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Germán Garmendia
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Personal information
Born Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis
April 25, 1990 (1990-04-25) (age 31)
Copiapó, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Partner(s) Lenay Chantelle Olsen (2015–present)
YouTube information
Created by Germán Garmendia
Years active 2011–present (only in JuegaGerman)
Genre video blog, Gameplays
Subscribers 42.5 million (HolaSoyGerman)
43.4 million (JuegaGerman)
3.26 million (HolaSoyGerman2)
1.32 million (Germán Garmendia)
1.96 millon (Ancud)
230 thousand (FeelingEverySunset)
59.4 thousand (Zudex)
Total views 4.50 billion (HolaSoyGerman)
12.48 billion (JuegaGerman)
41.9 million (HolaSoyGerman2)
Network Machinima Inc. (2013–2015)
Independent (2016–present)
Subscriber and view counts updated as of March 27, 2021.

Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis ( born April 25, 1990), known by his YouTube channels HolaSoyGerman and JuegaGerman, is a Chilean YouTuber, comedian and writer. With a combined subscriber count between all his channels reaching over 80 million, he is not only one of the biggest Spanish-speaking YouTubers, but also one of the biggest Youtubers of all time. He has produced a variety of songs together with his band Ancud. As of October 2020, his second YouTube channel is the second-most subscribed in the Spanish language behind Badabun.


Garmendia was born on 25 April 1990 in Copiapó, Chile, at the age of three, his father, Germán Luis Garmendia Macías, died in a car crash on Christmas Eve 1993. his older brother named Diego from whom he lived separately during childhood until meet in Los Vilos. He was very interested in music from a young age, and when he was 13, he formed a band called Zudex with his brother Diego (Electric guitar), Max Araya (drum), and Patricio (bass). On August 20, 2006 he created his first channel on YouTube called "Zudex", where he uploaded videos of his then band "Zudex", later the band changed its name to "FeelingEverySunset" and on February 14, 2010 he created his second channel of his old band. The band released several EPs as; "Hecho en Casa", a demo of the band from 2006, "Punto de Partida", (2007) "Rande Rande", (2009) "Homemade", (2011) "Die Trying", (2011) and "Cuando Desees Recordar Mi Voz" (2014). During the 2010s years the band changed its name and some members left the band until the end of 2014.

Garmendia uploaded his first YouTube video in 2011, On the channel "HolaSoyGerman", a channel created on September 8, 2011, the videos from this channel they tried Daily life situations with a tone humoristic, in September 30 from that same year he I think his extra channel "HolaSoyGerman2" where they uploaded videos that would not be uploaded to their main channel, his last video was uploaded on June 2013. In an interview he had with BBC Mundo German stated; "The humor I do on YouTube is quite innocent. I've always liked making people laugh by making fun of myself, never of others." In May 18, 2013 he created his secondary channel "JuegaGerman" in which he uploads Gameplays and other types of videos such as video-reactions, in that same year he uploaded the most popular video of the channel "HolaSoyGerman" to date titled "Los Hermanos" (from Spanish "Brothers"). His first appearance in a YouTube Rewind was in 2013 and later appeared in the next YouTubes Rewinds like in the YouTube Rewind 2014 and made a longer appearance in the 2015 and 2016 versions due to how much he had accomplished during those years. In August 2014, he won the "Icon of the Year" prize from MTV Millennial Awards 2014. In 2015 the actor Jack Black appeared in a video called «Types of friends» to publicize the film Goosebumps, known in Hispanoamerica as Escalosfrios, that at that time was being filmed. In 2015 the American newspaper Washington Post made a list called "Stars of internet", in which the "5 most successful youtubers worldwide" stood out. YouTuber German Garmendia was included, other YouTubers like PewDiePie, the duo Smosh, Jenna Marbles, and Niga Higa appear on this list. In 2016 he won the category "Master Gamer" from MTV Millennial Awards 2016.

