Just when you thought you would never hear the words “Gangnam Style” again, the name of the song and its YouTube video comes back into the news. However, the news is that Psy’s YouTube video view record has finally been broken on Tuesday, as the moving song and music video “#See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and featuring singer Charlie Puth, hit the massive figure almost 2.9 billion YouTube views.

First Bieber, then Psy, now Khalifa at the top spot on YouTube

Just under five years ago in July 2012, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was uploaded and soon beat out Justin Bieber’s top spot for the music video of his song “Baby.” “Gangham Style” managed to retain its own top spot on YouTube for almost five years.

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However, just a few days before that five-year anniversary, YouTube has announced in a statement that “See You Again” has now overtaken Psy’s video and currently stands on slightly less than 2.9 billion views – to be exact, at the time of writing, the video is sitting on a massive 2,898,076,774 views and with the news doing the rounds, will no doubt increase.

‘See You Again’ averages around three million views a day in 2017

According to a report by CNN, Khalifa’s “See You Again” has this year been averaging over three million views every day. Khalifa went on to say in a statement that he is “super excited” and is grateful to all the fans that supported both the song itself, and also the video on YouTube. Khalifa added that he is happy to inspire people and have an impact on so many lives.

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As for singer Puth, and that beautiful silky voice that can be heard in the song, he said he remembers signing up for YouTube back in 2007 with the hope of uploading a video and achieving 10,000 views. He said it feels incredible that ten years later he is a part of what has become the most-viewed video on the popular video social media platform.

‘See You Again’ – a touching tribute to actor Paul Walker

The song has a lot of meaning behind it, as it featured in the end credits of the 2015 film “Furious 7.” “See You Again” was a tribute to Paul Walker, the star of the film, who died tragically in a car accident before the movie was released.

To get an idea of the numbers involved, and as reported by the LA Times, “Gangnam Style” has notched itself 2.894 billion views since its upload in July 2012, so it’s still pretty close, while Bieber achieved just over 250 million views at the time, but now has 1.6 billion views for his music video “Baby.” That’s a lot of people watching and enjoying the music. Just to be fair, “Gangnam Style” and “Baby” are both included below.

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