List of most subscribed users on YouTube

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PewDiePie is the most subscribed user on YouTube with over 54 million subscribers as of April 2017.

This list of most subscribed users on YouTube contains the top 50 channels with the most subscribers on the video platform YouTube.[1] The ability to "subscribe" to a user's channel was added to YouTube by late October 2005,[2] and the "most subscribed" list on YouTube began as a chart by May 2006, at which time Smosh was number one with fewer than 3,000 subscribers.[3] Since December 22, 2013, the most subscribed user has been PewDiePie, with over 54 million subscribers as of April 2017.[4]

Top channels[edit]

All-time[edit]

The following table lists the top 50 most subscribed channels on YouTube, with each total rounded down to the nearest million subscribers, as well as the network/owner, country of origin and language of each channel. Channels marked as "Auto-generated by YouTube" (such as Music, Gaming, Sports, and Movies) are not included. As of April 25, 2017, 33 out of the 50 top channels originate from English-speaking countries (23 from the United States),[1] and 20 out of 50 are classed as music channels.

  Vevo channel
  Self-owned channel (without a network)
Rank Chg Channel name Multi-channel network Country Language Subscribers (millions) Channel type
1. Steady PewDiePie N/A  Sweden English 54 Comedy
2. Steady HolaSoyGerman.[5] HolaSoyGerman  Chile Spanish 31 Entertainment
3. Steady JustinBieberVEVO[6] Vevo  Canada English 28 Music
4. Steady YouTube Spotlight[7] Google  United States 25 News
5. Steady RihannaVEVO[8] Vevo  Barbados 24 Music
6. Steady elrubiusOMG[9] Mixicom  Spain Spanish Comedy
7. Steady Smosh[10] Break  United States English 22
8. Steady TaylorSwiftVEVO[11] Vevo Music
9. Steady KatyPerryVEVO[12]
10. Steady OneDirectionVEVO[13]  United Kingdom 21
11. Steady EminemVEVO[14]  United States
12. Steady Fernanfloo[15] BroadbandTV  El Salvador Spanish Games
13. Steady VanossGaming[16] N/A  Canada English 20
14. Increase TheEllenShow[17] TimeWarner  United States 19 Entertainment
15. Decrease nigahiga[18] N/A
16. Increase whinderssonnunes[19]  Brazil Portuguese Comedy
17. Decrease JuegaGerman[20] HolaSoyGerman  Chile Spanish Games
18. Increase T-Series[21] tseriesmusic  India Hindi 18 Music
19. Decrease Yuya[22] N/A  Mexico Spanish Howto
20. Increase Dude Perfect[23]  United States English 17 Sports
21. Decrease VEGETTA777[24] Mixicom  Spain Spanish Games
22. Increase Markiplier[25] Maker Studios  United States English
23. Decrease JennaMarbles[26] N/A Comedy
24. Steady Spinnin' Records[27] Spinnin Records  Netherlands Music
25. Steady ArianaGrandeVevo[28] Vevo  United States 16
26. Steady KSI[29] StyleHaul  United Kingdom Entertainment
27. Increase Ed Sheeran[30] N/A 15 Music
28. Decrease WWE[31] WWE  United States Entertainment
29. Decrease Skrillex[32] N/A Music
30. Increase jacksepticeye[33] Maker Studios  Ireland Games
31. Decrease FBE[34] N/A  United States Entertainment
32. Steady DanTDM[35] StyleHaul  United Kingdom 14 Games
33. Steady AdeleVEVO[36] Vevo Music
34. Increase Bruno Mars[37] N/A  United States
35. Decrease WatchMojo.com[38] watchmojo  Canada Entertainment
36. Decrease ERB[39] Maker Studios  United States
37. Steady Vevo[40] Vevo 13 Music
38. Steady enchufetv[41] N/A  Ecuador Spanish Comedy
39. Steady The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon[42] NBCU Shows  United States English
40. Increase Trap Nation[43] The District Music
41. Decrease David Guetta[44] N/A  France
42. Increase shakiraVEVO[45] Vevo  Colombia
43. Increase Maroon5VEVO[46]  United States
44. Decrease Werevertumorro[47] sevenludus  Mexico Spanish Entertainment
45. Increase PTXofficial[48] N/A  United States English Music
46. Decrease Porta dos Fundos[49] portadosfundos  Brazil Portuguese Entertainment
47. Increase Canal KondZilla[50] ONErpm Music
48. Decrease Machinima[51] Machinima  United States English 12 Games
49. Increase CanalCanalha[52] Endemol beyond Brasil  Brazil Portuguese Comedy
50. Decrease FailArmy[53] Jukin Media  United States English
As of April 25, 2017

