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Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus

1 Nov

“Wrecking Ball” is a song recorded by American recording artist Miley Cyrus for her fourth studio album,Bangerz (2013). It was released on August 25, 2013 by RCA Records as the second single from the album. The song was produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut, and written by MoZellaStephan MoccioSacha SkarbekDr. Luke and Cirkut. Both the song and its music video received mixed reviews from critics. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first number one hit in the country.

Background

In January 2013, Cyrus ended her contract with the label Hollywood Records, under which she had released three studio albums; in late January 2013, she signed a recording contract with RCA Records. In March, she confirmed that her fourth studio album would be released by the end of 2013.

Commercial performance

Despite not having been released as a single by then, had charted at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 after solely one day of release, as well as charting at number 44 on the Canadian Hot 100, on the strength of digital downloads. In its first two days of release, it sold 90,000 downloads in the US, assisted by Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. In the following week, the song rose to number 14, selling 201,000 downloads.[21] In its fourth week, the song rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Cyrus her first ever chart topper on the US tally. Also, on Streaming Songs the song was surged by the release of its controversial music video, facing a massive gain of 1,565% (36,5 million streams). Also, it has simultaneously topped the Hot Digital Songs with sales of 477,000, her best week of sales and the second highest of the year to date, the highest being “Roar” with 557,000 sold. Hence, it became her third number-one on that chart. Moreover, it opened at number 35 on Mainstream Top 40 (Pop Songs) and number 59 on Radio Songs. The following week, it ascended to number 21 on the Pop Songs chart, also gaining the most added milestone.

It has so far charted at number 2 on the Irish Singles Chart. On October 13, 2013, “Wrecking Ball” debuted at number 1 in the UK, along with her album Bangerz, becoming the first artist to do that in 2013.

On the New Zealand Singles Chart, the song debuted at number 14. The next week it jumped to number 8, becoming her second consecutive top ten hit after “We Can’t Stop“, which reached the summit of that country’s chart. The song eventually managed to reach the runner-up position of the chart, settling at number-two. It also peaked at number-two on the Australian Singles Chart, where it broke a tie for her highest-charting single there.

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