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Charli D’Amelio becomes first TikTok star to hit 50 million followers

Published: 21/Apr/2020 11:14 Updated: 5/May/2020 12:18

by Virginia Glaze

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Internet star and dancing sensation Charli D’Amelio has reached yet another massive milestone on TikTok, becoming the first creator to reach a whopping 50 million followers on the platform.

Just weeks after becoming TikTok’s most-followed content creator ever, D’Amelio has once again made a huge mark on the site, reaching 50 million followers in an unprecedented move for the app.

This development comes after the long reign of fellow TikTokker Loren Gray, who was hailed as the ‘Queen of TikTok’ for just over a year after dethroning Lisa and Lena in March 2019.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has reached a massive new milestone on the platform, becoming the first creator to reach 50 million followers.

While Gray was also the first creator to earn 40 million followers on the site, D’Amelio has since overtaken that record with her latest milestone, continuing her upward success on a constantly blooming website.

Her huge surge in success echoes the likes of YouTube’s very own Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, who similarly skyrocketed to 100 million subscribers in August 2019 after years of already reigning as the site’s most subscribed creator.

Charli D'Amelio, Instagram
Charli D’Amelio revealed that she didn’t actually celebrate becoming TikTok’s most-followed account, as it happened so early in the morning – but the jury’s still out regarding her latest milestone!

However, unlike PewDiePie’s massive celebration over his achievement, D’Amelio didn’t actually acknowledge her rise as TikTok’s biggest star, explaining that she hadn’t found the time to celebrate as she usually does.

“We celebrate almost every milestone that I hit pretty well but I don’t think we celebrated number one,” she admitted in an interview with ET. “I think I was sleeping when it happened, it literally must have happened at like four in the morning.”

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While she’s experiencing huge success on TikTok, Charli also claims that internet fame isn’t all sunshine and roses, revealing that she’s been followed into bathroom stalls by over-enthusiastic fans and even yelled at by fans’ mothers during private dinners.

That’s not all — D’Amelio’s 50 million follower milestone also follows her highly-publicized breakup with fellow creator Chase Hudson, with the two coming clean about their split after weeks of fan speculation.

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D’Amelio and Hudson parted ways in mid-April, although both TikTokkers still have love for each other.

In spite of the breakup and online hate, D’Amelio is shining brighter than ever before — and it doesn’t look like she’s stopping her roll anytime soon!

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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.