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Why is PewDiePie trending? YouTuber's Spotify playlist leaks

by Alan Bernal

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YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s Spotify playlist has gone public, and it's got everyone talking, so much so that he's even trending on Twitter.

The YouTube superstar hit trending this week after his Spotify listening habits were leaked. It was revealed he listens to artists like Kero Kero Bonito, Rina Sawayama, Slayyyter, Rico Nasty, SOPHIE, Arca, and more.

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Pewd's 'recently played artists' was soon being discussed across Twitter, which sparked the "PewDiePie" trend on the social media platform.

Some praised him for his musical tastes, which seem relatively niche. Some were surprised to see such an eclectic taste on show.

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There were also some fans of this music that didn't actually want PewDiePie associated with it. "He ain't getting flamed for his music taste, he's getting praised for it,” one user wrote. “But a lot of the Hyperpop community just doesnt f**k with PewDiePie for his past and basically doesn't want him to listen to their music or music in the Hyperpop genre.”

For the most part, Twitter crowds are impressed with PewDiePie’s musical interests, however. The sounds are not only unique - but the representation of oft-underrepresented communities.

Artists that identify as bisexual, pansexual, trans, gender-neutral, for example, were all in PewDiePie's listening habits.

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PewDiePie is a magnet for public discourse regardless of the topic, and his Spotify listening habits have sparked yet another conversation revolving around him.

He may not even be aware of this discussion though, as he actually deleted his Twitter account last year. His YouTube channel is still his primary creative output, where he now boasts 106 million subscribers.