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Psy relinquishes YouTube throne to Wiz Khalifa

By Yoon Min-sik

Published : July 12, 2017 - 15:01

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For the first time since 2012, Psy has been unseated on YouTube as Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” became the most watched video of all time.

As of Tuesday, the heart-wrenching song -- featuring Charlie Puth – surpassed the South Korean pop sensation’s “Gangnam Style” as the most-played clip. 

Psy shows off his trademark “horse-riding” dance move in the music video of “Gangnam Style.” (YG Entertainment) Psy shows off his trademark “horse-riding” dance move in the music video of “Gangnam Style.” (YG Entertainment)


The popularity of “Gangnam Style,” the first video to garner more than 2 billion views on YouTube, was off the charts. The song exceeded the previous maximum number of views on the platform and forced it to rewrite its code.

“See You Again” was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 film “Furious 7.” It was written as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash two years ago. It became both Khalifa and Puth’s biggest hit to date.



By Yoon Min-sik
(minsikyoon@heraldcorp.com)