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Miley Cyrus 'Unplugged': Cyrus twerks on a horse made of people, and 4 other things you missed -- VIDEO


It’s Miley Cyrus, y’all!

On the singer’s MTV Unplugged concert Wednesday night, Cyrus said she always missed her home in Nashville, so she tried to “bring Nashville back here!” and turn her L.A. taping into a hoedown. (And, yes, she made a joke about being a “ho” “down” so we don’t have to.) But this wasn’t a Billy Ray concert circa 1993; instead, the country theme manifested itself with plenty of “y’alls,” a barn aesthetic, and — of course — a horse made of people.

The 45-minute show asked viewers a simple question: What Miley Cyrus do you want? Do you want the girl who’s got a human horse and brings little people up on stage with her while wearing ridiculous costumes and twerking on everything that moves? Check out videos one and two below, and be outraged/amused to your heart’s content. Or do you prefer the singer stripped down, performing tracks with real vocal power? That version of the singer appeared as well, belting “Wrecking Ball” and some other ballads on a stage free of little people and horses.

Regardless of the Miley you’re looking for, you’ll find it below. Pro tip: The red-and-white checkered outfit is a cheat sheet that the song will be raunchy. The “classier” (?) all-denim ensemble means she’s a serious artist with a ballad about lost love Liam Hemsworth to share with you. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus gets down with Madonna, covers Dolly at MTV Unplugged session: On the scene


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Miley Cyrus brought some of her Nashville roots to her MTV Unplugged special airing tonight -- and had a special material cowgirl join in the Hollywood Hoedown.

Unplugged is known, of course, for offering an intimate environment for artists like Nirvana, Bob Dylan,and Jay Z to play classic songs from their catalogs, often with a smattering of covers. The question in Los Angeles last night was, would Cyrus be able to control her wrecking ball in that supposedly more subdued setting?

Yeah, we didn't think so either. Of course, no cowboy-themed festivity would be complete without a giant costume horse, so Miley has one of those onstage -- and as expected, she twerked all over it. (The dancers inside the horse seemed to really be enjoying it though; then again, they probably had no choice.)

Cyrus said having her own Unplugged special was a dream come true, and thanked MTV for letting her do one, calling them "brave." Her Bangerz tour doesn't kick off until Feb. 14 in Vancouver, so this was the first time many of the songs from that album have been performed live. Miley honored her godmother Dolly Parton by playing one of her hits -- you'll have to tune in tonight to find out which, since the song list is embargoed until it airs -- and sporting a svelte pink plaid jumpsuit with a short blond bob wig.

"Today is one of those days when it's easy to get out of bed," Cyrus told the crowd of family and friends, referring to the fact that she got to perform with one of her idols, Madonna. The two closed out the set with a mashup (still can't tell, sorry) that just may rival Madonna and Britney's infamous VMA kiss.

Who knew Miley and Madonna were such close friends? I mean, I assume only close friends would slap each other's butts on national television and do some pretty risqué line dancing. Madonna, dressed in all black, presented Cyrus with cowboy hat  to go with her sparkling ripped denim and bikini top. Cyrus said you can look at life two ways; half clothed or half naked. Either way, she's pretty great unplugged.

Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET. and check out Miley's interview with MTV News after the performance below:

Miley Cyrus will star in her own 'MTV Unplugged' next week


It’s true — she can’t stop.

If you’ve been foolishly walking around 2014 thinking that The Year of Miley was well behind us, you’ve been wrong: In an announcement made during tonight’s Teen Wolf, the world learned that it would be getting a Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged special on Jan. 29.

Unplugged, of course, is the 25-year-old MTV franchise that’s given us memorable performances from the likes of Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Jay Z, Korn, and dozens more. As with many of those earlier iterations, the network teases in a press release that the Miley edition will  “showcase a more intimate side of Cyrus and feature surprise guests for an unexpected re-invention of the songs that have defined her career, including several from her #1 critically acclaimed album, Bangerz.”


