Published: Thu, July 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

'Gangnam Style' Is No Longer the Biggest YouTube Video

'Gangnam Style' Is No Longer the Biggest YouTube Video

Wiz Khalifa's video for "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth became the site's most-watched video Monday and has more than 2.896 billion views as of Tuesday.

November 24th, 2012: The ultimate triumph: the video overtakes Justin Bieber's "Baby" to become most-viewed video on YouTube, a perch it has sat atop since that very day.

The song was written for the movie Furious 7, playing during the closing credits in tribute to the actor Paul Walker, who died in a auto accident before the film was completed.

In nabbing the top spot, it's overtaken the previous number one, Psy's viral 2012 K-pop music video Gangnam Style, according to Agence France-Presse.

It can be recalled that the South Korean song "Gangnam Style" has been Youtube's most-played clip since 2012.

Billboard points out that the view counts of both videos are equal to more than 21,000 years of streaming each. The tribute to deceased actor Paul Walker has now got more than 2.9 billion views.

The video was first uploaded in April 2015 and pegged to the much-anticipated release of "Furious 7" following the death of the muscle-car franchise's star Paul Walker.

Now, it has been replaced by another music video - Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" (released in 2015).

"I remember when I signed up for YouTube in 2007 and had hopes of uploading a video and it reaching 10,000 views", Charlie stated.

It's hard to believe that Psy's monolithic reign over the landscape of YouTube videos has finally come to an end but, after years on the throne, he has been ousted by another.

"See You Again" was a smash record as well. It is now the 3rd most-watched video on You Tube. Interestingly, Luis Fonsi's Despacito - which has only been out for six months - is rocketing up the charts with 2.47 billion views to date. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars is at Number 4. Walker died in a auto crash two years earlier, but appeared posthumously in Furious 7.

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