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PewDiePie beats T-Series to another YouTube subscriber milestone as race to 100 million begins

Published: 19/Mar/2019 11:41 Updated: 19/Mar/2019 11:59

by Calum Patterson

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Despite having been briefly overtaken on a number of occasions, Swedish YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg has managed to breach the 90 million subscribers mark first, ahead of the chasing T-Series.

Since late 2018, PewDiePie, his fans and fellow YouTubers, have been on a seemingly never-ending mission to fend off Indian record label and production company T-Series, who have been gaining on the Swede’s previously unchallenged top subscriber spot.

PewDiePie held on, beating T-Series to 70 million, 80 million and now, on March 18, the big 90 million subscribers.

MrBeast, YouTubeYouTuber MrBeast played a big part in helping PewDiePie stay on top.

He hasn’t done it alone though, as support from YouTubers like MrBeast, Jacksepticeye and KEEMSTAR, as well as numerous celebrities (including Elon Musk, who even appeared on one of PewDiePie’s videos) have all been crucial in keeping him on top.

But, as the months have gone on, the threat from T-Series has not subsided, and in mid-march, they briefly stole the top spot on three separate occasions.

As of March 19, at 7AM EST, PewDiePie’s lead was just over 1,000 subscribers, and it seems inevitable that one of these days, he will eventually be beaten for good.

PewDiePie vs T-Series live subscriber count

The next target will be 100 million, but in order to reach that ridiculous number first, PewDiePie will have to come up with some innovative ideas to boost his numbers.

Social statistics tracking website SocialBlade estimates that PewDiePie will hit 100 million subs on June 4, 2019, while T-Series is estimated to reach that same number on May 17, 2019.

Estimated future subscribers via socialblade.com

You can keep up to date with the battle for YouTube supremacy with the PewDiePie vs T-Series live subscriber count.

It’s been a turbulent week for PewDiePie, not least as the phrase ‘subscribe to PewDiePie’ was uttered by the Christchurch mosque shooter, which prompted the YouTuber to respond, explaining that it “sickened” him.

T-Series meanwhile has been rallying Indian internet users to get behind their channel as a source of some kind of national pride, which shows just how significant it would be to finally overtake PewDiePie.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”