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Music notes: Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, Lizzo, Ava Max, Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi and more


Miley Cyrus previewed a clip of her new song “Flowers” by singing it in the shower. Some of the lyrics go, “I can buy myself flowers/ Write my name in the sand/ Talk to myself for hours, yeah/ Some things you don’t understand.” She shared the video to Instagram and reminded fans the song drops Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.  

Post MaloneLizzoLil Nas X, Jax and Nicky Youre are heading to Napa, California, in May for the BottleRock music festival. The lineup was revealed Monday. Tickets go on sale January 10 at noon PT.

Ava Max and Tiësto celebrated a big milestone: their song “The Motto” has been streamed over 1 billion times across all streaming platforms. Ava, who celebrated via her Instagram Story, shared this is her fifth song to surpass 1 billion global streams. It joins “Sweet but Psycho,” “Salt,” “Kings & Queens” and “So Am I.”

Shawn Mendes shaved off all his hair. He debuted his buzz cut over the weekend, and Entertainment Tonight has the photos. He was wearing a cozy scarf and oversized cardigan while hanging out with his buddies.

Nelly Furtado gave her first live solo performance in five years at the Beyond the Valley music festival in Australia, where she did a 35-minute set. She performed hits “I’m Like a Bird” and “Say It Right,” reports Rolling Stone. She last performed a complete set in 2017 when touring in support of her album The Ride.

Lewis Capaldi jokingly revealed he uses two R-rated pseudonyms when writing other people’s songs — telling The Graham Norton Show he does this in case the song flops. He admitted he was credited under one of them for a song he helped write for artists Kygo and Dean Lewis, which he regrets since the song did well.

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