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PewDiePie set to beat T-Series to next YouTube milestone despite legal battle

Published: 12/Apr/2019 11:47 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 12:48

by David Purcell

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Content creation master Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg looks to be on track to beat T-Series to yet another major milestone in their great YouTube subscriber battle, despite the ongoing legal battle surrounding his ‘Congratulations’ diss track. 

PewDiePie vs. T-Series: Next milestone

The two huge channels have been competing against each other for the best part of six months, and despite T-Series hopping ahead of Pewds on a few occasions, the YouTuber has been able to bounce back remarkably because of his ever-growing cult following. 

Now, in the race to 100 million subs, it looks almost certain that the Swede will scoop another major milestone on the platform, despite having his successful diss tracks blocked in India following a court order from T-Series. 

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie and T-Series have been locked in a back and forth YouTube subscriber battle for over six months.

Based on the live subscriber counts for both channels, PewDiePie looks on course to be the first YouTuber to reach 94 million subs. 

The YouTuber is around 100,000 new subscribers away from reaching the landmark, with the Indian production company trailing by just over 200,000 at the time of writing. 

PewDiePie vs. T-Series: Recent ups and downs

While that sounds incredibly impressive for PewDiePie, reaching that milestone will not have come without some peaks and troughs. 

During the months of March and April, T-Series recorded leads of 30,000 and later 100,000 – a distance that many mainstream media outlets such as the BBC reported could spell the end for his reign as YouTube’s king. 

The content creator has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity, though, with the release of his latest ‘Congratulations’ diss track   which initially put him at a 400,000 lead. However, since then, T-Series has managed to half that margin to around 200,000. 

The chances of T-Series springing ahead in the future is likely, due to their ever-growing popularity in India, but the statistics suggest the 94 million mark is in touching distance for the Swede. 

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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.