Miley Cyrus has swung her way to a new 24-hour record for views across VEVO, as her “Wrecking Ball” video racks up 19.3 million views, smashing previous champs One Direction and the 12.3 million views their “Best Song Ever” clip attracted in one day in July.
“Wrecking Ball” is the second single off Cyrus’ upcoming “Bangerz” album (Oct. 8) and the Terry Richardson-directed video out-shocks its predecessor, “We Can’t Stop.” In it, a naked Cyrus straddles a swinging wrecking ball and licks a metal hammer, among other R-rated acts.
When Cyrus posted a link to the “Wrecking Ball” video on Monday, she included the hashtag #WreckTheRecord — a reference to her goal of earning the most VEVO views in a 24-hour period. The “We Can’t Stop” video previously smashed the one-day record upon its June release with 10.7 million views, but that tally was topped by One Direction.
Earlier, Cyrus announced that she would release the track listing for “Bangerz” if the VEVO record was broken. True to her word, the song titles are out, revealing collaborations with Britney Spears, Nelly, Future, Big Sean and French Montana.
We Can’t Stop
SMS (BANGERZ) (feat. Britney Spears)
4×4 (feat. Nelly)
My Darlin’ (feat. Future)
Love Money Party (feat. Big Sean)
FU (feat. French Montana)
Do My Thang
Maybe You’re Right