TikTok star knocks Joe Rogan off the top podcast spot after she launched her new show
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Joe Rogan has lost the number one podcast slot on Spotify to TikTok influencer Alix Earle.
The 22-year-old content creator, best known for her ‘Get Ready With Me’ videos, boasts 5.8 million followers on the video sharing platform.
The Joe Rogan Experience is currently sitting at number three, with Diary of a CEO taking the number two slot.
Earle launched her new podcast Hot Mess on September 21, and it didn’t take long for her to climb to the top.
Even when Rogan released four new episodes in four days, the TikToker still managed to dethrone him.
This isn’t the first time the podcaster has lost his number-one title on the digital music service platform.
However, it doesn’t take long for him to reclaim the number one spot.
In October last year, Kim Kardashian’s true crime podcast swiftly surpassed The Joe Rogan Experience within days of its release.
Earlier in May, Warner Bros. Studios and Spotify Studios: Batman Unburied released the first podcast from a licensing deal between the platform and production company to expand the DC universe.
This also led to Rogan being swiftly knocked off once again after he reigned supreme in 2021 when his podcast was number one in the US and worldwide.
However, Rogan's podcast has been met with significant controversy.
After spewing misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine and conspiracy theories, music icon Neil Young penned an open letter in January 2022 giving Spotify an ultimatum
“I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform … They can have Rogan or Young. Not both,” he wrote.
“With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, [The Joe Rogan Experience], which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence. Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy,” he continued.
Young's ultimatum came after a group of 270 doctors, scientists and medical professionals wrote to Spotify expressing concerns over Rogan's podcast, telling the platform: "This is not only a scientific or medical concern; it is a sociological issue of devastating proportions and Spotify is responsible for allowing this activity to thrive on its platform."
Shortly after, Spotify confirmed they had begun the process of removing all of Young’s music.