On Monday the world was treated to the first new single from Miley Cyrus. Since what has felt like an eternity to rabid fans, “We Can’t Stop” premiered during “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.” But if you weren’t listening you might have known anyway thanks to the massive #WeCantStop Twitter trend and the piles of press that ensued. The single is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Meanwhile, save for some mild rumors of a summer release date, much remains unclear as to the details of the full LP, which—impressively at 20 years old—will be Miley's fourth time going through the process.
Here’s everything we know so far about the mysterious studio album.
It’s probably not coming out any time soon. During interviews, the singer has always been super hyped about the impending LP, but struggled with specifics regarding its arrival. This includes her Monday “OAWRS” appearance where she dodged the topic by talking about having “so many options for singles,” making us feel that it was still very much in the fine-tuning process.
When it does come out, it’s going "to shut everyone up." This comment came directly from Miley on Twitter and appeared during the height of the alleged cheating scandal involving her fiancé Liam Hemsworth.
It’s super important to her. During a cover interview in V Magazine, Miley said: “I put this record before everything, and I’ve never done that with anything … I’ve put too much into this record to put anything else in front of it.”
Seriously, it’s, like, the only thing she has been talking about. “Not discussing anything but my music from now on,” she tweeted in March.
Kelly Osbourne really digs it. During an interview with HollywoodLife.com, the purple-haired E! icon praised the unreleased compilation for it’s grown-up sound. She said, “It’s such a departure from everything you’ve ever seen from Miley before.”
So does will.i.am. The Black Eyed Pea, who collaborated with Miley on his single “Fall Down,” told "ET" that Miley is “really talented,” and even went so far as to say that the release will “redefine everything you think” about her.
However good it is, it will “definitely not" be called "Reborn." She said so on Twitter.
She’s bringing that Britney edge. Earlier this year it was reported by E! News that Miley had signed on with music manager Larry Rudolph, who is credited with rejuvenating the “Baby (One More Time)” hitmaker’s career.
…with a dash of hip-hop flavor. “A lot of the beats are produced hip-hop beats,” she told The Associated Press in November 2012. The album features contributions from Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy and Mike WiLL Made It.