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Miley Cyrus Slated for Intimate 'MTV Unplugged' Performance

The pop star will perform a stripped-down set on January 29th

Miley Cyrus performs in Washington, DC.
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January 21, 2014 9:20 AM ET

Miley Cyrus will strip down in a whole new way, as she's the latest artist tapped for MTV's iconic program, MTV Unplugged. The pop star's performance is set to air on Wednesday, January 29th at 9 p.m. MTV promises "surprise guests" and a slew of Cyrus' songs rearranged in a more intimate manner, including tracks from her latest album Bangerz

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The show comes just weeks before Cyrus starts her 38-date Bangerz tour in Vancouver on February 14th, which hits major arenas across North America. More notable, however, is that it marks the return of Cyrus to MTV primetime. She famously stole the VMA's last August with her world-famous twerkfest, followed by a performace at the MTV's Europe Music Awards in November, where she smoked a joint on stage

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Following her VMA performance, Cyrus appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, where she got a foot tatoo for the occassion, jumped out of a plane and explained her antics in full detail. "I know what I'm doing," she told Rolling Stone's Josh Eells. "I know I'm shocking you."  

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