Wiz Khalifa Makes Rap History With Paul Walker Tribute Song "See You Again"

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Wiz Khalifa has made rap history with his chart-topping Paul Walker tribute hit "See You Again." His history-making achievement represents the first time a rapper has had a music video with one billion YouTube views.

"See You Again," featuring vocalist Charlie Puth, is on the Furious 7 movie soundtrack. It is Wiz Khalifa's second single on the Billboard Hot 100.

This new honor puts Wiz Khalifa at the number three spot of most viewed music videos on YouTube. He still has a ways to go to hit number one, however. Justin Bieber presently holds the number two spot with his 2010 hit "Baby." Psy holds the number one spot with his music video, "Gangnam Style," which burst onto the charts in 2012. Wiz Khalifa's hit is the third to reach one billion views in 10 years--making it an even more impressive feat.

To further laud Wiz Khalifa's success, "See You Again" is the fastest music video to hit a billion views on YouTube, meaning it just might surpass both Psy and Justin Bieber if it continues to gain momentum at this impressive rate.

Kudos to Wiz Khalifa--and to Charlie Puth, too, for this milestone achievement. "See You Again" launched Charlie Puth onto the music charts. He is now charting with Meghan Trainor on their hit song, "Marvin Gaye," too.

This exciting news marks an amazing level of success for Wiz Khalifa and is a highly significant achievement for the rap genre as well. It also serves as a remembrance anthem for those who loved the late Paul Walker.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.