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Career arcs of Miley Cyrus and others in the Disney gang

The emcee Q-Tip once said, "Daddy, don't you know that things go in cycles - the way that Bobby Brown is just ampin' like Michael."

Riding a wrecking ball while wearing very little might be new. Licking a sledgehammer might be new (and unsanitary). But Miley Cyrus is growing up in front of the camera in the same way her Disney-raised older siblings did.

Take a look at how Cyrus' career arc lines up (thus far) with her fellow refugees from the Magic Kingdom.

Miley Cyrus performs on April 3 at IZOD Center, 7 p.m., 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 201-935-3900, $21.50-$89.50. She also performs on April 5 at Barclays Center, 7:30 p.m., 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 917-618-6700, sold out.

Miley Cyrus

The Beginning: “Hannah Montana” smashed Disney Channel records
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The Beginning: “Hannah Montana” smashed Disney Channel records and spawned a movie and enough merchandise to outfit every kid at Disneyland.

The Awakening: “Party in the U.S.A.” saw Cyrus shouting out the Notorious B.I.G. in the hook, and likely not because the late emcee hadever toured with her dad.

The Low Point: Licking the sledgehammer was low, but having to dance with Robin Thicke? Poor, poor Miley.

The Recovery: To be announced.

Britney Spears

The Beginning: An appearance on “Star Search” finally
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The Beginning: An appearance on “Star Search” finally got Spears onto “The Mickey Mouse Club.

The Awakening: The “Rolling Stone” cover after her debut album came out featured the just-18 Spears in a black bra, lying on a set of pink bedsheets.

The Low Point: When the line between art and fame blurred, Spears did not appear to be ready, shaving her head

The Recovery: A Las Vegas residency has kept her on her toes.

Justin Timberlake

The Beginning: Like future girlfriend Spears, Timberlake appeared
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The Beginning: Like future girlfriend Spears, Timberlake appeared on “Star Search” (singing country tunes, no less), then did a stint on “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

The Awakening: After the ‘N Sync years, Timberlake hit musical puberty with “Like I Love You,” the first single from his solo debut “Justified.”

The Low Point: His music hiatus is fondly remembered for roles in “The Social Network” and “Black Snake Moan,” but let’s not forget that he was also the bad guy in “The Love Guru.”

The Recovery: His return to music, “The 20/20 Experiment,” has been a smash success, earning him Grammy nominations and launching a world tour.

Christina Aguilera

The Beginning: “Star Search,” then “Mickey Mouse Club.”
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The Beginning: “Star Search,” then “Mickey Mouse Club.” Ed McMahon: Seriously underrated eye for talent.

The Awakening: “Genie in the Bottle.” Beachside music video. Enough said.

The Low Point: The double-shot of her forgettable “Bionic” album and her appearing in the weak film “Burlesque” is the closest she’s gotten to scraping the bottom. Not bad.

The Recovery: “The Voice” is a runaway success, in large part because of the chemistry between judges Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

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