Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Miley Cyrus Aiming for Grammy Gold with New Album, “Younger Now,” Set for Deadline Drop September 29th


The Grammy deadline is September 30th and guess who’s going to make it just under the wire?

Miley Cyrus. Dropping her Dead Petz and her Wrecking Ball, Miley is back on September 29th with “Younger Now,” her first official album in a couple of years. The album will include the hit single “Malibu,” but so far there’s no other track listing.

My guess is Miley goes soft and goes country. She’s been singing Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” a lot lately. The days of riding around naked on a wrecking ball in videos is over. So are the days warbling about loving marijuana. She’s on tour with daddy, Billy Ray Cyrus, which sends a very definite image signal: Miley’s era of pushing the envelope, or even licking it, are done.

The timing is interesting because if “Younger Now” weren’t terrific, the record label et al would wait until after the Grammy deadline. (Many artists do this.) The running for Album of the Year is light this year– no certainty like Adele or even Beyonce. So far, Miley’s competition would include Ed Sheeran (the favorite), Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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