Black Dog helps Miley Cyrus break her OWN previously-set record for fastest-ever Certified music video on VEVO! The original VEVO record was set by her controversial “We Can’t Stop” clip with our own Diane Martel, reaching 100 Million views in 37 days. And now, her latest Black Dog-produced video for “Wrecking Ball” directed by fellow provocateur Terry Richardson reaches a new musical milestone – breaking the viewing record for most-watched on a video’s first day up and hitting the 100 Million mark in just 6 DAYS. And the Certified video just continues to climb, currently sitting at 115 MILLION VIEWS.
The celebrity and fashion image-maker brings his reputation for creating subversive, sexy photographs to the world of music videos, opening with an intimate close-up of the tearful singer before we see her wielding a sledgehammer in only a cropped white wife beater, matching panties, and Doc Martens. Visions of Miley suggestively licking the tool and writhing among the rubble lead to the video’s most shocking image: the former Disney darling straddling the song’s namesake – a swinging wrecking ball – completely naked. For all its salacious imagery, Richardson’s record-setting video gives a rare glimpse at Miley’s more vulnerable side, as she belts the ballad’s lyrics about a destructive relationship whilst literally baring it all.