Miley Cyrus’ musical influences are a who’s who of rock

Miley Cyrus has been absorbing sounds since she was a child. It all began along with her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, whose music is in her blood and whose nation affect might be heard on her final album, 2017’s “Younger Now.” But because the “Wrecking Ball” singer’s new LP, “Plastic Hearts,” arrives Friday, it is clear that her heroes prolong far past residence. Here, a have a look at some of the celebrities that form Miley’s musical universe.

Stevie Nicks

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In a cross-generational collaboration of our goals, Nicks joined Cyrus for the “Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix).” Mashing up Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky” — the primary single from “Plastic Hearts” — and Nicks’ 1981 traditional “Edge of Seventeen,” the remix is a delight of white-winged doves. Of course, anybody with ears might already inform that Cyrus was nicking off Nicks when “Midnight Sky” got here out in August.

Joan Jett

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It was clear that Cyrus could not be tamed when she started masking each Jett and her old band, the Runaways. Over the years, she’s carried out every thing from the Runaways’ traditional “Cherry Bomb” to the Joan Jett & the Blackhearts anthem “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Now these two badass chicks are pairing up for “Bad Karma” on “Plastic Hearts.”

Debbie Harry

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When Cyrus lined Blondie’s 1979 hit “Heart of Glass” on the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September, it went over so properly that fan demand led her to launch a reside model. Her punk-spiked rendition additionally received the final word co-sign from Harry: She tweeted that the youthful singer’s take was “divine,” winking on the music’s lyrics.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus
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The nation queen isn’t just one of Cyrus’ musical forebearers — she’s her godmother. So it is no shock that Miley will all the time love Dolly. She’s displayed her devotion by masking “Jolene” a quantity of instances over time. And Cyrus spreads some vacation cheer with Parton on “Christmas Is,” a observe off the brand new yuletide assortment “A Holly Dolly Christmas.”

Billy Idol

Billy Idol and Miley Cyrus
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Having rocked out a cowl of “Rebel Yell” at “VH1 Divas” in 2012, Cyrus proudly confirmed her Idol worship. And clearly the person authorized: He joined Cyrus for a “Rebel Yell” duet on the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2016. Now the 2 are making unique music collectively, synchronizing snarls on the “Plastic Hearts” observe “Night Crawling.”

Pharrell Williams

Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams
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Cyrus teamed with Mr. “Happy” on her 2013 hit album “Bangerz,” with Williams producing two tracks: “4×4” and “#GETITRIGHT.” Then she returned the favor by dropping some visitor vocals on his 2014 single “Come Get It Bae.”

Britney Spears

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears
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Of course, Brit set the template for graduating from Disney stardom to pop princess-ness. You might be certain Cyrus had her sights set on that very same profession trajectory again when she was appearing on “Hannah Montana.” And by the point she and Spears collaborated on the “Bangerz” observe “SMS (Bangerz)” in 2013, Miley had developed into a type of Britney 2.0.



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