Lindsey Stirling, Wiz Khalifa, and Charlie Puth stirred deep emotions in the hearts of those attending the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, as well as those watching from home. Their tribute to the late Paul Walker–the Fast and the Furious star–who died a year and a half ago, brought tears to the eyes of many.
‘See You Again’ comes from the Furious 7 soundtrack, and was written by Charlie Puth. Puth also sings and plays piano in the song. Sunday night was his awards show debut–and a fine one at that.
Lindsey Stirling, violinist for the song, lends an air of raw emotion to the song that even serves to soften the rap lyrics performed by Wiz Khalifa. Even those not fond of rap will find huge portions of this track appealing.
In addition to her performance in ‘See You Again,’ Lindsey Stirling has her own YouTube channel. She presents choreographed violin performances that destroy all pre-conceived notions of violinists.
Before Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, and Lindsey Stirling took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, the song was introduced by Furious 7 stars Ludacris and Tyrese, and dedicated to “the late, great Paul Walker. The song evokes such strong feelings it is said to have kindled a reconciliation of sorts between Wiz Khalifa and his ex-wife Amber Rose.
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Wiz Khalifa, Lindsey Stirling, and Charlie Puth packed a powerful punch at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. They honored Paul Walker in a most profound way.
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