'Gangnam Style' no longer most-viewed on YouTube

Calvin Saunders
July 13, 2017

Gangnam Style, that held the title of Youtube's "Most Viewed Video" has now been dethroned and the new taker happens to be the video for "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.

When it hit 2.1 billion - back then thought to be the most views a YouTube video could ever get - the engineers at YouTube had to 'make changes, ' per AFP. The huge number of views of "Gangnam Style" forced YouTube in December 2014 to upgrade the maximum number of video views it had previously allowed.

The top contenders on YouTube now are Bieber's Purpose: The Movement version of "Sorry", at 2.635 billion views, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" with 2.55 billion views and Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" with 2.48 billion views. Most striking was its place on top despite the dominance of English-language music on global charts.

"So, with 2.9 billion views, you're looking at about $2.9 million for Wiz and Co". It broke Psy's record just days before the video's fifth-year anniversary on YouTube.

You know the one, it was written for the Furious 7 soundtrack and the music video is pieced together with a montage of the franchise's scenes as a tribute to Paul Walker.

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Luis Fonsi's summer hit Despacito has reached 2.5 billion views in just six months, and it does not appear to be slowing down.

Before he was an IRL pop star, Charlie Puth was putting videos up on YouTube hoping to be noticed by a few thousand people. "Sorry" by Justin Bieber (2.63 billion) and Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" (2.55 billion) are third and forth, respectively.

"I'm super excited and grateful to everyone who supported the song and video on YouTube, and happy to inspire and impact so many lives".

See You Again features Khalifi and Charlie Puth.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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