Wrecking ball: Miley Cyrus' 'Flowers' breaks Spotify record, gets more than 100 million streams in a week
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA : Miley Cyrus' comeback single, 'Flowers', an alleged diss track aimed at her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, has broken a Spotify streaming record for most streams in a single week on Friday, January 20, according to an announcement made by the company. Leaving a huge mark on Spotify's history, Cyrus' song has garnered 101,838,799 streams since being released on January 12.
Spotify posted the milestone to Twitter and noted that "she can buy her own flowers." Cyrus acknowledged the tribute by reposting the tweet saying, "Thank you so much @Spotify and my amazing fans"
The overwhelming success of 'Flowers' is incredibly encouraging for the likelihood that the song will top the Billboard Hot 100 upon being revealed on Monday, January 23. The song faced stiff competition with SZA’s multi-week riser 'Kill Bill' to claim the Hot 100’s No 1 spot. If 'Flowers' succeeds in landing at No 1, it will be Cyrus' first single to top the Hot 100 since 'Wrecking Ball' did so a decade ago. That song still stands as her only No 1 on that chart to date.
‘Flowers’ has a long way to go in terms of becoming her most-streamed song ever, the title that is still held by ‘Party in the USA’, which has reportedly garnered 1.1 billion streams on the platform to date.
The upbeat new song and music video were released by the former 'Hannah Montana' star on January 12. It is the first sample from her new album 'Endless Summer Vacation', which will be released on March 10. As parts of the lyrics appeared to refer to previous high-profile occurrences in her famously talked-about marriage, fans instantly started to believe that the new song has multiple references to her complicated time together with Hemsworth.
Watch the music video for 'Flowers' below