Youtube's Most Popular Stars By number of subscribers
Youtube stars shine brightly these days. The online video service has become the launching pad for some pretty major careers. Stars are making millions of dollars on the platform, with more rising to fame every day.
There are, of course, a few ways of gauging stardom on Youtube. Some would say total number of video views. Certainly Ed Sheeran with his billion plus views would rank near the top of this list under that metric. Aussie singer Troye Sivan, whose official video for 'Youth' has 75 million views wouldn't crack the top 50.
But how many of those are bot clicks and paid views? Other than Google, who knows really?
We decided on the total number of subscribers. Here are the top English language YouTube stars by numbers. (We did not includeSpanish Language YouTubers who are heavy in the all time top subscription counts). This list reflects individual people who signed up to see the channel of their favorite YouTube star.
No. 11: Epic Rap Battles (ERB) — 14.2 million subscribers
Epic Rap Battles of History is easily one of the most identifiable media products on the connected planet. The videos follow a pretty basic formula. Peter Shukoff (NicePeter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (EpicLloyd) --the creators---pick two famous figures from history and pit them into an epic rap battle. The battles feature over the top performances by the likes of Darth Vader, Adolf Hitler, and Abraham Lincoln. All characters are in full costume engaging in rap smackdowns.
No. 10: DanTDM — 14.4 million subscribers
Daniel Middleton, the 24 year old YouTube star known as TheDiamondMinecart is pretty much the master Minecraft player. He proves this in epic gameplay videos. More than 14 million subscribers watch him do his magic.