Now That Endless Summer Vacation Is Here, Let’s Revisit Miley’s First Album From 2007

After listening to her eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation, travel back to 2007, when Cyrus released her first album outside of Hannah Montana.

15 Years Ago, Miley Cyrus Released Her Debut Album
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Cyrus released her debut album on June 24, 2007, over a year after breaking out as her onscreen alter-ego Hannah Montana, with the most introductory title you could think of: Meet Miley Cyrus.

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Her first album was tied in with the soundtrack for Hannah Montana Season 2, forming a clear division between Hannah’s Disney Channel hits and Cyrus’ self-written songs.

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Cyrus previewed her first batch of original songs by performing “G.N.O. (Girl’s Night Out)” and “See You Again” at the 2007 Disney Channel Games.

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While Cyrus was primarily known as Hannah first, it was “See You Again” that brought her to pop radio airwaves, becoming her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (including Hannah songs) without even releasing a video.

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Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, marking Cyrus’ first No. 1 album and making her the seventh artist under the age of 18 to reach the top spot.

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While “See You Again” didn’t get a music video, Cyrus did film one for “Start All Over,” making her one of the last artists to get played on MTV’s original TRL.

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Later that year, Cyrus embarked on her first headlining tour, the Best of Both Worlds Tour. Her show was split into two parts, performing as Hannah in the first half before taking off the blonde wig and performing her own songs.

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Naturally, the Best of Both Worlds Tour concluded with Cyrus performing “Best of Both Worlds” as a virtual duet with herself, as Hannah. Today’s holograms could never compete.

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The impact of Cyrus’ debut never diminished, getting certified triple-platinum and becoming the 71st best-performing Billboard 200 album of all time.

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While the Grammys didn’t take Cyrus seriously at the time, she won where it truly counted: the Teen Choice Awards.

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