In fact, these days her numbers are through the roof!
As Forbes reported on August 30, 2013, Miley has sold 90,000 digital downloads of her new track, "Wrecking Ball," which debuted August 25 (the day of the VMAs). Her song is currently No, 13 on Billboard's digital songs chart.
Additionally, as Forbes reports, the "We Can't Stop" singer has experienced a huge boost in social media buzz. From August 24 to August 28, she gained 226,273 new Facebook fans and 213,104 new Twitter followers.
Judging by her increased commercial success and social media buzz, numbers don't lie. It looks like negative attention is better than none at all.
Miley's manager, Larry Rudolph was pleased with her provocative duet with Robin Thicke. As he told Us Weekly, "We were all cheering from the side of the stage. It could not have gone better. The fans got it. The rest eventually will."
Meanwhile, her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, continues to stand by his wild child daughter. As she tweeted, "'Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented.... And I had a foam finger.... I woulda done the same thang you did.' - DAD."