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Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again Becomes First Hip-Hop Video to Reach 1 Billion Views on YouTube


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Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again” spent most of the summer riding high on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and now, its accompany visual has reached an impressive milestone.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the rapper has became the first and only rapper with a music video to reach one billion views on YouTube, it only took six months for the video to do so. He now joins an elite list of entertainers with videos crossing the billion-view threshold: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, whose video for “Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J has 1.1 billion views.

The Charlie Puth-assisted song is lifted from the Furious 7 soundtrack and film.

Here’s the full list of music videos achieving more than one billion views:

1. PSY — “Gangnam Style” 2,426,500,822
2. Justin Bieber — “Baby” 1,219,883,321
3. Taylor Swift — “Blank Space” 1,188,147,147
4. Katy Perry — “Dark Horse” 1,121,919,001
5. Katy Perry — “Roar” 1,085,316,510
6. Taylor Swift — “Shake It Off” 1,073,453,852
7. Enrique Iglesias — “Bailando” 1,070,883,424
8. Meghan Trainor — “All About That Bass” 1,046,823,436
9. Mark Ronson –“Uptown Funk” 1,045,536,246
10. Wiz Khalifa — “See You Again” 1,004,350,672

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