[10:27] Show host Miley Cyrus
Show host Miley Cyrus poses as she arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California August 30, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

We were aware that Miley Cyrus was working on two different albums simultaneously but little did anyone know that she would drop one album at the end of the MTV Video Music Awards broadcast on Sunday night, where she was the host.

Titled “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” the album is a follow up to her 2013's album “Bangerz” and cost Cyrus $50,000 to make. Her record label—RCA Records was not involved in the release of the album, which has 23 new songs. Cyrus' new album is now streaming free online on her personal website. “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz” is a follow up to her 2013's album “Bangerz.”

Speaking to the New York Times a week before the release of the album, the 22-year-old singer said that her label did not fund the new album and it will not be counted towards completing her multi-album contract with them. “They had never heard the record until it was done,” she told the newspaper.

As the name suggests, Cyrus' new album is dedicated to her “dead pets,” including her late dog Floyd and a dead fish. Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne helped Cyrus produce the latest album. Cyrus recalls of a time when she was hospitalised for an allergic reaction to antibiotics and Coyne visited her and they both conceived the album then.

“This is going to sound crazy but a Chinese healer sent me into a state where my dog was lifted out of my lungs and placed on my shoulder,” Cyrus told the newspaper about her experience. The singer then petted her dead dog for three hours until she was ready to let Floyd “go and put his energy out.” “I really think, in a way, his energy went into Wayne’s energy. What he was to me, Wayne has become,” she said.

Ever since that day Coyne, 51, has become a dear friend to Cyrus. She says she is “100 percent in love” with him but “it's nothing sexual in any way. That would be the grossest," Cyrus said.

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