Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” demolishes most-viewed video mark

Miley Cyrus Vevo record

Miley Cyrus has caught a ton of heat from critics during her recent assault on any innocent memory of her Hannah Montana days. The 20-year-old has seemed unfazed by it all, and in fact suggested strategic purpose behind her behind-gyrating VMA performance and now seriously grown up music video for her song “Wrecking Ball.”

The clip for the latter, directed by Terry Richardson, which features a generous amount of strategically censored nude Miley has broken the Vevo record for most views in a 24-hour period. Cyrus tweeted out the accomplishment along with her gratitude to her nearly 14 million followers on Twitter.

“We broke the record 🙂 We hit 12.3 million on vevo 🙂 keep watching #wreckingballonvevo thank you Smilers”

According to Vevo, the final tally came in at 19.3 million views in 24 hours.


Twerk-hate all you want but it looks like Miley’s full-frontal assault is working. “Wrecking Ball” demolished the previous mark held by One Direction for their July tune “Best Song Ever” which managed 10.9 million in 24 hours.

Miley has now promised the release of a “Director’s Cut” (and who knows what that could mean with the already racy scenes and Richardson’s rep) once the clip eclipses the 150 million mark.

In case you’re wondering, because I was – the most viewed music video (or any video for that matter) on YouTube is PSY’s “Gangnam Style”. It obliterates the competition with an absurd 1.7 BILLION look-sees.

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