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"When I Look At You" is a song by American singer Miley Cyrus from her second studio album MILEY (2018). The song served as the third single from the album and was released on July 27, 2018. It was written by Miley Cyrus herself and with help from John Shanks, Max Martin produced the track alongside with Miley Cyrus as executive producer.

The song peaked at number fourteen on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached top fifteen in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the main of Europe.

Background and release[]

After the succesful run with These Days who reached number one worldwide on official charts, When I Look At You was released as the third official single one month after the album release.

After not being so active on social media, Miley returned and right away announced that When I Look At You would be the third single from the album.

The single was released for digital download on July 27, 2018.

Music video[]

A music video for the single was released on the same date as the release date. The video takes Miley Cyrus on a route of a loved one, looking at him and making her feel special in every way possible.

As of March 2019, the video for has garnered 225M+ views on VEVO.

Promotion and sales[]

The song overall didn't received a lot of promotion. Due to Miley Cyrus being in rehearsals for her Hurricane World Tour the time wasn't there to perform it. The song was performed on The Ellen Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The song debuted and peaked at number fourteen with 304,350 digital sales sold. After that the song went down to number nineteen with 238,300 digital sales sold.

The song has sold 1,900,000+ copies in the United States earning a platinum certification by the RIAA for selling over 1,000,000 copies in the United States. Worldwide the song has sold 2,900,000+ copies.

Credits and personnel[]


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


  • Miley Cyrus - vocals, lyrics, exec. producer
  • John Shanks - lyrics
  • Max Martin - producer
  • Mark Ralph - mixing


Charts (2018) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 14
Brazil (Brazilian Hot 100) 11
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 13
France (SNEP) 15
Germany (Official German Charts) 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 14
US Billboard Hot 100 14


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) Platinum 95,000+
Canada (Music Canada) Platinum 97,000+
France (SNEP) Gold 109,000+
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 480,000+
United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,950,000+