William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American country music singer, songwriter and actor. He was born August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky. He helped make country music became popular worldwide. Since 1992, he has released eleven studio albums, released 38 singles, popular song of his Number One single "Achy Breaky Heart", which become the first single ever to attain triple Platinum status in Australia and the best selling single in the Australia in 1992. Billy Ray Cyrus, a multi-platinum selling recording artist, have a total score of eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Songs chart. His successful album up to this date is the debut of "Some Gave All", that has been approve to be 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States and is the longest time stayed by a debut artist at Number One on the Billboard 200 that last up to 17 continous weeks and most consecutive chart-topping weeks in the SoundScan era. It's the only album (from different music style) in the SoundScan era to stay 17 continous weeks at Number One and is also the high ranking debut album by a male recording artist. It is ranked in 43 weeks in the top 10, which topped by only one country album in history, "Ropin' The Wind" by Garth Brooks. the first debut album to reach at the number 1 in the Billboard Country Albums was "Some Gave All" . This album has sold more than 20 million copies globally and it is the Best selling debut album of all time for a solo male artist. In 1992, "Some Gave All" was the best selling album in the US with 4,832,000 copies. In the entire career of his, he has released 29 top rated singles, of that, 15 reached in the Top 40.
From 2001 to 2004, Cyrus starred in the television show Doc. The show was about a country doctor who moved from Montana to New York City. In late 2005, he also began to co-star in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley Cyrus. The show is currently in its fourth season.
In 2010, it was announced that he and his son Trace Cyrus would take part in a new Syfy reality series called UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious.