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Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' becomes most-watched YouTube video of all time

Tom Fontaine
| Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Wiz Khalifa is cited as a recent music success story of Pittsburgh's, but the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership on Wednesday unveiled an initiative to help reinvigorate the city's music scene.
Jack Fordyce | Tribune - Review
Wiz Khalifa is cited as a recent music success story of Pittsburgh's, but the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership on Wednesday unveiled an initiative to help reinvigorate the city's music scene.

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.

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, tfontaine@tribweb.com or via Twitter at @FontainePGH.

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