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Exclusive: Guess Who Wrote the Miley Cyrus Hit “Flowers”? The Student Tapped by Billy Joel 10 Years Ago!

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Ten years ago, a kid named Michael Pollack was tapped by Billy Joel at a master class for students to play the piano. Pollack’s video recital went viral.

So guess who wrote Miley Cyrus’s monster hit, “Flowers,” number 1 on every chart? Michael Pollack and his writing partner Gregory Aldae Hein! Billy knew it a decade ago. He saw the talent.

So guess who sent Pollack a congratulatory email this week? Billy Joel himself. I saw the email. Billy’s thrilled that he spotted a number 1 writer and couldn’t be happier.

Pollack and Hein’s songs will be all over Miley’s album coming next month. My spy says it’s a killer. Miley’s back, there’s six degrees to Billy Joel. What could be better?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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