See You Again: 1 billion views on YouTube
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” is not only the first rap video to ever reach 1 billion views on YouTube, but the fastest to ever achieve the landmark. Puth tweeted out the news on Wednesday night. The Furious 7 hit is now the 10th most viewed music video ever. (Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is number one, with more than 2 billion views; Taylor Swift and Katy Perry both have two videos in the top 10 as well.)
Earlier this year, the singer told EW that he wrote the song’s hook on just his second day living in Los Angeles. “I produced the song with DJ Frank E,” he remembered. “He’s known for writing huge pop hits. We didn’t know each other, [but] we wrote the hook in, like, 10 minutes. What was interesting was that we were writing the song for Paul, but we didn’t tell each other that we had both lost somebody recently. It was pretty powerful. The moment we finished it, we hugged. We were like, ‘You’re my bro forever!’…We sent it to Wiz, and he put down his rap on it and made the whole thing shine. He put the little bow on it.”
Watch the video below.