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T-Series Surpasses PewDiePie As First YouTube Channel To Have 100m Subscribers

India’s Bollywood music label giant, T-Series, reached a staggering 100 million-subscriber count on YouTube, beating PewDiePie in the race to reach the landmark.

100 million subscribers for T-Series

At the time of writing this, T-Series crossed the 100-million-subscriber count with 100.1 million subscribers, while PewDiePie’s subscriber count stands at 96.2 million. The highly anticipated subscriber count clash began last February when T-Series equalled the Swedish YouTuber’s subscriber count. Chart-busting hits like ‘First Class’, ‘Coca Cola Song’ and ‘Slow Motion’ boosted the music label to reach the landmark subscriber count.

Remember PewDiePie’s diss track against T-Series?

Last March, the Indian music label took over PewDiePie as the leading YouTube channel in the world. In response, the 29-year-old YouTuber released a diss track, with comments accusing T-Series of selling pirated songs and having connections to the mafia. His song was received with serious backlash for his racial and biased comments.

PewDiePie opting for new streaming platform

Last month, the ‘meme reviewer’ decided he’s going to join DLive, a new streaming platform, to host weekly-live streams. The platform is built on a blockchain-based currency system. Instead of paying, they offer content creators with their own native crypto-currency, called ‘Lino Points’. PewDiePie said, “DLive is great for me because I’m treated like a real partner just like all of the other streamers on their unique platform.”