Despite being replaced by "See you again", Psy is still grateful being one of the most-watched videos on YouTube. That means it's set to hit that three billion milestone this autumn. While the dance-infused "Gangnam Style" clung to the title for five long years, we can't say we're sorry to see it go.
The crown was formerly held by Gangnam Style, the 2012 megabit by South Korean star Psy. Those days seem so innocent now. The song was created as a tribute to the late Paul Walker.
Charlie Puth, Atlantic Records singer and songwriter who wrote the song for Khalifa, tweeted "For the record, I joined @Youtube in 2007 hoping to make a video that would reach 10,000 views". It was a tribute to the movie actor Paul Walker, who died in a vehicle accident before the film was even completed. It broke Psy's record just days before the video's fifth-year anniversary on YouTube.
"See You Again" broke the record on the Google-owned service Monday and has been viewed almost 2.9 billion times (yes, billion) as of Tuesday morning. The video was uploaded to YouTube on Wiz Khalifa's personal channel on April 6, 2015.
There have now been been 68 videos - 65 of them music videos - to rack up a billion views on YouTube. The pair's video for "See You Again" is now the most-watched video ever on YouTube, with more than 2.896 billion views as of Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Bruno Mars' and Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is fourth, with just over 2.5 billion views.