“Grateful that Flowers is #1 in the whole world,” she tweeted over a behind-the-scenes clip from the set of the single’s music video. “This song is dedicated to my fans and the steadfast self-love I wish each and every one of you. Forever grateful, Miley.”
“Flowers” launched at No. 1 this week Hot 100 (chart dated January 27), as well as on it Global 200 and Global Excl. American charts. The anthem is Cyrus’ second track to top the all-genre Hot 100, after “Wrecking Ball” spent three weeks at No. 1 back in 2013. It will appear as the lead single from Endless summer vacationCyrus’ upcoming eighth studio album when it drops March 10 via Columbia Records.
To coincide with the chart debut, Billboard collapsed five reasons why the self-love groove has come about Hannah Montana star’s biggest hit in nearly a decade — from its proximity to her recent New Year’s Eve special on NBC and finding in-demand hitmakers like Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson in the song’s credits to its explosion on TikTok and the plethora of fan theories about the lyrics being about her relationship with ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
The song which broke Spotify’s one-week streaming record after its January. 12 rollout, has also found a number of well-known fans with its independent message, including Gloria Gaynor, Diane KeatonKerry Washington and more.
Watch Miley’s message to fans about the success of “Flowers” below.