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PewDiePie challenges Post Malone after overtaking his ‘Congratulations’ YouTube hit

Published: 19/Apr/2019 18:59 Updated: 19/Apr/2019 19:02

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg released his ‘Congratulations’ diss track against T-Series in late March – and the song is already competing with major names in the music industry.

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Kjellberg’s diss track surpassed American rapper Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’ song in likes shortly after it was released, gaining .2 million likes above the song in mid-April.

Now, PewDiePie’s song boasts over 6.1 million likes (as opposed to Post Malone’s 5.6 million likes) – and the YouTuber has decided to take their musical competition a step further.

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“We absolutely did it,” PewDiePie said of the development during an episode of LWIAY on April 19. “Now, if we could just hit one billion views. No problem. Easy-peasy. One billion. That’s easy!”


Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’ music video sports over one billion views – a far cry from PewDiePie’s ‘Congratulations’ single, which garnered just over 86 million views as of April 19.

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Battle of the view counts

‘Congratulations’ even pales in comparison to the most-viewed video on PewDiePie’s channel, ‘Bitch Lasagna,’ which boasts over 183 million views and counting.

Despite Post Malone’s impressive view count for ‘Congratulations,’ his isn’t the most-viewed video on YouTube, by far; in fact, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ remains the most-viewed video on the platform with, over 6.14 billion views.

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Post Malone isn’t the only name in the music industry that PewDiePie has been beefing with as of late, either; in fact, Kjellberg is apparently still bent on reaching 100 million subscribers ahead of Bollywood label T-Series, who are currently over 390,000 subscribers ahead of PewDiePie as of April 19.


FlareTV, YouTubeWhile PewDiePie’s ‘Congratulations’ diss track skyrocketed him to the top, the YouTuber is now falling behind T-Series at a rapid pace – leading some fans to believe that this could be the end of their race.

T-Series previously looked set to surpass PewDiePie in late March, just ahead of ‘Congratulations’’ release; in spite of their massive sub gap, the song managed to skyrocket Kjellberg to the top, leading to a victory that lasted for weeks.

T-Series takes PewDiePie to court

Since then, the label has taken legal action against PewDiePie, pursuing an alleged court order to have his diss tracks removed from YouTube – and have even banned the videos in India altogether.

u/yashvonePewDiePie’s ‘Congratulations’ and ‘Bitch Lasagna’ diss tracks have been suppressed in India, after T-Series pursued an alleged court order to have the videos removed from YouTube altogether.

Although PewDiePie is falling behind the label, that isn’t stopping him from his goal; considering the major comebacks he’s managed in the past, there’s no telling what’s next in store for their epic YouTube battle.