Paul Walker Tribute Sets New Spotify Listening Records

furious7Every once in a while, a song takes the world by storm. Right now, that song is Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth),” as featured in the soundtrack to the hit movie Furious 7.

Fans can’t seem to get enough of this tribute to the late Paul Walker, star of the popular Fast & Furious franchise. The song has rocketed to #1 on Spotify’s global chart.

Plenty of tracks do that over the course of a year, but this one has set new records at Spotify: for the most streams in a single day (4.2 million listens on April 13), and the most streams in a single week (21.9 million listens in the week ending April 12).

It’s not just tops in its home country of the United States, either. “See You Again” is currently #1 in 26 countries, including the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore,  Sweden, and more (full list below).

“This is one of those special moments when all the forces have aligned to create a song that is resonating emotionally with millions around the world,” said Craig Kallman, Chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records. “The combination of Wiz’s star power with the introduction of Charlie as a brilliant singer and songwriter is truly magical, striking a nerve with Paul Walker’s legion of fans and the film’s enormous audience. All of us at Atlantic are thrilled and gratified by the response that this moving tribute has received from Spotify’s global listeners.”

You can hear it here:

The song is #1 in these countries (in addition to globally):

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United States

It set single-day streaming records in these countries (in addition to globally):

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • El Salvador
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United States