Wiz Khalifa’s Rap Video “See You Again” Hits A Billion Views
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth‘s song “See You Again” hit a billion views on YouTube, making it the most viewed rap song in history.
WIZ KHALIFA’S SONG “SEE YOU AGAIN” GETS A BILLION VIEWS
The song “See You Again” is a tribute to Paul Walker who tragically died in 2013. Puth tweeted about the song getting so many views, saying, “See You Again is not only the first rap video to hit a billion views but is also the fastest video to hit a billion on YouTube. Wow. Thank u.”
See You Again is not only the first rap video to hit a billion views but is also the fastest video to hit a billion on YouTube. Wow. Thank u
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) October 7, 2015
This is a big moment for Khalifa and Puth as they join some of the biggest names in the music industry to hit the billion-views mark on YouTube. Songs such as PSY‘s “Gangnam Style,” Justin Bieber‘s “Baby,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” Katy Perry‘s songs “Dark Horse” and “Roar”, T-Swizzle‘s “Shake It Off”, Enrique Iglesias‘s “Bailando,” Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” and Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk” make up the top 9, with Khalifa and Puth in 10th place.
Although Khalifa and Puth have the first rap song to hit a billion views, other rappers have been featured in the the list of top ten most viewed songs such as Ludacris in “Baby” and Juicy J in “Dark Horse.” There is also some hip-hop influence in some of the other songs, although they are not primarily rap songs.
Khalifa expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to create the record in commemoration of Walker. “To have the responsibility to do the Paul Walker record was really dope,” Khalifa told MTV News. “I basically thought about what the movie stands for as far as family and the brotherhood, and of course, using the metaphor of the last ride and the last race of that last scene,” he said of the movie Furious 7.