Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Miley Cyrus Wants to Go Back to G Rated from NC-17, But Music Buyers May Not Go With Her


Miley Cyrus, a girl with a golden voice, has an image problem. Her new album “Younger Now” drops now, and it’s a far cry from her last very provocative and controversial commercial hit, “Bangerz.” There’s no more Wrecking Ball, twerking, or lascivious tongue snapping. This time it’s all about growing up, giving up weed, and being re-engaged to Liam Hemsworth.

Miley, who went from rated G to rated X, wants to go back. Can she?

So far the clean refresh return to the days of “Hannah Montana” isn’t clicking with fans. The title track “Younger Now” has been a dud on the charts since its release in August with just 35,000 copies sold. The album’s pre-sales haven’t been that swell, either. “Younger Now” is sitting at number 25 on Amazon waiting for blast off on Friday.

Sources say Miley and her peeps are hoping that her weekly appearances on “The Voice” as a judge will light a fire as will a performance on an upcoming installment of the show. And the album may get a kickstart from none other than Dolly Parton, who duets with her on “Rainbowland.”

Let’s see what happens when “Younger Now” finally hits the charts for sale…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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