YouTube Rewind Tries to Rebound With Its 2019 Edition

Last year’s video ended up being the site’s most disliked

Beauty vlogger and makeup artist James Charles had the top trending YouTube video of 2019 in the U.S., while Old Town Road topped the music video charts.

YouTube shared the 2019 edition of its YouTube Rewind year-end wrap-up Thursday, hoping to avoid a similar scenario to last year’s, which ended up tallying the most dislikes on the Google-owned video site.

Head of culture and trends Kevin Allocca said in a blog post, “2019 saw creators transform into mainstream celebrities with genre-defying influence: James Charles’ and Tati’s back-and-forth transcended the beauty community; Shane Dawson continued to find success with his long-form docuseries format and foray into the makeup world; and MrBeast’s ultra-charitable challenge videos united viewers across the internet.”

The top 10 trending videos in the U.S. in 2019 were:

  1. James Charles, No More Lies
  2. First We Feast, Gordon Ramsay Savagely Critiques Spicy Wings | Hot Ones
  3. shane, Investigating Conspiracies with Shane Dawson
  4. MrBeast, I Bought Everything In A Store – Challenge
  5. Gillette, We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film)
  6. DAZN USA, HIGHLIGHTS | Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr.
  7. Jeffreestar, Kylie Skin Review with Shane Dawson
  8. Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM, Soulja Boy Drags Tyga, Drake, Kanye West & Reclaims The Best Comeback Of 2018
  9. Saturday Night Live, R. Kelly Interview Cold Open – SNL
  10. TheOdd1sOut, The Spiders and the Bees

The top music videos in the U.S. were:

  1. Lil Nas X, Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]
  2. Dababy, Suge (Yea Yea) Official Music Video
  3. Yo Gotti ft. Lil Baby, Put a Date On It (Official Video)
  4. Polo G Feat. Lil Tjay, Pop Out ????By. Ryan Lynch Prod. By JDONTHATRACK & Iceberg
  5. Lil Nas X, Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  6. Offset, Clout ft. Cardi B (Official Video)
  7. Billie Eilish, bad guy
  8. 21 Savage. a lot ft. J. Cole
  9. Ariana Grande, 7 rings
  10. Daddy Yankee & Snow, Con Calma (Official Video)

2019’s top global music videos were:

  1. Daddy Yankee & Snow, Con Calma (Video Oficial)
  2. ROSALÍA, J Balvin, Con Altura (Official Video) ft. El Guincho
  3. Anuel AA, KAROL G, Secreto
  4. Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin, China (Video Oficial)
  5. Jhay Cortez, J. Balvin, Bad Bunny, No Me Conoce (Remix)
  6. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Señorita
  7. Maari 2, Rowdy Baby (Video Song) | Dhanush, Sai Pallavi | Yuvan Shankar Raja | Balaji Mohan
  8. BLACKPINK, ‘Kill This Love’ M/V
  9. Billie Eilish, bad guy
  10. Ariana Grande, 7 rings

The most-liked music videos globally in 2019 were:

  1. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Señorita
  2. BTS, (방탄소년단) ‘작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey’ Official MV
  3. BLACKPINK, ‘Kill This Love’ M/V
  4. Billie Eilish, bad guy
  5. Lil Nas X, Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  6. Ariana Grande, 7 rings
  7. Lil Dicky, Earth (Official Music Video)
  8. Daddy Yankee & Snow, Con Calma (Video Oficial)
  9. j-hope, ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)’ MV
  10. Vaaste Song: Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi, | Nikhil D | Bhushan Kumar | Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru

The year’s most-liked creator videos globally were:

  1. MrBeast, Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube ()10.9 million likes)
  2. PewDiePie, Marzia & Felix – Wedding 19.08.2019 (4.7 million)
  3. Whinderssonnunes, O DIA EM QUE ASSISTI BIRD BOX (3.4 million)
  4. Black Gryph0n, ONE GUY, 54 VOICES (With Music!) Drake, TØP, P!ATD, Puth, MCR, Queen – Famous Singer Impressions (3.4 million)
  5. Nilson Izaias Papinho Oficial, Minha slime deu certo.Consegui desta vez. Realizei meu sonho minhas amigas (2.8 million)
  6. SethEverman, how to create billie eilish’s “bad guy” (2.8 million)
  7. James Charles, No More Lies (2.4 million)
  8. Andymation, My BIGGEST Flipbook EVER – The RETURN of Grumpy Cloud (2.3 million)
  10. shane, Conspiracy Theories with Shane Dawson (1.9 million)

The most-liked dance videos (choreography) were:

