It's a celebration: PewDiePie's "Congratulations" song overtakes Post Malone - Dexerto
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It's a celebration: PewDiePie's "Congratulations" song overtakes Post Malone

Published: 11/Apr/2019 15:30

by Eli Becht

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Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg’s “Congratulations” music video now has more likes than Post Malone‘s “Congratulations”, despite only being out for under a month.

After a prolonged battle with India-based music label and production company T-Series, it looked like all hope was lost for PewDiePie after he looked like he was passed for good.

This led him to release a song that ‘congratulated’ T-Series, while also throwing all sorts of shade at the same time. Somehow, this video helped PewDiePie not only reclaim the most subscriptions on YouTube, but also take back the top spot by a huge margin.

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie has fought off T-Series and Post Malone.

PewDiePie’s “Congratulations” has proven to be such the hit that it has already surpassed rapper Post Malone’s song “Congratulations”, in ‘likes’ on YouTube.

While this is an impressive feat, it’s made even more so by the fact that it has been available for a much shorter time than Post Malone’s version.

Post Malone’s “Congratulations” has over 1 billion views on YouTube and is sitting at 5.5 million likes since its release on Jan 23, 2017.

On the other hand, we have PewDiePie’s “Congratulations“, released on March 31, 2019, and has over 71 million views but comes in with 5.7 million, topping Post Malone.

Obviously, you can’t really judge the quality of a song based on just the amount of likes it has on YouTube but this does prove PewDiePie reaches a large audience and you can never really count him out in the fight against T-Series.

Fans love PewDiePie’s “Congratulations” – T-Series doesn’t

On April 10 T-Series allegedly looked to file a court order to remove both “Bitch Lasagna” and “Congratulations” from YouTube.

While people might look at PewDiePie’s song as some good, clean fun there are numerous allegations he throws out towards T-Series which is likely what the court order stems from.

In “Congratulations” Pewds suggests the Indian music label got its start by using pirated songs and even mentioned T-Series CEO Bhushan Kumar’s sexual harassment allegations.

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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.