PewDiePie’s YouTube Rewind reaches major milestone in less than a week

Alan Bernal

In the fallout of the ill-conceived YouTube Rewind 2018, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg decided to deliver his fans a rewind they were hoping for and was rewarded with an astonishing but equally unexpected milestone.

The YouTube Rewind 2018 infamously earned the title of the Most Disliked Video on its own platform as fans seemed to loathe the company’s decision to include very little of the internet’s highlights instead opting for a watered-down reimagining of the year.

So naturally, YouTube’s highest subscribed creator PewDiePie made his version of a rewind that was met with the most support of any non-music video piece of content on the site, ever.

The video’s accolade carries with it a stark contrast to the subject of its parody.

YouTube’s Rewind took a week of being released to garner the record-breaking dislikes and PewDiePie’s Rewind took less than one week to skyrocket into the top position.

What’s more impressive is the style in which the Pewds achieved it having 6.68 million likes with a 99.2 like-percentage for the Rewind thus far.

PewDiePie ran away with the title, dethroning the previous most-liked non-music video whinderssonnunes’s “Criança de Rico e Criança de Pobre” that has 4.5 million likes at a 99.08 like-percentage.

The Rewind’s incredible success has made the Swedish YouTuber the owner of the only video in the Top 100 most liked videos on the site that isn’t a music video.

PewDiePie seems to have stumbled on an moment that will live in YouTube history and have fans talking until 2019’s rewind.

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Alan is a former staff writer for Dexerto based in Southern California who covered esports, internet culture, and the broader games/streaming industry. He is a CSUF Alum with a B.A. in Journalism. He's reported on sports medicine, emerging technology, and local community issues. Got a tip or want to talk?