The actualization of YouTube into an accepted and mainstream Hollywood brand continues. Sure we won’t be all the way there until TMZ is digging through Epic Lloyd’s trashcan, but we’re getting closer with PewDiePie’s appearance on the cover of the new issue of Variety. PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, tops the list of digital stars that Variety feels are up & comers in the entertainment game.
— Felix Kjellberg (@pewdiepie) July 22, 2015
Vsauce, Lindsey Stirling, MyLifeAsEva and Marques Brownlee also make the list. While we definitely don’t disagree with their choices, we can think of a few other creators who ought to be on that list as well.