SMOSH, which became the most-subscribed channel back in January, is now the first to hit 8 million subscribers, after becoming the first to hit 7 million. The growth of the channel is amazing. As Tubefilter figured, after SMOSH hit 7 million it took them 41 days to get their next million, a rate of a little over 24,000 subscribers a day. In fact, since the Tubefilter article yesterday, which has an image of the channel at 8,029,624 subs, another 10,000 have subscribed since.
SMOSH: Started By Regular People, Appeals to Silliness
What's important about a channel like SMOSH is they started as "nobodies" (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla) and have generated a presence on YouTube with numbers that aren't inflated through running hundreds of channels. In fact, they are a network all their own, running 5 different channels of unique content. But their main one, their home base, is responsible for 8 million all on its own.
And sure, the content is highly silly:
But clearly, SMOSH found their niche audience and went after them every chance they got. It takes a lot of work to be this silly, actually.
Tubefilter is also making mention of Jenna Marbles, whose channel has shot up to 3rd-most subscribed and is sitting over 7 million, with Ray William Johnson in her sights. She's also getting close to a billion views overall. SMOSH, by the way, currently sits at over 2 billion.