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Miley Cyrus Signs With RCA Records, Recording With Dr. Luke

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Miley Cyrus has a new home. The pop star has signed a deal with RCA Records, and will release her fourth studio album this year.

According to Billboard, Dr. Luke has been named as one of the 20-year-old’s A-list collaborators. The producer is the mastermind behind smash singles like Katy Perry‘s ‘Teenage Dream,’ Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ and Cyrus’ own ‘Party in the U.S.A.’

Meanwhile, Miley’s mom Tish Cyrus spilled the beans on more collaborators when she was visiting a late-night studio session on Wednesday, including Juicy J and “Is this really my life? In the studio tonight with @therealjuicyj @TheDoctorLuke @iamwill and of course @MileyCyrus #goodtimes,” she tweeted.

In her Cosmopolitan cover story, Miley revealed that she’s also working with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Mary J. Blige and Odd Future‘s Tyler the Creator. She explained, “I wrote this song with Mary J. Blige, and Tyler, the Creator heard it and said, ‘I am obsessed with this song, and I will guest on it if you promise me that you will keep it on the album.’ And he killed it!”

As for the sound of her forthcoming LP, Cyrus says it will be a mix of many influences. “I really didn’t want to make a hip-hop record, and I’m not trying at all to be a Rihanna or a Nicki [Minaj]….That’s not my vibe,” she said. “When I was growing up, my older brother would sneak me Nelly CDs, my dad had me listening to Dolly [Parton] and Johnny [Cash], and my mom is a complete metal head. So this record is a weird mixture of all that.”

Miley’s new album follows her 2010 LP ‘Can’t Be Tamed,’ which, according to Nielsen Soundscan, only sold 343,000 copies in the U.S. Even the former ‘Hannah Montana’ star admits there’s a ton of “hype” around her upcoming record, but she’s excited for the opportunity to show the world who she really is.

“I’ve never gotten to make a record like this because Disney’s always been on my back saying, ‘You’ve got to promote the TV show in two months, so make sure your record’s done… and when you promote your record, can you promote the show, the movie and the “Hannah Montana” record?’ I was basically carrying two people’s careers and trying to make mine the priority. Now, it’s almost like being a new artist and trying to make a first impression,” she told Cosmo. “I think the best thing I could have done was take those two years off to really live, because now people don’t think of me as who I was on the TV show.”

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