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"Big Bad Wolf" is a song by American singer Miley Cyrus and was released as a buzz single for her second studio album MILEY (2018). It was released on March 30, 2018 via Shadow Records. It was written by Miley Cyrus, FRND and E. Kidd Bogart, Max Martin produced the track with Miley Cyrus being an executive producer.

Big Bad Wolf peaked at number fourteen on the US Billboard Hot 100 and peaked within the top twenty in Australia, Canada, France, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Background and release[]

After a succesful era with Bangerz (2018), Miley Cyrus returned to music with Big Bad Wolf. After cancelling her Bangerz World Tour due to health issues and depression, she felt like she needed to do something for her fans and started working on her second studio album.

In early 2018, Cyrus already revealed she started working on her second studio album, days after her debut studio album came out. The song focuses on Miley Cyrus singing about a naughty relationship with her lover.

The song didn't receive a music video and only got a Audio & Lyric video upload on Miley Cyrus' official VEVO channel.

Promotion and sales[]

The song didn't receive huge promotion. The song was performed at some award shows and TV shows such as The Ellen Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Due to the promotion, the song still managed to peak at number fourteen (14) on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song went over to sell 1,300,000+ copies in the US giving it a certified RIAA platinum certification. The song sold 1,800,000+ copies worldwide.

Credits and personell[]


  • Recorded at UMG Studios, Los Angeles, California
  • Mastered at Rainbow Studios, Malibu, California


  • Miley Cyrus - vocals, lyrics and executive producer
  • FRND - lyrics
  • E. Kidd Bogart - lyrics
  • Max Martin - producer
  • Serban Ghenea - mixing


Charts (2018) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 19
Brazil (Brazilian Hot 100) 17
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 15
France (SNEP) 16
Germany (Official German Charts) 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 13
US Billboard Hot 100 14


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (RIAA) Gold 35,000+
Canada (Music Canada) Gold 40,000+
United Kingdom (BPI) Silver 200,000+
United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,000,000+

Release history[]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide March 30, 2018 Digital download Shadow Records
United States March 30, 2018 Digital download Shadow Records