Wiz Khalifa is now one of two artists to reach the two billion milestone.
Wiz Khalifa must feel on top of the world. Todayâ€™s his birthday. Besides being able to celebrate his birthday with his friends and loved ones, Khalifaâ€™s â€œSee You Againâ€ featuring pop and R&B singer Charlie Puth has surpassed the 2 billion view mark on YouTube just 2 days before his 29th birthday. He can now say that Korean K-pop and hip-hop sensation Psy is no longer alone at the 2 billion milestone.
Psy still beats out the singer in total playbacks, however, with his number currently around 2.6 for â€œGangnam Styleâ€, but 2 billion is nothing to smirk at. Besides reaching this digital landmark, See You Again had also spent around 12 weeks at the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track was first included in the Furious 7 soundtrack, and the song ended up being nominated for three Grammys, for Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written for Visual Media. For Song of the Year, Khalifaâ€™s song lost out to Ed Sheeranâ€™s â€œThinking Out Loud.â€ Bruno Mars took the Best Pop Duo Grammy for â€œUptown Funkâ€, and Common and John Legendâ€™s â€œGloryâ€ took home the prize for Best Song Written for Visual Media. See You Again didnâ€™t go home empty-handed, as it did win at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Choice Collaboration and Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show.
Khalifaâ€™s video currently stands at around 2.01 billion views, with the number rapidly rising as the news spreads on social media. The videoâ€™s comments section has also filled with users congratulating the rapper for having reached this milestone. Wiz Khalifa has also commented on the milestone through his Twitter account, posting a cell phone message he received about the news.