PewDiePie has been a top dog on YouTube for a very long time but he hasn’t actually been the most subscribed for that long. He started his channel way back in 2010 and became the most subscribed YouTuber for the first time on 15 August 2013. He took the top spot away from a channel called Smosh which is also still one of the biggest channels today.
‘Then it clearly isn’t the anniversary of Pewds being number one you idiots’ I hear you scream in the Facebook comments – just calm down for a minute alright. He then became the second most subscribed not long after this. He was taken over by the YouTube Spotlight channel in November of the same year.
PewDiePie then took back the top spot today (December 23rd) off YouTube Spotlight to reclaim his title as the most subscribed channel on YouTube. He did this way back 5 years ago in 2013 and has retained his spot ever since.
Five whole years at the top of YouTube is one hell of an achievement and one that will definitely stand for an incredibly long time.
However, earlier this year a channel called T-Series started to look like it was about to take the top spot off PewDiePie with the gap in-between the two being less that 20,000 subscribers at one point. After massive support from the community and many other huge YouTubers such as Mr Beast and Markiplier.
This coincided with PewDiePies latest charitable endeavour which was to help Indian children. If you didn’t know that PewDiePie had actually done a lot of charity work in the past check out this article with all of what he has done.
If you haven’t come across the “subscribe to PewDiePie” meme yet then that’s a real miracle, because those three words can now be found in the comments section of news channels, the tweets of celebrities, your messages on Tindr and even in Times Square.
Yes, the “subscribe to PewDiePie” meme reached incredible heights, but it’s now appeared where no-one expected it to. On PornHub.
On the infamous r/PewDiePieSubmissions subreddit, a hardcore bro by the name of matthew_taylor0 posted the following image, complete with the caption: “Even pornstars [sic] are doing their part.”
The actress’ About Me bio on her site profile simply states: “Subscribe to PewDiePie.”
Nice one, Jasmine Grey.
The seemingly-unstoppable meme knows no bounds, and even shows up in the 2018 edition of YouTube Rewind after one of the featured YouTubers has managed to sneak it into the video.
Why are local printers being hacked for this pic.twitter.com/fAnNTIp6ds
— madison. (@maddybenavente1) November 29, 2018
The war between PDP and T-Series is basically over – so when will the madness end?!
— Arnav (@roomierplanet) December 12, 2018
— Jéssica Llinares (@Thrillka) December 15, 2018