Disney Phenomenon: Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus

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Emma Carroll writes, Not many pop stars lead a double life on their sitcom…

Not many pop stars lead a double life on their sitcom, sing as themselves and their alter-ego, and produce a dual album this way. And after all that is done, they don’t tend to turn a concert in to a 3D movie. But ever since Miley Cyrus began her hit Disney Channel show Hannah Montana, she’s been juggling these things and then some.Acclaimed pop star Hannah Montana is actually Miley Cyrus wearing a blonde wig, but don’t try explaining this to your parents. Miley Cyrus also performs as herself, ditching the wig to sing tween pop anthems like Start All Over and G.N.O. Hannah Montana, however, has more recognizable songs such as Nobody’s Perfect, Life’s What You Make It, and True Friend. Hannah Montana’s album came prior to Miley’s, however. This year, Hannah/Miley released Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus after the success of her first album, Hannah Montana.Music stars tend to stick with music, and TV stars tend to stick with TV. Cyrus has no intentions of doing so. Cyrus has a line of cosmetics and clothing branded with sayings like “secret pop star”. Posters, jewelery, and school supplies like notebooks, pens, and pencils are available at Claire’s and other stores. Miley/Hannah are Barbie dolls now, and so are her costars, Emily Osmet (Lilly) and Mitchell Musso (Oliver).Miley Cyrus’ dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, has sure benefited from Miley’s popularity. He plays her father on the show and recently released an album. He’s a country singer and used to have a killer mullet, but he had to ditch the hair statement in order to stay ‘hip’ with our generation. After all, mullets are more of a 1980’s thing.U23D cannot compare to Hannah Montana’s movie, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concertpresented in 3D that has been extended in theaters by popular demand. It is one of the top movies at the box office. Choreographed by Kenny Ortega (Choreographer of High School Musical 1 and 2), this smash hit has only blown up Cyrus’ popularity to new extremes.Tweens love Miley, but the rest of society is beginning to notice her as well. She made a red carpet entrance at the Grammy’s, and presented a performance at the 2008 Academy Awards.Rumors have leaked out that Miley and Nick Jonas of the Disney band the Jonas Brothers are dating, but that’s not the half of it. And occasionally, worse rumors have splattered Miley’s reputation, with claims that she is pregnant.However, Miley Cyrus isn’t going anywhere, and she is a true Disney phenomena, conquering TV, music, and merchandise. So don’t be surprised the next time you see a store glowing with Hannah Montana stuff, it’s just clever merchandising.

3 COMMENTS

  1. good report.
    good report. i like the paragraph about Billy Ray and his mullet. you used clever words and placed them perfectly. A+

  2. Personally i don’t like H…
    Personally i don’t like Hannah Montanna but I think you did a good job of describing her.

  3. Cool story.
    Cool story. I didn’t nkow there was a rumor going around that she was pregnant.interesting info. ANYWAY, good job.

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