Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' becomes most-watched YouTube video of all time
Pittsburgh's Wiz Khalifa has won the internet.
Well, YouTube at least.
Khalifa's video for "See You Again" is now the most-watched video of all time on YouTube, with nearly 2.9 billion views as of early Tuesday afternoon.
Recorded with Charlie Puth for the 2015 action film "Furious 7," the song is a tribute to the movie franchise's late actor Paul Walker. The YouTube video surpassed Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" video to become the website's most popular video ever.
Puth reacted to the new claim to fame on Twitter, noting that when he joined YouTube a decade ago, he hoped to someday make a video that would get 10,000 views.
For the record, I joined @YouTube in 2007 hoping to make a video that would reach 10,000 views. Just heard about See You Again...wow.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) July 11, 2017
Khalifa, who graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill, is scheduled to return to the area in September when he headlines the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival at the historic Carrie Furnaces in Rankin.
Tom Fontaine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7847, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @FontainePGH.