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Paul Walker was given a fitting send-off in the latest instalment of Fast and Furious and now the late actor is being remembered in the world of music.

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's See You Again, an emotional track dedicated to the star killed in a car crash in November 2013, has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

After debuting at number 100, the song climbed up the charts to eventually dethrone Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, which had reigned for an impressive 14 weeks.

Speaking to Fox News about the single's success, Puth admitted he never thought it would receive the positive response when he wrote the hook.

"It really hit home for me when my friend died in a very similar situation," he said "Paul Walker's incident was devastating, so I thought about Paul and my friend. I sat down at the piano, played those chords and those words just fell out of me."

Earlier in April, See you Again broke two Spotify records after raking in 4.2 million streams in one day. It also earned the most streams in week with 21.9 million listens.

Khalifa is now the only act to take two No 100 debuts to the top of the chart's 56-year history. He previously hit the top spot with his 2010 hit Black and Yellow.

"It's such a meaningful song, so I tried to put all those things together," Khalifa said in an interview Wednesday. "Charlie's vocals are amazing, so it all came together and made sense."

At the 2015 MTV Movie awards Vin Diesel described the track as "that beautiful song" before belting out a brief rendition as a touching tribute to his late friend and co-star.

Before presenting Shailene Woodley with the best female performance award, he told the audience: "The last time I stood I this stage, it was with my little brother Pablo, so I love that little intro, you just played that song, that beautiful song."