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Top 10 Fastest Growing YouTubers of 2020 (Updated)

By Editorial Staff

Founded in 2005, YouTube has become a household name and a leader in social media as the top video-sharing platform. With more than 2B monthly active users and 1B videos watched per day, YouTube’s popularity has allowed influencers to bring in millions of subscribers on their channels. No matter their niche or category, video creators can easily dominate the online entertainment industry and grow their channels in an impressively short amount of time. In 2020, some YouTubers and YouTube channels grew large audiences faster than others. Here are the top 10 fastest growing YouTubers of 2020 in order of their growth in subscribers in the last month according to SocialBlade. 

1. T-Series

  • 159M subscribers
  • Joined March 13, 2006
  • Growth Rate: 27.4%

 T-Series is an Indian music record label and film production company run by Bhushan Kumar. T-Series joined YouTube on March 13, 2006, but only started to upload video content in late 2010. By July 2013, the channel had surpassed 1B views. On the platform, T-Series has a multi-channel network consisting of 29 channels run by a team of 13 people. In terms of video content, the channel focuses on Indian music videos and Bollywood film trailers. 

After competing with PewDiePie, T-Series gained 42.9M subscribers in 2019. In 2020, T-Series continues to gain millions of subscribers weekly. Just in the last 30 days alone, the T-Series YouTube channel has gained 4M subscribers. At this rate, the channel’s rate of growth doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down, making T-Series the top fastest growing “YouTuber” on our list.

2. Vlad and Niki

  • 56.3M subscribers
  • Joined April 23, 2018
  • Growth Rate: 76.5%

This channel follows two young brothers, Vlad and Niki, on their non-stop fun and exciting adventures. Since launching on YouTube in 2018, the channel has become a global preschool phenomenon and the highest-rated kids’ channel on YouTube. Due to the kids’ imaginative personalities and creative antics, the channel has grown immensely and has even been translated into 13 languages so kids from all over the globe can enjoy the videos.

Across all of their channels, Vlad and Niki have gained more than 112M+ subscribers worldwide, and 50B+ views. Their videos not only attract millions of weekly views, but they also draw in millions of subscribers almost every week. In the last 30 days, the main Vlad and Niki channel has gained 3M subscribers, a sure contender for one of the fastest growing YouTubers on the platform.

3. Kids Diana Show

  • 66.8M subscribers
  • Joined May 12, 2015
  • Growth Rate: 56.8%

The Kids Diana Show is a kids-focused, family-friendly channel that stars Diana, a young girl that loves to play and take her viewers on fun adventures. As stated on her channel, Diana strives to show her viewers just how interesting childhood can be. If you watch Diana’s videos, you can expect to find toy unboxings, challenge videos, vlogs, and funny videos with her family. Most often, Diana makes videos with her brother, Roma, who also has his own channel.

Every week, the Kids Diana Show gains hundreds of thousands of subscribers, making Diana one of the fastest growing YouTubers of the year. On the views side, the channel can gain millions of views per week. In just 30 days, Diana can draw in up to 2.7M new subscribers.

4. Like Nastya

  • 63.1M subscribers
  • Joined Dec. 6, 2016
  • Growth Rate: 47.3%

This channel follows the life of a young Russian girl named Nastya through vlogs, travel videos, and fun videos featuring toys and games. The goal of the channel, according to Nastya’s family, is to share their real-life experiences while also emphasizing the brightest moments life can offer. As a channel for kids, the videos mostly follow Nastya and her family through their daily life as they play, go on adventures, and travel to amazing new places on their family trips.

Aiming to reach kids all over the globe, Nastya has several other YouTube channels, with some translated into other languages like Spanish and Korean. On her main channel, Nastya’s videos can draw in millions upon millions of views, and her most popular video currently sits at 848M views. 

5. MrBeast

  • 45.5M subscribers
  • Joined Feb. 19, 2012
  • Growth Rate: 59%

Jimmy Donaldson is a 22-year-old American YouTuber who is best known for his money donation videos, experiment videos, and videos where he does a specific task for hours, or days. With his determination to finish challenges, he has become an extremely popular YouTuber with over 7 billion views. 

His videos gain anywhere from 11M to 101M views, and he gains subscribers by the hundreds of thousands weekly. Just in the last month, he’s gained 1.6M new subs. Impressively, MrBeast has already gained 16.9M subscribers since January of this year, earning him a top-five spot on our list of the fastest growing YouTubers. 

