PewDiePie, Smosh, TaylorSwiftVEVO, HolaSoyGerman and YouTube Spotlight are some popular channels on YouTube. PewDiePie is the alias and YouTube channel of Swedish comedian and producer Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg. He found fame by postings vlogs and Let’s Play commentaries on YouTube.
Kjellberg dropped out of a program in industrial economics and technology management from Chalmers University of Technology to focus on his YouTube channel. As of January 2016, the channel has more than 41.6 million subscribers and 10 billion views.
Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla created the YouTube channel Smosh in 2005. The channel is famous for its parody sketches and takes on movies. As of January 2016, it has more than 35 million subscribers. The channel gets more than 17 million unique visitors every month. Hecox and Pandilla have started a long term comedy series called “Part Timers,” which premiered on Jan 11, 2016.
HolaSoyGerman is the YouTube Channel of Chilean comedian German Alejandro Garmendia Aranis. As of January 2016, the channel has more than 25 million subscribers and more than two billion views. Aranis created the channel on Sep. 8, 2011 after being encouraged by a friend. He has won two consecutive MTV Millennial Awards’ "Icon of the Year" prizes in 2014 and 2015. He also appeared in YouTube Rewind 2014.