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.
In February 2012, Cyrus split from longtime manager Jason Morey, who has since gone on to helm management duties at 19 Entertainment, home to "American Idol."
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' last studio release from Hollywood Records was 2010's "Can't Be Tamed," peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and sold 102,000 copies in its first week. It received mixed reviews from critics but failed to deliver a hit. Her previous albums, 2007’s "Meet Miley Cyrus" and 2008’s "Breakout" were both 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.