YouTube celebrities — most notably ones like Logan Paul — have been at the forefront of the YouTube cultural conscience in recent years. From the content they produce to their personalities and sometimes controversy, the people who create and post videos on YouTube have become major cultural influencers outside of the internet bubble. But with billions of users and hundreds of hours of content being uploaded to the video-sharing platform every minute, which YouTubers are viewers most loyal to? The answers might surprise you, especially when you consider celebrities like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Ed Sheeran that didn’t quite make the cut.
From musicians to streamers, pranksters to reviewers, and more, these are the 10 most subscribed YouTube channels out there (excluding YouTube-generated channels like Music or Spotlight).
|YouTube Channel||Number of Subscribers|
|Dude Perfect||42.5 million|
|Justin Bieber||45 million|
|SET India||48.7 million|
|Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes||49.1 million|
|Canal KondZilla||49.6 million|
|5-Minute Crafts||56 million|
10: Badabun (39 million subscribers)
The only new entry in the top-1o this month, Badabun is the most subscribed Mexican YouTube channel and the most subscribed Spanish-speaking YouTube channel. Known for its videos where the hosts interview members of the public on a variety of subjects (though particularly their faithfulness), the channel was launched in 2014 and earned its first million subscribers at the end of 2016.
To date, it has more than 12 billion video views and although it has some way to go to take the number nine spot on our list, it has shown explosive growth earning as many as three million subscribers in January 2019 alone.
9: Dude Perfect (42.5 million subscribers)
Dude Perfect is a comedy sports group that consists of “5 Best Friends and a Panda.” Twins Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney — all former roommates and high school basketball players — started the channel in 2009. Since then, the group has uploaded over 200 videos. The members of the group also hold several Guinness World Records, including several for basketball, as well as records for the most T-shirts hung on a washing line using pegs in one minute, and most pencils snapped in one minute.
8: WWE (43.9 million subscribers)
World Wrestling Entertainment, or better known as WWE, is the eighth most-subscribed YouTube channel, with 43.9 million subscribers. It features all episodes from Monday Night Raw, TV’s longest running weekly episodic program. WWE has over 1,500 videos to choose from. The channel started in 2005, although the WWE (previously known as WWF) was founded in 1979.
WWE features behind the scenes footage and SmackDown LIVE every Tuesday night. With updated content nearly every day, WWE is slowly climbing the most subscribed YouTube channel list.
7: Justin Bieber (45 million subscribers)
Justin Bieber has the seventh most-subscribed channel on YouTube and though he’s slipped down the ranks lately, is still a force to be reckoned with. His channel compiles official music videos, live performances, and interviews for his 45 million subscribers to enjoy. Bieber, who began singing in 2007 at the age of 12, has several videos that have been viewed over a billion times each.
Although never posted on his official YouTube channel, Bieber also contributed to a remixed version of the hit 2017 song, “Despacito,” which has garnered more than 640 million views since its release in 2017, making Bieber one of the most watched artists on the video-sharing site. The original track is the most watched video in the history of YouTube, receiving over 6 billion views.
6: SET India (48.7 million subscribers)
Sony Entertainment Television India is a 24-hour Hindi-specific channel that provides hours of content for the entire family — if your family enjoys Indian entertainment. With 48.7 million subscribers this channel originally pushed out artists Taylor Swift and Katy Perry from the top 10. Launched as a station in 1995, SET India has been on YouTube since 2006.
This channel includes comedy specials like The Kapil Sharma Show and police dramas like Crime Patrol. With over 31,000 videos to choose from, the SET India channel has a wide range of popular content.