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David Wångstedt (born April 25, 1993), better known as LEMMiNO, is a 22 year old Swedish YouTuber, animator, and musician. He is currently the largest Swedish YouTuber to be living in Sweden and the 3rd largest Swedish YouTuber overall. However, all his content is aimed at an English speaking audience.

EARLY LIFE

David Wångstedt was born on April 25, 1993, in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. He would spend most of his early childhood living with his parents on a large Swedish island known as Tjörn. When he was around 4 years old his parents got divorced so he moved with his mother and his older sister to a new city called Stenungsund where he would spend the rest of his childhood and adolescence.

YOUTUBE CAREER

In 2008 he created his first YouTube channel called AnimatedDrawer. He uploaded animations, speed arts, pivot animations, skits, and made music under the name TheNoRanking. The channel has since been deleted for unknown reasons. In late 2010 he learned that it was possible to monetize your YouTube videos and initially thought it would be easy to earn some extra cash. He soon realized how difficult video production could be and began focusing on finding a video format that he enjoyed regardless of the money he earned. On December 23, 2010, he created the channel MegaMovieMistakes which quickly gained over a million views but was later suspended by YouTube's automatic Content ID system due to false copyright claims. On Juli 2, 2011, he created the channel LEMMiNOMusic due to an increasing need for a dedicated music channel. This is when he first started using the name LEMMiNO. On December 16, 2011, he created a new channel called MegaCompilations which was centered around compilations of various video clips. Just like MegaMovieMistakes, MegaCompilations was plagued by copyright issues so he was forced to abandon the channel. While inactive, the channel remains online to this day. 

After gaining a better understanding of copyright laws he created the channel Top10Memes on February 15, 2012. He began uploading videos in a series titled Top 10 Rage Comics which consisted of animated versions of popular rage comics. He also uploaded videos in a series called Creepypastas in which he narrated popular creepypasta stories. In the middle of 2013, he started a new series titled Top 10 Facts in which he explored ten interesting facts about a specific topic. The channel experienced mild success during the first two years of its existence and reached 100,000 subscribers on April 4, 2014. By late 2014 onwards, the channel would solely focus on videos in the Top 10 Facts series. It turned out to be the right move as the channel exploded by early 2015 reaching over 1 million subscribers on Mars 25, 2015 and over 2 million subscriber on December 15, 2015. A few days after reaching 2 million subscribers the channel's name was changed from Top10Memes to LEMMiNO with a post on his website reading: "I've decided to change the name of my main YouTube channel Top10Memes. It will, from now on, go by the name I use everywhere else; LEMMiNO." 

CHANNELS

LEMMiNO

His main channel, LEMMiNO (formerly Top10Memes), focuses on educational Top 10 content as well as short documentaries. The channel was originally centered around internet memes, rage comics animations, and creepypasta narrations. The channel has amassed over 2 million subscribers and 130+ videos with a diverse catalog of topics ranging from space and war to sex and video games. He has on several occasions displayed great passion and enthusiasm for space and astronomy which is a topic he covers frequently on the channel. His videos have a tendency to be very calm and relaxing, due in part to his soothing voice and demeanor. He has a very unique narration style and speech pattern which is defined by his strong Swedish accent. Some have negatively and harshly critiqued his accent while others claim it's a strong selling point for the channel. The topic of each video is selected based on popular suggestions in the comments of previous videos. Some of these comments are displayed at the beginning of each video. The channel has a rather infrequent schedule ranging from a week up to a month. In a Q&A video uploaded on December 15, 2015, he stated that he was looking into making "longer and more serious videos in a sort of documentary-style rather than Top 10s." On February 19, 2016, he uploaded his first documentary titled Simulated Reality which was highly praised by his subscribers. He later made a tweet stating that the documentary took over 3 months to put together.

LEMMiNOTV

His second channel is called LEMMiNOTV where he uploads vlogs, skits, and original animations. In his most recent and most popular video, titled Introvert, he comically talks about the pros and cons of being introverted. However, the channel has remained inactive since the middle of 2014.

LEMMiNOMusic

He has yet another channel called LEMMiNOMusic where he uploads his music. His most popular song, titled Infinity, is the first track on his first and most recent album Nova. It's received over 1 million views on YouTube.

TRIVIA

  • The name LEMMiNO is a phonetic amalgamation of the phrase "let me know" which in turn comes from the phrase "let me know in the comments below" which is often used by many YouTubers.
  • LEMMiNO uses an extensive arsenal of software to make videos:
    • Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects for video editing and rendering.
    • Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for still graphics.
    • Adobe Audition for audio editing.
    • FL Studio for music production.
    • Adobe Flash for 2D animations.
    • Cinema 4D for 3D animations and graphics.
  • He once made a video titled Top 10 Facts - Hentai that was falsely flagged as "spam, scams, and commercially deceptive" by YouTube and limited his account for 6 months.

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