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Sinead O'Connor pens open letter to Miley Cyrus: 'Don't let the music business make a prostitute of you'

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Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor is no stranger to controversy (she famously tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II while saying, “Fight the real enemy!” on Saturday Night Live in 1992), but the 46-year-old musician finds nothing amusing about Miley Cyrus’ headline-grabbing antics — or her recent willingness to strip off her clothes.

O’Connor has penned an open letter to the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana in response to Cyrus’ recent Rolling Stone cover story, in which she explained that O’Connor’s iconic music video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” helped inspire her own “Wrecking Ball” clip — you know, the one that features Cyrus licking a sledgehammer and swinging naked on a wrecking ball.

“Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor warns, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.”

“The music business doesn’t give a sh– about you, or any of us,” she continues. “They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s what YOU wanted… None of the men oggling you give a sh– about you either, do not be fooled.”

O’Connor’s words are harsh, but she weaves in moments of sincere admiration for Cyrus’ musical ability throughout the piece. “You have enough talent that you don’t need to let the music business make a prostitute of you,” O’Connor argues. “Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.”

Read the full letter below:
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Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' now streaming at iTunes a full week early

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Yes, kidz — Bangerz haz arrived.

Miley Cyrus’ endlessly discussed fourth studio album has arrived early today as a full stream on Itunes — including, of course, the two no. 1 singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball,” plus collaborations with Britney Spears, Big Sean, Nelly and more.

Read EW music critic Nick Catucci’s full take on the album here. (Spoiler alert: He likes it a lot.) Or make up your own mind: click here to listen, and decide whether you’re in the haterz or loverz club.

Who covered it best: Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball'

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Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” just notched another week atop the Billboard Hot 100 — and a whole new slew of covers, too. Read our roundup of the latest batch below: READ FULL STORY

Chart report: Jack Johnson, Miley Cyrus come out on top

America’s new obsession: Glockenspiels!

Okay, maybe not, but Jack Johnson’s fourth album From Here to Now to You — which features not only the glocks (that’s what the cool kids call it) but also the melodica, ukelele, bass kalimba, and, of course, the dobro — landed atop Billboard’s album charts. The record sold 117,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan, giving the happy-beach-bum singer his third consecutive studio album to reach No. 1.

Country singer Justin Moore saw his latest effort Off the Beaten Path open at No. 2, with 97,000 — his highest chart position yet. Meanwhile, his country compatriot Chris Young landed at No. 3 with AM, with 54,000.

At no. 4, Rap kingpin Rick Ross crashed the party with the Maybach Music mix MMG: Self Made 3, which notched 50,000. And right on the Rozay’s heels is one more dynamic debut, Avicii’s first studio album True. Powered by the runaway success of the single “Wake Me Up!,” the EDM album bowed at No. 5, also with around 50,000.

 

Over on the singles tip, though, the game belonged to (yep) Miley Cyrus, Billboard reports. Plentiful streams (and parental screams) stemming from her “Wrecking Ball” video helped catapult the single from No. 22 to No. 1 on last week’s Hot 100, and the song held steady on this week’s as well.

But hers wasn’t the only lady single to hit big: Katy Perry’s “Roar” remained at No. 2, Lorde’s surprise hit “Royals” held down No. 3, and Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch” debuted impressively at No. 12.

Haim cover 'Wrecking Ball,' provide stream of their excellent debut album 'Days Are Gone'

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Haim the trio of California sisters who’ve been swirling through the pop-music hype machine for the better part of a year, are finally on the cusp of releasing their debut, the excellent Days Are Gone.

Days takes ’70s SoCal songcraft—the girls were clearly weaned on a steady diet of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles—and apply modern pop production techniques for a warm, reverb-heavy, hooktacular sound.

But to paraphrase Levar Burton, don’t take our word for it—you can listen to the entirety of Days Are Gone right now, as it’s streaming over at NPR. The album will be in stores this coming Tuesday, September 30.

And if you like the idea of Haim but also don’t want anything that isn’t Miley Cyrus-related in your life right now, there’s a handy solution for that: The group just put together a cover of “Wrecking Ball” for BBC Radio 1. Their performance of the current Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper is below.  READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' director's cut has even more nudity: Watch it here!

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Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video now has a director’s cut.

But rather than tone down the tawdriness, the new version of “Wrecking Ball” actually amps it up. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus goes wild at school in Mike Will Made It's '23' video: Watch it here

The ’90s gave birth to Miley Cyrus, and now she’s returning the favor by paying homage to the decade of Cross Colors and Saved by the Bell.

In the new Mike Will Made It clip for “23,” Cyrus parades around a high school wearing “sexy” Chicago Bulls jerseys and  vintage Jordans while making references to Naughty By Nature and MC Hammer. She smokes cigarettes, graffitis the bathroom, and generally runs amok.

Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Zack Morris also join in on the shenanigans, all at the chagrin of the uptight school principal Mr. Belding. Just kidding! Partly.

It’s also reminiscent of another ’90s classic, Master P’s “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!” video. Take a look below: READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus performs in see-through shirt and pasties at second iHeartRadio set

For a second set at the iHeartRadio festival on Sept. 21, Miley Cyrus came out in a see-through mesh shirt and a pair of pasties, presumably to keep her from chafing. Introduced by Britney Spears, Miley’s second followed an afternoon show that left her in tears.

Watch her performance below.

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Miley Cyrus breaks down during iHeartRadio festival

Miley Cyrus can’t stop.

The pop singer was a crowd favorite at the iHeartRadio music festival day event Saturday in Las Vegas. Before she hit the stage, the crowd of a few hundred chanted: “Miley! Miley! Miley!”

The 20-year-old emerged onstage in all white, wearing a tight corset and high waisted shorts that revealed some of her backside.

Her four-song set opened with the anthemic “We Can’t Stop,” where people onstage were dressed in flower, mushroom and rainbow costumes. She gyrated and slapped a dwarf-sized dancer’s butt onstage. She followed the colorful performance with “Party In the USA.”

But it was her emotional rendition of “Wrecking Ball” that was her set’s highlight. Cyrus’ mascara was running as she left the stage after the song and the performance comes days after she announced she was no longer engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth. She thanked the audience for helping the song top the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. READ FULL STORY

Are you in on the Miley movement? MTV releases trailer for new Miley Cyrus documentary -- VIDEO

That’s right–Miley’s still got you talking, and she’s looking forward to keeping it that way for a couple of more weeks.

In anticipation for her new album, Bangerz, MTV releases a one-minute trailer for Miley: The Movement, the one-hour documentary special that depicts the day-to-day of the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana.

Packed with cameo appearances, from her We Can’t Stop producer Mike WiLL Made It and Britney Spears, the special takes a behind-the-scenes approach to capturing Miley before and after the MTV VMAs performance as well as her musical influences for her latest project.

“Everyone takes the VMAs so serious,” Cyrus tells Spears in the trailer. “I just wanna come out and shoot a hot dog gun, I just wanna have fun!”

Miley: The Movement premieres Wednesday, October 2, 10p/9c on MTV. Watch the trailer below:
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