As part of its year-in-review compilations, YouTube published the top 10 most-viewed creators list, culminating in the 2019 YouTube Rewind mashup released Dec 5 – featuring PewDiePie this year.
Also, the most subscribed individual YouTube creator PewDiePie is the actor, game vlogger and image aficionado, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, currently with 102 million subscribers. Nonetheless, the year-long running fight promoted by Kjellberg and his fans to keep his sub-count ahead of India’s T-Series music channel (which has since surpassed PewDiePie) improved PewDiePie’s video views for the year.
PewDiePie is known for his popular videos where, while playing video games, he gives comments. His material has expanded into internet memes and viral videos reporting and commentary. The Swedish gamer has been locked up with Bollywood music company T-Series in a month-long battle for the title of the most-subscribed-to YouTube channel. His loyal fans took action to protect his No. 1 spot with an ambitious campaign called “Subscribe to PewDiePie,” including hacking printers and purchasing billboard space. T-Series, however, beat PewDiePie at the end of May to the 100-million subscriber mark.
After PewDiePie, the most-viewed YouTube creators of 2019 are: Brazilian vlogger Felipe Neto (2.8 billion); animation channel Pencilmation (2.8 billion); Dutch gaming creator Jelly (2.5 billion); David Dobrik (2.4 billion); trick-shot artists Dude Perfect (2.3 billion); creator-philanthropist MrBeast (2.2 billion); Australian gamer LazarBeam (2 billion); Fischer’s, a seven-member Japanese vlog crew (1.9 billion); and Canadian cosplayer-gamer AzzyLand (1.9 billion).
- Felipe Neto (2.8 billion views), Brazil
Felipe Neto makes videos and vlogs about his daily life, news, and celebrities. In 2012, the first Brazilian channel to cross 1 million subscribers was his YouTube channel. In 2017, he released an original comedy special for Netflix, “My Life Makes No Sense.”
- Animation channel Pencilmation (2.8 billion views) aka Ross Bollinger, United States
After the thrilling adventures of Pencilmate, Pencilmiss and a group of other cartoon characters, Pencilmation features a running series of animations. Pencilmation is the only channel on this list in which the founder— the cartoonist Ross Ballinger in this case— does not appear in the videos posted on YouTube.
- Fischer’s, a seven-member Japanese vlog crew (1.9 billion views)
Jelly is also known on YouTube for the quality of his “Let’s Play,” a video gaming style in which the maker provides his own commentary as they play through the game. He first grew up an audience by playing “Grand Theft Auto,” but since then Jelly has moved more often to play “Minecraft.”
- Australian gamer LazerBeam (2 billion views)aka Lannon Eacott
LazarBeam is not a traditional gamer offering fans feedback as he plays through the game. Instead, thanks to his satirical riffs and memes he made from playing “Fortnite,” he has risen to YouTube fame.
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