On Tuesday morning, Wiz Khalifa‘s song” See You Again” constructed the YouTube history books.
The video for the song, which peculiarity singer Charlie Puth, contacted 2.897 billion views, moving it the most-viewed on the stage.” See You Again” unseated the previous evidence incumbent, South Korean singer Psy’s 2012 worldwide viral strike “Gangnam Style.”
As of press era, the views for “Gangnam Style” sit around 2.895 billion. The catchy track will still remain noticeable for its prevalence, however; Psy’s song was the first video in YouTube history to reach 1 billion views.
“Sorry,” by Justin Bieber,” Uptown Funk ,” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, and — impressively, as it was released after January 2017 — Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s summer hit “Despacito” round out the top five most-viewed videos on YouTube.
” See You Again” was commissioned for the” Furious 7″ soundtrack as a tribute to the franchise’s late idol Paul Walker, who died tragically in a auto crash in 2013.
Since its secrete in early 2015, the line has provided as a touching monumental for Walker. While accepting an honor for” Furious 7″ at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards,” The Fast and the Furious” co-star Vin Diesel thanked love for the support since Walker’s death, and then inaugurated singing the song’s lyrics.