Miley Cyrus dethrones Adele by scoring longest-running female UK No. 1 with ‘Flowers’

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Miley Cyrus has officially surpassed Adele in one significant achievement.

Cyrus’ hit song “Flowers” officially reached No. 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart on March 3. Since January 13, the track has held the number one position.

According to NME, the feat allowed the 30-year-old to surpass Adele’s previous record with “Easy On Me.” Adele’s “Easy On Me” reached No. 1 for eight weeks between 2021 and 2022.

Apart from that honor, the Official Charts Company reported that Cyrus’ “Flowers” is still the most-streamed song in the UK, with 5.2 million total streams since its release.

The former child star will re-release the song as part of her upcoming album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” to be released on March 10.

Cyrus revealed the “Flowers” demo version via RCA Records before its release.

Amid the success of “Flowers,” rumors exist that the singer’s ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, is suing her for character defamation. According to a Miley Cyrus fan account on Twitter, the “leaked documents” revealed that the actor wanted her to taste her medicine because the song interfered with his contract with Netflix for the series “The Witcher.”

However, a Reddit post quickly dismissed the claims, claiming that the fan account only used a template to create the alleged lawsuit.

Hemsworth and Cyrus married in 2018, but they divorced in 2020. At the time, the actress-singer said they ended it because “there was too much conflict.”

During an interview with Howard Stern, she stated:

“Me being an intense person and not wanting to sit with it and not wanting to go, you know, ‘What could be purposeful about this?’ I just clung to what I had left of that house, which was me and him. And I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.”

Parts of Cyrus’ “Flowers” appear to be tirades directed at her ex-husband, including the line “built a home and watched it burn,” which, according to fans, may refer to the fire that destroyed their Malibu home in 2018.

It was also revealed that the song is a parody of Mars’ “If I Was Your Man,” which Hemsworth frequently sang to her during their relationship.

In response, Cyrus’ sister, Brandi Cyrus, stated on the Jan. 20 “Your Favorite Thing” podcast with Wells Adams that only the singer “knows the truth.”