YouTube is one of the most visited websites on the internet and as a result has many creators and channels with millions of subscribers. Here are the top 20 most subscribed YouTube channels.
While viewing numbers are the most important statistic on YouTube, many content creators encourage their fanbase to subscribe to their channels, in the hope that they will keep coming back to watch their content in the future and in return earn more money.
Much of the talk in the YouTube community is the race between Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and Indian production company T-Series.
Other YouTubers have even chosen to interject themselves into the contest, with creators like Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson paying for billboards to promote the Swede in his battle.
But who are the top 20 most subscribed to channels on YouTube? Here’s a full list of the names at the top of the site.
Top 20 most subscribed YouTube channels - Updated March 26, 2019.
1) T-Series - 91,443,224 subscribers
T-Series is an Indian production company who specializes in Bollywood music and movies.
However, T-Series is perhaps best known for the well-documented sub war with PewDiePie. T-Series have now overtaken PewDiePie and looks to be the first to 100,000,000 subscribers.
2) PewDiePie - 91,428,535 subscribers
Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has been at the top of YouTube for some time now, but it appears that the Swede might be losing his grip on the top spot. PewDiePie, who rose to fame by posting gaming videos on his channel, has moved into producing more commentary-driven content, regularly taking aim at fellow creators on the site.
3) 5-Minute Crafts - 52,467,877 subscribers
5-Minute Crafts is an instructional YouTube channel that gives viewers tips and tricks to help them complete tasks or make items and gifts completely from scratch.
The channel uploads multiple videos per day, meaning that if you need to find out how to do something, it’s likely that 5-Minute Crafts will have a tutorial to help you.
4) Canal KondZilla - 47,978,878 subscribers
Konrad Cunha Dantas, better known by his alias Kondzilla, is a Brazilian music video producer.
His channel features music videos from some of the biggest Portuguese-speaking artists in the world, who use his channel as a place to showcase their newest singles. As a result, he is one of the biggest YouTubers out there.
5) SET India - 44,505,837 subscribers
Sony Entertainment India is the most popular Hindi channel in the country.
Launched in 1995, the network mostly broadcasts reality TV shows and soaps, and uploads clips from their broadcasts to YouTube.
6) Justin Bieber - 43,989,565 subscribers
While Justin Bieber is now one of the biggest names in music worldwide, it’s easy to forget that the superstar started his musical career on YouTube many years ago.
As a kid, Bieber would upload videos of him covering popular songs, eventually leading to music producer Scooter Braun discovering him and flying him out to Atlanta to work on demo tracks. Bieber’s track ‘Baby’ featuring Ludacris was the most disliked video on YouTube until the 2018 edition of YouTube Rewind usurped it.
7) Cocomelo - Nursery Rhymes - 41,462,105 subscribers
Cocomelon is an American channel aimed at young children, that regularly posts nursery rhymes and music videos. Chances are if you have a child you'll find something they enjoy on the channel.
8) WWE - 41,069,911 subscribers
WWE is the number one pro-wrestling organization in the world, and their YouTube channel is the biggest sports channel on the site.
The American-based company uses the channel to promote upcoming events and storylines, upload highlights from their weekly shows like Raw, Smackdown Live and NXT, and also give fans a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite WWE Superstars.
9) Dude Perfect - 40,523,482 subscribers
Made up of Texas A&M alumni Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney, Dude Perfect are a trickshotting crew who upload incredible videos highlighting their skills at sports and their jaw-dropping trickshots.
The group hold a number of Guinness World Records to their names and own the biggest YouTube channel in the United States.
10) HolaSoyGerman - 38,558,492 subscribers
Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis is the brains behind HolaSoyGerman, a channel where the Chilean produces comedy sketches and vlogs.
The YouTuber is also part of a band called Ancud and owns the most subscribed-to Spanish language channel on the site.
11) Ed Sheeran - 37,808,926 subscribers
One of the biggest musicians in the United Kingdom is Ed Sheeran, and his incredible success has transferred over to YouTube.
Sheeran exploded into the limelight with his 2011 hit ‘The A Team’, and has gone from strength to strength thanks to future hits like ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Galway Girl’. He has since gained worldwide fame for his work.
12) Badabun - 37,292,000 subscribers
Badabun is a Spanish-language YouTube channel managed and controlled by the Badabun Network. The channel is linked with a number of large Spanish speaking YouTubers like WerevertumorroandRayito, and is the fastest growing network channel on the platform.
13) EminemMusic - 36,718,489 subscribers
Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, is an American rapper and widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of all time. The rapper became a household name back in 1999 when he released ‘The Slim Shady LP’ and released his latest album, ‘Kamikaze’ in 2018.
14) whinderssonnunes - 35,237,340 subscribers
Whindersson Nunes Batista is a Brazilian comedian and singer who has been making videos on YouTube since 2013. In a survey released by Google, Batista was ranked as the second most influential Brazilian personality among 14-17-year-olds.
15) Ariana Grande - 34,273,513 subscribers
Ariana Grande is an American singer who seems to become more popular by the day. Her recent hits such as 'God is a woman', 'thank u, next' and 'NASA' have all propelled her higher on the YouTube charts.
16) elrubiusOMG - 34,232,362 subscribers
Rubén ‘elrubiusOMG’ Gundersen is a Spanish-Norwegian YouTuber who focuses primarily on gameplay videos and vlogs.
17) JuegaGerman - 34,038,891 subscribers
JuegaGerman is the second channel of HolaSoyGerman, where the YouTuber uploads videos of him reacting to clips, music and more.
18) Zee Music Company - 33,592,837 subscribers
Zee Music Company (ZMC) is an Indian music company founded in 2014 and has already made its way onto the list.
The company has been building on its success while also being a direct competitor to T-Series. So, PewDiePie, you aren't alone.
19) Katy Perry - 32,728,338 subscribers
Katy Perry has won five American Music Awards throughout her career and released a documentary in 2012 called ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ in 2012.
20) Taylor Swift - 32,571,930 subscribers
Former country singer Taylor Swift’s move to pop music proved to be an incredible success as she has now sold 50 million albums worldwide.