As one of the biggest video sharing platforms to date, YouTube has grown tenfold since it’s humble beginnings back in 2005. In just 15 years, some of the biggest content creators have amassed millions of subscribers. Users can view, like, and save videos that anyone shares, or upload their own videos and grow their own channel.
YouTube has also increased the popularity of “vlogging” which is the same as blogging but recorded as a video instead. Vlogs have become some of the most popular content viewers head to YouTube to watch. Some notable bloggers include, David Dobrik, Jeffree Star and JackSepticEye. However none of these vloggers made the list of the top subscribed YouTubers.
At the top of the list is T-Series. T-Series is a music and film record label that is based in India. They only recently came into the number one spot, one that PewDiePie held since 2013. T-Series took the number one spot from Pewds (a.k.a. Felix Kjellberg) in 2019 after a long fought battle. Many notable YouTubers tried to urge their own subscribers to support Pewds, including MrBeast and Logan Paul.
PewDiePie is a one man gaming channel, who gained popularity in the early 2010’s for playing video games and filming his reactions. Some of the notable titles he played that gained him popularity included Slender Man, and Amnesia, which are both horror games that make for a great reaction.
Some other popular types of videos on YouTube include music channels. Some who are on the list of top subscribers include VEVO channels. VEVO is a music video channel that has multiple “sub” channels, such as KATYPERRYVEVO and EDSHEERANVEVO, which made the list.
Overall, it is easy to see why YouTube is as popular as it is. Nicco Pedone, who is a frequent user of the site said, “The content on the website is never ending, I could watch for 24 hours a day every day and never run out of videos.” Subscribing to channels you enjoy only makes the online experience more enjoyable. Keep supporting your favorite small channels, and they might make this list one day!