This file photo taken on December 31, 2015 shows singers Charlie Puth, left, and Wiz Khalifa performing during a New Year’s Eve event in Times Square in New York. “Gangnam Style,” the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has been dethroned as the most watched video. After four and a half years as YouTube’s most seen video, “Gangnam Style” slipped late July 10, 2017, to number two, replaced by “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.
This file photo taken on December 31, 2015 shows singers Charlie Puth, left, and Wiz Khalifa performing during a New Year’s Eve event in Times Square in New York. “Gangnam Style,” the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has been dethroned as the most watched video. After four and a half years as YouTube’s most seen video, “Gangnam Style” slipped late July 10, 2017, to number two, replaced by “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. KENA BETANCUR AFP/Getty Images
This file photo taken on December 31, 2015 shows singers Charlie Puth, left, and Wiz Khalifa performing during a New Year’s Eve event in Times Square in New York. “Gangnam Style,” the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral it nearly broke YouTube, has been dethroned as the most watched video. After four and a half years as YouTube’s most seen video, “Gangnam Style” slipped late July 10, 2017, to number two, replaced by “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth. KENA BETANCUR AFP/Getty Images
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