The stellar new mixtape from Mike Will Made It, rap's hottest producer -- featuring Future, Miley, Ciara, and more

Rap producer Mike Will, who made the beat for “We Can’t Stop” and executive produced Bangerz, got Miley Cyrus revving her motorbooty in 2013.

But he’s no Svengali. To Miley, at least, he acted more like a consigliere: the close advisor whose gravitas balanced out her wilder impulses. (“We Can’t Stop” makes for such a transfixing party anthem because of its wistful undercurrent.) Of course, any decent consigliere helps plot chaos as much as they counsel discretion. Will’s latest mixtape, #MikeWiLLBeenTriLL, showcases the stormy impulses that draw artists to him, making for a dark but ridiculously entertaining tour through the back rooms of today’s rap. (You can download it free from DatPiff.)


Behind the Scenes 2013: Miley Cyrus explains the origin of the singing cat at the AMAs: 'I found it on Tumblr'

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly runs down some of the best performances from all across the music world in 2013. One of the entries on that list was Miley Cyrus’ performance of “Wrecking Ball” at November’s American Music Awards, which found Cyrus singing the power ballad in front of a giant projection of a cat who “sang” along and wept diamonds during the song’s climax.

Like many of the elements of Cyrus’ visual approach, the genesis of that performance began on the Internet. “I found that cat on Tumblr,” Cyrus told EW. “I’m obsessed with cats but I have four dogs so I can’t have a cat. But I am obsessed with cats. So I found this cat and sent it to [‘We Can’t Stop’ video director] Diane Martel, and we turned it into this little GIF. For some reason, when I saw it, I felt like it would be the saddest thing to see this cat sing ‘Wrecking Ball’ with me. I had to track down the dude who made [the original Tumblr post] who lives in Japan. I think a lot of kids knew what that cat was. They had seen that cat online before because it got passed around on Twitter.”

Once they had the basic idea down, it was time to expand. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus teases fans with provocative clips from upcoming 'Adore You' music video

It doesn’t look like Miley Cyrus plans to tone down her act anytime soon.

A series of teaser trailers released on Instagram for the singer’s next single suggests that Cyrus’ new video, slated to premiere this Thursday, will be just as provocative as her previous ones.

Watch both of the short teasers for Miley’s “Adore You” below:


Best of 2013: Miley, Beyonce, Gaga, Katy, Lorde, and the pop diva showdown


Big year for women in pop, turns out! They ruled the VMAs. They ruled the charts. They ruled the internet. They caused controversy. Real, genuine controversy: Not just like “your mom is worried” but like “Rashida Jones is worried.” They released good music and weird music and occasionally very bad music, and it all seemed to speak volumes about something. Gender. Culture. America. Women! They’re all over our Top 10 Albums and Top 10 Singles End of Year lists. But which of the great Pop Divas had the best year in 2013? Forthwith, the case For and Against each one. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus to perform in Times Square for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Hold on to  your wrecking balls, music fans– Miley Cyrus has announced that she will be joining the performance lineup for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

The singer took to Twitter to share the news of her newly established New Year’s Eve plans:

While Cyrus is among the first of the Times Square performers to be announced, ABC has revealed that Ariana Grande, Capital Cities, Daughtry, and The Fray would be joining the West Coast line up hosted by Fergie. Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo,  Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line and Jennifer Hudson are also slated to perform on the West Coast.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest airs on Tues. Dec. 31 at 10 p.m.

The biggest videos on YouTube this year


Oh Psy, you scamp — running the table two years in a row.

South Korea’s pony-danciest pop import had another bang-up year in video pageviews, following last year’s no. 1 “Gangam Style” with “Gentleman” in 2013. But Miley Cyrus, bless her, came close to wrecking him — and still beat him in total views.

Also on the list? The usual suspects: Katy, Rihanna, “Blurred Line” boobs, and more.
Find the full list after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus twerks on Santa Claus at Jingle Ball -- VIDEO

Miley Cyrus is definitely in the holiday spirit.

On Dec.6, Cyrus performed  at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball dressed as a sexy, sequined Santa. While singing her hit “We Can’t Stop,” she even twerks and grinds with another Santa. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

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