Miley Cyrus shocked fans as she posed naked in the 'Wrecking Ball' video.

The 20-year-old star continued to raise eyebrows as she is seen straddling a giant steel ball while showing off her curves in a video which debuted yesterday (09.09.13).

The singer tweeted her 13.6 million followers, she wrote: ''It's officially here #wreckingballonvevoNOW. (sic)''

Since then she has managed to get a staggering 12.3million views on YouTube video platform Vevo within 24 hour beating the record which had been set by boy band One Direction with their latest single 'Best Song Ever'.

The video, which was directed by photographer Terry Richardson, also pictures Miley Cyrus licking a sledgehammer while she dons bright red lipstick in parts, and shows her wearing minimal clothing - a short white crop top and white knickers without a bra - in others.

Miley is currently in Amsterdam promoting her new fourth studio album 'Bangerz' which features her latest release.

This video comes shortly after the former Disney star sparked controversy at the MTV Video Music Awards last month when she was seen wagging her tongue, gyrating up against Robin Thicke and prancing around suggestively with a foam finger, while dressed in a nude coloured bikini.