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It’s been two years since pop star Miley Cyrus has released a new album. Now after spending the last year recording new music, fans can expect her next album to be released in 2013.
The break in production can be attributed to changing image — since Cyrus broke free from her Disney bubble, she’s been hard at work perfecting the album and making sure it is a true Miley Cyrus record.
According to Billboard, Cyrus, who was previously signed to Hollywood Records, recently signed a deal with RCA Records, who will be producing this next album.
On Friday, an excited Miley tweeted from the studio.
“Dayum this record is getting crazy,” she wrote, later sharing a photo from her latest session captioned, “STUSTUSTUDIO.”
Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Da Internz, Dr. Luke, Tyler, the Creator, Mary J Blige, Will.i.am, Juicy J, Mac Miller and Lil Kim have all worked with Cyrus in the studio. Despite this list of collaborators, Cyrus said she’s not recording a full-on hip-hop album. She has also been substantially influenced by country and rock music.
“I'm not trying at all to be a Rihanna or a Nicki [Minaj] ... That's not my vibe,” she told Cosmopolitan. “When I was growing up, my older brother would sneak me Nelly CDs, my dad had me listening to Dolly [Parton] and Johnny [Cash] and my mom is a complete metal head. So this record is a weird mixture of all that.”
Whether it’s rock, country, hip-hop or even pop, above anything, Cyrus is just trying to make the record she always wanted.
“I've never gotten to make a record like this because Disney's always been on my back saying, ‘You've got to promote the TV show in two months, so make sure your record's done ... and when you promote your record, can you promote the show, the movie, and the Hannah Montana record?’ I was basically carrying two people's careers and trying to make mine the priority,” she said in Cosmo. “Now, it's almost like being a new artist and trying to make a first impression. I think the best thing I could have done was take those two years off to really live, because now people don't think of me as who I was on the TV show."