PewDiePie has crossed 42 million YouTube subscribers and is also the highest viewed YouTube channel of all time. According to Forbes, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg’s channel generated him the profits of around $12 million in the year 2015.
PewDiePie’s videos are vigorous, full of life and his commentaries are characterized by blasphemy, goofy jokes, and loud outbursts. He generally comes off as wholly unfiltered.
His sense of humor, his vocal outbursts are the things that annoys many people but these are the things his fans love the most.
A Chilean YouTube celebrity, comedian, entertainer, blogger, and celebrated Spanish YouTuber Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis is widely known by his YouTube channel HolaSoyGermán, which he started back in 2011, after being encouraged by a friend. He managed to attract huge amounts of Spanish viewers due to his wonderful and funny approach to everyday issues.
By December 2014, his YouTube channel had more than twenty three million subscribers that ranked him as the second most subscribed channel on YouTube. He also won the ‘Icon of the Year’ prize from MTV Millennial Awards 2014.
The YouTube Spotlight is YouTube’s official channel, which features the spotlight videos and events on YouTube. Events that have been brought to light by the channel include YouTube Comedy Week and the YouTube Music Awards. Additionally, the channel uploads videos including episodes of YouTube Nation, and annual instalments of YouTube Rewind.
Smosh is an American web-based sketch comedy duo consisting of Anthony Padilla and Ian Andrew Hecox. It is one of the most subscribed YouTube channels with more than 21 million subscribers and 5.2 billion video views. In 2003 Anthony Padilla started posting flash animations on Newgrounds under the name Smosh and later his friend Hecox joined him.
English-Irish pop boy band One Direction composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, has got 18 million subscribers. One Direction’s four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013) and Four (2014) made them one of the most successful bands and topped charts in most major markets. In 2014, Billboard called them Artist of the Year. In 2015, they released their fifth studio album, Made in the A.M.
Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Drew Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in 2009 and that became number one in many countries and was certified platinum in the U.S. And then came out his most successful single to date, “Baby”. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
The pop priestess’ channel, RihannaVEVO has got over 18 million subscribers and 7,914,498,856 views. She started her career upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 and became widely famous with the release of her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad in 2007 with its chart-topping lead single ‘Umbrella’. She has sold more than 264 million records worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling artists of all time. Some of her best-selling singles of all time include ‘Umbrella’, ‘Take a Bow’, ‘Disturbia’, ‘Only Girl (In the World)’, ‘S&M’, ‘We Found Love’, ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Stay’ and more.
American singer and songwriter Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, well known as Katy Perry, started singing in church in her early childhood and in 2001 she signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson. Her first album was commercially unsuccessful. She rose to fame in 2008 with the release of the singles “I Kissed a Girl”. U.S. Some of her Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles are “California Gurls”, “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “E.T.”, and “Last Friday Night. Throughout her career, she has sold 81 million singles and 11 million albums worldwide.
American singer-songwriter Taylor Alison Swift started her career in country music at the age of 14. She was the youngest songwriter ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. In 2006 her debut album marked the start of her career as a country music singer and her third single, “Our Song”, was on the Hot Country Songs chart. She is one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 40 million albums sold —including 27.1 million in the U.S.—and 130 million single downloads.
American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor Marshall Bruce Mathers III, who is mostly known as Eminem, is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States and one of the world’s best-selling artists who has sold more than 172 million albums. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and named him the King of Hip Hop. In 1999 he achieved mainstream popularity with his The Slim Shady LP, for which he earned his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. He also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself”, which is the first rap artist to win the award.