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YouTube is huge. It’s the most searched for website, has well over a billion users, and people spend countless hours on the site. It’s also become a platform for YouTubers to become superstars in their own right.
From cooking shows to streamers, YouTube has videos on every topic conceivable. Below, we’ve put together a list of the channels and YouTubers with the most subscribers. It’s a pretty varied list.
At number 20 on the list we have Dude Perfect, a sports entertainment channel run by five guys from the US. They originally started with basketball trickshot videos, but they’re now one of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, and the second most popular sports one.
Dude Perfect make videos on a whole range of stuff, although sport is still a main focus. On their channel you can find content about drones, lasers, and, of course, trick shots.
You're never more than a few clicks away from some BTS content. Well, we don't know if that's 100% true, but the Korean pop band have become global megastars over recent years. Their official channel makes 18th in our list.
Goldmines Telefilms is a Hindi-language channel showcasing films, songs, and comedy. Incredibly, it was only launched in January 2021, meaning its rise has taken place at an impressive speed.
Zee TV is an Indian TV channel that’s managed to drum up a lot of interest online. It’s also not the TV channel’s only entry on the list.
The channel’s content is much like any other TV channel’s: trailers and clips from programmes, promos, and interviews with their stars, all to get more people paying for their TV shows.
K-pop has grown significantly in popularity in recent years, so it will surprise no one that related channels appear on this list ore than once.
The Big Hit Labels channel is run by Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages huge K-pop acts, including BTS. The channel hosts videos from various acts. You can expect to this channel move up the rankings soon.
Back to music, this time we’ve got Konrad Cunha Dantas’s channel Canal KondZilla.
Dantas is a music video producer and owner of KondZilla Records, and he posts music from KondZilla on his channel.
Centered around the funk ostentação genre, the popularity of this music has translated well to YouTube. The channel unsurprisingly includes loads of music videos, plus some behind-the-scenes footage.
Pop clearly gets you far on YouTube. Next we have child music sensation turned just regular music sensation, Justin Bieber. Bieber was actually discovered on YouTube, so it makes sense for him to be so far up the list.
His channel’s videos are what we’ve come to expect from musicians: music videos, promo material, interviews, and behind the scenes footage.
Now we have our first pop group in this list, and our second K-pop listing. Introducing BLACKPINK, one of the biggest K-pop, and pop in general, acts in the world.
Their channel is exactly what you’d expect. Music videos, interviews, and general video content about the band.
Viral expert and YouTuber megastar MrBeast's videos are some of the most watched and most liked on the platform. With efforts underway to expand his business, expect him to hold his place here for some time.
The first kids channel of the list, Vlad and Niki features two brothers. The videos are mostly of the two playing and engaging in standard children activities.
The channel has only been around since 2018, making its appearance in the list even more impressive.
Into the top 10 we have 5-Minute Crafts, a DIY channel that covers a whole range of subjects.
Originally started in 2016, it’s gone from strength to strength since and is the most subscribed to channel of its type.
Along with craft videos, 5-Minute Crafts also includes life hacks for every part of your life, along with content for kids and parents.
Introducing the most subscribed to channel in the Russian Federation. Aimed at kids, it features Like Nastya and her parents who run the channel, recreating scenes from films and TV shows, singing songs and nursery rhymes, and going on trips.
Like Nastya also has another channel with 15m subscribers. Simply called ‘Like Nastya’, it puts out similar videos, but with more of a focus on playing and trips to amusement and activity parks.
Sticking with music, we have the Indian channel Zee Music Company (also not the only Indian music channel in the list).
The channel’s content is made up of music videos, some of which are from films and television shows. The channel says it’s aggregated over 220k hours of video content.
WWE, or World Wrestling Entertainment, is the most popular sports channel on the list.
Hugely popular the world over, WWE have pulled in tens of millions of subscribers from every corner of the planet.
The WWE channel has recaps of recent matches, full matches, and plenty of footage from their archives, including classic fights and interviews.
Children’s channels are hugely popular on YouTube, so we have a few like this in the list. This one is focused on a girl called Diana, with the content focusing on her life and what it’s like to be a kid (who is constantly filmed, I guess).
The videos include toy unboxings, challenges, trips out and about, and other activities that children get up to. A concept that would have sounded bizarre just a few years ago, but here we are.
Our last individual YouTuber on the list is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie.
PewDiePie’s main focus is gaming, including livestreams of him playing. He also does a lot of vlogging, collaborations with other YouTubers, and his own meme review series.
Into the final three and we have Sony Entertainment Television, or SET, India.
Obviously Sony-owned, this Hindi-language channel is run by the Indian television channel of the same name.
The channel has what you’d expect from a TV channel including full episodes of TV shows, teaser trailers, and episode clips.
Cocomelon's high position represents how much young kids watch YouTube videos. The platform has become an easy way for parents to keep their kids entertained, especially with its autoplay feature. (Note: This trend isn’t always good.)
The channel itself has a huge bank of nursery rhymes about a range of subjects, featuring CGI characters and locations in a cartoonish design.
For 1,920 days PewDiePie was the most followed YouTube channel. And then came along T-Series, a record label and film production company from India. Despite PewDiePie trying his hardest to stay ahead of T-Series, he’s now far, far behind.
The content on the channel is a huge collections of music videos, film, clips, and trailers from T-Series creative output. Only time will tell if PewDiePie can ever retake the top spot.