YouTube Reveals The Top Videos, Creators And Moments Of 2021

Today YouTube is celebrating the moments, videos and creators that brought Canadians together and entertained them through 2021. 

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic and Canada’s gradual reopening, Canadians came to YouTube in 2021 to keep them informed, learn new skills, and to find bright spots that entertain and bring joy. This year’s #1 video shows how Canadians are hungry for excitement after being cooped up at home, turning to creators like MrBeast who spent 50 hours buried underground in a glass coffin (not for the claustrophobic!) as one of his many elaborate stunts. We laughed together as we categorized our friends into game night stereotypes, sobbed together while rooting for Nightbirde,  and collectively spent an afternoon with royalty sipping tea on top of an open bus through LA

Top Trending Videos in Canada

  1. MrBeast, I Spent 50 Hours Buried Alive
  2. Mark Rober, Glitterbomb Trap Catches Phone Scammer (who gets arrested) 
  3. Dream, Minecraft Speedrunner VS 5 Hunters 
  4. Sidemen, SIDEMEN TINDER IN REAL LIFE 3 
  5. NFL, The Weeknd’s FULL Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show 
  6. The Late Late Show with James Corden, An Afternoon with Prince Harry & James Corden 
  7. America’s Got Talent, Golden Buzzer: Nightbirde’s Original Song Makes Simon Cowell Emotional
  8. Forge Labs, I Spent 100 Days in a Zombie Apocalypse in Minecraft… Here’s What Happened 
  9. Dude Perfect, Game Night Stereotypes 
  10. SAD-ist, Hog Hunt | Dream SMP Animation 

In Music, 2021 was the Year of The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, with both homegrown Canadian music superstars releasing chart-topping hits, two of which took the top spots on YouTube’s list of the top music videos in Canada. We saw The Weeknd drop his darkly comedic new video for Save Your Tears (#1), during which he delivers a performance to a masked audience and we jammed along to Bieber’s chart-topping, neon technicolor sensation “Peaches,” featuring Canadian-talent Daniel Caesar and Giveon (#2). 

Both songs were part of a theme of swoon-worthy songs that Canadians had on repeat this year. From Bruno Mars (#7) to Doja Cat (#9), you could say some of these tracks weresmooth as Butter (#6) (see what we did there?)

Olivia Rodrigo had a breakout year, and brought home the #4 and #5 spots as a heartbroken teen who finally gets their drivers license and as a cheerleader exacting revenge in good 4 u.

Top Music Videos in Canada

  1. TheWeekndVEVO, The Weeknd – Save Your Tears (Official Music Video) 
  2. JustinBieberVEVO, Justin Bieber – Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon 
  3. LilNasXVEVO, Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) (Official Video) 
  4. OliviaRodrigoVEVO, Olivia Rodrigo – drivers license (Official Video) 
  5. OliviaRodrigoVEVO, Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u (Official Video) 
  6. HYBE LABELS, BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Butter’ Official MV 
  7. Bruno Mars, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open [Official Video] 
  8. Pooh Shiesty, Pooh Shiesty – Back In Blood (feat. Lil Durk) [Official Music Video] 
  9. dojacatVEVO, Doja Cat – Kiss Me More (Official Video) ft. SZA 
  10. PoloGVEVO, Polo G – RAPSTAR (Official Video)

This year’s Top Canadian Creators, Top Breakout Creators and Top Canadian Shorts Creators show the incredible ways that Canadians adapted their content to help Canadians during this challenging time. 

Creator Kallmekris and Emerging Shorts Creator Jeenie.Weenie found ways to make us laugh hysterically out loud while MadFit kept us active in the comfort of our homes. 

Canadians’ love for Minecraft became apparent as aCookieGod and MrFudgeMonkeyz dug, built, and crafted their own virtual worlds for millions of viewers. Our inquisitive sides came out as we yearned to learn more about quirky chemistry experiments with science fanatic and Shorts Creator NileRed, and magician and puzzle master Chris Ramsay taught us magic tricks to recreate at home. 


Others were looking to brush up on their English language skills, with ENGLISH with James taking the world by storm. 

 Top Canadian Creators

  1. Kallmekris
  2. Linus Tech Tips
  3. MadFit
  4. aCookieGod
  5. NileRed

Top Canadian Breakout Creators

  1. Kallmekris
  2. aCookieGod
  3. Girl With The Dogs
  4. ENGLISH with James · engVid
  5. Jason Fung


Canadian Shorts Creators – Rising Stars

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