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It took some time, but a Malaysian YouTube channel has finally hit the 10 million subscribers mark.
The coveted diamond play button goes to the hands of the local animation studio Les’ Copaque, creators of the wildly popular Upin & Ipin children’s series.
Overjoyed by the news, the animation company took to celebrating the milestone on their social media, sharing the live countdown to the exciting moment on Instagram.
The heart-pounding moment was described like watching a football match.
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Staff Les’ Copaque juga turut menyaksikan countdown YouTube 10 Juta Subscriber secara live siang tadi. Debarannya macam tengah tengok game bola sepak 😅 . Semua staff rasa bersyukur dan rasa sangat bangga dengan pencapaian yang luar biasa ni. Terima kasih semua yang dah subscribe YouTube Channel Les’ Copaque Production . . . . #UpinIpin #LCPYT10MSubs #LCPDiamondPlayButton
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Les’ Copaque Production managing director Burhanuddin Md Radzi, confirmed with BH Online that the studio reached 10 million subscribers at 2.06pm on Thursday, 11 June.
Burhanuddin expressed his joy to the Malay-language news site, calling it an incredible achievement and stated that the entire team is proud to be Malaysia’s first YouTube channel with 10 million subscribers.
He added that up to February 2020, only 566 YouTube channels worldwide had recorded 10 million subscribers.
Les’ Copaque’s YouTube channel was first launched in 2009 and was previously awarded the Silver Play Button and Gold Play Button by YouTube for passing 100,000 and one million subscribers successively.
The channel features multiple series including Upin & Ipin, Puteri, Pada Zaman Dahulu, and DaDuDiDo. Burhanuddin also revealed that their latest series Upin & Ipin the Helping Heroes had received over two million views.
Congratulations to Les’ Copaque on the amazing achievement!
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