Miley Cyrus Lands First No. 1 In A Decade With Instant Smash ‘Flowers’; Shakira enters the Top 10 with her own breakup song in real life

Seventeen years into her recording career, Miley Cyrus earns her first number 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the disco-funk-inspired “Flowers.” Her new single is from her upcoming album “Endless Summer Vacation”, which is due out on March 10th.

Though the new track is Cyrus’s first single to debut at the top, it’s her second No. 1, after “Wrecking Ball” climbed to the top of the chart (it debuted at No. 50) for three weeks in 2013. “Flowers” ​​dominated playlists around the world, with Spotify confirming that the song had become the most streamed song in a seven-day period in DSP history. This week, the song recorded 53 million streams. plays and 34 million radio plays, according to data from Luminate.

The shock single and her new album were first mocked with billboards in major cities reading “New Year. New Miley,” and during her NBC New Year’s Eve Party special, the song’s January 13 release date was confirmed along with clips of a colorful music video.

Fans immediately noted that the single’s release date was her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s birthday, and along with the song’s post-breakup narrative (“I can love myself better / I can love myself better, baby”), the song took off on social media. media platforms like TikTok, where he has added sound to more than a million videos.

“This song is dedicated to my fans and the unwavering self-love I wish for each of you,” Cyrus wrote in a celebratory post on Twitter.

Self-empowerment anthems enjoyed a field day on the charts this week when Bizarrap and Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” also launched in the top 10. The collaboration between the Colombian star and the Argentinian hitmaker sparked a Big conversation online, even in the days leading up to its official release, and the buzz grew stronger once the internet got hold of the song’s catchy lyrics. .

In the song, Shakira calls out her ex Gerard Piqué for allegedly betraying her with another woman. With lyrics like “A wolf like me is not for guys like you” or “A wolf [in reference to Shakira’s 2009 hit “She Wolf”] like me is not for guys like you,” many began to praise the legacy artist for her new anthem of girl power.

“Session 53” enters the Hot 100 at No. 9 with 20.2 million streams and 7.9 million airplay audience impressions. The fiery new single is Bizarrap’s first Hot 100 Top 10 hit, after “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” featuring Quevedo, peaked at No. 79 in October. This marks Shakira’s fifth top 10 hit and her first since 2007’s “Beautiful Liar,” featuring Beyoncé.

SZA’s “Kill Bill” maintains its second-high spot, with an increase of 34.9 million streams (up 12%), 29.4 million in radio reach (up 106%), and 2,000 sales (up 12%). 69% increase, driven by the January 12 increase. 13, the arrival of a four-track single option featuring the original, up-tempo, instrumental, and a cappella versions of the song. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” falls from the top spot after spending eight weeks there, falling to No. 3; Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage’s “Creepin’” is at No. 4; Grammy nominee Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” ranked fifth; and David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” slides to No. 6.

The Weeknd’s “Die for You” is at No. 7, from its previous peak at No. 6, and “Rich Flex” by Drake and 21 Savage is at No. At No. 8, while Harry Styles’ “As It Was” closes out the top 10 at No. 10.

On the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, SZA’s “SOS” reigns for a sixth week at No. 1, where it has remained for its entire run on the chart, with the equivalent of 119,000 album units sold in the US. It also joins an exclusive list of eight female-led albums that have achieved six or more weeks at No. #1, and the other seven are by Adele and Swift.

Swift’s “Speak Now” stayed at the top of the chart for six weeks (2010-11); Adele’s “21” was there for 24 weeks (2011-12); Swift’s “Red” for Seven (2012-13); Swift’s “1989” for 11 (2014-15); Adele’s “25” for 10 (2015-16); Swift’s “Folklore” for Eight (2020); Adele’s “30” for six (2021-22); and lastly, SZA’s “SOS” rounds out the chart with its sixth week at No. 1.

SZA’s album is again followed by Swift’s “Midnights” at No. 2 (73,000 units), followed by Metro Boomin’s “Heroes & Villains” (56,000 units) and Drake and 21 Savage’s “Her Loss” (47,000 units). ). The Weeknd’s compilation album “The Highlights” returns to the chart, climbing 36-5 with 44,000 units.

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