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PewDiePie loses spot as most subscribed YouTube channel

by Virginia Glaze

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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.

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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.

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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.