YouTube is one of the most visited websites on the internet. As a result, there are creators and channels with millions of subscribers. Here are the top 20 most subscribed YouTube channels.
While view numbers are the most crucial YouTube metric, content creators encourage their fanbase to subscribe to their channels in the hopes that they’ll come back to watch their content in the future and, in return, earn them more money.
Of course, for many, the race between Swedish YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and Indian production company T-Series is the first thing you think of when you consider the site’s most subscribed channels. With their war raging on for months, the Swede even dropped two diss tracks on T-Series.
Even other YouTubers were determined to help the creator in his fight, with creators like Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson paying for billboards to promote the Swede in his battle.
Eventually, though, the war came to an end. With T-Series cementing its place as the top channel on the platform, Pewds can still celebrate his status as the largest content creator on the platform.
Top 20 most subscribed YouTube channels – September 2022
Who are the top 20 most subscribed channels on YouTube? Here’s a full list of the names at the top of the video-sharing site.
20) Shemaroo Filmi Gaane – 62,000,000 subscribers
Coming in last in the Top 20 most subscribed YouTube channels is Shemaroo Filmi Gaane, an Indian music and Bollywood channel.
19) Zee TV – 63,500,000 subscribers
Zee TV is a Hindi-language entertainment channel based in India, with a number of specialized stations on Indian TV.
18) Canal KondZilla – 65,100,000 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 most prominent 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.
17) HYBE LABELS – 68,200,000 subscribers
HYBE LABELS is a South Korean entertainment company that functions as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management, concert production company, and music publishing house.
16) Justin Bieber – 70,100,000 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.
15) BANGTANTV – 70,800,000 subscribers
BANGTANTV is the new label behind popular South Korean group BTS, and their fanbase has absolutely smashed YouTube records on multiple occasions, which is getting bigger each year.
14) Sony SAB – 72,400,000 subscribers
Similar to SET India, Sony SAB is a part of the network of television channels owned by Sony Pictures Networks and was launched in 1999.
13) Goldmines Telefilms – 77,000,000 subscribers
Goldmines Telefilms is an Indian film company. They dub English movies into Hindi for Indians who can’t watch them.
12) 5-Minute Crafts – 77,500,000 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.
11) Blackpink – 81,800,000 subscribers
Blackpink is a Korean pop group comprised of four women, who regularly smash YouTube records with their catchy hits.
10) Vlad and Niki – 87,000,000 subscribers
Another kids channel, Russian duo Vlad and Nikita upload videos that see them pretend to play, travel, or take on other activities.
9) Zee Music Company – 88,300,000 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.
8) WWE – 91,100,000 subscribers
WWE remains the biggest sporting channel on YouTube, with the world’s most popular pro-wrestling company boasting 87 million subscribers. They regularly upload highlights from their weekly shows including Raw, SmackDown, and NXT, along with original content from some of the company’s biggest stars like Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, and Daniel Bryan.
7) Like Nastya – 100,000,000 subscribers
Like Nastya is a Russian-American children’s channel, focused on videos of 6-year-old Anastasia playing with her family.
6) Kids Diana Show – 101,000,000 subscribers
Another channel aimed at children, Kids Diana Show, has skyrocketed in popularity since its launch in 2018. and often feature Diana playing and eating with her brother Roma.
5) Mr Beast – 105,000,000 subscribers
MrBeast is primarily known for his fantastic philanthropy, as well as his extreme, expensive stunts. With videos like ‘I Survived 24 Hours in Ice’, and his Squid Game spin-off, it’s no wonder he’s so popular.
With MrBeast’s YouTube growth not slowing down, the creator is set to become the most subscribed on the platform in a few years.
4) PewDiePie – 111,000,000 subscribers
While Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg may not sit at the top of YouTube any longer, he remains the platform’s biggest individual content creator, with millions of viewers tuning in to watch his videos.
3) SET India – 143,000,000 subscribers
Sony Entertainment India is the most popular Hindi channel in the country, now with over 143 million subscribers.
Launched in 1995, the network mostly broadcasts reality TV shows and soaps, and uploads clips from their broadcasts to YouTube.
2) Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 143,000,000 subscribers
Cocomelon, formerly known as ABC Kids, 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, and clearly many parents have, with Cocomelon now boasting 143 million subscribers.
1) T-Series – 225,000,000 subscribers
T-Series is an Indian production company that specializes in Bollywood music and movies, but for YouTube viewers in the western hemisphere, T-Series is perhaps best known for the well-documented sub-war with PewDiePie.
Their war finally came to an end in early 2019, and the company also beat the Swede to another major milestone, becoming the first channel to hit 100 million subscribers in May 2019.
Since the war, T-Series hasn’t slowed down and become the first channel to pass 200 million subscribers.
That’s the list of the most popular top 20 YouTube channels. We’ll continually update this with new changes, so be sure to check back often.