In 2016 the band Simple Plan appeared in a video called "La Comida", on November 20, 2016, was uploaded the last video of the channel "HolaSoyGerman",

titled "Como Encontrar Trabajo" (From Spanish "How to Find a Job"), and since then the channel has not uploaded any video. On February 14, 2016 German he created the official channel from his then band "Ancud", on April 5, 2016, was released an Extended Play by his band Ancud together with Diego Garmendia called Así es normal, and on November 22, 2016, the music video for a song called "Cambia" was released from the album Así es normal. The EP containing 4 songs titled "Cambia", "Otra Vez", "Señales" and "Así es Normal". At first the band was going to release an album of 12 songs, but nevertheless it was never released and they ended up releasing "Así es normal" and "Se hacen realidad", one of Ancud's songs titled, "Inmóvil" (Still) was never concluded, a video demonstration of how the song was recorded was published on May 1, 2016 in the channel of Diego. And the following year, on June 16, 2017, the band released the album "Se hacen realidad", the music video from "Se hacen realidad" was uploaded to YouTube, including the remixes of the songs that had their music videos such as "Cambia" or "Se hacen realidad". On April 18, 2017, it was announced that the band would perform for the first time at the Caupolicán Theatre on November 4, 2017, 

His first book titled #ChupaElPerro was released in multiple stores in Latin America and Spain on April 28, 2016, this book was presented on April 23 of this year at the Bogota Book Fair. In that same year he interpreted the voice of the character, Julian from the movie Ice Age: Collision Course in the dubbing Latin Spanish, in 2017, in collaboration with the developer "HsG Games" they launched their video game titled German Quest for cell phones and tablets, and has a total of 4 worlds and 100 levels, this game obtained more than 17,000 downloads. In December 2017 it was announced that he would launch a second book in the second half of 2018, for which he signed a contract with Grupo Planeta, in September 2018 it was announced that it would be a fictional novel called Di Hola, which is about "a moving story about loyalty, love and friendship" and was released on October 9, 2018. The novel tells the story of Oscar, a famous writer who sees life in a Pessimistic way, but after meeting Natalie, things improve, "however she dies shortly after", and Oscar goes into a state of depression . Natalie, knowing what was about to happen, "bequeathed him a series of short videos with slogans, by way of encrypted messages, to get by." Since April 9, 2018, he has been an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In January 2018 he uploaded his song "Cantando Comentarios" on his channel "JuegaGerman" and in September 2018 he published a cover from "Supernova" originally written by Ansel Elgort, Ángel López and Scott Storch on his music channel "Germán Garmendia", (that originally was created in April 17, 2010) being his first video. In March 2020 he published "Tregua" in collaboration with Lenay Chantelle and Wiinter, on May 26, 2020, he created his channel "GermanComiendo" and his first video was uploaded the same day, and in September of this same year he published «Plan B», produced by Chris Watson and composed by German with Lenay. At the end of 2020 uploaded his song "Simplemente Perfecta" produced by Chris Watson, his music video was filmed by Camilo Llorente.

Personal life

Germán and Diego call their mother "Super Mom" because she took care of them both, in 2015, he became a vegetarian for ethical reasons. Since 2016 he has been in a relationship with the American actress and singer Lenay Chantelle Olsen, after spending a few months in Mexico he moved to Los Angeles, California, and since 2017, Garmendia currently lives there,


Year Title Role Version
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Julian Latin Spanish Dubbing



  • Hecho en Casa (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2006)
  • Punto de Partida (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2007)
  • Rande Rande (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2009)
  • Homemade (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Genre: Rock) (Date: June 17, 2011)
  • Die Trying (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Genre: Rock) (Date: August 10, 2011)
  • Cuando Desees Recordar Mi Voz (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Genre: Rock) (Date: April 23, 2014)
  • Así es normal (Group: Ancud) (Genre: Rock) (Date: April 5, 2016)
  • Se hacen realidad (Group: Ancud) (Genre: Rock) (Date: June 16, 2017)


