It was inevitable: PewDiePie glided past Smosh for the #1 most-subscribed YouTube channel. Meanwhile...PewDiePie's reign may be threatened by...YouTube? Will that even count? Anyway, video gamecasting is huge and it didn't need proof, but it's now at #1.
PewDiePie will be the #1 channel on YouTube in a few months. What is the secret of his success? It's pretty much coming out with lots of content that is innately popular on YouTube, way more than anybody in the current top 5 currently produces.
As of May 2013, here are the top subscribed channels on YouTube. After SMOSH has broken a number of records and will likely be the first channel to hit 10 million subscribers soon, a look at the other channels and what they do seemed to be in order.
Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios back in October 2012, and then...things got ugly. Johnson is claiming that Maker Studios is holding his AdSense account and won't give it back. And now that the original contract has expired, he says he still hasn't gotten it. RWJ to Maker: Lawyer up.
Smosh is many things. A comedy brand from longtime YouTubers Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla. The #1 most subscribed channel on YouTube. The only channel to reach 7 million subscribers. And a channel with 2 billion views. So who's house is it? Smosh's house. Their ...
YouTube Networks Get Their First Tabloid Story & It's Getting Ugly - Ray William Johnson vs. Maker Studios
In October, Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios and tried to announce this in one of his videos in as nice a way as possible. Unfortunately, there's no right way to say "Maker Studios and I are not together anymore," without people wondering, "What happened?" ...