Best American Music Awards Performances No. 20 : Miley Cyrus Meows Her Way Through 'Wrecking Ball' at the 2013 AMAs
publish date: 2017-10-23
In honor of the 2017 American Music Awards, is counting down the best performances from the awards show’s history. Starting at No. 20, Miley Cyrus kicks off the countdown.
Throwback to 2013, when America was only knee deep in Miley Cyrus' divisive Bangerz era and a Trump presidency was only a glimmer in the alt-right's eye. The singer was fresh off her iconic VMAs performance with Robin Thicke, where she twerked to a medley of "We Can't Stop," "Blurred Lines," and "Give It To You," causing moms everywhere to question what ever happened to Hannah Montana.
Cyrus treated the AMAs crowd to a toned-down performance of "Wrecking Ball," a song that also initially caused quite a stir when it was discovered to be chock full of nudity, wrecking balls, and sledge-hammer-licking shots.