Written by Giavanna Foster
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” has reached 3 billion YouTube views. This No. 1 single is a certified multi-platinum record. Here’s the scoop:
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” is the soundtrack for the seventh Fast and Furious movie, entitled Furious 7. “See You Again” is featured as a bonus track on Charlie Puth’s album, Nine Track Mind. Now, Puth’s album is platinum-certified by the RIAA.
“How can we not talk about family when family’s all that we got? / Everything I went through you were standing there by my side / And now you gon’ be with me for the last ride,” Khalifa raps.
“See You Again” is a hip hop and pop-rap ballad, dedicated to the late Paul Walker. This song captures nostalgia about a close friendship. It has achieved the rare feat of reaching 3,013,620,211+ YouTube views. From July 10 to August 4, “See You Again” was the most viewed video on YouTube. Also, it spent 12 total weeks at No. 1 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. “See You Again” tied Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” for the longest-running rap No. 1 single in the country.
Since its release, “See You Again” made major global waves. In 2015, it became the best-selling song in the world by selling 20.9 million units. This song peaked at No. 1 in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and Switzerland. It also set the record for the most-streamed track in one day on Spotify in United States, as well as the most global streams in a single week. Also, “See You Again” was named the favorite collaboration at the 2016 Kids Choice Awards.
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” set a new record for the most global streams in a single week. From April 6 to April 12, it was streamed 21.9 million times. Now, “See You Again” is certified as an eight-time platinum record by the RIAA.