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Charli D’Amelio reveals why she didn’t celebrate becoming #1 on TikTok

Published: 8/Apr/2020 14:01

by Daniel Cleary

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Digital star Charli D’Amelio revealed how she reacted to becoming the most followed creator on TikTok after overtaking Loren Gray on March 25.

TikTok has been sweeping the globe, massively growing in popularity with many of its stars amassing tens of millions of followers for their content.

Among them is teenage star Charli D’Amelio, who’s dancing videos quickly propelled her to fame and has recently taken over as the most followed creator on the platform.

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Charli D’Amelio has built a following of over 46 million fans on TikTok from her dancing videos.

Despite being seen as the face of TikTok for quite some time, Charli only surpassed fellow creator Loren Gray in follower count on March 25 and revealed how she reacted to the news in an interview with ET.

To the surprise of many, she revealed that, although she normally celebrates her biggest milestones, she had not yet taken the time to reflect on officially becoming the biggest TikTok star.

“We celebrate almost every milestone that I hit pretty well but I don’t think we celebrated number one,” she shared.

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She then revealed her reasoning for the lack of celebration, explaining that she was not even aware of when it happened, “I think I was sleeping when it happened, it literally must have happened at like four in the morning.”

As it stands Charli D’Amelio remains at the top of TikTok with over 46 million followers and has been trying to use her platform for good.

“It feels awesome, but I think it’s truly about just being able to have the platform that I have to spread messages like this,” she added when asked about her newly found influence.

Following her latest achievement, Charli has released a new dance encouraging all of her fans to stick to the social distancing guidelines during the ongoing health crisis.

Charli is also set to be the first creator on TikTok to reach the 50 million milestone, and with the rate that her fanbase is growing, it is quite likely to happen within the coming days.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.