[artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] hit New York's Rockefeller Plaza on Friday morning (August 28) for her "Today" show appearance and, despite rainy weather, her fans turned out in huge numbers to catch a glimpse of the pop star and to hear her sing a selection of her songs.
Wearing a black blazer, T-shirt, necklaces, torn straight jeans and ankle boots, Cyrus sang "Party in the U.S.A." (her [article id="1617968"]pole-dance song from the Teen Choice Awards)[/article], "The Climb," "See You Again" and "Kicking and Screaming." She also talked a bit about her new LP, [article id="1619223"]Time of Our Lives,[/article] being released on August 31 at Wal-Mart stores, which she said features the edgier, rockier musical direction she's been moving toward.
"This album was a step towards my next album. I want to be able to step out and maybe take a break for a while and write music that inspires me," she said. "I think there's always a formula ... I think the best way to do that is put it out of the way and do something new."
The singer also talked about her upcoming acting projects, which include the next season of "Hannah Montana" and her new film, "The Last Song," both of which launch in January.
"It's gonna be crazy 'cause in January, that's when 'The Last Song' comes out, so that's going to be kind of rad and kind of dark and kind of a drama. And [then I] go back to 'Hannah Montana.' It's going to be great," she said. "It is the best of both worlds."
Cyrus also discussed what it feels like to be a role model to young girls and said that she isn't the "perfect girl," adding that she is bound to make mistakes just like any other 16-year-old. "I'm not here to say I'm perfect 'cause I'm far from it," she said. "My mistakes are kind of a little bit harder because they are in front of millions and millions of people. It's hard sometimes to smile about it, but it also makes you want to try harder the next time."