Miley Cyrus took a brief break from her hosting duties to join forces with Americana singer Brandi Carlile for an epic collaboration on Friday (Dec. 31).
The collaboration, which took place during Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party special, featured the superstars singing Carlile’s “The Story” and Cyrus’ chart-topping hit, “The Climb.”
The performance kicked off with “The Story,” during which Cyrus stopped the show to tell fans, “how lucky am I that I get to bring in 2022, singing one of my favorite songs of all time with one of my favorite artists of all time.”
Cyrus continued, “It’s chicks like her that make me want to do what I do.”
After performing “The Story,” Carlile and Cyrus performed “The Climb” in the form of a duet. Carlile sang the opening verse before Cyrus joined her on the chorus.
“My hero everybody, Brandi Carlile,” Cyrus said as they concluded their performance with a hug.
Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party also featured performances from Cyrus and Carlile, as well as Billie Joe Armstrong, Saweetie, Anitta, Jack Harlow, 24kGoldn, and Kitty Ca$h.
Co-hosted by Cyrus and Pete Davidson, the several-hour concert special gave a youthful twist to the celebration from Miami, Florida, executive produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels.
The show aired live at 10:30/9:30c on NBC as well as streaming on the Peacock app.