- 11:12 AM, Jul 22
long. In 2009, while filming "The Last Song", she met Liam Hemsworth and later became his girlfriend. In June 2012, the couple announced their engagement. Though being repeatedly hit with breakup rumors, they were still together by mid-year of 2013.
Two years after "Breakout", Miley released a more mature album appropriately titled "Can't Be Tamed" in an effort to shed her squeaky-clean image. It peaked at No. 3 on Hot 200 with the title track reaching No. 8 on Hot 100. Then, a tour to promote the album was announced and so she was busy traveling North America for live concerts.
She was back on the big screen with "LOL" and "So Undercover" in 2012, but it didn't really perform well partly because of the lack of promotion on the movie studio's part. Slowly but sure, her new album came together. While working on it, she treated fans by assisting other artists on several collaborative songs including Snoop Dogg's "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" and will.i.am's "Fall Down".
Prior to releasing her fourth album, Miley offered a solid introduction with lead single "We Can't Stop", which became her second-highest charting single after 2009's "Party in the U.S.A." The music video broke the Vevo record for most views in 24 hours, garnering 10.7 million views and beating out Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat".
In 2013, Miley worked with music producer such as Mike WiLL Made It and Pharrell Williams on her fourth studio album "Bangerz". The songstress nabbed her third No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with the set. On the same day with the release of "Bangerz" hit song "Wrecking Ball", Miley performed with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Award. Her performance gained backlash and resulted in media scrutiny as her simulated sex acts with a foamy finger were considered "disturbing" and "cringe-worthy."
After months of speculation, in September 2013, a rep for Miley announced that she and Liam Hemsworth had decided to call off their engagement, ending their four-year relationship. However, the split didn't seem to faze Miley. She stayed focus on her music career which then led her to be named as Artist of the Year by MTV later that year.
In support of "Bangerz", Miley hit the road in 2014 for her controversial "Bangerz Tour". The trek surprisingly received positive reviews, although some shows were rescheduled due to Miley's allergic reaction to antibiotic cephalexin which