October 8, 2015


Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again": First Hip Hop Video With 1 Billion Views

Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Three months ago, Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," the Furious 7 single featuring quickly rising newcomer Charlie Puth, became the longest-running hip hop single to ride the top of the Billboard Hot 100. 

Now it's hit another milestone. As the 23-year-old Puth—one of our breakout artists to watch this fall—tweeted on Wednesday night, "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."

Pretty fantastic, especially considering the clip also eulogized Furious star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in November 2013 at the age of 40.

Relive Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" one more time:

YouTube's top 10 most-viewed videos—they're all music vids till No. 16, "Wheels On The Bus | Plus Lots More Nursery Rhymes | 54 Minutes Compilation from LittleBabyBum!"—are now:

1. PSY – "Gangnam Style": 2.4 billion
2. Justin Bieber – "Baby": 1.22 billion
3. Taylor Swift – "Blank Space": 1.18 billion
4. Katy Perry – "Dark Horse": 1.12 billion
5. Katy Perry – "Roar": 1.085 billion
6. Taylor Swift – "Shake It Off": 1.07 billion
7. Enrique Iglesias – "Bailando": 1.07 billion
8. Meghan Trainor – "All About That Bass": 1.046 billion
9. Mark Ronson – "Uptown Funk": 1.045 billion
10. Wiz Khalifa – "See You Again": 1.004 billion