“See You Again” is a song recorded by American rapper Wiz Khalifa featuring American singer Charlie Puth. The track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to the late Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, California. The artists co-wrote the song with its co-producers, DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, with additional production from Puth and mixing provided by Manny Marroquin. “See You Again” was released on March 10, 2015, as the soundtrack’s lead single in the United States.
“See You Again” was a global commercial success, becoming both Khalifa’s and Puth’s biggest single to date. It spent 12 non-consecutive weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100, tying Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Black Eyed Peas’s “Boom Boom Pow” for the longest-running rap number-one single in the country, and topped the UK Singles Chart for two consecutive weeks. It also reached number one in several other countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland. The song holds the record for the most-streamed track in a single day on Spotify in the United States. It set the record for most streams in a single week worldwide, and in the United Kingdom also in a single week. On October 7, 2015, the video became the very first hip-hop song to reach a billion views on YouTube, and on September 3, 2016, it became the first hip-hop song to reach 2 billion views as well as being the second video ever to do so after Psy’s “Gangnam Style”. “See You Again” received three nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media. It was also shortlisted for the Song of the Year for the BBC Music Awards and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. “See You Again” was the best selling-song of 2015 worldwide, with combined sales and track-equivalent streams of 20.9 million units according to IFPI.