List of most-subscribed YouTube channels

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Swedish Let's Player and vlogger PewDiePie is the most subscribed user on YouTube, with over 64 million subscribers as of July 2018.[1][2]
American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift is the most subscribed female user on YouTube, with over 30 million subscribers as of July 2018.[2]

This article lists the fifty most-subscribed channels on the video platform YouTube.[2] The ability to subscribe to channels was introduced by October 2005,[3] and the website began publishing a list of its most-subscribed channels by May 2006, at which time Smosh, with fewer than three thousand subscribers, occupied the number-one position.[4] Since December 22, 2013, the most-subscribed channel has been PewDiePie, with over 64 million as of July 2018.

Top channels[edit]

All-time[edit]

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) and channels whose content has been transferred (such as JustinBieberVEVO and RihannaVEVO)[note 1] are excluded. As of July 2018, 34 of these channels primarily produce content in English.

  Self-owned channel (without a network)
Rank Chg Channel name Network Primary
language(s)
Subscribers[2]
(millions)
Content
category[2]
1. Steady PewDiePie[5] N/A English 64 Comedy
2. Steady T-Series[6] T-Series Hindi 53 Music
3. Steady Justin Bieber[7] N/A English 40 Entertainment
4. Steady Canal KondZilla[8] ONErpm Portuguese 36 Music
5. Steady HolaSoyGerman.[9] Machinima Spanish 34 Entertainment
6. Steady Ed Sheeran[10] WMG English 32 Music
7. Steady Dude Perfect[11] Whistle Sports Sports
8. Steady Taylor Swift[12] N/A 30 Music
9. Steady Katy Perry[13]
10. Steady whinderssonnunes[14] Portuguese Comedy
11. Steady elrubiusOMG[15] TalentWeb Spanish
12. Steady Rihanna[16] N/A English Entertainment
13. Increase WWE[17] WWE 29 Sports
14. Decrease EminemMusic[18] UniversalMC Music
15. Steady Fernanfloo[19] BroadbandTV Spanish 28 Games
16. Steady One Direction[20] N/A English 27 Music
17. Steady JuegaGerman[21] Machinima Spanish Games
18. Increase SET India[22] Sony Pictures Hindi Shows
19. Increase 5-Minute Crafts[23] Channel Frederator English How-to
20. Decrease YouTube Spotlight[24] Google News
21. Decrease TheEllenShow[25] Time Warner 26 Entertainment
22. Steady Ariana Grande`[26] N/A 24 Music
23. Increase VanossGaming[27] JETPAK 23 Games
24. Decrease Smosh[28] Defy Media Comedy
25. Steady VEGETTA777[29] TalentWeb Spanish Games
26. Steady Felipe Neto[30] Disney Digital Network Portuguese Entertainment
27. Steady Spinnin' Records[31] Spinnin' Records English 22
28. Steady Shakira[32] N/A Spanish and English People
29. Steady Bruno Mars[33] WMG English 21 Music
30. Steady Yuya[34] N/A Spanish How-to
31. Increase Trap Nation[35] The District English Music
32. Steady Markiplier[36] Disney Digital Network Games
33. Decrease nigahiga[37] N/A Entertainment
34. Steady Luis Fonsi Oficial[38] Spanish 20
35. Increase Zee Music Company[39] Zee Music Company Hindi Music
36. Decrease jacksepticeye[40] Disney Digital Network English 19 Games
37. Increase Badabun[41] N/A Spanish Entertainment
38. Decrease DanTDM[42] StyleHaul English Games
39. Decrease Get Movies[43] N/A Russian Shows
40. Decrease Selena Gomez[44] English Films
41. Decrease KSI[45] StyleHaul Entertainment
42. Steady ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs[46] ChuChu TV Studios 18 Education
43. Increase Maroon 5[47] N/A Music
44. Decrease JennaMarbles[48] Comedy
45. Steady rezendeevil[49] Disney Digital Network Portuguese Games
46. Steady WatchMojo.com[50] WatchMojo English 17 Entertainment
47. Steady David Guetta[51] WMG Music
48. Steady Logan Paul Vlogs[52] Studio71 Entertainment
49. Steady Skrillex[53] WMG Music
50. Steady Adele[54] N/A
As of July 20, 2018

By country and territory[edit]

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

Country or territory Channel Subscribers
(millions)
 Argentina DrossRotzank[55] 13
 Australia Wengie[56] 11
 Austria Red Bull[57] 7
 Brazil Canal KondZilla[58] 36
 Canada VanossGaming[59] 23
 Chile HolaSoyGerman.[60] 34
 Colombia toycantando[61] 7
 El Salvador Fernanfloo[62] 28
 France David Guetta[63] 17
 Germany freekickerz[64] 6
 India T-Series[65] 53
 Iraq الرماس ميوزك[66] 7
 Ireland jacksepticeye[67] 19
 Japan キッズライン♡Kids Line[68] 5
 Mexico Yuya[69] 21
 Netherlands Trap City[70] 10
 Norway Alan Walker[71] 15
 Philippines ABS-CBN Entertainment[72] 10
 Puerto Rico Ozuna[73] 17
 Russia Get Movies[74] 19
 Saudi Arabia Rotana[75] 7
 South Korea SMTOWN[76] 15
 Spain elrubiusOMG[77] 30
 Sweden PewDiePie[78] 64
 Thailand GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL[79] 12
 Turkey netd müzik[80] 10
 Ukraine SlivkiShow[81]
 United Arab Emirates Noor Stars[82] 7
 United Kingdom Ed Sheeran[83] 32
 United States Dude Perfect[84]
 Uruguay dosogas[85] 5
 Venezuela LA DIVAZA[86] 6
 Vietnam FAP TV[87]
As of July 14, 2018

Historical most subscribed channels[edit]

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 1672 [88]
YouTube Spotlight[24] Google  USA Dec 12, 2013 10 [89][90]
PewDiePie[5] Felix Kjellberg  SWE Dec 8, 2013 4 [88]
YouTube Spotlight[24] Google  USA Nov 2, 2013 36 [91]
PewDiePie[5] Felix Kjellberg  SWE Aug 15, 2013 80 [92]
Smosh[28] Defy Media  USA Jan 12, 2013 215 [93][94]
Ray William Johnson[95] Ray Johnson Jun 28, 2011 564 [96][97]
nigahiga[37] Ryan Higa Aug 20, 2009 677 [98][99]
Fяᴇᴅ[100] Lucas Cruikshank Oct 6, 2008 318 [101]
nigahiga[37] nigahiga Sep 24, 2008 12 [101]
Smosh[28] Defy Media Apr 26, 2007 517 [102]
lonelygirl15[103] Mesh Flinders Sep 17, 2006 221 [104][105][106]
geriatric1927[107] Peter Oakley  GBR Aug 17, 2006 31 [108]
Brookers[109] Brooke Brodack  USA Jul 3, 2006 45 [110][111]
Judson Laipply[112] Judson Laipply Jun 12, 2006 21 [88][113]
Smosh[28] Defy Media May 17, 2006 26 [4]
As of December 22, 2013

Timeline[edit]

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

YouTube SpotlightPewDiePieRay William JohnsonFred FigglehornRyan Higalonelygirl15Peter OakleyBrooke BrodackJudson LaipplySmosh

Reactions[edit]

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.[citation needed] In 2009, the FRED channel was the first to have over one million subscribers.[114]

Following the third time that Smosh became most subscribed, Ray William Johnson collaborated with the duo.[115] 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.[116]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These are not to be mistaken for the channels Justin Bieber and Rihanna, both of which are included.

References[edit]

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