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YouTube has released the most popular videos we’ve been watching on the platform in 2021 with comedy and gaming the most watched categories.

Superwog and LazarBeam were, once again, the most popular local content creators.

Local superstar The Kid LAROI ranked among the global superstars in the most watched music videos.

The most watched video on YouTube was MrBeast’s 50 hours Buried Alive which was up to 149 million view at last count.

Collectively, the top 10 videos were watched more than 455 million times, and the channels behind them has a total of more than 268 million subscribers.

“2021 continued to be an unpredictable year, looking very different to what many of us had hoped for after 2020. While it was different to what we had expected, Australians didn’t surprise us – looking to YouTube to escape in comedy and gaming,” said Culture & Trends Manager, YouTube APAC Ash Chang.

Top 10 Trending Videos

  1. I Spent 50 Hours Buried Alive – Mr Beast
  2. Season Two – Ep 1 The P Plates – superwog1
  3. SIDEMEN TINDER IN REAL LIFE 3 – Sidemen
  4. Glitterbomb Trap Catches Phone Scammer (who gets arrested) – Mark Rober
  5. Minecraft Speedrunner VS 5 Hunters – Dream
  6. I Spent $8,000 Beating GTA – LazarBeam
  7. Longest Dunk Wins – Dude Perfect
  8. MrBEAST BURGER Full Menu Challenge **DESTROYED** – Matt Stonie
  9. An Afternoon with Prince Harry & James Corden – The Late Late Show with James Corden
  10. Deadpool and Korg React – Ryan Reynolds

Top 10 Creators 

  1. MrBeast
  2. TommyInnit
  3. Dream
  4. SSSniperWolf
  5. Technoblade
  6. Sidemen
  7. Mark Rober
  8. ZHC
  9. LazarBeam
  10. Kallmekris

Top 5 Australian Creators

  1. LazarBeam
  2. superwog1
  3. 4WD 24-7
  4. Fairbairn Films
  5. WadZee

Top 10 Breakout Creators 

  1. Kallmekris
  2. Beluga
  3. Ranboo
  4. Tubbo
  5. Steven He
  6. JackManifoldTV
  7. Ryan Trahan
  8. SB737
  9. xNestorio
  10. TapL

Top 10 Shorts Creators 

  1. Nick DiGiovanni
  2. Milad Mirg
  3. Dental Digest
  4. Zhong
  5. Desmond Dennis
  6. Jeenie.Weenie
  7. Daniel LaBelle
  8. Noel Deyzel
  9. Dylan Lemay
  10. Greg Renko

Top 5 Australian Breakout Creators

  1. Julian O’Shea
  2. martincitopants
  3. sleepymully
  4. DubDaddy
  5. The Local Project

Top 10 Music Videos

  1. The Weeknd – Save Your Tears (Official Music Video) – TheWeekndVEVO
  2. Olivia Rodrigo – drivers license (Official Video) – OliviaRodrigoVEVO
  3. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits [Official Video] – Ed Sheeran
  4. Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – JustinBieberVEVO
  5. Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u (Official Video) – OliviaRodrigoVEVO
  6. The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY (Official Video) – TheKidLAROIVEVO
  7. P!nk, Willow Sage Hart – Cover Me In Sunshine (Official Video) – PinkVEVO
  8. Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) (Official Video) – LilNasXVEVO
  9. Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open [Official Video] – Bruno Mars
  10. Doja Cat – Kiss Me More (Official Video) ft. SZA – dojacatVEVO

Top 5 Music Videos by Australian Artists

  1. The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY
  2. Sydney Yungins – Eshays
  3. ONEFOUR – STREET GUIDE | PART 01
  4. Hooliganhefs – Checkmate (Freestyle)
  5. ChillinIT – Henny & Reefer