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Swedish Let's Player and vlogger PewDiePie is the most subscribed user on YouTube, with over 61 million subscribers as of February 2018.[1][2]
American singer Taylor Swift is the most subscribed female user on YouTube, with over 27 million subscribers as of February 2018.[2]

This article lists the fifty most-subscribed channels on the video platform YouTube.[2] The ability to "subscribe" to a user's channel was added to YouTube by late October 2005,[3] and the "most subscribed" list on YouTube began as a chart by May 2006, at which time Smosh was number one with fewer than three thousand subscribers.[4] Since December 22, 2013, the most subscribed user has been PewDiePie, whose channel has over 61 million subscribers as of February 2018.

Top channels

All-time

The following table lists the fifty most subscribed channels on YouTube, with each total rounded down to the nearest million subscribers, as well as the network and language of each channel. Channels marked as "Auto-generated by YouTube" (such as Music, Gaming, Sports and Movies) are not included. As of January 21, 2018, 35 of these channels produce content in English.

  Vevo channel
  Self-owned channel (without a network)
Rank Chg Channel name Network Primary
language(s)
Subscribers[2]
(millions)
Content
type
1. Steady PewDiePie[5] N/A English 61 Comedy
2. Steady T-Series[6] T-Series Hindi 36 Music
3. Steady JustinBieberVEVO[7] Vevo English 34
4. Steady HolaSoyGerman.[8] Machinima Spanish 33 Entertainment
5. Steady Ed Sheeran[9] WMG English 28 Music
6. Increase Canal KondZilla[10] ONErpm Portuguese
7. Decrease TaylorSwiftVEVO[11] Vevo English 27
8. Decrease elrubiusOMG[12] TalentWeb Spanish Comedy
9. Increase Dude Perfect[13] Whistle Sports English Entertainment
10. Decrease YouTube Spotlight[14] Google News
11. Steady whinderssonnunes[15] N/A Portuguese Comedy
12. Increase Fernanfloo[16] BroadbandTV Spanish 26 Games
13. Decrease RihannaVEVO[17] Vevo English Music
14. Decrease KatyPerryVEVO[18] Music
15. Steady EminemVEVO[19]
16. Steady JuegaGerman[20] HolaSoyGerman Spanish 24 Games
17. Increase TheEllenShow[21] Time Warner English 23 Entertainment
18. Decrease OneDirectionVEVO[22] Vevo Music
19. Steady Smosh[23] Defy 22 Comedy
20. Increase WWE[24] WWE Sports
21. Decrease VanossGaming[25] JETPAK Games
22. Steady VEGETTA777[26] TalentWeb Spanish 21
23. Steady Yuya[27] N/A 20 Howto
24. Steady nigahiga[28] English Entertainment
25. Steady Spinnin' Records[29] Spinnin Records Music
26. Steady Bruno Mars[30] WMG
27. Increase SET India[31] Sony Pictures Hindi 19 Entertainment
28. Decrease Markiplier[32] Maker Studios English Games
29. Increase Felipe Neto[33] Freedom! Portuguese Entertainment
30. Decrease shakiraVEVO[34] Vevo Spanish and English Music
31. Steady ArianaGrandeVevo[35] English
32. Increase Trap Nation[36] The District 18
33. Steady KSI[37] StyleHaul Entertainment
34. Decrease jacksepticeye[38] Maker Studios Games
35. Increase LuisFonsiVEVO[39] Vevo Spanish Music
36. Steady DanTDM[40] StyleHaul English 17 Games
37. Decrease JennaMarbles[41] N/A Comedy
38. Steady Skrillex[42] WMG Music
39. Steady FBE[43] FullScreen 16 Entertainment
40. Steady Logan Paul Vlogs[44] Studio71
41. Steady WatchMojo.com[45] WatchMojo
42. Steady enchufetv[46] N/A Spanish Comedy
43. Steady AdeleVEVO[47] Vevo English Music
44. Increase Get Movies[48] XMedia Digital Russian Entertainment
45. Decrease Vevo[49] Vevo English Music
46. Steady CanalCanalha[50] N/A Portuguese 15 Comedy
47. Steady The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon[51] NBC English
48. Steady David Guetta[52] WMG Music
49. Steady SelenaGomezVEVO[53] Vevo
50. Steady Maroon5VEVO[54]
As of February 24, 2018

By country and territory

The following table lists the most subscribed YouTube channel in each country and territory from which at least one channel with at least one million subscribers originates, according to social media statistics aggregator VidStatsX.

