Psy’s Gangnam Style is no longer the most-watched video on YouTube.
The South Korean megahit had been the site’s most-played clip for the last five years.
The surreal video became so popular that it “broke” YouTube’s play counter, exceeding the maximum possible number of views (2,147,483,647), and forcing the company to rewrite it code.
But the song has now been overtaken by another music video – Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s See You Again.
The heart-wrenching ballad has now been streamed 2,895,373,709 times; beating Psy’s current count of 2,894,426,475 views.
Adding it up, that means See You Again has been streamed for a total of 21,759 years. If one person was to listen to each of those streams consecutively, they’d have to have started during the glacial peak of the last Ice Age.
“I joined YouTube in 2007 hoping to make a video that would reach 10,000 views,” wrote Charlie Puth on Twitter. “Just heard about See You Again… Wow.”
The video reached 1 billion views in six months, and hit 2 billion last September. However, its reign as YouTube’s most-watched clip may be short-lived.
Luis Fonsi’s summer smash Despacito has racked up 2.5 billion views in just six months, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
The Puerto Rican song – sung in a mixture of Spanish and English – has been number one in the UK for the last eight weeks, thanks in part to a remix featuring Justin Bieber.
According to analysis by Midia Research, every stream on YouTube generates $0.001 for the music industry.
If accurate, that means Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s song has earned $2.9m (£2.2m) from YouTube – roughly the same amount it has made from 665 million plays on Spotify.