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T-Series May Soon Become No. 1 YouTube Channel

The T-Series YouTube channel began on March 13, 2006. It has 29 sub-channels and features songs and film trailers

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Indian film production house and music label T-Series needs slightly more than 800 subscribers to beat Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie’s channel and become the No 1 YouTube Channel.

Currently, T-series has over 90,337,357 subscribers while PewDiePie has subscribers with a count of 90,338, 188.

The battle between the two channels was going on for long. Even T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar started #BharatWins campaign on social media, urging people to help in making T-Series the world’s most subscribed YouTube channel.

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

“There is an Indian YouTube channel on the brink of becoming World’s No.1. It has taken us a lot of effort to come this far. To take my father Mr. Gulshan Kumar’s dream forward, I started this channel.

“Today, it belongs to you, to the entire nation. It’s a historic moment for all of us. So let’s come together and subscribe to T-Series YouTube channel and make India proud,” Bhushan tweeted earlier this month.

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Many Bollywood celebrities such as Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and John Abraham joined the online battle between PewDiePie and YouTube, to plead with netizens to subscribe to T-Series’ channel on YouTube.

The T-Series YouTube channel began on March 13, 2006. It has 29 sub-channels and features songs and film trailers. (IANS)

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Billboard 200 Albums Chart to Include YouTube Streams: Report

Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube, called the changes a "very important moment in making the chart a more accurate representation of what people are listening to", according to the Billboard.com

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FILE - Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

Billboard has announced video and audio data from Google-owned YouTube, as well as visual plays from several music streaming services, will soon be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Apart from YouTube, officially licensed video content plays from the likes of Spotify, Apple, Tidal and Vevo will also be included in the album chart’s calculations starting January 3, 2020.

Video streams have counted toward many of Billboard’s song-specific charts since 2013, but have never been incorporated into the albums chart, The Verge had recently reported.

Traditionally, Billboard’s charts have been seen as a barometer of success within the music industry.

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FILE – Signage is seen inside the YouTube Space LA offices in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 21, 2015. VOA

The inclusion of video data into the Billboard 200 albums chart arrives five years after audio streams were added, marking the chart’s shift from a measure of pure sales to a consumption model, said a report in Billboard.com.

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It is pertinent to note that the addition of video will also impact Billboard’s genre album consumption charts, such as Country, R&B/Hip-Hop, Latin among others.

Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube, called the changes a “very important moment in making the chart a more accurate representation of what people are listening to”, according to the Billboard.com.(IANS)