Country or territory Channel Subscribers
(millions)
 Algeria Dzjoker Chemsou[55] 1
 Argentina DrossRotzank[56] 12
 Australia Wengie[57] 10
 Austria Red Bull[58] 6
 Barbados Rihanna[59] 1
 Belarus LaGGeR[60] 2
 Belgium Tomorrowland[61] 6
 Brazil Canal KondZilla[62] 28
 Bulgaria Bodil40[63] 1
 Canada VanossGaming[64] 22
 Chile HolaSoyGerman.[65] 33
 China 湖南卫视芒果TV官方频道 China
HunanTV Official Channel
[66]
2
 Colombia enchufetv[67] 16
 Czech Republic ViralBrothers[68] 2
 Denmark Crainer[69]
 Dominican Republic Carlos Montesquieu[70] 1
 Ecuador Imparable.Tv[71]
 Egypt Rotana[72] 6
 El Salvador Fernanfloo[73] 26
 Finland Clash of Clans[74] 11
 France Cyprien[75]
 Germany freekickerz[76] 6
 Greece Zouzounia TV[77] 2
 Hungary Drawing 3D Art[78] 1
 India T-Series[79] 36
 Indonesia Raditya Dika[80] 3
 Ireland jacksepticeye[81] 18
 Israel TuTiTuTV[82] 3
 Italy Marzia[83] 7
 Jamaica Major Lazer[84] 9
 Japan Maryana Ro[85] 5
 Jersey ChrisMD[86] 3
 Jordan toyoraljanahtv | قناة طيور الجنة[87] 6
 Kenya Freeze Lists[88] 1
 Kuwait Basim Karbalaei / باسم الكربلائي[89] 2
 Lebanon Yasmina[90] 1
 Malaysia Les' Copaque Production[91] 2
 Mexico Yuya[92] 20
 Morocco Saad Lamjarred | سعد لمجرد[93] 3
 Netherlands Trap City[94] 9
 New Zealand Shaaanxo[95] 3
 Norway SaraBeautyCorner - DIY, Comedy,
Makeup, Nail Art[96]
7
 Pakistan HUM TV[97] 1
 Peru whatdafaqshow[98] 4
 Philippines Guava Juice[99] 8
 Poland SA Wardega[100] 3
 Portugal SirKazzio[101] 5
 Puerto Rico NickyJamTV[102] 11
 Qatar Al Jazeera Arabic قناة الجزيرة[103] 1
 Romania Cat Music[104] 4
 Russia Get Movies[105] 16
 Saudi Arabia MrMrSnB2[106] 4
 Serbia IDJVideos.TV[107] 1
 Singapore Oddbods - Official Channel[108]
 Slovenia Tiger Productions[109]
 South Africa YellowBrickCinema - Relaxing Music[110] 2
 South Korea SMTOWN[111] 13
 Spain elrubiusOMG[112] 27
 Sweden PewDiePie[113] 61
  Switzerland Typhoon Cinema[114] 2
 Taiwan TGOP (This Group Of People)[115]
 Thailand WorkpointOfficial[116] 12
 Turkey netd müzik[117] 8
 Ukraine EeOneGuy[118] 12
 United Arab Emirates MBC GROUP[119] 4
 United Kingdom Ed Sheeran[120] 28
 United States JustinBieberVEVO[121] 34
 Uruguay dosogas[122] 4
 Venezuela LA DIVAZA[123] 5
 Vietnam YEAH1TV[124] 2
As of February 22, 2018

Historical most subscribed channels

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

  Current record
  Former record
Channel name Network / owner Country Date achieved Days held Reference
PewDiePie[5] Felix Kjellberg  SWE Dec 22, 2013 1526 [125]
YouTube Spotlight[14] Google  USA Dec 12, 2013 10 [126][127]
PewDiePie[5] Felix Kjellberg  SWE Dec 8, 2013 4 [125]
YouTube Spotlight[14] Google  USA Nov 2, 2013 36 [128]
PewDiePie[5] Felix Kjellberg  SWE Aug 15, 2013 80 [129]
Smosh[23] Defy Media  USA Jan 12, 2013 215 [130][131]
Ray William Johnson[132] Ray Johnson Jun 28, 2011 564 [133][134]
nigahiga[28] Ryan Higa Aug 20, 2009 677 [135][136]
Fяᴇᴅ[137] Lucas Cruikshank Oct 6, 2008 318 [138]
nigahiga[28] nigahiga Sep 24, 2008 12 [138]
Smosh[23] Defy Media Apr 26, 2007 517 [139]
lonelygirl15[140] Mesh Flinders Sep 17, 2006 221 [141][142][143]
geriatric1927[144] Peter Oakley  GBR Aug 17, 2006 31 [145]
Brookers[146] Brooke Brodack  USA Jul 3, 2006 45 [147][148]
Judson Laipply[149] Judson Laipply Jun 12, 2006 21 [125][150]
Smosh[23] Defy Media May 17, 2006 26 [151]
As of February 25, 2018

Timeline

Timeline of Most Subscribed Channels (May 2006 – Feb 2018)

YouTube Spotlight PewDiePie Ray William Johnson Fred Figglehorn Ryan Higa lonelygirl15 Peter Oakley Brooke Brodack Judson Laipply Smosh

Reactions

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

Following the third time that Smosh became most subscribed, Ray William Johnson collaborated with the duo.[152] 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.[153]

See also

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