List of most subscribed users on YouTube

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PewDiePie is the most subscribed user on YouTube, with over 55 million subscribers as of June 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.

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, country and language of each channel. Channels marked as "Auto-generated by YouTube" (such as Music, Gaming, Sports and Movies) are not included. As of June 25, 2017, 31 out of the 50 top channels originate from English-speaking countries (22 from the United States).[1]

  Vevo channel
  Self-owned channel (without a network)
Rank Chg Channel name Network Country Language Subscribers
(millions)
1. Steady PewDiePie[4] N/A  Philippines English 55
2. Steady HolaSoyGerman.[5] HolaSoyGerman  Chile Spanish 31
3. Steady JustinBieberVEVO[6] Vevo  Canada English 29
4. Steady YouTube Spotlight[7] Google  USA 25
5. Steady RihannaVEVO[8] Vevo  Barbados 24
6. Steady elrubiusOMG[9] Mixicom  Spain Spanish
7. Steady KatyPerryVEVO[10] Vevo  USA English 23
8. Steady Smosh[11] Break 22
9. Steady TaylorSwiftVEVO[12] Vevo
10. Steady EminemVEVO[13]
11. Increase Fernanfloo[14] BroadbandTV  El Salvador Spanish
12. Decrease OneDirectionVEVO[15] Vevo  UK English
13. Increase whinderssonnunes[16] N/A  Brazil Portuguese 20
14. Decrease VanossGaming[17]  Canada English
15. Increase T-Series[18] tseriesmusic  India Hindi
16. Increase JuegaGerman[19] HolaSoyGerman  Chile Spanish
17. Decrease TheEllenShow[20] Time Warner  USA English
18. Steady nigahiga[21] N/A 19
19. Steady Dude Perfect[22]
20. Steady Yuya[23]  Mexico Spanish 18
21. Steady VEGETTA777[24] Mixicom  Spain
22. Steady Ed Sheeran[25] WMG  UK English
23. Steady Markiplier[26] Maker Studios  USA 17
24. Steady Spinnin' Records[27] Spinnin Records  Netherlands
25. Steady JennaMarbles[28] N/A  USA
26. Steady ArianaGrandeVevo[29] Vevo
27. Steady WWE[30] WWE 16
28. Steady KSI[31] StyleHaul  UK
29. Steady Skrillex[32] N/A  USA 15
30. Steady jacksepticeye[33] Maker Studios  Ireland
31. Increase Bruno Mars[34] WMG  USA
32. Decrease FBE[35] N/A
33. Steady DanTDM[36] StyleHaul  UK
34. Increase Canal KondZilla[37] ONErpm  Brazil Portuguese
35. Decrease AdeleVEVO[38] Vevo  UK English 14
36. Decrease WatchMojo.com[39] watchmojo  Canada
37. Steady shakiraVEVO[40] Vevo  Colombia
38. Increase Trap Nation[41] Nations, LLC  USA
39. Increase enchufetv[42] N/A  Ecuador Spanish
40. Decrease ERB[43] Maker Studios  USA English
41. Steady Vevo[44] Vevo
42. Increase David Guetta[45]  France 13
43. Decrease The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon[46] NBCU Shows  USA
44. Steady Maroon5VEVO[47] Vevo
45. Steady Werevertumorro[48] sevenludus  Mexico Spanish
46. Steady PTXofficial[49] N/A  USA English
47. Steady Porta dos Fundos[50] portadosfundos  Brazil Portuguese
48. Steady CanalCanalha[51] Endemol beyond Brasil
49. Increase SelenaGomezVEVO[52] Vevo  USA English 12
50. Increase SET India[53] SET  India Hindi
As of June 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] Only countries that have at least one channel with over 5 million subscribers are included.

Country Channel Subscribers
(millions)
 Sweden PewDiePie[4] 55
 Chile HolaSoyGerman.[5] 31
 Canada JustinBieberVEVO[6] 29
 USA YouTube Spotlight[7] 25
 Barbados RihannaVEVO[8] 24
 Spain elrubiusOMG[9]
 El Salvador Fernanfloo[14] 22
 UK OneDirectionVEVO[15]
 Brazil whinderssonnunes[16] 20
 India T-Series[18]
 Mexico Yuya[23] 18
 Netherlands Spinnin' Records[27] 17
 Ireland jacksepticeye[33] 15
 Colombia shakiraVEVO[40] 14
 Ecuador enchufetv[42]
 France David Guetta[45] 13
 Russia Get Movies[54] 11
 Ukraine EeOneGuy[55]
 Venezuela Dross Rotzank[56]
 South Korea SMTOWN[57] 10
 Thailand GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL[58] 9
 Australia HowToBasic[59]
 Jamaica majorlazer[60] 7
 Norway Alan Walker[61]
 Argentina El Reino Infantil[62]
 Italy Marzia[63]
 Austria Red Bull[64] 6
 Turkey netd müzik[65] 5
 Philippines ABS-CBN Entertainment[66]
 Belgium Tomorrowland[67]
 Germany freekickerz[68]
 Japan はじめしゃちょー (hajime)[69]
As of June 25, 2017

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[4] Felix Kjellberg  Sweden Dec 22, 2013 1,281 [70]
YouTube Spotlight[7] Google  USA Dec 12, 2013 10 [71][72]
PewDiePie[4] Felix Kjellberg  Sweden Dec 8, 2013 4 [70]
YouTube Spotlight[7] Google  USA Nov 2, 2013 36 [73]
PewDiePie[4] Felix Kjellberg  Sweden Aug 15, 2013 80 [74]
Smosh[75] Defy Media  USA Jan 12, 2013 215 [76][77]
Ray William Johnson[78] Ray Johnson Jun 28, 2011 564 [79][80]
nigahiga[21] Ryan Higa Aug 20, 2009 677 [81][82]
Fяᴇᴅ[83] Lucas Cruikshank Oct 6, 2008 318 [84]
nigahiga[21] Ryan Higa Sep 24, 2008 12 [84]
Smosh[75] Defy Media Apr 26, 2007 517 [85]
lonelygirl15[86] Mesh Flinders Sep 17, 2006 221 [87][88][89]
geriatric1927[90] Peter Oakley  UK Aug 17, 2006 31 [91]
Brookers[92] Brooke Brodack  USA Jul 3, 2006 45 [93][94]
Judson Laipply[95] Judson Laipply Jun 12, 2006 21 [70][96]
Smosh[75] Defy Media May 17, 2006 26 [97]
As of June 25, 2017

Timeline[edit]

Timeline of YouTube's most subscribed channels (May 2006 – June 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 to have over one million subscribers.

Following the third time that Smosh became most subscribed, Ray William Johnson collaborated with the duo.[98] 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.[99]

See also[edit]

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