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Why is PewDiePie trending? YouTuber’s Spotify playlist leaks

Published: 5/Aug/2020 2:03 Updated: 5/Aug/2020 13:12

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.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.