Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ Ties for Longest-Running No. 1 Rap Single on Billboard’s Hot 100
Talk about being a game-changer. The Paul Walker tribute song “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth is on the cusp of making history.
With an astounding 12 weeks on the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart, Wiz and Charlie have tied the Black Eyed Peas’ 2009 smash “Boom Boom Pow,” and Eminem’s 2002 tune “Lose Yourself,” as the only hip-hop songs with the longest record at number one on the singles chart.
This comes as big news for Taylor Gang leader. With “See You Again” serving as his second No. 1 single after his 2011 release of “Black & Yellow,” this has propelled the Pittsburgh rapper into a whole different stratosphere.
The single was released in March and is now about to become the official song of the summer. “See You Again” also has a global reach with being the No. 1 song in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK.
This week, the elegiac song also beat out Diddy’s Notorious B.I.G. tribute “I’ll Be Missing You,” which was at the top spot for 11 weeks, when it first came out. Even though Wiz’s song has reached its apex, according to Billboard, the song is beginning to slow down a bit.
Other tracks like OMI’s “Cheerleader” and Silento’s “Watch Me” are closing in on Wizzy’s crown and are considered possible threats to dethrone the chart-topping single.
We’ll see if Wiz can hold on for another week to make history.