Miley Cyrus’ Chart-Topping Hit ‘Flowers’ Shatters Record: Most Weeks at No.1 on Adult Pop Airplay for Female Artist

Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” Sets Record on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay Chart

Miley Cyrus’ hit song, “Flowers,” has officially spent a 17th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Airplay chart, making history as the longest reigning song by a woman on this particular chart. Previously, the record was held by Avril Lavigne’s debut hit, “Complicated,” which held the top spot for 16 weeks in 2002.

About the Adult Pop Airplay Chart

The Adult Pop Airplay chart has been a staple in the Billboard pages since March 1996. It reflects radio play from nearly 80 of the top 40 adult terrestrial and satellite radio stations in the United States, as tabulated by Mediabase and provided to Billboard by Luminate.

Hits With the Most Weeks at No. 1

“Flowers” ties for the sixth longest command on the Adult Pop Airplay chart among all artists. Here are the songs with the most weeks at No. 1:

  • 25 weeks: “Smooth” – Santana feat. Rob Thomas (October 23, 1999)
  • 23 weeks: “Wherever You Will Go” – The Calling (December 22, 2001)
  • 20 weeks: “Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd (May 23, 2020)
  • 18 weeks: “Photograph” – Nickelback (December 29, 2015)
  • 18 weeks: “Unwell” – matchbox twenty (May 3, 2005)
  • 17 weeks: “Flowers” – Miley Cyrus (March 4, 2023)
  • 17 weeks: “Iris” – Goo Goo Dolls (August 1, 1998)
  • 16 weeks: “Complicated” – Avril Lavigne (August 3, 2002)
  • 15 weeks: “High Hopes” – Panic! At the Disco (December 8, 2018)
  • 15 weeks: “How To Save a Life” – The Fray (November 4, 2006)
  • 15 weeks: “Don’t Speak” – No Doubt (December 28, 1996)
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About “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus

“Flowers” is Miley Cyrus’ first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Airplay chart and one of her three top 10 hits. The song is featured on her album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” which has produced two other top 20 hits on the chart: “River” (No. 17 in April) and “Jaded” (No. 13 in June and No. 14 on the chart dated July 8).

Additionally, “Flowers” has achieved success on other charts. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 multi-genre all-metric chart for eight weeks and has remained in the top 5 since its release, currently sitting at No. 4 (as of July 8). It has also reclaimed the No. 1 position on the Billboard Global 200 chart.

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