Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was the king of YouTube for five years - but not any longer. Bollywood music label T-Series has now defeated the Swedish YouTuber, surpassing his massive milestone of 67,300,000 subscribers.
While Social Blade analysts predicted that T-Series would only overtake PewDiePie by early 2019, the label has already accomplished this feat nearly three months ahead of schedule.
T-Series’ victory comes just after PewDiePie reached his 67 million subscriber milestone, which he felt could mark his last achievement to be the first to accomplish on YouTube.
Just hit 67 mil subs!
probably my last milestone to be first at reaching. pic.twitter.com/9zMDRkvOGb
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) October 16, 2018
While his prediction ultimately came true, he still remains YouTube’s largest, single creator, followed by Justin Bieber 41.2 million subs and producer Canal Kondzilla at 40.7 million subs.
Even though T-Series is now topping the YouTube charts, some questioning has arisen as to the channel’s legitimacy - the account has been cited as gaining a staggering 150,000 subscribers a day, and rumors on Reddit have suggested that Indian account holders are automatically subscribed to the channel upon signing up for the platform.
PewDiePie has yet to comment on his defeat.