How much is Billy Ray Cyrus worth? $20 million
How did Billy Ray Cyrus earn his money and wealth?
William Ray Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky. Billy is an American singer, actor and, songwriter and is best known for his single “Achy Breaky Heart”. He started singing from the early age of four. He had to struggle for launching his career before finally being signed by PolyGram/Mercury in 1990 and released his first album “Some Gave All” in 1992 which became an instant success and went on to become 9× Multi-Platinum and sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It became number one on many charts including the Billboard 200, Canadian Country Albums chart, Canadian Albums Chart and in several other countries. The most successful single of the album was “Achy Breaky Heart” and reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and was also it reached No. 4. On the Billboard Hot 100.
Riding on the first album’s success he released “It Won’t Be the Last”, his second studio album, in the next year, containing only four singles which debuted at No. 1 on the Country charts, and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Billy released his third album in 1994 called “Storm in the Heartland”, but it failed to become as popular as his earlier albums. His next album came out in 1996, “Trail of Tears”, which was also his debut album under Mercury records but it failed to impress the fans and was off the charts in a month. His album came in 1998, “Shots Full of Love”, whose failure led him to leave Mercury records and move to Monument Records under whom he released a single album “Southern Rain”.
After releasing “Southern Rain” he started shifting his attention towards Christian music and released two Christian albums named “Time Flies “ and “The Other Side”, which also saw moderate success. Billy also appeared on the Disney show “Hannah Montana” where he starred with his daughter Miley Cyrus and he played the role of her father. Meanwhile, he also released his next country album “Wanna Be Your Joe”.
In 2007, Cyrus was a contestant on the 4th season of Dancing with the Stars where he finished in 5th place. Due to his increasing popularity, Disney released his album “Home at Last”, which became an instant success. His next two albums were “Back to Tennessee” and “I’m American”.
Ray has made several television appearances which include The Nanny, Love Boat, and The Next Wave. He also appeared in Jackie Chan movie “The Spy Next Door”.
What are the highest selling albums of Billy Ray Cyrus?
- Some Gave All (1992): 7 million copies
- It Won’t Be the Last (1993): 3 million copies
- Trail of Tears (1996): 250,000 copies
- Shot Full of Love (1999): 220,000 copies
- Southern Rain (1999): 160,000 copies
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