5: SET India (45.1 million subscribers)
Sony Entertainment Television India is a 24-hour Hindi-specific channel that provides hours of content for the entire family — if your family enjoys Indian entertainment. With 45.1 million subscribers this channel took out artists Taylor Swift and Katy Perry from the top 10. Launched as a station in 1995, SET India has been on YouTube since 2006.
This channel includes comedy specials like The Kapil Sharma Show and police dramas like Crime Patrol. With over 30,000 videos to choose from the SET India is 10th most subscribed YouTube channel.
4: Canal KondZilla (48.2 million subscribers)
Konrad Cunha Dantas, otherwise known as KondZilla, is a Brazilian music video producer, director, and writer who has directed over 700 music videos. According to his YouTube channel, he is the largest producer of electronic music in Brazil. His YouTube channel, which Dantas started in 2012, has over 48 million subscribers and over 23 billion views.
Dantas has worked with artists such as MC Guime, Preta Gil, Koral Conká, DJ Marlboro, and more. His work on the music video “Tombei,” by Koral Conká, was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2015 Multishow Awards. The video has been viewed over 26 million times.
3: 5-Minute Crafts (53 million subscribers)
Launched less than three years ago, 5-Minute Crafts has surpassed some of the most popular YouTube channels, like whinderssonnunes and elrubiusOMG. The simple how-to channel has more than 50 million million subscribers. With videos like “20 bathroom hacks to make life easier” and “35 unbelievable cooking hacks,” there is something for everyone.
5-Minute Crafts has near-3,000 videos that have been viewed over 13 billion times. With nearly two million new subscribers every month there is a chance it could eventually be number one, but it’s got a long way to go to break into the top two.
2. T-Series (92.6 million subscribers)
Close behind PewDiePie is T-series, a popular Indian music company with 92.6 million subscribers and 2.7 billion monthly views, making it the second most-subscribed and the most-viewed YouTube channel in the world. It is also the most subscribed Hindi-language and Indian YouTube channel. The T-series channel is best known for its Bollywood music soundtracks.
While the T-series channel has been around since 2006 (YouTube started in 2005), the T-series company, which runs the channel, has been around since the 1980s. The company’s breakthrough came in 1990, with the film soundtrack album, “Aashiqui.” The soundtrack sold over 20 million units in India, making it the best-selling Bollywood album of all time.
1. PewDiePie (93 million subscribers)
PewDiePie is the most subscribed YouTube channel, with over 93 million subscribers. Created in 2010 by Swedish comedian Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, the PewDiePie YouTube channel is best known for its “Let’s Play” videos and blogs, as well as Kjellberg’s following. His content has been described as goofy, obnoxious, and filled with profanity, and he is also a very controversial figure.
After dropping out of college to focus on creating content, PewDiePie surpassed one million subscribers just two years after his channel’s creation. Kjellberg’s influence on the social network has also had a positive effect on the sales of indie video games, particularly Goat Simulator and McPixel.
His feud with T-Series to see who can retain the number one subscriber spot on YouTube has been ongoing for months, with each stealing the top spot position from each other multiple times. That seems likely to continue, as their subscriber counts are close enough that they could take each other’s place any day.
Numbers are based on Social Blade findings as of April 2019.