Miley Cyrus Reveals New Album Name BANGERZ, May Feature Britney Spears
She's just being Miley. Miley Cyrus revealed the name of her much-anticipated fourth album via Twitter on Wednesday, Aug. 6, keeping it short, simple -- and slightly ambiguous -- after hitting her 13 million follower mark.
"13 million BANGERZ," she tweeted, followed immediately afterward with an equally puzzling explanation. "If you don't know why my record is called BANGERZ you'll know as soon as you hear it. Nothin but BANGERZ."
Shortly after her announcement, a leaked track off the album made its way onto the Internet, reportedly featuring the vocals of one Ms. Britney Spears. The clip, which has since been taken offline, was aptly titled "Bangerz."
The 20-year-old pop songstress, who has been making headlines for her racy outfits in the music video for her infectious summer single "We Can't Stop," recently opened up about her admiration and appreciation for Spears' friendship.
"Everyone goes through a time in their life where they don't want their picture taken every day," she told Huffington Post U.K. of the pop icon. "She just never had that time where she could say, 'I'm going through something right now and need to shut down.' I also don't have that, so it's good to have that one person in my life who gets it."
This will be Cyrus' first album in three years, following her 2010 release of Can't Be Tamed. The evolution of her music is paralleled by her changing public image, she told the Associated Press in a recent interview.
"I think people forget what it feels like to be 20," she said. "People just evolve and that's all that's happened to me. But people think a mad scientist somehow cooked up this potion and turned me into a different human, which it wasn't. All I did was get a haircut and buy some clothes, and everyone thinks that I am made into a robot that changes with what's popular every 10 years."