Daughter of country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus had an early passion for the stage. In 2003, at the age of eleven, she won a small role in the series Doc in which her father had the lead role. That same year she appeared in the ending credits of Big Fish by Tim Burton. She also appears in a television program presented by her father. Her stage name Miley comes from the word “smiley”.
Her career really started when she won the title role in Hannah Montana, which was a rating success for Disney Channel (the first episode was watched by 5.4 million viewers). She plays a young teenager, Miley Stewart, who leads a double life as a rock star. Her father takes the role of Robbie Ray Stewart, a former country singer. Miley Cyrus performed the songs in Hannah Montana and the two albums from the soundtrack dropped first place in album sales in the United States in the week of their release.
In 2007, she won two Teen Choice Awards, as an artist of the summer and best actress in a comedy television series (Hannah Montana). She had been appointed last year as a revelation of the year.
In October 18, 2007, she began a tour of 54 dates across the United States. “Best of Both Worlds Tour”. The show portrayed Miley both as a solo artist and as her character Hannah Montana.
Miley was also the voice of Penny in the animated film Volt. In addition, for the soundtrack of the movie, she sang a song she wrote (I Thought I Lost You) with John Travolta (who does the voice of main character). For this song, she received two nominations: at the Golden Globes and at Critics Choice Awards.
In august 2009, she released an album titled “The Time of Our Lives”, which was the 30th best selling album of 2009. In September 2009, Miley started her “Wonder World Tour”, which ended in December of the same year.
In April 2010, she put her new single “Can’t Be Tamed” on her MySpace page. Her new album of the same name was released on June 22 in the U.S. and the clip was posted on YouTube on May 5. After the release of this album, Cyrus said she would take a musical break, only to devote herself to her filming career.
In the summer of 2010, she filmed Hannah Montana Forever, which is the fourth and final season of Hannah Montana. The same year, she starred in the movie “LOL: Laughing Out Loud”, alongside Demi Moore and Ashley Greene in the role of Lola, which is the main character.
In late August 2010, her relationship with Liam Hemsworth ended. After a 2 weeks break, the couple went back together only to split, this time for good, in November 2010.
Recently, Miley was involved in a new scandal after a video showing her smoking salvia with a group of friends was posted on the Internet. The possession of this plant, considered a powerful psychedelic drug, is not illegal in California. The video shows Cyrus inhaling the substance and then giggling about it.
It is at the age of 7 that Demi Lovato began playing comedy by getting a regular role on the show “Barney & Friends” where she met Selena Gomez, who later became her best friend. While continuing her musical training, she appeared in 2006 in an episode of the second season of Prison Break with Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.
In 2007, she got the role of Charlotte “Adams in As The Bell Rings”, a mini-series produced by Disney Channel, which appeared for the first time in August 26, 2007. But what propelled her on the front stage was the role of Mitchie Torres in the movie “Camp Rock” where, alongside the Jonas Brothers, she revealed her many talents as an actress, singer, musician and composer.
Her talent for music was noticed after her duet with Joe Jonas, called “This Is Me”. Later she is given the main role in a new series called “Sonny With A Chance”, which had its debut on February 9, 2009 on the Disney Channel. She plays Sonny Monroe, a young person who is granted the opportunity to play in a comedy show called “So random! “. The series quickly became a success and propelled her to the rank of one of Disney’s biggest stars.
In September 2009 she started filming Camp Rock 2. In January 2010, Demi Lovato began filming season 2 of “Sonny With A Chance”.
Besides comedy, Demi Lovato has a great musical talent. Before getting noticed as Mitchie Torres in “Camp Rock,” Demi had recorded a song titled “Shadow” for the series “As The Bell Rings”. She wrote and sang the song “That’s How You Know” which is in the CD Disneymania 6.
From June 1 to July 30, 2008, Demi worked on her debut album “Don’t Forget”, co-written with the Jonas Brothers. The Camp Rock soundtrack was released on June 17, 2008. She came third in the standings on the Billboard 200 and reached more than 188.000 copies sold in its first week. The song “This Is Me” reached the 5th place on the Billboard Hot 100.
On September 23, 2008, she released her debut album “Don’t Forget” which reached 2nd place in Billboard 200. Her second album was titled “Here We Go Again”; the first single from it had the same name. This second album was released on July 21, 2009 in the United States and it quickly dropped at the top spot of the best-selling albums in Billboard. It also contains the song “So Far So Great” which is the generic song for “Sonny With A Chance”.
On March 14, 2010, she did a duet with Joe Jonas, entitled “Make A Wave” for the organization Disney’s Friend For Change.
Recently, Demi was involved in a scandal after she reportedly punched one of her backup dancers. The altercation broke out after Demi found out that Welch had told on her partying during a night off from performing. Immediately after the incident, Lovato checked herself into rehab for “emotional and physical issues.”
Alex Welch, the backup dancer who was punched in the face by Demi, says she hasn’t gotten any apology from the Disney star so far and she is reportedly seeking to take the matter to court.
Selena is a Mexican by her father Ricardo Joel and Italian by her mother Amanda. Her first role was in “Barney & Friends” (Gianna) where she met Demi Lovato. Her parents are divorced, she lives with her mother and stepfather. She was discovered by Disney at a national talent search when she was 12.
In 2006 she was invited to star in the second season of “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” as Gwen.
In 2007 she also appeared in episodes of the second season of “Hannah Montana” where she plays Mikayla, a pop star who is a rival of Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) and had the main role in the movie “Another Cinderella Story”. In late 2007, she joined the series”Wizards of Waverly Place”.
In 2009, she became the youngest official ambassador for UNICEF. Like many Disney stars such as Hilary Duff or Miley Cyrus, she launched her own clothing line called “Dream Out Loud” on October 15, 2009.
In 2010, Selena held the second lead role in “Ramona and Beezus”, with Joey King holding the leading role. Since the making of this film, she is very close to Joey King, who is also her partner in “Ramona and Beezus”.
In 2010, she filmed a movie called “Monte Carlo” which was produced by Nicole Kidman. In this film, Selena stars alongside Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy. The film is a romantic comedy.
As far as her singing career is concerned, in 2008 she recorded three songs for her movie “Another Cinderella Story”. The songs were called “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”, “Bang a Drum” and “New Classic”. She also sings the theme song for the series “Wizards of Waverly Place”, “Everything Is Not What It Seems”. Selena has also recorded three songs for Walt Disney Records and sang several songs on “Barney & Friends”.
On 22 July, her birthday, she signed a contract with the Hollywood Records label. She recorded a song called “Headfirst” in 2008. She participated in the soundtrack of the movie Wizards of Waverly Place, movie. Since September 29, 2009, her first solo album, “Kiss & Tell” is on sale in the U.S. On Friday, August 21, 2009, her song “Falling Down” from the album “Kiss And Tell” is tuned on Radio Disney. The second single from the album is called “Naturally”.
Selena is not pursuing a solo career: she has a band, called Selena Gomez & The Scene and she is the only girl and the leader of the group.
Slena has been linked to pop sensation Justin Bieber, as the two have been spotted on a few snack dates recently. However, Selena denied the rumors, saying the two of them are just friends and that they enjoy each other’s company.
“It was just pancakes! Oh my gosh!” she said in an interview with MTV: “Who doesn’t like pancakes? We were both performing in the same place so we went and had pancakes together. That’s all it is. All innocent.”