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Wiz Khalifa Dumps 'Gangnam Style' as YouTube's Most Watched

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By    |   Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 12:53 PM

Wiz Khalifa's "See you Again" featuring Charlie Puth has surpassed Korean rapper Psy’s hit single "Gangnam Style" as YouTube’s most-watched video.

As of Tuesday, the video sat at over 2.9 billion views, topping the 2012 smash-hit "Gangnam Style" by about 2 million views, The Associated Press reported.


The news drew responses from Khalifa and Puth on social media, who both expressed their excitement on Twitter, and even gained a message from fellow YouTube star, Tyler Perry.

"See You Again" was first released in 2015 and featured on the soundtrack to the seventh instalment of "The Fast and Furious" franchise, noted The Verge.

Adding further credibility to the video is that it pays tribute to the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a single vehicle collision in 2013.

In 2014, Psy’s catchy song made history after gaining so many views that it forced YouTube to upgrade to a 64-bit integer.

Khalifa and Puth now enter the history books for surpassing Psy in popularity.

This is cause to celebrate on its own without throwing the topic of money into the mix.

YouTubers can earn an average of $1,000 per million views after the platform claims a 45 percent cut from ad revenue, The Next Web reported.

"So, with 2.9 billion views, you’re looking at about $2.9 million for Wiz and Co. Of course, how much he gets to take home depends on his arrangement with his label and distribution company," the website said.

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