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Miley Cyrus ‘Flowers’ Sets Billboard Chart Record

Setting the record for longest reign for a song by a woman in the chart’s history, Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” rebounds for a 17th week at #1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay chart.

Courtesy of Smiley Miley/Columbia Records, Cyrus assumes the record from Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated,” that ruled the top slot for 16 weeks starting August 2002.

Among all acts, “Flowers” ties for the sixth-longest Adult Pop Airplay appearance and the following is a recap of the list’s longest-leading #1 charters:

  • 25, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, beginning Oct. 23, 1999
  • 23, “Wherever You Will Go,” The Calling, Dec. 22, 2001
  • 20, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, May 23, 2020
  • 18, “Photograph,” Nickelback, Oct. 29, 2005
  • 18, “Unwell,” matchbox twenty, May 3, 2003
  • 17, “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus, March 4, 2023
  • 17, “Iris,” Goo Goo Dolls, Aug. 1, 1998
  • 16, “Complicated,” Avril Lavigne, Aug. 3, 2002
  • 15, “High Hopes,” Panic! At the Disco, Dec. 8, 2018
  • 15, “How To Save a Life,” The Fray, Nov. 4, 2006
  • 15, “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt, Dec. 28, 1996

Despite three prior Top10s, “Flowers” became Miley’s very first Adult Pop Airplay #1. Released as part of her Endless Summer Vacation LP, the full length yielded two Top 20 follow-ups on the chart with “River” (#17) and “Jaded” (#13.)

“Flowers” also ruled the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks and has ranked in the chart’s Top5 throughout its entire run placing at No. 4 on the July 8-dated survey and concurrently returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200.

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Author: Saul Goode

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