Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Featuring Charlie Puth Receives Diamond Certification
Just over three years since the track's official release, Atlantic Records is proud to announce that "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) is now certified diamond by the RIAA. The track, which was featured on the FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, has earned both Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth their first diamond single after selling over a whopping 10.3 million units. "See You Again" has become only one of 25 songs ever to earn this significant accolade.
Originally featured in FURIOUS 7's touching closing tribute to the late Paul Walker, "See You Again" quickly rose to the top of the charts across 95 countries and spent a stunning 12 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 ultimately tying with Eminem's "Lose Yourself" as the fourth-longest-running track to do so. It also went on to top Billboard's "Hot Rap Songs" and "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" for 14 weeks each. The companion music video became the fastest video on YouTube to reach 1 billion views and currently holds nearly 4 billion views.
"See You Again" went on to make history and shattered Spotify records as the most streamed track ever in a single day with 4.2 million streams while also ranking, at one point, as the platform's most streamed track in a single week with a stunning 21.9 million worldwide streams. It also quickly became a worldwide phenomenon after rising to #1 on the iTunes Store's "Top Songs" chart in the US along with 93 other countries.
The global smash, written by Charlie Puth, Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks and Wiz Khalifa, and produced by Frank E (Justin Franks), Charlie Puth, and Cedar, went on to collect numerous honors including "Best Song" at the 2015 Critic's Choice Awards. It also earned several esteemed nominations including "Song of the Year," "Best Pop/Duo Group Performance" and "Best Song Written for Visual Media" at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, "Best Original Song - Motion Picture" at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, "Song of the Year" and "Collaboration of the Year" at the 44th Annual American Music Awards, and more. "See You Again" was written and recorded at Atlantic Studios and mixed by Manny Marroquin at Larrabbee North. A&R on the song was provided by Ben Maddahi and Miles Beard.