New year, new social media trends….? Let’s be real, we all say we want to put down our phones and smell the roses. BUT, these YouTube stars are making it quite difficult to stay away. From DIY’s to music videos, YouTube proves that humans can actually pay attention when they want to. Take a look at these 10 most subscribed YouTube channels, they might be exactly what you need to get you through your extensive list of New Year resolutions.
Top 10 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels of January 2019
By Jessica Paolucci
Starting with number 10: EminemMusic cashes in with 35.7 million followers as of this month. This may come as surprise since some of us (mostly our parents) have completely forgotten how Eminem completely took over the year 2010 with his album “Recovery.” This album dropped “Not Afraid,” “No Love,” “25 to Life,” and “Love the Way You Lie.” Eminem has been in the limelight due to a rap he released in September about his disagreement with President Trump’s policies. Eminem believes President Trump’s reprimand of the NFL players who kneel for the National Anthem was uncalled for, and he dedicated this rap to Colin Kaepernick. Could he be making a comeback? Beats me. I know I’m not the only one that channels their inner beast mode when “Not Afraid” comes on.
The ninth most subscribed YouTube channel goes to another artist: Ed Sheeran. Not needing much of an introduction, Sheeran has single-handedly changed the game when it comes to love songs. “Perfect” has infiltrated nearly every wedding first dance and has caused some major waterworks along the way. Sheeran’s major album “Divide” dropped in March 2017, delivering “Shape of You,” “Castle on the Hill,” and “Perfect.” “Perfect” reached number one in the US, Australia, and the UK. In 2018, “Divide” was named the best-selling album worldwide of 2017. Sheeran’s YouTube channel is heavy with his music videos and recent releases, but he also uses his platform to advocate for the charity he works with Drop to Drop. All 36.8 million followers are blessed with his music videos and love for helping others…what more could you want?
In eighth place, DudePerfect stands with 38.7 million followers. Five college roommates from Texas A&M University came together to make the Dude Perfect empire. The men of DudePerfect are Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Tyler Toney, Coby Cotton, and Cory Cotton. DudePerfect climbed their way up the fame ladder by posting videos of attempting epic trick shots all throughout college. Their testosterone and boyish charm have attracted their 38.7 million subscribers into entering The DudePerfect kingdom. Their first videos were basketball shots over the fences of each other’s houses but quickly escalated to trick shots from Goodyear Blimps. They take up to two full days to master a trick and catch it on film. This explains for the Super Bowl-like celebrations when a trick is mastered. These boys are not the typical goofy boys on social media, they stand out from their competitors due to their strong-held Christian beliefs. They have been referred to the “Anti-Jackass,” and have received praise from Jimmy Kimmel, ABC News, and even Lebron James comments, “You guys are awesome.” Take a look at DudePerfect, and you won’t look away.
A close seventh, WWE holds 39.2 million followers. For all of our wrestling fans, WWE is the main source of the latest WWE original shows and exclusives. WWE on YouTube also covers backstage exclusives, for the behind-the-scenes look on popular fights and specific fighters. This page also covers all the recent WWE events, including the Royal Rumble, NXT Takeover, Smackdown LIVE, Monday Night Raw, etc. WWE on Youtube makes it easy to catch up on the latest fights, or for people like me, to watch in admiration. Impressive costumes!
In sixth place, Sony Entertainment Television of India holds 40.8 million followers. SET India is India’s no. 1 Hindi TV Channel, home to the top TV Indian Serials with all the drama and excitement one could want. Shows on SET India include “The Kapil Sharma Show,” “Super Dancer,” “Patiala Babes,” etc. This television channel has been the go-to portal for all the hottest television in India. SET India’s YouTube channel is composed of full episodes of television series, as most genres are comedies, romances, and dramas. Whether you’re a fan, or you’re new to the SET India game, nearly 41 million YouTubers are loving it.
Fifth place goes to the good ole’ Biebs. Justin Bieber’s channel has a 43.1 million following and has snuck into the top fifth most subscribed YouTube channels of January 2019. Like many other artists, Justin Bieber utilizes his YouTube platform to post new releases, music videos, and behind the scenes footage of his concert tours. In Bieber’s “Most Popular” section, you can find nearly 10-year-old videos of long-haired Bieb singing his little heart out. This section categorizes the most watched videos of Bieber’s channel, specifically the videos with more than 24.8 million views. You will run into Bieber’s cover of Chris Brown’s “With You,” that continues to melt the hearts of young, googly-eyed girls with the Bieber Fever. Bieber has played a transformational role in the music industry, growing from a young bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young teenager, to the top leaderboards of the music of the century. Bieber’s YouTube channel might be a trip down memory lane but an entertaining one at least.
With 46.1million subscribers, fourth place, Konrad Cunha Dantas, known as Canal KondZilla, has infiltrated the top five YouTube accounts of this month. KondZilla is a Brazilian music video producer and director, born in Guarajuá. Dantas studied cinematography, post-production, and photography where he created a strong base for skills with the camera. Kondzilla was named the largest Brazilian YouTube account on Feb. 3, 2018. KondZilla produces music videos for Brazilian hits, and he does not shy away from going all-out. There is always something going on in his videos, and it will grab your attention for every second of the video. If you’re a Brazilian music fan, or you want some good entertainment- KondZilla is your guy.
Taking home the Bronze medal, 5-Minute Crafts racks 48.1 million followers and stands at the third most subscribed YouTube channel. Scrolling through social media, one is bound to run across a life hack or craft video, and you would be lying if you say you don’t pause in awe. 5-Minute Crafts provides it’s 48.1 million followers with DIY, phone hacks, décor hacks, food tricks, and all of the gadgets for life. 5-Minute Crafts averages 104,000 subscribers every day and gains 710 million views every month. This channel acts as home base for the DIY legends and grabs viewer’s attention for every second of the video. Take a trip to 5-Minute Crafts, and you might learn something worthwhile.
In second place, T-Series is India’s largest Music Label and Music Studio and aims to make the world a better place through music. T-Series is a music producer from the past three decades, which covers music of multiple languages that cover the wide breadth of India. T-Series’ hit videos include teasers of music videos and full music productions that are not for the light-hearted. The bright colors and extensive scenes draw your attention and place you smack dab in the middle of what you think a James Bond movie feels like. T-Series aims at getting the viewer involved through their senses, and their 82 million followers never fail to feel the energy. T-Series features the hottest singers and producers of Indian multimedia and gives you the bang for your buck. Take the journey with T-Series, and you will be sure to feel the magic.
PewDiePie takes home the gold for most subscribed YouTube channel, with a whopping 83.4 million subscribers. The king of YouTube has mastered the art of gaming commentary, with style. Felix originally pursued a degree in industrial economics and technology management at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. During his time in college, he registered his account on YouTube and dropped out to pursue a lifetime career on YouTube. PewdiePie has an extremely large fanbase, who calls themselves “Bro Army.” Must be a bro thing, right? In 2016, PewdiePie was named one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People,” from Time. He currently resides in Brighton with his Italian YouTube personality fiancee, Marzia Bisognin. His skill at covering Indie games has created an “Oprah Effect” and has boosted sales for the titles he covers. Join the Bro Army, and you won’t regret it.
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