WIz Khalifa, Charlie Puth 'See You Again' First Rap Video To Hit 1 Billion Plays
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's Furious 7 Soundtrack single "See You Again" has been one of the biggest tracks of 2015 so far. The single dominated radio and the charts like nothing either artist (especially Charlie Puth) has experienced before and now the two of them have a new record to add to their collection. "See You Again" is now the first ever rap video to eclipse the one billion play mark on YouTube and in addition to that it is the fastest video to ever hit one billion.
This comes on the tear-jerking tribute video to Paul Walker that has become the soundtrack to those who not only want to hear the incredibly popular hit, but also those who are fans of Furious 7, which is one of the highest grossing films of all time.
Charlie Puth shared his excitement about the news on Twitter and why it is so important for him and hip-hop.
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
According to Complex, Wiz Khalifa is now the 10th most played music video of all time, coming in just behind Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with others from Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber and of course, Psy all above one billion.
It used to be almost unconceivable for a song to hit one billion plays on YouTube until a few years ago. Now it is happening with increasing frequency as the service gains more users and more young fans turn to streaming as their primary source of music consumption. Expect to see many more tracks eclipse one billion in the next year.
Watch the video one more time below.