Wiz Khal­ifa’s ‘See You Again’ now most viewed YouTube video

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Move over, “Gang­nam Style.’’ YouTube has a new top-viewed video of all time.

Wiz Khal­ifa’s video for “See You Again’’ fea­tur­ing Char­lie Puth be­came the site’s most­watched video Mon­day and has more than 2.896 bil­lion views as of Tues­day. That’s about two mil­lion more than the video for Korean rap­per Psy’s 2012 smash “Gang­nam Style,’’ which held the mostviewed ti­tle for five years, YouTube said.

Justin Bieber’s “Sorry’’ sits in third place, more than 250 mil­lion views be­hind the lead­ers.

Puth re­acted with sur­prise on Twit­ter, not­ing he joined YouTube in 2007 hop­ing to make a video that would hit 10,000 views. Puth also earned a con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sage from YouTube star Tyler Oak­ley, who called the feat “leg­endary & epic.’’ Wiz Khal­ifa said in a state­ment that he’s happy the song has been able to “in­spire and im­pact so many lives.’’

“See You Again’’ was re­leased in 2015 as a trib­ute to late “Fast and the Fu­ri­ous’’ star Paul Walker.

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