MrBeast's latest campaign is actually helping PewDiePie beat T-Series in the battle for YouTube supremacy - Dexerto
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MrBeast’s latest campaign is actually helping PewDiePie beat T-Series in the battle for YouTube supremacy

Published: 27/Nov/2018 16:27 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 9:22

by Ross Deason

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The last ditch effort from MrBeast to help PewDiePie defeat T-Series in the battle for YouTube supremacy appears to actually be working!

MrBeast, who has 11 million subscribers on the platform himself, has been attempting to help the current king of YouTube to fend off the advances of T-Series, an Indian music label that uploads multiple Bollywood music videos each day.

First, MrBeast put together an advert campaign to get people to subscribe to PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, and it temporarily allowed the Swedish star to pull away, but not for long.

The Indian channel’s constant uploads and channel growth made it clear to anyone that was taking notice that PewDiePie would be dethroned before the end of November, but MrBeast once again came to his rescue on November 25… by saying ‘PewDiePie’ 100,000 times!

It took MrBeast almost 12 hours to complete the challenge, and he even announced new ‘ranks’ in the ‘bro army’ of PewDiePie supporters which included General rank for anyone that put ‘subscribe to PewDiePie’ on their social media and convinced their whole class and family to subscribe!

Most predictions had PewDiePie losing the top spot weeks ago!

While MrBeast’s increasingly entertaining and bizarre efforts to help Pewds stay ahead of T-Series have been fun to watch, it may come as a surprise to hear that they also appear to be working, and working well!

MrBeast’s video of the YouTube stream has performed well on the platform, crossing four million views by November 27, and PewDiePie’s gap over T-Series has also increased from under 100,000 to over 250,000 and becoming the first YouTuber to break the 72 million subscribers mark!

And MrBeast isn’t finished there! The YouTuber has already suggested that he will purchase a Super Bowl commercial if PewDiePie can stay ahead for long enough.

He also revealed that he wanted to travel to India and set up a similar ad campaign to the one that he ran in the United States. At this point, we wouldn’t be surprised by anything!

You can keep track of the PewDiePie versus T-Series war by visiting our live subscriber count article here.

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Is Dixie D’Amelio performing at the Grammys? Twitter reignites wild nominee rumor

Published: 18/Jan/2021 13:30

by Connor Bennett

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Twitter has reignited the wild rumors that Dixie D’Amelio could be performing at the Grammys, and might even win an award. However, that isn’t the case, and here’s why.

A few of the biggest social media stars will, ultimately, crossover into the mainstream and appear on TV, get roles in movies, and some will even go into music.

With the rise of TikTok, there have been a few creators who’ve done all three – with the biggest of which being the D’Amelio’s, Charli, and Dixie. The former appeared in a Super Bowl commercial while Dixie has dropped a few songs, and even had features from One Direction’s Liam Payne.

Now, with awards season on the horizon, Twitter has reignited a rumor about her potentially being up for a Grammy and even performing at the annual show. However, that’s not likely to be the case.

Dixie D'Amelio One Whole Day Not A Diss Track
Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

Will Dixie D’Amelio sing at the Grammys?

Back in late December, Dixie responded to a wild set of rumors that she, alongside controversial rapper 6ix9ine, would be opening the Grammys with a performance of one of her songs.

“LMAOOO STOP,” she tweeted, on her now-deleted account. “I’m being set up at this point oh my god,” Dixie added in a follow-up post, before joking that a few fans had been a bit too gullible in eating up the rumor.

Ultimately, to perform at the show, you have to be nominated and Dixie hasn’t made the cut. So, despite Twitter bring the rumor back up, we’ll see probably see someone like Dua Lipa, or Coldplay, or even Beyonce strut their stuff instead.

Is Dixie D’Amelio nominated for a Grammy?

As above, no, Dixie has not been nominated for a Grammy for either of her songs that would be eligible – One Whole Day or Naughty List.

Even though it’s gotten some incredible buzz, her song Roommates is not eligible for this year’s Grammys show because it was released way after the cutoff date for voting. Maybe next year, though?

So, if you’re expecting to see Dixie at the Grammys, the only hope you’ve got is if she’s there as part of the crowd or on the red carpet. Someone might even use TikTok dances in their performance and slip one of her videos in, who knows.

However, she won’t be performing any of her own songs, so, sorry to disappoint anyone who may have been expecting it.