‘Flowers’ by Miley Cyrus Just Broke a Record on the Music Charts
Former The Voice coach Miley Cyrus just broke yet another record with her hit song “Flowers.” The song has spent 17 weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Adult Pop Airplay chart. That’s the longest run at No. 1 by a female artist in the chart’s history.
Miley Cyrus Breaks New Record with Her Song ‘Flowers’
According to Billboard, the record was previously held by Avril Lavigne with her song “Complicated.” That song stayed at No. 1 on the Adult Pop Airplay chart for 16 weeks beginning in August 2002. The chart has been around since 1996.
The outlet also notes that “Flowers” is tied for the sixth-longest run on the Adult Pop Airplay chart overall with “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls. The top spot is currently held by “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, with 25 weeks at the top beginning in October 1999.
Other songs ahead of “Flowers” include “Wherever You Will Go” by The Calling at 23 weeks, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd at 20 weeks, and both “Photograph” by Nickelback and “Unwell” by Matchbox Twenty at 18 weeks.
It’s Not the Only Record the Song Has Broken
This isn’t the first record Cyrus has broken with her song “Flowers.” Back when the track was first released in January, it broke a record previously held by Adele’s “Easy on Me” for the most streamed track on Spotify in one week.
Then in May, “Flowers” became the fastest song to reach a billion streams in Spotify history. It reached the milestone just 112 days after the song’s release. Cyrus responded to the news on Instagram, telling fans, “Thanks a billion. I love you.”
“Flowers” was the lead single from Cyrus’ eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation, which was released back in March of this year. It also featured the singles “River” and “Jaded.”