  • Sin Oficio ni Beneficio (EPs: Hecho en Casa) (Date: 2006)
  • Es Verdad (EPs: Hecho en Casa) (Date: 2006)
  • Basta (EPs: Hecho en Casa) (Date: 2006)
  • Mentiras (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Hecho en Casa / Punto de Partida) (Date: 2006 / 2007)
  • Punto de Partida (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2007)
  • Un Sueño (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2007)
  • En Torno a Ti (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2007)
  • Lo Que el Tiempo se Llevo (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2007)
  • Okey (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2007)
  • Sólo Espera (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2007)
  • Que Puedo Hacer (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2008)
  • Para Ti (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2008)
  • Rande Rande (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande) (Date: 2009)
  • Algunas Cosas es Mejor no Dejarlas Ir (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande) (Date: 2009)
  • Depende de Ti (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande) (Date: 2009)
  • No Volverás (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande) (Date: 2009)
  • Amiga, Esta Noche Eres Mía (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande) (Date: 2009)
  • Evolución (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande) (Date: 2009)
  • Animor (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande / Cuando Desees Recordar mi Voz) (Date:2009 / 2010)
  • Mi Mayor Dilema (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2009)
  • Nuestra Canción (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Rande Rande) (Date: 2009)
  • Ella, Yo y su Dolor (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Punto de Partida) (Date: 2009)
  • Más que Nadie Más (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2009)
  • Tu Ángel Guardián (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2009)
  • El Ultimo Adios (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2010)
  • The One Who Was Not Forgiven (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset)
  • The One That Got Away (Version) (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2012)
  • Dance With Me (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2014)
  • At The End (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2014)
  • Die Trying (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (Date: 2013)
  • Don't Let Me Go (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Homemade) (Date: 2011)
  • This is Life (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Homemade) (Date: 2011)
  • Those Eyes (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Homemade) (Date: 2011)
  • We Believe In Love But Love Doesn't Believe In Us (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Die Trying/Homemade) (Date: June 17, 2011 / August 10, 2011)
  • Intro (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Die Trying) (Date: August 10, 2011)
  • Heartless (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Die Trying) (Date: August 10, 2011)
  • Angels (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Die Trying) (Date: August 10, 2011)
  • Will You Remember (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Die Trying) (Date: August 10, 2011)
  • Already Missing the Train (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Die Trying) (Date: August 10, 2011)
  • Cambia (Group: Zudex / FeelingEverySunset) (EPs: Así es Normal / Se Hacen Realidad) (Date: April 5, 2016)
  • Otra Vez (Group: Ancud) (EPs: Así es Normal / Se Hacen Realidad) (Date: April 5, 2016)
  • Señales (Group: Ancud) (EPs: Así es Normal / Se Hacen Realidad) (Date: April 5, 2016)
  • Así es Normal (Group: Ancud) (EPs: Así es Normal / Se Hacen Realidad) (Date: April 5, 2016)
  • Cambia (Remix) (Group: Ancud) (Genre: Electronic rock) (Date: May 11, 2017)
  • Se Hacen Realidad (Remix) (Group: Ancud) (Genre: Electronic rock) (Date: June 10, 2017)
  • Se Hacen Realidad (Group: Ancud) (EPs: Se Hacen Realidad) (Date: June 16, 2017)
  • Vamos a Celebrar (Group: Ancud) (EPs: Se Hacen Realidad) (Date: June 16, 2017)
  • Llamarte Hogar (Group: Ancud) (EPs: Se Hacen Realidad) (Date: June 16, 2017)
  • Cantando Comentarios (Date: January 11, 2018)
  • Supernova (Version) (Genre: Electronic pop) (Date: September 26, 2018)
  • Excepcional (Group: Ancud) (Genre: Electronic rock) (Date: 2019)
  • Jóvenes (Group: Ancud) (Genre: Electronic rock) (Date: 2019)
  • Tregua (Contributors: Lenay Chantelle & Wiinter) (Record company: 1.8M) (Genre: Pop) (Date: March 31, 2020)
  • Plan B (Contributors: Lenay Chantelle) (Record company: 1.8M) (Producer: Chris Watson) (Illustrator: Anzevas) (Date: September 23, 2020)
  • Simplemente Perfecta (Record company: 1.8M) (Producer: Chris Watson) (Date: December 17, 2020)

Literary works

  • #ChupaElPerro (Date: 2016)
  • Di Hola (Date: 2018)
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