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TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio & Addison Rae are now taking over YouTube

Published: 22/Mar/2020 14:52

by Calum Patterson

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Two of TikTok’s biggest stars are already making the leap to YouTube stardom, as the pair rack up millions of views in a matter of days with their makeup routines and tutorials.

Starting their TikTok careers less than one year ago, in Summer 2019, D’Amelio and Rae (real name Easterling) have skyrocketed up the app’s charts, with the former now the second most followed account.

With a combined follower count of over 66 million as of March 22, the young stars are becoming two of the most talked-about content creators on the platform – proven by their instant success on YouTube.

Addison Rae and Charli D'Amelio
Instagram: Charli D'Amelio
Charli and Addison’s rise on social media has been unstoppable.

Normally, it would take an aspiring YouTuber years to build up a following and attract lots of views on their videos but, for Charli and Addison, their names are already bringing in the viewers, without ever really being dedicated YouTubers.

First off, Charli collaborated with established beauty YouTuber James Charles, who did her makeup and discussed some of the pitfalls of her TikTok fame.

A separate video of their collab was also posted on D’Amelio’s own channel, and combined the two videos have racked up over 12 million views in just over a day (10 million on Charles’ channel, and 2.2 million on D’Amelios. They were also placed at number 1 and 3 respectively on YouTube’s trending page.

Addison Rae kickstarts YouTube

Back in August 2019, Addison Rae uploaded her first YouTube video – a makeup routine. It was clear that she wasn’t a seasoned YouTuber yet though, and so has done an updated version on March 19.

In only three days, the video has already cross the 1 million views mark, with her subscriber count boosting by over 300,000 in the past 30 days, up to 760,000.

It won’t be long until she too crosses the 1 million sub mark, chasing D’Amelio’s 2.2 million. The pair are close friends, but are also in a friendly rivalry to see who can hit various milestones first.

It looks inevitable that D’Amelio will overtake Loren Gray to become the number one account on TikTok soon but, with the backing of her agency and the Hype House, she will no doubt have ambitions to expand more into other platforms like YouTube.

Addison Rae has also teased moving into livestreaming, even streaming games on sites like Twitch – another booming social media platform.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.