Miley Cyrus is on top of the world. Everyone and their mother (and apparently Sinead O'Connor) has an opinion about Miley. We can't seem to stop talking about her. Which works out perfect for her since her forthcoming album, Bangerz, drops next week and includes features from Britney SpearsBig SeanNellyFuture and French Montana.

Miley's already hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her hit, "Wrecking Ball." Her other sigle, "We Can't Stop," reached No. 2 earlier this year. But regardless of her commercial success, she's had a strange year—breaking off her engagement with fiancé Liam Hemsworth, completely reinventing her look and persona, twerking at the VMAs, etc. And everyone likes to compare her to her 12-year-old self on Hannah Montana, but, you know, people grow up.

To clear up any confusion, and in anticipation of Bangerz, here are Miley Cyrus' Life Stages, in GIFs. 

Written by Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)

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