2020 has been an unusual year with people all over the world being restricted to their homes for extended durations and having to rely on digital services and capabilities for the most part. On the digital services front, YouTube even decided to cancel its annual Rewind celebration. While the company blamed the current circumstances, it has to be noted that its Rewind videos have been very poorly received over the past couple of years.
While the firm may not be releasing a montage celebrating its top creators around the globe this year, it has still revealed the top trending videos and content creators in the U.S.
YouTube has divided its trending content for the U.S. in various categories. Collectively, its top 10 trending videos on the platform garnered 356 million views and were watched for 48 million hours. The channels hosting this content totaled 175 million subscribers. Trending content and creators in 2020 mainly ranged from gaming to COVID-related videos. You can view the various categories below:
- Top Trending Videos (U.S.)
- Netflix Is A Joke - 8:46, Dave Chappelle
- Mark Rober - Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
- SNL - First Debate Cold Open
- JeffreeStar - We Broke Up
- MrBeast - I Bought The World’s Largest Firework
- NikkieTutorials - I’m Coming Out.
- Dream - Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE
- NBC - Ricky Gervais’ Monologue - 2020 Golden Globes
- Dude Perfect - Quarantine Stereotypes
- SomeGoodNews - Some Good News with John Krasinski - Ep 1
- Top Creators (U.S.)
- Breakout Creators (U.S.)
- Chloe Ting
- charli d’amelio
- Dixie D’Amelio
- Corpse Husband
- Top Music Videos (U.S.)
- Future - Life is Good ft. Drake
- Tekashi 6ix9ine - Gooba
- Lil Baby x 42 Dugg - We Paid
- NLE Choppa - Walk Em Down ft. Roddy Ricch
- Cardi B - WAP ft. Megan Thee Stallion
- DaBaby - Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch
- Roddy Ricch - The Box
- Drake - Laugh Now Cry Later ft. Lil Durk
- YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Lil Top
- Lil Baby - The Bigger Picture
While YouTube has only revealed the trending videos and content creators in the U.S. currently, it's natural to assume that it will do a similar list on a global level at some later point in time.