It's Twerk Tuesday! Err .. I mean Miley Cryus Album Release Day - 10/08/13
Today is the day. After many weeks of (naked) anticipation - Miley Cyrus released her album "Bangerz". The album includes her two hits "We Cant Stop" and "Wrecking Ball".
I must confess that I love both of those singles. When I first heard "We Can't Stop" I instantly fell in love with the catchy tune. But I had NO CLUE it as Miley Cyrus!! I mean, who would have thought that the Disney singing little girl that at times *seemed* to not be able to carry a tune (shall we remind you of "The Climb" ) would release a song that I was singing every word to!! I tried to not like the song after that - no luck. Miley had won me over. That is .. until the VMA's. I like everyone else watched with my mouth wide open. I expected some of the shenanigans. After all, it is the VMA's and even at the time Miley had a "twerking" videos out ... but not to that extreme. I knew instantly it was a PR stunt. While it may have made people angry and been - for a lack of better words - tasteless ... it worked, didn't it? Then comes Wrecking Ball. I vowed to listen to the song and NOT watch the video. I wanted to judge the song and not the headlines about the video -that overshadowed the song itself. Once again .... amazing. The song is emotional, catchy and wonderfully written. Then of course I saw the video and wanted to reach through my computer screen and smack her. I wonder what her Godmother Dolly Parton has to say about her actions. Knowing Dolly ... I think I have an idea :)
We can judge, hate, criticize, scrutinize her all we want... but Miley said it best herself ... she got the attention she wanted. She went from having a well-known name to being an overnight SUPER STAR. Everyone - for weeks - has been talking about Miley Cyrus. Now her album is out and what do you want to bet she breaks some kind of sales records. Her name, the albums name, Twerk, etc, is trending everywhere on Twitter and the web. Goes to show that as tasteless as many of them are .. PR stunts usually work. Does this make the clich "There is no such thing as bad PR" - true?!
Let's hope that the Miley dust settles .. she grows up a little and puts some clothes on for her next album. I think P!nk said it best .. but then again .. we all know P!nk is my fave!
P!nk: "She's really freaking talented; she's beautiful. She can sing her ass off and to go up there and do that? She's cheating herself and she's cheating the rest of us... She can do what she wants. People can like it if they want. I'm not going to buy it. She can do better. I've seen her do better."
Oh - and the first red carpet that I ever covered in Nashville was for a Miley Cyrus movie!! This is when she wore clothes, haha. I was asking her "who are you wearing".