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December 9th, 2013
The biggest headline maker of the year has got to be Miley Cyrus. From her crazy outfits to her even more outrageous performances at practically every awards show there was this year, Miley knew how to stir up controversy.
Here’s a breakdown of everything Miley was up to this year.
May 6: Miley shows up at the MET Gala looking like this:
June 19: Miley releases We Can’t Stop
The music video for Bangerz’s lead single We Can’t Stop was posted on YouTube and has since accumulated over 300 million views.
July 8: Petition to change the national anthem
A petition was found on the White House’s We the People petition site, demanding that the American national anthem be changed to Miley’s megahit Party in the U.S.A. — unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, the petition has gone nowhere.
August 25: The infamous twerk
Miley performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, which caused a stir for a number of reasons: 1) Her misappropriation of African-American backup dancers, 2) Her nude latex bikini number, 3) Her tongue’s attempted escape from Miley’s mouth, 4) THAT TWERK. Don’t remember? Well, here:
August 28: ‘Twerk’ is entered into the dictionary
September 9: She came in like a wrecking ball
The music video for Miley’s second single Wrecking Ball is released and became one of the most viewed and parodied videos of the year because of the explicit nudity, the riding of the wrecking ball and y’know, licking the sledgehammer.
September 17: Miley and Liam break up
After months of speculation, Miley and fiance Liam Hemsworth officially call of their engagement.
September 22: Miley ‘breaks down’ mid-performance
During the singer’s performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Miley broke down in tears in the middle of Wrecking Ball.
October 4: Bangerz comes out
Bangerz debuts at number one on the Billboard charts selling approx. 270,000 albums.
November 10: Miley wears a(nother) revealing outfit, smokes up onstage at the MTV Europe Music Awards
After performing in a super revealing white ensemble, Miley went up onstage to accept an award, which she celebrated by smoking a joint onstage. The clip was later on removed from the broadcast of the awards show.
November 24: Miley becomes the Internet during her American Music Awards performance
Another awards show, another memorable performance — this time featuring a backdrop that can only be described as “The Internet” with a meme-worthy lip syncing cat.
December 6: Miley Gets Festive at the Jingle Ball
Miley performed at the Jingle Ball (no, not The Big Jingle, but close!) in a red sequinned two-piece similar to the one she donned at the American Music Awards and, of course, grinds up on a Santa Claus. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Y’ALL!
December 7: Miley debuts a new haircut
Meet Anna Winto — er, we mean Miley Cyrus!