ShareThis Page
Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ becomes most-watched YouTube video of all time |

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ becomes most-watched YouTube video of all time

Jack Fordyce | Tribune - Review
Wiz Khalifa is cited as a recent music success story of Pittsburgh's, but the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership on Wednesday unveiled an initiative to help reinvigorate the city's music scene.
Jack Fordyce | Tribune - Review
Wiz Khalifa takes the stage in a cloud of smoke during 'The High Road Tour' with Snoop Dogg in Burgettstown, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at First Niagara Pavilion.

Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa has won the internet.

Well, YouTube at least.

Khalifa’s video for “See You Again” is now the most-watched video of all time on YouTube, with nearly 2.9 billion views as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Recorded with Charlie Puth for the 2015 action film “Furious 7,” the song is a tribute to the movie franchise’s late actor Paul Walker. The YouTube video surpassed Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video to become the website’s most popular video ever.

Puth reacted to the new claim to fame on Twitter, noting that when he joined YouTube a decade ago, he hoped to someday make a video that would get 10,000 views.

Khalifa, who graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Squirrel Hill, is scheduled to return to the area in September when he headlines the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival at the historic Carrie Furnaces in Rankin.

Tom Fontaine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7847, [email protected] or via Twitter at @FontainePGH.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.