Billy Ray Cyrus

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William "Billy" Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter and actor.

Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one single "Achy Breaky Heart", which became the first single ever to achieve triple Platinum status in Australia. It was also the best-selling single in the same country in 1992 and was translated into more than 100 languages. Thanks to the video of this hit, the line dance catapulted into the mainstream, becoming a worldwide craze.

Cyrus, a multi-platinum selling recording artist, has scored a total of eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His most successful album to date is his debut Some Gave All, which has been certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States and is the longest time spent by a debut artist at number one on the Billboard 200 (17 consecutive weeks) and most consecutive chart-topping weeks in the SoundScan era. It is the only album (from any genre) in the SoundScan era to log 17 consecutive weeks at number one and is also the top-ranking debut album by a male country artist. It ranked 43 weeks in the top 10, a total topped by only one country album in history, Ropin' the Wind by Garth Brooks. Some Gave All was also the first debut album to enter at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The album has also sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling debut album of all time for a solo male artist. Some Gave All was also the best-selling album of 1992 in the US with 4,832,000 copies. In his career, he has released 35 charted singles, of which 15 charted in the Top 40.

From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc. The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City. In late 2005, he began to co-star in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus until 2011.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Some Gave All 1
1993 It Won't Be the Last 2
1994 Storm in the Heartland 2
1996 Trail of Tears 1
2000 Southern Rain 1
2004 The Definitive Collection 1
2006 Wanna Be Your Joe 1
2007 Home at Last 2
2008 Love Songs 1
2009 Back to Tennessee 1
2011 I'm American 1
2012 Change My Mind 4 1
Achy Breaky Heart 1
Shot Full of Love 1
The Other Side 1
Time Flies 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1997 The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover 1
2003 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Achy Breaky Heart 1
2000 You Won't Be Lonely Now 1
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' 1

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