Miley Cyrus Hits One Billion Streams On Spotify

Sarah Stukalin

Cementing herself in history, Miley Cyrus has become the third woman to reach one billion streams on Spotify, following the likeness of Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. It’s obvious Cyrus is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, but she didn’t always have it easy.

Cyrus has been exploited and abused at the hands of the media since she broke off from the iconic role of Hannah Montana. Embracing her twenties and entering a world converse to the “Hannah Montana universe,” Cyrus has fought to be taken seriously by the media and critics alike, being at the center of multiple controversies involving her appearance and her sexuality.

But through it all the controversies and hate, Cyrus has persisted and found her voice through her music. Cyrus recently released her critically acclaimed rock album “Plastic Hearts,” a rock album following in the footsteps of Joan Jett and Blondie. Aside from some amazing rock covers, Cyrus’s original songwriting is raw, honest, and brilliant. She sings about her past relationships, her sexuality, and her ability to not give a f*ck what others think of her.

Following Cyrus’s journey from the beginning of her fame, she has not had it easy. But there’s something incredibly special about an artist’s ability to take the pain, learn from it, and channel that pain into art: art that has cemented her in history as a force to be reckoned with, and a pop-rock sensation who symbolizes so much more than good music. Listen to “Plastic Hearts” here!