Miley Cyrus Just Earned Her First No. 1 Debut in 17 Years
Fans are celebrating a major milestone accomplishment for Miley Cyrus.
On Tuesday (Jan. 24), Cyrus achieved her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 debut in her 17-year career.
The “Flowers” singer thanked her fans for the achievement on social media.
“This song is dedicated to my fans & the steadfast self love I wish for each of you,” Cyrus wrote of her self-love breakup anthem.
“Flowers” was released as the first single in a new era for Cyrus, who announced the song after her Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party show Dec. 31.
The single was hinted at with mysterious billboards around cities such as New York and Los Angeles. Soon after, Cyrus also announced that her next studio album, titled Endless Summer Vacation, will release in March 2023.
Now, “Flowers” marks Cyrus’ first-ever No. 1 debut on the Hot 100 chart.
The closest she’s ever come to a No. 1 debut was with “Party in the U.S.A” in 2009, which reached No. 2. However, she previously hit No. 1 for three weeks with “Wrecking Ball” nearly 10 years ago.
Cyrus’ last lead single, 2020’s “Midnight Sky,” debuted at No. 14.
Overall, “Flowers” marks her eleventh Hot 100 Top 10 song.
“Flowers” has been blazing a trail of success around the world since its debut, including breaking Adele‘s record for biggest streaming week for a soloist on the Billboard Global 200 chart. “Flowers” placed at No. 3 for biggest streaming week of all time, just behind global juggernauts BTS and Blackpink.
One fan on Twitter called the debut “LEGENDARY.”
The song has also made a splash on TikTok and online via memes.
Plus, Cyrus’ fans, known as Smilers, have been making up wild rumors about her ex Liam Hemsworth in efforts to promote the song. Ironically, the song was even released on Hemsworth’s birthday (Jan. 13).
See fan reactions to Cyrus’ Billboard achievement, below: