Fetty Wap, Wiz Khalifa & Silento Top YouTube & Google Searches This Summer
Hip-hop is king. Some of the genre's biggest stars lay claim to songs that topped the list of searches on YouTube, Google Play and Google Search this summer.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" took the top spot ahead of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" in searches on Google. This isn't too much of a surprise since the New Jersey native had mostly everyone singing "Hey, what's up? Hello," during the warmer months of the year after performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live and at the BET Awards in June.
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth became a fan favorite as it played during the end of Furious 7 as an ode to the late Paul Walker. The movie was released in theaters before the summer on April 7, but that didn't stop the rapper from claiming the No. 1 spot in searches on Google Play. "See You Again" also beat Taylor Swift's war-torn song on friendship and three songs from the Weeknd: "Earned It," "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills."
Hundreds of YouTubers and celebrities hit the whip and the Nae Nae, pushing Silento's "Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)" to the top of the video platform's search statistics (including plays from official videos and "claimed versions"). Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" and Wiz's "See You Again" earned the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively.
According to YouTube, over half of the Top 20 summer hits in U.S. are hip-hop, including Flo Rida's "GDFR," T-Wayne's "Nasty Freestyle" and Fetty Wap's Drake-assisted tune "My Way." R&B also got some shine with Omarion's "Post To Be" featuring Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko earning the No. 9 position on YouTube plus the Weeknd's "The Hills" coming in at No. 6.
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