Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus wins Best Pop Solo Performance

Miley Cyrus was more worried she'd miss meeting Mariah Carey then collecting the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance when she got delayed on the way to the ceremony.

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Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus at the Grammy Awards
Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus at the Grammy Awards

Miley Cyrus was more worried she'd miss meeting Mariah Carey then collecting a Grammy Award when she got delayed on the way to the ceremony.

The 31-year-old singer scooped the first award of the main show, Best Pop Solo Performance, on Sunday (04.02.24), and she was thrilled to accept the honour from the 'Hero' hitmaker, hailing it an "iconic" moment - but admitted she was concerned she wouldn't get to the Crypto.com Arena on time after getting stuck in Los Angeles traffic.

She said: "This MC is going to stand next to this MC because this is just too iconic.

"Oh my God, I got stuck in the rain in traffic and I thought I was going to miss this moment. I could have missed the award, that's fine, but not Mariah Carey. I just saw you at the Hollywood Bowl and it was everything."

Miley - who was nominated for the prize alongside Billie Eilish (What Was I Made For?), Doja Cat (Paint the Town Red), Olivia Rodrigo ('Vampire') and Taylor Swift (Anti-Hero) - went on to compare 'Flowers' to catching a butterfly.

She said: "I'm sat in my lucky number three seat, and so there's a story I'm going to tell which sums up this moment and I wasn't going to tell it but now Mariah's here.

"So there was a little boy that all he wanted for his birthday was a butterfly and his parents gave him a butterfly net. He was so excited and went out in the sun and started swinging and swinging but with no luck.

"He sat down on the ground and finally let go and surrendered and he was OK that he wasn't going to capture this beautiful butterfly. And right when he did, this butterfly flew down and landed right on his nose.

"This song 'Flowers' is my butterfly, thank you."

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