The tear-jerking Paul Walker tribute video just hit a billion views on YouTube, a major milestone for anyone -- and especially for a rapper.
Puth talked about this huge moment on Twitter, explaining just why it's so epic (especially due to the fact that it's a rap song).
Reaching this, of course, was no easy feat. And in doing so, Wiz and Charlie have reached an elite level of music video success. Wanna know who else is in that list? According to Complex, these are highest viewed music videos on YouTube: PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” Bieber’s “Baby,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and then back-to-back Katy Perry jams “Dark Horse” and “Roar” round out the Top 5.
The next few? T-Swizzle’s “Shake It Off,” Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando,” Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and "Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk.” And then, you’ve got Wiz and Charlie at #10 with “See You Again.”
While Puth called it the first rap song to reach a billi, you have to give credit to other MCs on that impressive list. Ludacris is on “Baby,” for example, and Juicy J is featured on “Dark Horse.” Plus, there’s even more hip-hop influence on the list with breakers (and twerkers) in “Shake It Off” and Trinidad James’ prominent sample in “Uptown Funk.”
But "See You Again" has been more than just a successful YouTube vid. It was also important for Khalifa to honor Walker.
“To have the responsibility to do the Paul Walker record was really dope,” Wiz told MTV News earlier this year. “I basically thought about what the movie stands for as far as family and the brotherhood, and of course, using the metaphor of the last ride and the last race because of that last scene."