  1. ChapkisDanceUSA, Daddy Yankee & Snow – Con Calma | Official video Rehearsal | Greg Chapkis Choreography
  2. Awez Darbar, O SAKI SAKI | Awez Darbar Choreography ft. Nora Fatehi & Tulsi Kumar
  3. 1MILLION Dance Studio, gogobebe(고고베베) – MAMAMOO(마마무) / Mina Myoung Choreography with MAMAMOO
  4. 1MILLION Dance Studio, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello – Señorita / May J Lee X Austin Pak Choreography
  5. Team Naach, O SAKI SAKI | Batla House | Nora Fatehi | Belly Fusion | Team Naach Choreography |
  6. Galen Hooks, Billie Eilish- Bury a Friend- GALEN HOOKS Choreography ft. Maddie Ziegler, Charlize Glass
  8. Phil Wright, “Baby Shark” – The Parent Jam | Phil Wright Choreography | Ig: @phil_wright_
  9. 1MILLION Dance Studio, bad guy – Billie Eilish / Koosung Jung Choreography with THE BOYZ
  10. 1MILLION Dance Studio, Bon Bon Chocolat – EVERGLOW / Lia Kim X Minny Park Choreography with EVERGLOW

The most-viewed video games in 2019 were:

  1. Minecraft
  2. Fortnite
  3. Grand Theft Auto
  4. Garena Free Fire
  5. Roblox
  7. League of Legends
  8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  9. Brawl Stars
  10. Mobile Legends: Bang

The year’s most-liked beauty videos were:

  1. James Charles, Makeup Tutorial en Español (1.6 million likes)
  2. Shane, The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star (1.4 million)
  3. Kylie Jenner, Kylie Jenner: A Day in the Life (1.3 million)
  4. Jeffreestar, Kylie Skin Review with Shane Dawson (1.1 million)
  5. Anaysa, 7 Life Saving HACKS for Perfect SKIN & HAIR | #Beauty #Skincare #Sketch #Anaysa (540,000)
  6. Mari Maria, Maquiei a HUDABEAUTY! ????✨✨✨ (442,000)
  7. Kimberly Loaiza, ME MAQUILLO SIN ESPEJO ???? Kimberly Loaiza (435,000)
  8. Tati, JLo’s MAKEUP ARTIST Does My MAKEUP (397,965)
  9. Safiya Nygaard, Melting Every Lipstick From The Drugstore Together (397,000)
  10. Franciny Ehlke, TRANSFORMEI UMA FÃ PRA VALER! (354,000)

The top breakout creators of 2019 were:

  1. LOUD, Brazil, first upload Feb. 28 (3.4 million subscribers)
  2. 워크맨-Workman, South Korea, first upload Aug. 16 (3.2 million)
  3. Paik’s Cuisine, South Korea, first upload June 10 (2.9 million)
  4. Magnet World, U.S., first upload Jan. 30 (2.7 million)
  5. Noah Schnapp, U.S., first upload June 11 (2.1 million)
  6. Jenelle Eliana, U.S., first upload June 26 (2 million)
  7. 하루한끼 one meal a day, South Korea, first upload Jan. 7 (1.9 million)
  8. LOUD Coringa, Brazil, first upload Jan. 29 (1.8 million)
  9. LOUD Babi, Brazil, first upload April 10 (1.7 million)
  10. Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan, first upload Feb. 11 (1.6 million)

2019’s most-viewed creators were:

  1. PewDiePie
  2. Felipe Neto
  3. Pencilmation
  4. Jelly
  5. David Bobrik
  6. DudePerfect
  7. MrBeast
  8. LazarBeam
  9. Fischer’s
  10. Azzyland

The top-trending educational videos in the U.S. for 2019 were:

  1. The Spiders and the Bees
  2. Testing if Sharks Can Smell a Drop of Blood
  3. Why are 96,000,000 Black Balls on this Reservoir
  4. First Primitive Year at the Hut
  5. Pouring Lava in my Pool

And other YouTube developments for 2019 included:

  • Kaykai Salaider became the first Thai creator to hit 10 million subscribers
  • Badabun became the biggest Spanish speaking channel in the world
  • Aya Nakamura became the most watched female artist in France
  • Noor Stars became the first Middle Eastern creator to reach 10 million subscribers
  • Kurzgesagt became the first German creator to hit 10 million subscribers
  • F2Freestylers became the first European sports channel to hit 10 million subscribers
  • Rosalia dropped one of only two songs to hit 1 billion views
  • Internal background: Daddy Yankee, Con Calma was the other
  • T-Series became the first channel to hit 1 million subscribers