Miley Cyrus' song becomes the 'fastest in Spotify history to reach 100 million streams'

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Miley Cyrus' song becomes the 'fastest in Spotify history to reach 100 million streams'

Featured Image Credit: Miley Cyrus/YouTube.

Miley Cyrus has apparently smashed a new record with her new song 'Flowers'.

The track has dominated the charts on both Apple Music and Spotify in recent days, and it seems it has now paid off for the former Hannah Montana star.

The song of empowerment and self-love has gone gangbusters, so you go girl.

According to the Chart Data Twitter account, 'Flowers' has become the fastest song in Spotify history to hit 100 million streams.

It managed to achieve this feat in seven days, which overtakes the previous record holder, BTS' 'Butter' by one day.

'Flowers' notched 101,838,799 streams in the seven-day period, which eclipses 'Butter's' 99.37 million streams.

Jana Coffey, Spotify’s artist & label partnerships lead, in a statement to Variety: "It’s been incredible watching ‘Flowers’ break the record for most streams in a single week.

“The song was already off to an amazing start after its first day, and it’s only grown from there. Rather than seeing massive streams on day one that decline throughout the week, each day since release has been bigger than the one before. Miley is back, and with her album Endless Summer Vacation coming out in a few months this is just the beginning.”


What's most incredible about Miley Cyrus' feat is that it comes a decade after her track ‘Wrecking Ball’ became the fastest video to hit 100 million views on YouTube.

Fans took to social media to congratulate Cyrus on her epic achievement in one week.

One user said: "Her redemption is HERE."

A second added:"Screaming, crying, throwing up! She deserves this."

A third commented: "So proud of her."

Miley seemed pretty thrilled about breaking the record by reposting the Chart Data tweet on her Instagram.

Credit: Miley Cyrus/Twitter
Credit: Miley Cyrus/Twitter

Other social media users were stunned, with many asking: "How?"

One person on Twitter said: "I don't want to sound like a hater but with those numbers I would expect to at least know one person who is actively streaming it."

Despite doubts from the haters, the song continues to trend on TikTok.

The song is her first first single from her upcoming album Endless Summer Vacation and appears to be a diss track about her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.

It was released on his birthday, after all.

After the track dropped on Friday (13 January), fans got to work dissecting the lyrics - and boy oh boy, did they find a lot.

For a little bit of background, 'Flowers' is all about embracing independence and happiness after a difficult breakup.

'Flowers' opens with the lines: "We were good, we were gold. Kind of dream that can't be sold. We were right 'til we weren't. Built a home and watched it burn."

Yikes.

Fans are convinced that this is a reference to Miley and Liam's home, which was one of the properties that burned down during the 2018 Woolsey fires in Southern California.

The song also appears to reply to Bruno Mars' 2011 hit, 'When I Was Your Man'.

It's not immediately clear why Miley would have chosen to use her chorus to respond to 'When I Was Your Man', but some fans have speculated that it was an important song in Miley and Liam's relationship, though this hasn't been confirmed.

Whatever - or whoever - Miley's song is about, one thing's for certain: it's an absolute banger.

And the numbers are here to prove it.

Topics: Celebrity, Miley Cyrus, Music, Spotify, US News

Rachel Lang
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