Taylor Swift vs. Miley Cyrus

Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are two of the most looked-up to, by teenage and young girls, celebrities of their time period. They both have released two albums which did incredibly well in charts. They have worked with quite a few charities and donated money to them also. Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are both very different, but they're both similar too.

Taylor Swift is a twenty year old, pop and country singer-songwriter. She was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and started making her name known, around her town, at a young age. She went to Nashville numerous times hoping to get a record deal, and she never did. She was fifteen when she was offered her first record deal, but she rejected it because they wanted to keep her on a developmental deal. She was then signed with Big Machine Records and produced her self-titled, first album in 2006.

Her first album Taylor Swift debuted on October 24, 2006. It was 19 on the Billboard 200 and sold at least 39,000 copies in its first week alone, it eventually peaked to 5 on the Billboard 200. From her first album she released she had five singles which were "Tim McGraw," "Picture to Burn," "Teardrops on my Guitar," "Should've Said No," and "Our Song." Every song on her album she either wrote or co-wrote. This album consecutively spent eight weeks on top of Top Country Albums charts. By November of 2008 Taylor Swift had sold over three million copies and had about 7.5 million single downloads.

Her second album Fearless came out November 11, 2008. It was number 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It also sold 592,304 copies in its first week, which lead her to have the best female artist first week sales in 2008. Fearless was the first album to sell one million copies in 2009. This album has five singles that are "Love Story," "White Horse," "You Belong with Me," "Fifteen," and "Fearless" which is set to release as a single on January 4th. This album lead Taylor Swift to become the first country female artist to get eight weeks at number one on Billboard 200. By December 4, 2009 Fearless had been certified as platinum five times.

Taylor Swift also made three EPs which were Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, Beautiful Eyes, and Live from SoHo: Taylor Swift. Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection was released on October 14, 2007. It contains two original songs and 4 not so original songs. It was only sold in Target and online. Beautiful Eyes was released July 15, 2008 for Wal-Mart. It contained a CD and a DVD. The DVD had music videos, the making of certain music videos, and a live performance. Live from SoHo: Taylor Swift debuted on January 15, 2008. It was an iTunes exclusive that was recorded in the SoHo Apple store.

Taylor Swift has been nominated for at least 78 awards. Out of the 78 awards she was nominated for she has won 48 of the awards that announced the winners. Some awards she has won are "Artist of the Year," "Entertainer of the Year," "Superstar of Tomorrow," and "BMI President's Award." Taylor Swift has been nominated for nine Grammys, eight American Music Awards, and seven CMT Awards.

Throughout Taylor Swift's career she has been involved in many different charities. In 2007 she started a campaign, along with the Tennessee governor, to keep kids safe on the internet. She donated all the money from one of her concerts to the Nashville Area Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the National American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. From some of the awards she has won, Taylor Swift donates her money to places like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the American Red Cross. She also is a supporter of @15. On her birthday she donated $250,000 of her own money to schools she went to or was associated.

Taylor Swift has made many appearances in TV shows, movies, and music videos. She appeared in Brad Paisley's music video "Online" and in Kellie Pickler's music video "Best Days of Your Life". She filmed her own documentary for MTV called MTV's Once Upon a Prom. She appeared in an episode of CSI and hosted Saturday Night Live. She also worked with the Jonas Brothers in their 3D Concert Film, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. She appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie too. She is also going to be playing Samantha Kenney in the film Valentine's Day coming out sometime in 2010.

Miley Cyrus is a seventeen year old pop singer-songwriter. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee with a famous country singer father, Billy Ray Cyrus. She began taking acting classes at the age of nine which lead her to land small roles in TV series and movies. Eventually Miley Cyrus received advice to get signed by Morey Management Group. She was managed by the group's leader and her step mother. At the age of 12 she auditioned for Hannah Montana and got the lead role, with her father playing her father in the show too.

Her first album as herself, and not as Hannah Montana, was called Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus and was released on June 26, 2007 by Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records. The album sold 326,000 copies and was number 1 on the Billboard 200 the first week it was released. The Miley Cyrus part of the album had three singles which were "See You Again," "Start All Over," and "I Miss You." This album has sold 3,200,000 plus copies in the United States alone and went multi-platinum.

Her second album Breakout was released on July 22, 2008 by Hollywood Records. It debuted at number 1 on Billboard 200 and sold about 371,000 copies in its first week. Breakout has four singles that are "7 Things," "Breakout," "Fly On The Wall," and "See You Again (Rock Mafia Mix)." This album was certified as platinum on October 17, 2008.

Miley Cyrus has made one EP and it is called The Time of Our Lives. It was released for Wal-Mart on August 28, 2009. The album was made to produce Miley Cyrus's new clothing line. It features seven songs, only one of which was co-written by Miley Cyrus. The album only contains one very overplayed single, "Party in the USA."

Miley Cyrus has been nominated for at least 40 awards. Out of the 40 awards, she has won 19, though they are for both acting and singing. A couple awards she has won are "Favorite Female Singer," "Choice Movie Hissy Fit," and "Choice Music: Single." She has won nine Teen Choice Awards, two Nickelodeon Australian Kid's Choice Awards, and one Young Artist Award.

Miley Cyrus has donated a lot of her time and money to different charities. For her sixteenth birthday she held fundraiser in Disneyland for the Youth Service America charity. She let 5,000 fans come each having to pay $250 a ticket; she then gave a million dollar check to the charity. At one point in 2007, she gave one dollar from every "Hannah Montana" concert ticket sold to the City Of Hope charity. She is also a part of Disney's Friends For Change, which encourages kids to make environmentally friendly choices.

Miley Cyrus got her start in the entertainment world with acting. She had been in movies like Big Fish and TV shows like Doc before she got the starring role in Hannah Montana. Since then, she has been in Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, Bolt, and Hannah Montana: The Movie. She also is playing the main character in the new movie The Last Song. She will be appearing in the movies Sex and the City 2 and Wings.

In conclusion, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are very similar and very different. When you hear of them at first, they just seem like regular teen sensations that are all the same. But, in reality they have different styles and do different things.

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