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Wiz Khalifa breaks record for most-watched YouTube video ever

Wiz Khalifa breaks record for most-watched YouTube video ever

After its release, Gangnam Style music video became the most viewed video on YouTube.

The single, known as See You Again, was released for the film Furious 7 as a dedication to Paul Walker who tragically died in a auto crash before he could complete shooting the movie.

The Warner Music Group artists recently surpassed the insanely compelling 5-year-old dance video "Gangnam Style" by Psy, YouTube records show.

It took "See You Again" about two years to reach the No. 1 spot on YouTube. Now he's featured on the most successful YouTube video of all time.

Released in March 2015, the song features vocals from Charlie Puth and Black and Yellow hitmaker Khalifa. It had managed to break YouTube's play counter, going beyond the highest possible number of views (2,147,483,647), due to which the company had to rewrite its code. Clocking at 2.896 billion views, "See You Again" is now the most viewed video on Youtube.

"See You Again" plays over Furious 7's tribute to Paul Walker near the end of the film. It broke Psy's record just days before the video's fifth-year anniversary on YouTube.

The South Korean hit maker's clip had been the most watch video on the site since 2012.

Wiz told BET in 2015 that when he'd been writing See You Again, 'My whole objective was to make something that everybody can connect with'. Interestingly, Luis Fonsi's Despacito - which has only been out for six months - is rocketing up the charts with 2.47 billion views to date.

The song was the top single from the "Furious 7" movie soundtrack, and commercial mega-hit, selling more than 4 million copies in the United States.


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