Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has boasted about becoming the first YouTuber to receive two Diamond Play Buttons, after his second channel amassed over 10 million subscribers – but is he really? … Starting from his humble FIFA roots, Olatunji has propelled himself into a worldwide superstar by expanding into other ventures.
The Red Diamond Play Button is a special award by YouTube given to channels who reach 100,000,000 (100 million) subscribers. There are currently only four YouTube channels that have received this award, that being of YouTuber PewDiePie, the Indian music label T-Series, Cocomelon and SET India.
The most YouTube Diamond Play buttons earned by family members is 3, and was achieved by Felipe Neto and Luccas Neto (both Brazil) with the channels ‘Felipe Neto’, ‘Luccas Neto – Luccas Toon’ & ‘Canal IN’ and Rafael Velázquez Espinosa, Ana Karen Velázquez Espinosa & Lesslie Yadid Velázquez Espinosa (all Mexico) with …
Yes, you can get two but you have to pay for the second one, only the first is free. You need to email creator rewards using the email associated with your YouTube Channel. Your channel and award level will be reviewed before more awards can be purchased.
The Design of the Diamond Play Button
After all the buzz, they are not really made of diamond. In fact, it doesn’t even a diamond piece. It’s simply a bright plaque award. These silver color brushed metal plaques with a big clear crystal is what YouTubers crave.
The first receiver of the award was PewDiePie who actually coined the term “Ruby Play Button” which would remain the name of this award for several years. He reached 50 million subscribers on December 2016 and later claimed his play button.
Only three channels have earned customized Play Buttons — Kjellberg, T-Series, and 5-Minute Crafts, which currently has 55.9 million subscribers. (Kjellberg’s was red — leading some to christen the 50 million button the Ruby Play Button — and featured his logo and a stylized P, while T-Series’ was clear.
Who was the first YouTuber with 1 million subscribers?
Milestones and reactions
|Channel||Subscriber milestone||Date achieved|
|FЯED||1 million||April 7, 2009|
|nigahiga||2 million||March 13, 2010|
|RayWilliamJohnson||5 million||November 15, 2011|
|Smosh||10 million||May 25, 2013|
Some creators have claimed that they received a bronze play button after reaching 100 subscribers, but they made this button themselves. While you do not get a bronze play button at 100 subscribers, you do become eligible to create a custom URL for your channel, which is arguably more useful to your channel’s success.
There are four levels of YouTube Play Button:
- The Silver Play Button, for channels with 100,000 subscribers.
- The Gold Play Button, for channels with 1,000,000 subscribers.
- The Diamond Play Button, for channels with 10,000,000 subscribers.
- The Ruby Play Button, for channels with 50,000,000 subscribers.
Receiving a YouTube Play Button award
So here is the bad news: There is no such thing as a 1,000 subscribers Play Button award! (By the way, there is no award if your channel hits 10,000 subscribers either.) In YouTube terms, 10K subscribers still make for a pretty small channel.
The button was revealed at VidCon 2015 by Smosh (who was the first channel to reach 10 million subscribers back in 2013) ERB, Spinnin’ Records and The Fine Brothers were the first known ones to receive it.
It is made of gold-plated brass. In March 2018, the look of the Gold Play Button was updated from a metal button housed within a window box with the channel’s name printed on the front glass pane to a cleaner-looking flat designed metal plaque award featuring the channel’s name embossed on it.
Who is richest YouTuber in world?
Top 10 richest YouTubers in India and how much they earn in…
- Carry Minati has net worth of USD 4 million. …
- Amit Bhadana has net worth of USD 6.3 million. …
- Bhuvan Bam has net worth of USD 3 million. …
- Ashish Chanchlani has net worth of USD 4 million. …
- Gaurav Chaudhary has net worth of USD 45 million.