Indian record label T-Series is the most viewed YouTube channel with 160 billion total views.
Indian record label T-Series is the most viewed YouTube channel with 160 billion total views.

The list of most-viewed YouTube channels is topped by T-Series, an Indian record label known for Bollywood music.[1][2][3][4][5] T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel as of February 16, 2017 and has more than 161 billion total views as of July 2021. The top 50 most viewed channels have all surpassed 18 billion total views. 42 channels have surpassed 20 billion total views, 18 of these have surpassed 30 billion total views, and 13 have surpassed 40 billion total views.[1][6]

Top channels (views)

Rank Channel name Network Views[1]
(billions)
Content
category[1]
Country Primary language(s)
1. T-Series T-Series 161.43 Music India Hindi
2. Cocomelon - Nursery Rhymes Moonbug Entertainment 106.92 Education United States English
3. SET India Sony Pictures Networks India 94.57 Entertainment India Hindi
4. WWE WWE 60.97 Sports United States English
5. Like Nastya Yoola 60.48 Entertainment Russia Russian and English
6. Kids Diana Show AIR[7] 60.40 Entertainment Ukraine English
7. Sony SAB Sony Pictures Networks India 59.13 Entertainment India Hindi
8. Movieclips Movieclips 53.04 Film United States English
9. Vlad and Niki N/A 51.87 Entertainment United States English
10. Ryan's World PocketWatch 48.17 Entertainment United States English
11. netd müzik netd.com 44.79 Music Turkey Turkish
12. ABS-CBN Entertainment ABS-CBN 43.50 Entertainment Philippines Filipino
13. El Reino Infantil N/A 41.90 Music Argentina Spanish
14. Zee Music Company Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited 39.63 Music India Hindi
15. Colors TV Viacom 18 37.53 Entertainment India Hindi
16. Canal KondZilla ONErpm 35.03 Music Brazil Portuguese
17. Little Baby Bum - Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs N/A 33.49 Education United Kingdom English
18. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs ChuChu TV 33.00 Education India English and Hindi
19. Wave Music N/A 32.19 Music India English and Hindi
20. WorkpointOfficial Workpoint Entertainment 31.10 Entertainment Thailand Thai
21. Toys and Colors N/A 30.81 Entertainment United States English
22. Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs N/A 29.56 Education Canada English
23. Маша и Медведь LetsonCorp 29.23 Film Russia Russian
24. PewDiePie N/A 27.63 Entertainment Sweden English
25. Get Movies LetsonCorp 26.69 Entertainment Russia Russian
26. Shemaroo Filmi Gaane Shemaroo Music[8] 25.84 Music India Hindi
27. Justin Bieber N/A 25.58 Music Canada English
28. Pinkfong Baby Shark - Kids' Songs & Stories SmartStudy 25.21 Education United States English
29. one31 GMM Grammy 24.21 News Thailand Thai
30. LooLoo Kids - Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs N/A 24.20 Music United States English
31. Ed Sheeran N/A 24.06 Music United Kingdom English
32. YRF YRF[9] 23.75 Music India Hindi[10]
33. JustinBieberVEVO Vevo 23.39 Music Canada English
34. GMA Network N/A 22.87 Entertainment Philippines Filipino
35. toyoraljanahtv N/A 22.67 Music Jordan Arabic
36. Taylor Swift N/A 22.63 Music United States English
37. Katy Perry N/A 22.24 Entertainment United States English
38. TheEllenShow WarnerMedia 21.88 Entertainment United States English
39. SMTOWN SM Entertainment 21.72 Music South Korea Korean
40. Tips Official N/A 21.67 Entertainment India Hindi
41. KatyPerryVEVO Vevo 21.34 Music United States English
42. TaylorSwiftVEVO Vevo 21.26 Music United States English
43. Shakira N/A 21.16 Music Colombia English and Spanish
44. Ch3Thailand tv3th 21.04 Entertainment Thailand Thai
45. Speed Records N/A 20.96 Music India Punjabi
46. 5-Minute Crafts Channel Frederator 20.66 Howto Cyprus English
47. GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL GMM Grammy 20.62 Music Thailand Thai
48. GR6 EXPLODE N/A 20.53 Music Brazil Portuguese
49. 1theK (원더케이) Kakao M 20.46 Entertainment South Korea Korean
50. EminemMusic N/A 20.36 Music United States English
As of 1 August 2021

Historical progression

The first-created and first-viewed YouTube channel was "Jawed" created on April 23, 2005 by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim.[11] The first YouTube channel to exceed 10 billion total views was PewDiePie in September 2015. Since then, 118 channels have exceeded 10 billion total views as of May 2020.[12]

T-Series became the most-viewed YouTube channel of 2016,[13][14][15] and exceeded 14 billion total views by January 2017.[16] It eventually surpassed PewDiePie to become the most-viewed YouTube channel of all time by February 16, 2017,[17] and currently maintains the lead with over 160 billion total views. T-Series has also had the most monthly views since 2016,[18][19] and received more than 2.8 billion views per month as of May 2019.[20]

Music is the most-viewed program genre on YouTube, across the globe.[13] By 2016, the most-viewed YouTube channels were record labels like T-Series, YouTubers like PewDiePie, music stars like Justin Bieber, and nursery videos like Little Baby Bum.[21][22]

The following table lists the channels that became YouTube's most-viewed channel at different points in time.

  Current record for most days as most-viewed channel
  Former record for most days as most-viewed channel
Channel name Network / owner Date achieved Days held Views Reference Country
T-Series T-Series February 16, 2017 1627 148 billion [17] India
PewDiePie Felix Kjellberg December 29, 2014 780 7.7 billion [23][24][25] Sweden
EMI Music EMI Music June 15, 2014 197 6.2 billion [26] United Kingdom
RihannaVEVO Rihanna March 22, 2014 85 4.4 billion [27] Barbados
Machinima Machinima July 29, 2013 236 2.0 billion [28][29] United States
VEVO Vevo March 23, 2013 128 1.7 billion [30]
Universal Music Group Universal Music Group October 1, 2011 539 532 million [31]
Jawed Jawed Karim April 23, 2005 1 [11]

See also

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