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.
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.
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
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.
— MTV (@MTV) October 8, 2015
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.