Miley Cyrus Blooms at No. 1 In Australia With ‘Flowers’

Miley Cyrus flourishes on Australia’s singles chart with “Flowers” (Columbia/Sony), which debuts at No. 1. “Flowers” is, surprisingly, the U.S. pop

star’s first leader in the land Down Under. Her previous best on the ARIA Singles Chart was No. 2 for 2013’s “Wrecking Ball,” though she has led the national albums chart with two

titles — Bangerz in 2013 and Breakout in 2008.More from BillboardOfficial HIGE DANdism's 'Subtitle' Ties Gen Hoshino's 'Koi' for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Japan Hot 100Chara on

the Importance of Putting Thoughts into Words: Billboard Japan Women in Music InterviewRenee Geyer, Powerhouse Australian Singer, Dies at 69 Cyrus has a deep connection

with Australia, which extends beyond music. She and Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth dated on and off for years after meeting on the set of the 2010 film movie The Last Song. The

couple married in December 2018, but separated the following year. Later, Cyrus briefly dated another Aussie singer, Cody Simpson.   Raye is enjoying the best-possible

start to 2023. First, she crashed the Official U.K. Singles Chart with “Escapism” (via RCA/Sony), the British singer’s first No. 1 in her homeland. Now, the single climbs to a new

high in Australia. “Escapism,” featuring U.S. rapper 070 Shake, lifts 4-3 on the ARIA Singles Chart, published Friday (Jan. 20). Also bringing a fresh vibe to the ARIA

Chart is “Vibe” (Interscope/Universal), the new collaboration from BigBang member Taeyang and BTS member Jimin. It’s new at No. 48. “Vibe” should get a shot in the arm from the

release this week of a new live performance of the song, accompanied with a full backing band.