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.
"See You Again" had 2.896 billion views as of this story's publication.
The track, "See You Again", was released on the Fast 7 soundtrack as a tribute to the late Paul Walker, who died midway through filming in an unrelated vehicle crash, and is now closing in on a new high benchmark of three billion views.
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.
Your new King of YouTube is the video for Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" ft.
The last scene of Furious 7 is played in the music video, which features the two chief characters Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Cody Walker, replacing his brother, Paul), driving side by side, smiling at each other after which they drive onto different paths. Back then, videos on the platform had a maximum possible number of views set at 2,147,483,647. No more. Another music video, the song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, has taken the crown.
Videos on YouTube now reach millions of users in no time.
"See You Again" plays over Furious 7's tribute to Paul Walker near the end of the film. If you add the numbers up, you'll notice the video's been watched for 21,759 years. Luis Fonsi's video for "Despacito" was released in January this year but already has 2.485 billion views.
Wiz Khalifa has made history with his sentimental balled See You Again.
Before he was an IRL pop star, Charlie Puth was putting videos up on YouTube hoping to be noticed by a few thousand people.
Bieber's track now resides in third place with around 2.63 billion views followed by "Uptown Funk" from Mark Ronson ft.