Yesterday, YouTube views hit an all-time high to a whopping 2.902 billion views overtaking the recent record set by South Korean pop star PSY’s Gangnam Style.PSY’s Gangnam style is no longer the most viewed video on the internet, having been taken over by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s ‘See you again' track which was mainly composed for Furious 7.

For the last five years, the Gangnam style was the most watched video primarily due to its rock beats even though not everyone understood the lyrics. It also exceeded the maximum possible number of views (a 32-bit integer around 2.1 billion) due to which YouTube had to make some changes in the existing code and change it to a 64-bit integer.

The song was featured in the movie Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker who died in an accident before the completion of the film.

Charlie Puth tweeted that he joined YouTube in 2007 with hopes of achieving 10,000 views and he is awed at the success. This achievement of him shows no dream can't be achieved. Charlie Puth used to upload his music video and covers until he got discovered and topped YouTube. Wiz-Khalifa is a comparatively older star who released his first album in 2006.

The sentimental track is used in Furious 7 as a tribute to Paul Walker

This track was mainly composed for Furious 7(Fast and Furious series) and was played at the end of the movie. The YouTube video begins with Charlie Puth on a piano, singing a heart-warming line ‘It’s been a long day without you, my friend’ and further consists of Vin Diesel and Cody Walker (brother of Paul Walker) looking at each other from their respective cars.

In the end, as the camera goes up, writing is ‘for Paul,' thus signifying the track’s connection to him. The entire track revolves around lost friends and their impending reunion. The song was nominated in both the Grammy’s and Oscars and remained at number 1 non-consecutively on Billboard Hot 100 challenged by Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood.

The uprising number of views tell us how much it was appreciated around the world.

YouTube and Music Videos

According to Media Research analysis, every stream on YouTube generates $0.001 for music industry which means Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s song has earned around $2.9m. Also, out of top 50videos47 videos are of the music industry.

Though we can say it is not going to be the top track for much longer as Despacito by Luis Fonsi is breaking records, going up with a wild speed having around 2.5b views in just six months while this video accumulated 2.9B views in around two years.

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