Miley Cyrus is now officially a Grammy winner! At the ceremony, the singer received the best pop solo performance award for her hit song “Flowers” and went on stage to receive her award from Mariah Carey. She then took home the award for best record of the year.
“This MC will stand by this MC. because it’s so iconic,” Cyrus began her first speech, pointing at Carey. “Oh my God, I got stuck in the rain and traffic and I thought I was going to miss this moment. I could miss the award — that’s okay — but I couldn’t miss Mariah Carey!”
Cyrus’ speech continued by underlining how meaningful her first Grammy awards were to her after nearly two decades of working in the music industry.
“There was a little boy who all he wanted for his birthday was a butterfly. So his parents gave him a butterfly net and he was so excited. He went out into the sun and started shaking the net. But he was unlucky and sat on the ground, finally letting go and surrendering. He had no problem catching this beautiful butterfly,” Cyrus said. “The exact moment when the butterfly came and landed on the tip of your nose. And this song, ‘Flowers’, is my butterfly. Thank you.”
After performing “Flowers” midway through the ceremony, Cyrus returned to the stage to accept one of the final awards of the night: Best record of the year! “This award is amazing but I hope it doesn’t change anything because my life was so good yesterday,” Cyrus began. “Not everyone in the world will get a Grammy, but everyone in this world will get an amazing award. So please don’t think that this is important even though it is very important, right guys?”
After offering extensive thanks to her producers and team, Cyrus concluded her remarks with a short joke: “Thank you all so much. I don’t think I forgot anyone, but I may have forgotten the underwear. Goodbye!”
In between her two awards, Cyrus gave a sparkling performance of “Flowers” on the Grammy stage in a sparkling silver dress. In between the lyrics, he urges the live audience to show some excitement, saying, “Why are you acting like you don’t know this song?” she said. The camera then cut to the audience, including Oprah Winfrey, who proudly said these words while pointing at Cyrus.
“Flowers” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks after its release and broke Spotify’s record for most streams in a single week, with over 100 million streams. It became the fastest song to reach billions of spins within months of its release.
Ron Perry, CEO of Cyrus’ label Columbia Records, said: “The record perfectly captures Miley’s journey and resilience. But it’s not just about her; it beautifully captures the theme of self-love, an emotion that resonates with everyone.” reflects it in this way.”