Rapper Wiz Khalifa could very well become an Oscar-winning recording artist next year thanks to the popularity and commercial success of the hit song, “See You Again.”
The song, which was featured in the blockbuster hit Furious 7, has taken the world by storm since its initial release.
Within four months, the official music video for “See You Again” has been seen over 827.2 million times on YouTube.
The hit Wiz Khalifa song even captivated the attention of singer and songwriters that are nowhere near his genre of rap and hip-hop music.
For instance, Carrie Underwood made headlines last month when she performed a mash-up of her own song of the same name with the hit song from the Furious 7 soundtrack.
The song has made a lasting impact on its fans and critics as well – an impact that is made apparently clear from the responses and reactions posted on Twitter.
Man, call me soft but listening to See You Again by Wiz Khalifa after saying goodbye to one of your best friends just tears me apart
— The Sanchise (@Chase__Sanchez) August 17, 2015
Now I’m listening to uhhh ‘See You Again’… I obvs like this song. Not my fault I don’t know titles. I just call it the @wizkhalifa song
— Logan Michael Byrnes (@LogansLaundry) August 10, 2015
On Sunday night, Wiz Khalifa received just a small taste of the glory that “See You Again” may receive at quite a few awards ceremonies.
The “We Dem Boyz” rapper’s name was called to the stage multiple times at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards because of the hit song – causing quite a few fans to show their appreciation and admiration of the song once again.
See You Again won #TeenChoiceAwards pic.twitter.com/wtAZMaogII
— Grethancarpendail (@LARRY_4_LIFE) August 17, 2015
Chances are that the same type of success will be repeated at the Grammys, American Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards as well.
The fact that the song has been viewed as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker only engraves the emotionally-stirring tune even deeper into the minds and hearts of its fans and most skeptical critics.
Chances are that the Academy will feel the same way when it comes to submitting nominations and votes for the 2016 Oscars.
If Wiz Khalifa does walk away with an Oscar for “See You Again,” it would not be the first time that a rap song has won the highly-coveted award.
For instance, Common and John Legend won an Oscar earlier this year for their hit song, “Glory” which was featured in the movie Selma.
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