Wiz Khalifa Dethrones Psy For Most-Viewed YouTube Video
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Jul 13, 2017,
Jul 13, 2017, 0:16
Considering that the video was only released back in 2015, it's pretty fantastic to have amassed that amount of views in only two years, compared to Gangnam Style's 5 years. Even this video will struggle to reach that number of views. Currently, at number five with 2.483 billion views, the video will need to beat "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (2.55 billion views) and "Sorry" from Justin Bieber's Purpose: The Movement (2.635 billion views). "'See You Again" averaged over three million views per day in 2017 alone.
Furious 7 opened to record-breaking profits US$532.5 (A$697) million, trumping Star Wars: The Force Awakens' US$529 (A$692) million.
"See You Again" was co-written by and featured the voice of Charle Puth, whose most recent song "Attention" reached number 9 in the United Kingdom charts. It was a tribute to the movie actor Paul Walker, who died in a auto accident before the film was even completed.
The 40-year-old actor's brothers stepped in to help finish the film as his character Brian O'Conner, with some shots of him being digitally recreated.
"See You Again" was a part of the 2015 movie, Furious 7, the seventh installment of the Furious franchise starring Vin Diesel.
According to BBC, with its sentimental lyrics, the song has become one of the most frequently used pop songs during funerals in United Kingdom.
Wiz Khalifa said in a statement he's happy the song has been able to "inspire and impact so many lives". Now he's featured on the most successful YouTube video of all time.
Meanwhile, Puth is crushing it with his Lil Wayne collaboration, "Nothing But Trouble".
Interestingly, See You Again is also one of the most frequently played pop songs at funerals in the UK. As of writing this article, it has 2,896,663,907 views and climbing.