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Miley Cyrus had the highest earning song on Spotify this year

30 November 2023, 14:34 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Following the release of her hit single "Flowers", earlier this year, Miley Cyrus has taken first place on Spotify's highest earning songs list of 2023, as reported by

Inspired by the growing trend of Spotify Wrapped, the experts at sought to unveil how much the top-streaming artists of 2023 may have earned in royalties. To do this, the total play count of Spotify’s top 10 tracks and top 5 albums globally were inserted into a royalties calculator, Music Gateway, to uncover each track and album’s estimated earnings.

The lead single from Endless Summer Vacation album marked Cyrus' first release since 2020’s Plastic Hearts. "Flowers" is the fastest song to surpass one billion streams on the platform (a feat achieved in just 112 days), and with a total of over 1.6 billion streams, she has has potentially earned £5,529,699 from royalties.

SZA’s "Kill Bill" comes in second with an estimated royalty earning of £5,101,002. Clocking over 1.4 billion plays to date, she went on to release a four song bundle of the single, including acoustic and sped-up versions – the latter of which was inspired by a user-created version which became a huge trend on TikTok. SZA also recruited fellow superstar Doja Cat for a featured version of the single.

In third place is Harry Styles’ "As It Was", which – despite being released in April 2022 – has been streamed more this year, to rise four places since last year’s Spotify Wrapped. The single has potentially generating £9,778,269 in royalty earnings off of 2.8 billion streams since its release.

Miley Cyrus gave the track its live debut in Los Angeles earlier this week.

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