Wiz Khalifa’s latest song “See You Again” has been rising to the top of virtually every chart as of lately and recently set a record on Spotify as well. Although, as we all know, Spotify plays do not earn the artists hardly any money at all.
The song is a tribute to the late Paul Walker, a big part of the Fast and Furious franchise of course, and the song was written for the soundtrack. The song also features singer Charlie Pluth, who sings a chorus in between Khalifa’s rap verses.
It is an incredibly moving and emotional tribute to the late actor and the music video features scenes from the film including scenes of Paul Walker with actors Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.
The music video has already received over 53 million plays as well, truly showing the power of a well-written tribute song.
Wiz Khalifa’s song, in addition to setting a record on Spotify for the most plays in a single day, has also risen to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the iTunes Top 200 singles chart. The single edged “Uptown Funk” for the number one Billboard spot, after the Mark Ronson song featuring Bruno Mars sat at the top for 14 consecutive weeks.
When it broke the Spotify record for most plays in a day, “See You Again” had a total of 4.2 million listens. It also set the record for most streams in a single week in 26 countries from April 6 to April 12.
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The single is mirroring the success of the Fast and Furious 7 film, which has been doing unbelievably well at the box office, earning close to $400 million worldwide in just its first three days of release.
Wiz Khalifa is currently one of the most popular rappers in the music industry and this song, and its popularity, certainly proves why. The new song is especially emotional for fans of the Fast and Furious franchise and those who are still mourning Paul Walker’s death. It plays during the final scene of the film.