At school, she sang with the county youth choir and sang with the church choir. She performed from a young age. She wanted to be a singer since she was seven or eight years old. She made her professional debut in her teens, with the group 2 leads 4. At the suggestion of her mother, she and her mother attempted to get their own radio hit song with a girl named Lauren, which led to the release of their song "Why Don't We Fall In Love". Shortly afterwards, her mother heard that her Good Morning America appearance was being disrupted by fans. She appeared on the show in hopes of reassuring the fans. At age 14, Cyrus had her first kiss with another girl, which she considers to be a monumental moment. Shortly after, she wrote "My Heart Will Go On", which she performed at the 1998 Kids' Choice Awards. In January 1999, her mother hired Traci Foust to write an album deal for her daughter; this made her the youngest artist to have a professional recording contract at the time. The album was the first Cyrus produced and featured several of the songs she had written, along with a few covers. Cyrus recalled, "When we did our first songs, my mother said I'd never written anything before, and I thought she was trying to be nice because I didn't write anything." Her debut album, Fly on the Wall, was released on May 17, 1999. The success of her album exceeded her mother's expectations. Cyrus sang the title song for the 2002 animated feature The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. In December 2003, she released her first holiday single, "Santa Tell Me".
In November 2003, she released "Fly", which became a major international hit. On September 21, 2004, Cyrus performed a song titled "Can't We All Just Get a Break" with 50 Cent and Lil' Jon for the soundtrack of the Columbia Pictures film Beez in the Trap. d2c66b5586