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‘Wrecking Ball’ Launches Miley Cyrus to Stardom

Sep 20, 2013 10:57 AM by Staff
‘Wrecking Ball’ Launches Miley Cyrus to Stardom

Earlier in March, Miley Cyrus posted to her twitter account “My new music is gonna shut everyone up.” Well, that didn’t exactly happen for the Hannah Montana star.

But despite the backlash she’s received for her outlandish dance moves, Miley seems to have found a silver lining with all this attention she’s been receiving. Her music has grown to be very popular. This summer, her song ‘We Can’t Stop’ resides in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 chart.

Furthermore, her next song ‘Wrecking Ball’ became her first No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart.

She made quite a statement with her ‘Wrecking Ball’ music video. Due to her shocking nudity and gestures during close-up shots, a lot of her critics have labeled her video as vulgar. It seems like this is all part of her plan to reach stardom as a music artist. It’s quite clear that the 20-year-old has successfully reinvented herself as an up-and-coming pop star. Whatever it is she’s doing, it’s definitely working in her favor.

Interview Exclusive: James Mercer Of The Shins

Mar 13, 2012 12:20 PM by Will Durkin
Interview Exclusive: James Mercer Of The Shins

We've never done anything as elaborate as this.
James Mercer, on playing 'Live on Letterman'
Port Of Morrow is the title of the hotly-anticipated new album from indie rock superstars The Shins. Due out on Tuesday, March 20th on Columbia Records, the band plan to celebrate their new release by playing a special Live on Letterman webcast concert – LIVE from the Ed Sullivan Theater in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Click through here for our exclusive interview with The Shins frontman James Mercer and find out what the band has in store for fans when the webcast kicks off at 9pm ET at CBS.com.

I was quite nervous the first time. It's kind of a mix of excitement and dread.
on playing The Late Show for the first time
Hit play below to hear Mercer tell stories of his first time playing the Late Show with David Letterman (“I was scared”), as well as his recipe for a good concert. Mercer also comments on the themes found on Port Of Morrow, a record that revolves around thoughts on love, family, homelife and the duality of life.

Click HERE to check out the exclusive James Mercer Interview.

Tune in to cbs.com/liveonletterman at 9pm ET (6pm PT) on Tuesday, March 20th to see The Shins perform Live on Letterman in this special concert webcast event.

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