“It’s really funny because when you think about it, we all grew up on Disney Channel, around the same age. […] You know, Miley Cyrus, Selena, Jonas Brothers, all them, even the cast of High School Musical. Everybody was kind of growing up together, […] We grew up together, and it was this really small group of kids that, we really couldn’t relate to a lot of people, so we kind of stuck together.
And then, it was like this, we called it ‘Disney High’, because you know, when there’s only a select few of you that can relate to one another, well, you start dating each other, and then you become friends with one another, and you fall out with one another, and break-up with one another, and then other people date each other, it’s confusing and dramatic and that’s ‘Disney High’. [Laughs]”
NPR, a public radio network in the US and available globally, recently ranked Saturday Night Live‘s musical guests from the 45th season. Included in their ranking was Miley’s performance for SNL: Live at Home.
Bathed in red light while sitting aside a fire pit at night, Cyrus belted out Pink Floyd’s 1975 lighter-waver “Wish You Were Here” with the socially distanced accompaniment of guitarist Andrew Wyatt. (The choice of Wyatt — a bestselling pop producer, guitarist and songwriter who’s working with Cyrus on her next album — felt notable, in part because Wyatt has written publicly about his recent battle with COVID-19.)
For a simple set-up recorded under difficult circumstances, Cyrus’ performance did a pretty ingenious job of turning back-porch busking into the stuff of late-night sound stages. It had visual drama: smoke, flames, distinct lighting, moody accompaniment, lavish fashion. But it also served up the umpteenth reminder that Miley Cyrus is a marvelous singer, with vocal — and emotional — range to spare.
Watch the performance below!
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Over the next few weeks, there will be a few streaming parties & projects being held by fans across Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. We’d love to see as many fans getting involved!
All of the dates/times/plans can be found below. All original tweets can be found at the bottom of this post!
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Lockdown hasn’t stopped the UK’s best-selling country act from making music in a special collaboration.
The Shires have performed a duet of Miley Cyrus track The Climb with King Calaway. Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire duo Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes teamed up with the multi-national six-piece to sing the brooding power ballad.
The song has been released as part of King Calaway’s ‘Nashville House Band Series’, in which the group have teamed up with top musical acts across the globe to release collaboration video performances recorded and filmed independently of one another.
Ben and Crissie of The Shires, who headlined St Albans festival Meraki last summer, said: “We were so excited when the boys asked us to do a virtual collaboration as we love their voices and their fresh new sound.
“The Climb is also genuinely one of our all-time favourite songs, so it really felt like the stars had aligned when they suggested it.”
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