By country[edit]

The following table lists the YouTube channels with the greatest number of subscribers by the country that their channel originates from.[1]

Country Channel Subscribers Channel type
 Sweden PewDiePie 54,000,000 Comedy
 Chile HolaSoyGerman.[5] 31,000,000 Entertainment
 Canada JustinBieberVEVO[6] 28,000,000 Music
 United States YouTube Spotlight[7] 25,000,000 News
 Barbados RihannaVEVO[8] 24,000,000 Music
 Spain elrubiusOMG[9] Comedy
 United Kingdom OneDirectionVEVO[13] 21,000,000 Music
 El Salvador Fernanfloo[15] Games
 Brazil whinderssonnunes[19] 19,000,000 Comedy
 India T-Series[21] 18,000,000 Music
 Mexico Yuya[22] Howto
 Netherlands Spinnin' Records[27] 16,000,000 Music
 Ireland jacksepticeye[33] 15,000,000 Games
 Ecuador enchufetv[41] 13,000,000 Comedy
 France David Guetta[44] Music
 Colombia shakiraVEVO[45]
 Ukraine EeOneGuy[54] 11,000,000 Comedy
 Russia Get Movies[55] 10,000,000 Entertainment
 Venezuela Dross Rotzank[56]
 South Korea SMTOWN[57] Music
 Thailand GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL[58] 8,000,000
 Australia HowToBasic[59] Howto
 Italy Marzia[60] 7,000,000
 Jamaica majorlazer[61] Music
 Argentina El Reino Infantil[62] 6,000,000
 Norway Alan Walker[63]
 Austria Red Bull[64] 5,000,000 Sports
 Belgium Tomorrowland[65] Entertainment
 Turkey netd müzik[66] Music
 Germany freekickerz[67] Sports
 Philippines ABS-CBN Entertainment[68] Entertainment
 USVI SgtBlockBuster[69] 1,200 Games
 Slovakia David Dobrik[70] vlogs

Historical most subscribed channels[edit]

The following table lists the last 16 channels to become YouTube's most subscribed channel, from May 2006 to the present.

  Current record
  Former record
Channel name Network / owner Country Date achieved Days held Ref(s)
PewDiePie[71] Maker Studios  Sweden Dec 22, 2013 1,220 [citation needed]
YouTube Spotlight[7] YouTube Inc.  United States Dec 12, 2013 10 [72][73]
PewDiePie[71] Maker Studios  Sweden Dec 8, 2013 4 [citation needed]
YouTube Spotlight[7] YouTube Inc.  United States Nov 2, 2013 36 [74]
PewDiePie[71] Maker Studios  Sweden Aug 15, 2013 80 [75]
Smosh[10] Defy Media  United States Jan 12, 2013 215 [76][77]
Ray William Johnson[78] Ray Johnson Jun 28, 2011 564 [79][80]
nigahiga[18] Ryan Higa Aug 20, 2009 677 [81][82]
Fяᴇᴅ[83] Lucas Cruikshank Oct 6, 2008 318 [84]
nigahiga[18] Ryan Higa Sep 24, 2008 12 [84]
Smosh[10] Defy Media Apr 26, 2007 517 [85]
lonelygirl15[86] Mesh Flinders Sep 17, 2006 221 [87][88][89]
geriatric1927[90] Peter Oakley  United Kingdom Aug 17, 2006 31 [91]
Brookers[92] Brooke Brodack  United States Jul 3, 2006 45 [93][94]
Judson Laipply[95] Judson Laipply Jun 12, 2006 21 [citation needed]
Smosh[10] Defy Media May 17, 2006 26 [96]
As of April 25, 2017
YouTube Spotlight PewDiePie Ray William Johnson Fred Figglehorn Ryan Higa Lonelygirl15 Peter Oakley Brooke Brodack Judson Laipply Smosh

Reactions[edit]

In late 2006, when Peter Oakley, aka. Geriatric1927, became most subscribed, a number of TV channels wanted to interview him on his rise to fame. The Daily Mail and TechBlog did an article about him and his success. In 2009, the FRED channel was the first channel to have over one million subscribers.

Following the third time that Smosh became most subscribed, Ray William Johnson collaborated with the duo.[97] A flurry of top YouTubers including Ryan Higa, Shane Dawson, Felix Kjellberg, Michael Buckley, Kassem Gharaibeh, The Fine Brothers, and Johnson himself, congratulated the duo shortly after they surpassed Johnson as the most subscribed channel.[98]

Following PewDiePie's ascension to the most subscribed channel on YouTube in 2013, Variety heavily criticized his videos.[99]

See also[edit]

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