Miley Cyrus Song Pulled From Grammy Nomination

12/10/2009 at 02:50 PM EST

Miley Cyrus Song Pulled From Grammy Nomination
Miley Cyrus
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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

A song performed by one of the world's top tween pop singers gets a Grammy nomination – only to be taken out of the running days later.

No, it's not a plotline for an episode of Hannah Montana, it's what has really happened to a song performed by her real-life counterpart, Miley Cyrus.

The 17-year-old singer's single "The Climb," featured heavily in Hannah Montana: The Movie and written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe, is no longer up for Grammy consideration for best song written for a soundtrack. That means that the song's nomination will go to the entry with the next highest number of votes, "All Is Love," by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and written for Where the Wild Things Are.

Since she didn't write the song herself, Cyrus was never personally nominated.



A source inside the Cyrus camp says the sudden swap was hardly a surprise and that the song was submitted in the category by mistake. The source says "The Climb" was withdrawn from the competition a day later.

The Grammy organization wasn't explicit about why "The Climb" was replaced.

In an interview with Better Nashville, Alexander said that she came up with the song while driving to work.


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