Wrecking Ball holds the Vevo record for the most views in the first 24 hours after its release with 19.3 million views.
At the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Cyrus took home the award for Best Video and the award for Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
Additionally, Cyrus won the award for World's Best Video at the 2014 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo.
Wrecking Ball debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 50 and later became Cyrus' first number-one single in the United States after the release of its controversial music video.
It retained the peak position during the following week. Nine weeks later, the track returned to number one and consequently had the largest gap between number-one sittings in Billboard Hot 100 history within a single chart run.
As of January 2014, Wrecking Ball had sold three million copies in the United States.
Internationally, the song charted strongly; it topped the charts in Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom, and charted in the top ten throughout much of Europe and Oceania.
Wrecking Ball is a pop ballad which lyrically discusses the deterioration of a relationship.
Would you swing on a giant wrecking ball with nothing but a pair of boots on? How about licking a sledgehammer for everyone to see?
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