T-Series has crossed the count of 150 million subscribers on YouTube.
T-Series crossed 100 million subscribers in May 2019. It took them 1 Year and 3 months to reach the next 50 million subscribers.
We are happy to announce that we are the family of 150 Million subscribers on YouTube #TSeries now. 🎉
This is all because of your overwhelming love & support 💫Thanks for being part of our musical journey 🎶 https://t.co/OrnSzxwI7i@itsBhushanKumar #tseries pic.twitter.com/IaUJxi0jfM
— TSeries (@TSeries) August 19, 2020
The 100 million milestones came to become the largest channel on YouTube after a month-long battle with Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg. In the meantime, tens of millions of subscribers grew on both platforms, and the widespread exposure brought T-Series global recognition.
Kjellberg called for last month’s battle to end in a video addressing how hateful the race has become. Kjellberg has asked fans to avoid antagonizing T-Series on his behalf with the hashtag “Subscribe to PewDiePie.” The message came just one month after a mass shooting left 51 people dead in Christchurch, New Zealand. Before entering the first mosque the shooter used the word, “Subscribe to PewDiePie”
Kjellberg denounced the act on Twitter, disavowing that many PewDiePie fans use the famous term used by the gunman. Still, he kept poking fun at the phrase and released a diss track music video containing harmful language. While previously defending the video by calling the jokes ironic, Kjellberg later apologized for his insensitive comments.
Their top-race began around September 2018 and ran on YouTube for more than six months. It became one of the platform’s most talked-about cultural activities, with hundreds of channels running constant live stream trackers of the subscription growth and loss for each channel.
At the time Kjellberg claimed his channel could reach 100 million subscribers first, so he asked his fans not to celebrate the loss of another channel. Kjellberg told fans that the campaign “Subscribe to PewDiePie” was “started of love and support, so let’s end it with it.”
Still, some PewDiePie fans began to attack YouTube’s tweet right away, congratulating T-Series, claiming the company would never do the same for him. Kjellberg has yet to comment on the record-breaking moment in the T-Series.
With Pewdiepie announcing in January that he will take an indefinite break, T-Series seems to be a sole runner in the race now.