Miley Cyrus won the most prestigious Grammy of her career when her hit “Flowers” was recognized as Record of the Year at the 2024 Grammys. Earlier in the night, the song took the Best Pop Solo Performance category, which meant Cyrus scored her first-ever Grammy.
Mark Ronson and his mother-in-law Meryl Streep presented the award, bantering back and forth about what the Record of the Year award really means. Streep joked about being confused between the difference between Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year before Ronson broke it down for her. (Record of the Year refers to a specific recording of a song and recognizes the artists, engineers, and producers behind it.)
During her acceptance speech, Cyrus noted, “This award is amazing, but I really hope that it doesn’t change anything because my life was beautiful yesterday.” She continued, “Not everyone in the world will get a Grammy but everyone in this world is spectacular. So, please don’t think that this is important, even though it’s very important.”
After thanking her team and family, the singer-songwriter signed off with a very Miley quip: “Thank you all so much. I don’t think I forgot anyone. But I might have forgotten underwear. Bye!”
The Endless Summer Vacation single was previously named “Spotify’s #1 Most Streamed Song of 2023 Globally” as well as Billboard’s Top Radio Song for 2023. In Rolling Stone’s Grammys preview for the category, we predicted that “Flowers” “should win” Record of the Year.
Heading into the 66th Annual Grammys, Cyrus had never won an award, and only received one solo Grammy nomination in her career. She got a nod for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2015 for Bangerz.
In 2024, however, Cyrus landed six nominations: Best Album and Best Pop Vocal Album for Endless Summer Vacation, three nods for “Flowers” (Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance), and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her “Thousand Miles” collaboration with Brandi Carlile.
As Record of the Year recognizes the artist’s performance as well as overall contributions from producers of the song, Cyrus shared the trophy with her co-producers Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson.