Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' becomes most watched YouTube video, displaces 'Gangnam Style'
It was in 2015 when, with the film Furious 7, fans across the globe mourned for the death of The Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker who died of an unfortunate road accident on 30 November 2013. And, the token of that remembrance was the single, 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa, also featuring Charlie Puth in the soundtrack of the seventh installment of the popular franchise.
Now, according to CNN, on 11 July, the YouTube video of the song reached 2.9 billion views and became the most viewed YouTube video ever. This record was earlier held by Korean Singer Psy's viral song 'Gangnam Style'. People from YouTube, in a statement said that Psy's uncanny dance number stayed at the top spot for five years, replacing Justin Bieber's 'Baby' in November 2012.
According to CNN, 'See You Again' hit over 3 million views this year itself. Wiz Khalifa, the rapper from Pittsburgh, was really happy that the song was able to "inspire and impact so many lives," reports AP.
"I remember when I signed up for YouTube in 2007 and had hopes of uploading a video and it reaching 10,000 views. Now a decade later, it feels incredible to be a part of the most-viewed video on YouTube," says Puth, as reported by CNN.
For the record, I joined @YouTube in 2007 hoping to make a video that would reach 10,000 views. Just heard about See You Again...wow.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) July 11, 2017
Here's a link to the song's video: