Saying that Miley Cyrus has undergone a physical and professional transformation is a serious understatement.
While still starring on Hannah Montana — which sparked more than a handful of smash-hit albums — Cyrus released “7 Things,” a single with a peppy beat that was inspired by ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas. Since then, the singer has been churning out hit after hit, graduating from upbeat tunes to much more “grown-up” songs — a handful of which snagged her MTV Video Music Award nominations.
Ahead of her VMAs appearance this Sunday, we’re taking a look back at those videos, lauded by MTV and fans everywhere.
“7 Things” — 2009
Nominated for … best new artist
What we can’t get over: The fact that she’s singing about Nick Jonas. And also, her hair!
“We Can’t Stop” — 2013
Nominated for … song of the summer and best female video
What we can’t get over: How we have yet to be invited to a house party this epic.
“Wrecking Ball” — 2014
Nominated for … video of the year
What we can’t get over: This question forever on our minds: Whether or not Liam Hemsworth, the subject of this song, was crying as hard as we were.
“Malibu” — 2017
Nominated for … best pop video
What we can’t get over: This stripped down, bare-faced version of Miley.