3:48pm PT by Shirley Halperin
Miley Cyrus Signs With Britney Spears' Manager
Miley Cyrus is readying a big return to the music world, not only with her fourth studio album, which is currently being recorded, but also by signing with a new manager.
Larry Rudolph, best known for guiding the career of Britney Spears, has taken on the 20-year-old former Disney star as a client, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The two officially began working together earlier this month.
Cyrus recently signed with RCA Records, announcing in January that she was working with Dr. Luke on her next album. Other collaborators for the future release include Hit-Boy, Da Internz and Pharrell Williams, who told THR in February that Cyrus’ voice “is totally different from the ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ thing. There’s way more country influence. … There’s definitely a lot of hip-hop at the heart of it. … Her project is a definitely a melting pot of all the stuff she likes.”
Cyrus' most recent studio release, Hollywood Records' Can't Be Tamed, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and sold 102,000 copies in its first week in 2010. It received mixed reviews from critics. Her previous albums, 2007’s Meet Miley Cyrus and 2008’s Breakout both were certified platinum, with the former moving more than 3 million units in the U.S.
A release date for Cyrus' forthcoming album has yet to be announced.