Series Beats PewDiePie to Become Most-Subscribed Channel on YouTube

Tabitha Dunn
March 23, 2019

T-Series at the start of 2018 had "only" 30 million subscribers but has grown considerably.

The person who runs T-Series is Bhushan Kumar, the son of record label founder Gulshan Kumar, who was killed in 1997. As of writing, PewDiePie has regained his lead with 90.227 million subscribers and counting while T-Series now has 90.219 million and counting. Pewdiepie now has 90,501,581 subscribers. The channels subscription has grown by 80% compare to past year at 50 million.

The campaign to keep the top spot gained notoriety last week, as reports emerged that the gunman at the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand yelled the words "subscribe to PewDiePie" during the attack . Not many were surprised hearing PewDiePie's name in the stream as the YouTuber has always been criticized for making anti-Semitic jokes and using racist language. "My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy".

The T- Series vs PewDiePie Fight get Hotter, as PewDiePie fans get into a cheap fight with T-Series. His place will occupy the Indian channel T-series.

This past week has been the most dramatic in the ongoing YouTube battle between PewDiePie and T-Series.

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T-Series, a Bollywood production company which releases lavish music videos, has been poised to overtake PewDiePie for a few months now.

The insane turn of events even led to the YouTuber himself turning into the biggest K-Pop BTS fan.

PewDiePie then reclaimed pole position around half an hour later. Due to the fact that it again exceeded the number of subscribers after several weeks of comparison between the two accounts.

While PewDiePie's war with T-Series is seen as the native creator standard-bearer up against a corporate entertainment interest, the latter has been tapping into the creativity of independent YouTube creators. In India, Bollywood celebrities too joined the online battle with actors like Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham urging the netizens to subscribe to T-Series' channel on YouTube.

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