Miley Cyrus deletes all Instagram posts; fans wonder if it's about an album or a breakup

Singer Miley Cyrus has left her fans stupefied after deleting all her Instagram posts. Some believe a new album is on the horizon while others feel it's about Liam Hemsworth

                            Miley Cyrus deletes all Instagram posts; fans wonder if it's about an album or a breakup
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Miley Cyrus has been on an erasing spree as she deleted all posts on her Instagram account on Friday morning. Her seven million fans are now wondering if this could mean that the singer is coming out with a new album, or if it has something to do with her relationship with Liam Hemsworth – whose Instagram account is still intact. 

Fans on social media began noticing that her pictures were disappearing on Thursday evening, as some watched in real time as the posts began to disappear from her page. Though Miley has not yet said anything about the removal, fans are of the opinion that this could mean there is some kind of a surprise just around the corner.

USWeekly had reported earlier this month that the 'Party in the USA' singer is working on a new album for which she has been recording at Electric Lady Studio, the same one that Lady Gaga uses. The article quotes a source saying, "A new album is in the works for Miley. She has been in New York since the middle of this week and is officially working on new music... She has been recording at the same [Electric Lady Studio] that Gaga uses." Reportedly, Miley had been recording till 4 am on quite a few nights.

Her new album is being produced by Mark Ronson who has also worked with Lady Gaga. There are also speculations that Miley will probably collaborate with Lady Gaga for her the album. Fans have expressed their excitement about the album and believe that, when a celebrity deletes their social media account, it automatically marks the beginning of a "new era" for the celebrity.

One of the fans tweeted, "I'm sad actually that she is deleting pics but IM SO RUCKIMG EXCITED FOR THE NEW ERA TO BEGIN. [sic]" This "new era" might just be an indication of Miley's reported collaboration with Lady Gaga. Another fan posted, "Looks like @MileyCyrus is deleting some old posts on insta. While I loved how her Instagram account showed the many phases of her different eras, I’m so excited to see what she has in store for us on social!"

However, if launching a new album is all that the hype is about, then Miley isn't the first pop-singer to pull off that stunt. Her decision is quite similar to what Taylor Swift had done during the release of her album 'Reputation'. Other singers like Sabrina Carpenter and Zayn Malik too had deleted their social media accounts before each singer dropped a new album.

On the other hand, fans are also wondering if this could indicate some issues between Miley and Liam Hemsworth. Liam's social media account is still up and running. Most fans are of the opinion that Liam and Miley will probably tie the knot sometime soon. A fan tweeted saying, "Miley is getting married." While another fan mentioned that the "new era" may involve marriage, "If her new era doesn't involve getting married then forget it lol." 

The coupled sparked off their romance for the first time during their 2009 movie 'The Last Song' which is based on Nicholas Spark's book of the same title. Miley had told MTVNews that Liam played a big part as her muse in her song 'Can't be Tamed'.

She said, "There are a lot of songs that are about Liam... All of them are about him in a way, but it's also about past relationships that you gotta get over and move on and just about freeing yourself from anything that you feel holds you back." 

The couple have been on and off into their relationship since 2010, when they had endured their first break up due to Miley's crazy work schedule. Rumors surfaced in 2012 about their engagement after Miley was spotted wearing a ring, which was noticed by fans when the couple made an appearance at 'The Hunger Games' premiere in Los Angeles. In June of the same year, the couple announced their engagement when Miley told People, "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam."

Liam Hemsworth (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the 26th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park. (Getty Images)

However, it has not all been a joyride for the couple. In 2013, Miley lashed out at Peter Hilton after he accused her of cheating on Liam with Ed Westwick. She took to Twitter to claim, "@perezhilton hope you find love one day but can you not fuck with mine. I've never been with Ed W in my life. I was at the studio last night." Yet news of their break up once again popped up after Miley unfollowed Liam on Twitter in September of the same year. Her rep soon confirmed that the two have called off their engagement. Miley reportedly broke down while performing 'Wrecking Ball' in what was her first performance post-break. 

Miley told Cosmopolitan in December the same year that she was not going to look back since this was the best time of her life. "This is the best time of my life. I'm not going to look back on it and be like, 'I wish I hadn't been dwelling over a breakup,' you know? Because that's not what God wants my life to be about right now."

Miley and Patrick Schwarzenegger soon became a pair although a quick break-up followed in 2015 when Patrick was spotted with another girl. A year later, Miley and Liam were seen together for the first time in public since their break up, first getting lunch at Gracia Madre in Hollywood and then in Byron Bay in Australia.

The couple was reportedly engaged then. In 2016, Miley confirmed her engagement with Liam in an interview with Ellen. Her 2017 single 'Malibu' was a love song dedicated to Liam which she said she had written while riding in an Uber on her way to the set of 'The Voice'. 

The 'Hannah Montana' star has been in an on and off relationship with her partner Liam Hemsworth (Getty Images)

She had decided that the song would be about Liam as she feels that she could accommodate their story into a song. She said, "They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam. So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, ‘This is how I feel’?”

She clarified that their break up was a result of the several changes that were going on in Miley's life at the moment. She said, "And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, ‘I don’t recognize you anymore.’” The two had maintained a private relationship during their time apart. The couple reportedly made a rare red carpet appearance in 2018 at the 90th Academy Awards.

Miley might have deleted all of her posts including those that include Liam, but Liam's intact Instagram account still has pictures of him and her together. It seems like the couple is doing fine, and this stunt is just an indication of another hit album coming from the 'Hannah Montana' star.