|A screenshot from Maroon 5's "Sugar" video in 2015.|
It has been exactly one year ago today (Thurs, Jan. 14) since Maroon 5 premiered their controversial and highly praised music video for "Sugar", the third single off of the band's fifth album, V.
"Sugar" has acclaimed approximately 988,605,701 views (as of 04:30p.m. CST 14 January, 2016) since it's upload date on January 14, 2015.
Directed by David Dobkin, the director who worked on the famous romantic comedy The Wedding Crashers, the music video for "Sugar" was shot in various locations throughout Los Angeles. The video features the members of Maroon 5 legitimately crashing wedding, hosting surprise and unplanned performances, despite controversies over whether or not some or all of the wedding footage was staged. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine commented on the music video's acclaim, stating:
"It was an out of body experience. I had no idea I would be affected by the overwhelming reactions we received from the couples and guests. Being able to create an unforgettable experience for several people was the highlight of it all... It was a lot of fun. It felt good to kind of surprise these people and make them happy. Happy that they liked our band too. It would have been a total disaster [if not]."
The music video for "Sugar" is planned to surpass the 1 billion view mark come the end of January.
Watch the "Sugar" music video below: