Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
The singer of “Used to Be Young” celebrated her birthday and the occasion by delivering renditions of a selection of songs that hold personal significance to her.
Miley Cyrus commemorated her 31st birthday with a special indulgence for both herself and a fortunate group of friends and family.
The artist behind “Used to Be Young” entered a new year of life on Thursday, choosing to usher in this fresh chapter with a pre-Thanksgiving performance on Tuesday at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles for her close circle.
In an Instagram post, she shared that her “birthday gift to MYSELF this year was VERY on brand.”
“I took the stage for MYSELF and sang my most cherished songs, including my own,” Cyrus captioned a montage of clips and pictures from the evening. “The inaugural ‘live’ rendition of ‘Flowers’ was presented to an audience consisting of my close friends and family.”
“Returning this song to its roots… it blossomed magnificently,” she continued. “Appreciative of the evolution in both the song and myself. 🌹💋❤️ With Love, Miley.”
For her performance, Cyrus donned an all-black outfit, consisting of a strapless black dress, gloves, and a sleek bun. The intimate event unfolded in front of a piano, showcasing stripped-back versions of her Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit “Flowers” and a selection of other crowd-pleasing tunes.
During the rendition of “Flowers,” Cyrus encouraged the audience to join in, infusing the performance with playful improvised adlibs. “I didn’t want to leave (but I had to), I didn’t want to fight (but we did), started to cry but then remembered I (I’m in Dolce!),” she sang to enthusiastic applause.
The artist also delivered a rendition of Journey’s “Faithfully,” culminating in a massive sing-along. Additionally, she performed some seemingly unreleased material and was joined by pop star Ryan Beatty, as indicated by an image initially shared on his Instagram Story, which she later reposted.
As mentioned earlier, the Chateau Marmont performance featured lyrics seemingly directed at her boyfriend, Maxx Morando, who was reportedly in attendance. At one point, Cyrus sang, “Don’t know if it’s ever gonna stop / I wouldn’t mind if it don’t / Don’t leave me high / Don’t let me down / ‘Cause I want you more,” with a gaze toward the front row near Morando, eliciting laughter from the crowd.
In response to her birthday post, fans and friends, including Donatella Versace and Vanessa Hudgens, showered Cyrus with love in the comment section. Beyond her recent performance, Cyrus collaborated with her godmother, Dolly Parton, on a new version of her 2013 hit “Wrecking Ball,” featured on Parton’s latest album, Rockstar.
“I’ve spent my life covering my Aunt Dolly’s music, and it’s a true honor to hear her sing one of my songs,” she shared on Instagram. “I love you Aunt Dolly! Adding another collaboration to our bedazzled (studded leather) belt makes us ROCKSTARS now!”
Earlier this month, she received six Grammy nominations, including one for album of the year for “Endless Summer Vacation.” On Instagram, she expressed her joy and congratulated her fellow nominees in a post celebrating the nominations.
“Seeing women take the lead in the music industry fills me with pride. While being nominated is fun, and winning is exciting, the real trophy is having my music cherished worldwide,” she expressed. “To my Smilers – today, I celebrate YOU. Your joy is my bliss. My team and all my collaborators are irreplaceable and priceless contributors to this puzzle. I love you all. Thank you for making my Endless Summer Vacation so sweet.”
In April, Cyrus’ hit “Flowers” achieved the distinction of being the most-consumed song of 2023, accumulating over 1 billion streams and securing its place as a chart-topper.