Wiz Khalifa tops 'Gangnam Style' for most-viewed video of all time

Charlie Puth left and Wiz Khalifa perform at the Kids Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood Calif. Wiz Khalifa’s video for “See You Again” featuring Puth is now the site’s most-watched video ever

For a long time, PSY's aggressively catchy hit Gangnam Style was the most-viewed YouTube clip on the platform, standing at 2.8 billion views.

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's music video for "See You Again" is now the most-viewed with 2.896 billion views, and it is closing in on 3 billion pretty fast.

The duo's 'See You Again' has now been played 2,895,373,709 times on the site, which beats 'Gangnam Style's current 2,894,426,475 views (as of July 11th 2017).

The film clip for the track, which features Charlie Puth, serves as a tribute to the franchise's star Paul Walker, who tragically died in a vehicle accident in 2013.

Gangnam Style was notorious for its dance, which has been parodied on the internet by several popular YouTube channels. "After the video was released on 2012, "#Gangnam Style" became the first video on Youtube to reach one billion views. The user is not Justin Bieber, Rihanna nor is it Taylor Swift, but it is none other than rapper Wiz Khalifa for his smash hit "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth.

"See You Again" plays over Furious 7's tribute to Paul Walker near the end of the film. Interestingly, Luis Fonsi's Despacito - which has only been out for six months - is rocketing up the charts with 2.47 billion views to date. Walker died in a auto crash two years earlier, but appeared posthumously in Furious 7. He wrote, "For the record, I joined @YouTube in 2007 hoping to make a video that would reach 10,000 views".

Wiz Khalifa said: "I'm super excited and grateful to everyone who supported the song and video on YouTube, and happy to inspire and impact so many lives". That's just 400-million away from "See You Again".

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