YouTube has released its top 10 trending lists of this year, along with some top creators and channels and most of the names are no surprises. Among the top-ranking music videos in the U.S., Pooh Shiesty – “Back In Blood” (feat. Lil Durk) came first, followed by The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears” and Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” MONTERO has been highly acclaimed as a debut album, even being nominated for Album of The Year at the Grammys.
18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo also claimed the ninth spot in the top 10 trending music videos with “Drivers License.” Bruno Mars and Anderson. Paak as Silk Sonic, Cardi B, and DJ Khalid are all part of the top 10 trending artists list.
Unsurprisingly, the creator everyone has been raving about for the entire year, ‘MrBeast’ has ranked as the top creator as well as his video “I Spent 50 Hours Buried Alive,” being ranked no. 1 in top 10 trending in the U.S. The creator has been making the viral list of creators ever since his “$456,000 Squid Game In Real Life!” where he hosted a game with 456 players for a cash prize. With all the discourse going on about capitalism, marginalized people, and their needs becoming the reason for the crimes they commit, many did shed light on how his little stunt was tone-deaf of the show’s subject.
The “Backyard Squirrel Maze 2.0 – The Walnut Heist” video by Mark Robber ranked no. 2 on the top 10 trending list in the U.S., and for good reason. This video even beat the inauguration video of President Joe Biden and Vice President Madam Kamala Harris.
Usage of both YouTube, and the internet in general, has increased dramatically since last year’s complete isolation and long days of no outdoors or social activities in the year 2020. Ever since then, influencers, content creators, and small-scale filmmakers have thrived due to the user’s attention. Many creators outdoing celebrities with global coverage and reach showcases how these careers are now becoming a reality for a large part of the population.