February 8, 2023

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Miley Cyrus, Shakira score top 10 hits with post-breakup songs

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Seventeen years into her recording career, Miley Cyrus scored her first-ever No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the disco-funk-inspired “Flowers.” The new single comes from her upcoming record “Endless Summer Vacation,” due March 10

While the new track is Cyrus’ first single to debut at the top, it’s her second No. 1, after “Wrecking Ball” topped the chart for three weeks in 2013 (it debuted at No. 50). “Full” has dominated streaming charts around the world, with Spotify confirming that the track has become the most streamed song in DSP’s history over a seven-day period. This week, the song has racked up 53 million streams and 34 million radio airplay impressions, according to data from Luminet.

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

Fans immediately noted that the single’s arrival date was her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s birthday, and coupled with the song’s post-breakup narrative (“I can love me better / I can love me better, baby”), the song took off socially on TikTok. Media platforms like where it has soundtracked more than a million videos.

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

Self-empowerment anthems charted this week with Bzrp and Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” also launched into the top 10. The collaboration between the Colombian star and the Argentinian hitmaker has sparked major online chatter, even in the days leading up to its official release, with the buzz only getting stronger when the internet catches hold of the song’s catchy lyrics. .

In the song, Shakira calls out her ex Gerard Pique for allegedly cheating on him with another woman. With lyrics like “Una loba como yo no está pa’ tipos como tú,” or “A wolf.” [in reference to Shakira’s 2009 hit “She Wolf”] Not for boys like you like me,” many began praising the legacy artist for her new girl-power music.

“Session 53″ entered the Hot 100 at No. 9 with 20.2 million streams and 7.9 million airplay audience impressions. The fiery new single is Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52,” with Quevedo, hit a peak of No. 79 in October. It was Shakira’s fifth top 10 hit and her first with Beyoncé since 2007’s “Beautiful Liar.”

SZA’s “Kill Bill” maintains its No. 2 high, with 34.9 million streams (up 12%), 29.4 million radio reaches (up 106%) and 2,000 sold (up 69%), fueled by January. A four-track single option arrives with 13 original, sped-up, instrumental and a cappella versions of the song. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” was knocked off the top spot after spending eight weeks there, dropping to No. 3; “Crippin'” by Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage is at No. 4; Sam Smith and Kim Petrus’ Grammy-nominated “Unholy” No. 5; And David Guetta and Bebe Rex’s “I’m Good (Blue)” went to No. 6.

The Weeknd’s “Die For You” is down from its previous peak of No. 6 at No. 7, and Drake & 21 Savage’s “Rich Flex” is at No. 8, while Harry Styles’ “As It Was” rounds out the top 10. 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 U.S. It joins an exclusive list of eight female-led albums. has had six or more weeks at No. 1, with the remaining seven by Adele and Swift.

Swift’s “Speak Now” held the top spot for six weeks (2010–11); Adele’s “21” was there for 24 weeks (2011–12); Swift’s “Red” for Seven (2012–13); 11 (2014–15) for Swift’s “1989”; Adele’s “25” 10 (2015-16); Swift’s “Folklore” for Eight (2020); Adele’s “30” for Six (2021-22); And finally, SZA’s “SOS” is at No. 1 for a sixth week on the chart.

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, up 36-5 with 44,000 units.

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