Miley And Selena Are Taking Back Their Crowns With New Music—And The Internet Is Nostalgic


Old friends and former Disney icons Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez are coming back with new singles this August 25!

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Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez have been staples of pop culture for almost two decades now. From screens to studios, the two have been consistently booked and busy, making headlines with every move they make.

So when the world found out they were announcing (and would be releasing) singles on the same day, people were yanked straight back into the 2010s when these former Disney stars were the definition of It Girls for the younger generation. On August 25, Miley will be dropping Used to Be Young, and Selena will be dropping Single Soon ahead of her yet-to-be-completed album.


News of a same-day single drop from the two got people reminiscing. Referencing a Hannah Montana season 2 episode where Selena Gomez guest starred as rival pop star Mikayla, @mazzypopstar on X (formerly Twitter) posted a clip of the two characters’ iconic verbal spar while on a fictional call-in talk show.

Miley and Selena, as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana in Hannah Montana and Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, respectively, were Disney darlings and breakout superstars in their own right. They’ve been friends since the late aughts, and—as is unfortunately normal in celebrity culture—have also been rumored to be rivals like their Hannah Montana characters. This was driven by the fact that we apparently can’t let two young women share the spotlight side-by-side (even today, ahem) and by the Miley-Selena-Nick Jonas love triangle.

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Even these days, as the news about their new music comes out and people on the internet are digging up remnants of the past, people are still speculating about their rumored feud. Regardless of what went down over the years, the two have shown their respect and love for one another all throughout their careers.

Just in the last few years alone, they’ve crossed paths and reached out to each other online, calling each other “old friends.” Selena even guested on Miley’s Instagram Live show to talk about mental health and living with bipolar disorder.


The same-day release caused people to refer to the Barbie/Oppenheimer phenomenon, calling this “pop music’s barbenheimer.” And just to make things extra spicy, Ariana Grande is also releasing music on the 25th, albeit the digital deluxe release of Yours Truly in honor of its 10th anniversary. Pop music is going to be wild this Friday.

And playing on the hype, Miley and Selena also utilized X and Instagram to ride the wave of nostalgia and joint social media virality. Miley took to X to respond and partake in the trending viral memes about her and Selena. She quoted the clip of the telephone feud, captioning it “.@selenagomez and I are both dropping our new SINGLEs SOON…..I SAY WE #USEDTOBEYOUNG .”

She also posted a clip from her upcoming documentary special Endless Summer Vacation: Continued (Backyard Sessions) where she imitates the viral meme of Miley Stewart saying goodbye to the Malibu home in the Hannah Montana season 3 finale.

Selena also took to Instagram Stories, posting the same telephone feud clip. “@Mileycyrus and I both have a SINGLE SOON and we are releasing on the same day…We have been friends since we USED TO BE YOUNG. Excited for August 25!!!”


Selena Gomez, thriving as a musician, producer, actress, and beauty entrepreneur, last released an album in 2021—a Spanish-language EP titled Revelaćion and has lent her vocals to features in songs by Rema and DJ Snake. Her recent screen stint as producer and lead actress on the mystery-comedy Only Murders in the Building (currently airing its third season on Hulu) earned her critical and audience acclaim, and her cosmetics brand Rare Beauty is well-loved across the world over.

Miley Cyrus has continuously revamped and reinvigorated her versatile career through strong, authentic music with her latest release Endless Summer Vacation (2023) and its successful lead single Flowers. As acclaim for her stellar rock vocals grows, so does a more widespread recognition of her talent and ability beyond Hannah Montana and Wrecking Ball. Nostalgia and legacy are taking center stage in the current wave of pop culture, and since Miley has been an integral part of youth and pop culture from the late 2000s to the present, people think she could definitely pull off an “Eras tour” of her own.

If you grew up with these two on your screen, then you know it’s a special, nostalgic feeling to watch them interact and take on the world with no signs of stopping for years on end, despite all the wild media coverage they’ve faced. So mark your calendars: Miley and Selena are coming back with new music on August 25th to prove that they’re generational pop culture icons—and they’re going nowhere but up.

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New Music Releases

What You’ve Missed: The New Music Releases Of The Week (April 17-23)

Here are some of the songs that were released in the past week

From BGYO to Ariana Grande, and DAY6, here are some of the new music releases of the week.

It’s Friday which means the weekend is here! But before you head off on your adventures, here are some of the latest music releases of the week that you may want to add to your weekend playlist.

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Save Your Tears Remix – The Weeknd, Ariana Grande

The Weeknd just released his highly anticipated remix of Save Your Tears with Ariana Grande. This standout song from the After Hours album is made even better with Ariana’s mesmerizing vocals

You make me – DAY6

DAY6 just released new music with the release of their latest EP, The Book Of Us: Negentropy, with You make me serving as their comeback single.

Smile – Wolf Alice

Smile is the second single to Wolf Alice’s highly anticipated third studio album, Blue Weekend. This hard-hitting rock song was inspired by lead singer Ellie Rowsell’s desire to fight back against those who try to define her.

Unlearn – benny blanco, Gracie Adams

You know what’s even more emotional? This soft piano ballad also has an acoustic version.

Low Key In Love – The Struts, Paris Jackson

British glam rock group The Struts teamed up with Paris Jackson for this classic rock and roll duet

He’s Into Her – BGYO

P-pop boy group BGYO is blessing us with new music with the release of their latest single, He’s Into Her. This upbeat song is about the boys being head over heels over a girl, which will figure in the upcoming series of the same name starring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.


Arthur Nery is back with new music that is giving us all the feels.

hailey beebs – almost monday

Alternative pop trio almost monday have new music in a form of this breezy and groovy song from their second EP out later this year.

Part Time Psycho Remix – SHAED, Lamon

SHAED is out with a remix to their single Part Time Psycho featuring Lamon.

Whatever This Is – Side B – Fern.

Fern.’s soulful vocals in Whatever This Is – Side B makes it feel like the kind of song you want to be immersed in.

If You Change Your Mind Remix – Hunter Hayes, Party Pupils

Hunter Hayes has a remix out to his latest single, If you Change Your Mind, courtesy of Party Pupils, a group composed of producer SuaveYungBlanc and singer MAX.

Risk – Jess Connelly

Jess Connelly has a new single out called Risk, and it’s a whole bop

Imagine – Ben Platt

Ben Platt bears his heart and soul out in this song as he sings about a special person in his life who changed him and can’t imagine leaving him.

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