MOVES LIKE JAGGER, MOVES LIKE BABY: Miley Cyrus moved the needle in the race for a third consecutive week in the “Best Dance/Electronic Album” category at the annual MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) on Sunday night, becoming the first performer in history to reach the milestone.
In an industry where the focus is usually on the big names and their songs, Cyrus became the first female artist to win three VMA Awards and take home the award for best dance/electronic album, beating out fellow dance/pop artist Beyonce for her third consecutive win.
Cyrus, who was crowned Miss VMA on Friday night, finished second in her category, but she was the only female performer to take home all three awards in one night, taking home the VMA’s top award for music video for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” which won the video for VMA Award in 2018.
With the nomination, Cyrus moved past Taylor Swift and Adele to join Madonna and Beyonce as the only acts to have won three VMIAs, and became the fourth act in VMA history to win multiple awards in a single night.
While her success is the latest chapter in Cyrus’ illustrious career, it comes after a disappointing 2017, when she struggled to live up to expectations.
The 31-year-old was forced to move from New York City to Los Angeles in 2018, and struggled to make a dent in the music industry.
Her latest album, “Halo,” was released in late January and was the second album to be released in 2017.
In the weeks after the album’s release, Cyrus announced she was leaving the industry, saying she was taking time off to pursue her personal health issues.
However, in the months following her decision, she continued to make music videos and tour the country, but was unable to make any major headlines in 2017 due to her drug and alcohol abuse.
Cyrus has been in the spotlight for her role in the blockbuster “The Hunger Games” series, which has garnered her a slew of awards, including the MTV Video Video Music Award.
Cyrus’ career in 2017 was boosted by a string of smash singles and a record-breaking “Hannah Montana,” which was released this year.