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6. James Charles

  • 23.1M subscribers
  • Joined Dec. 1, 2015
  • Growth Rate: 40%

James Dickinson, otherwise known as James Charles, is a 21-year-old makeup artist and YouTube vlogger. He became the first male spokesmodel for CoverGirl in 2016, which earned him an appearance on The Ellen Show. Charles is most known for his collaboration videos with other prominent YouTubers and celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and Doja Cat, making him a well-known name on the platform. 

On his videos, Charles gains anywhere from 4.9M to 53M views, up to 2.5M likes, and hundreds of thousands of comments. So far, Charles has earned 6.6M new subscribers this year fairly quickly, as his channel can bring in up to 300K new subscribers per week. 

7. Dixie D’Amelio

  • 6.29M subscribers
  • Joined Feb. 5, 2014
  • Growth Rate: Over 1M%

Even though she only posted her first YouTube video 6 months ago, TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio has easily become one of the fastest growing YouTubers of the year. The sister of Charli D’Amelio, Dixie quickly made a name for herself online and amassed huge followings on all of her social media platforms. Not only does Dixie make music and music videos that she posts on YouTube, but she also films vlogs, posts episodes of her show “The Dixie D’Amelio Show”, and shares exclusive behind the scenes footage with her viewers. 

While her growth rate may seem unbelievable, D’Amelio started January 2020 off with only 410 subscribers, so her jump in audience size was a big deal.  By April 2020, Dixie was already gaining up thousands of subscribers a week and earning hundreds of thousands of views on her videos per week. Now, Dixie continues to gain up thousands of subscribers a month, steadily increasing her growth.

8. Chloe Ting

  • 15.6M subscribers
  • Joined Aug. 17, 2011
  • Growth Rate: 578%

Chloe Ting is an Australian YouTuber and fitness personality that has been nominated for a Shorty Award in the Health and Wellness Category. On her channel, you can find weekly workout videos, healthy food recipes, fun reaction videos, and links to her workout programs. With more and more people staying at home and not being able to go to the gym, Ting’s channel blew up throughout 2020. To get an idea of her growth, Ting had 2.3M subscribers in January of this year and has quickly jumped to 15.6M subscribers.  

As her channel grows, Ting has consistently gained up to 600K+ subscribers a month, sometimes even weekly. Her workout videos are some of the most popular on YouTube, as her videos regularly gain millions of views. The most popular video on her channel to date, titled “Get Abs in 2 Weeks” currently sits at 258M views. 

9. Adriana Show

  • 5M subscribers
  • Joined April 30, 2019
  • Growth Rate: 766%

As another kids’ channel, Adriana’s videos are full of vibrant colors, games, toys, funny sound effects, graphics, and fun antics with her family to attract the attention of kids everywhere. Unlike other kids’ channels on YouTube, Adriana’s videos rely mostly on big, exaggerated emotions and sound effects instead of dialogue to make the channel more accessible to kids from around the world without the need for translation. However, the titles of her channel are mostly in Korean and English, and any dialogue featured in the videos are usually in both of these two languages.

With another impressive growth rate, Adriana had 577K subscribers in January 2020, a significant change from her now 5M subscribers. On a weekly basis, she gains anywhere from 26K to 210K subscribers. As for her video views, she can gain millions of views per week. 

10. Crafty Panda

  • 14.9M subscribers
  • Joined Dec. 3, 2017
  • Growth Rate: 39.2%

Crafty Panda is a DIY channel focusing on comedic situations based on their viewers’ daily routines. In other words, the channel specializes in creating DIY content based on everyday life, such as school hacks, makeup tutorials, beauty tips, fashion hacks, and home décor ideas. With the channel’s boost in popularity, other Crafty Panda channels have been created to translate the videos into other languages such as French and German. 

Since Crafty Panda’s videos can appeal to anyone, the channel has grown quickly on YouTube. The channel can gain up to 2M+ views per month, consistently growing the channel’s popularity and overall view count. In the past month, Crafty Panda has gained 800K subscribers and 296M views.

 Here are some more of the fastest growing YouTubers

YouTube ChannelSubscribersViewsDate JoinedGrowth Rate
Cocomelon96.9M80.6BSept. 1, 200639.6%
A_S Gaming4.74M310MOct. 26, 2016Over 11K%
Mark Rober14.7M1.6BOct. 20, 201144%
Kimberly Loaiza26.2M2BNov. 15, 201624%
5-Minute Crafts69.1M18.7B
Nov. 15, 20169%


This article was written by Selena Ponton

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