The video for “See You Again” from the “Furious 7” soundtrack passed “Gangnam Style” last week to become the most-watched YouTube video ever; it’s had over 2.9 BILLION hits since 2015.
Charlie Puth says he almost didn’t get featured on it.
He co-wrote and co-produced the song, but he was a nobody back then, and producers wanted a ‘name’ to sing it. So, a week before the movie came out, they said they were replacing his vocals.
But there was NO WAY he was going to let that happen.
He explains, “I said, ‘That’s great…your movie comes out in a week, and I’m NOT gonna give you the song.’ [Then] I hung up the phone.” After that, he says they backed down. So his vocals stayed in there, and he also ended up heavily featured in the video.
He didn’t say who the producers wanted, but earlier this year, he said he originally recorded the vocals as a reference, possibly for Sam Smith.