Top 20 most subscribed YouTube channels: MrBeast, Cocomelon, more

Eli Becht

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.

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Even other YouTubers were determined to help the creator in his fight, with creators like Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson paying for billboards to promote the Swede in his battle. Eventually, though, the war came to an end, and T-Series cemented its place as the top channel on the platform.

MrBeast has now emerged as YouTube’s largest individual content creator, with more than 211 million subscribers. On August 6, MrBeast launched a campaign of his own, challenging T-Series to a sub-count face-off “for PewDiePie.”

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20) ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs – 70,000,000 subscribers

ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs is also a children’s music channel that has accumulated over 68.6 million subscribers. The channel features nursery rhymes and learning videos, including a phonetics song that has been viewed over 5 billion times.

19) Justin Bieber – 72.500,000 subscribers

Justin Bieber / YouTube

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.

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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.

18) Pinkfong Baby Shark – 72,700,000 subscribers

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Pinkfong is one of the biggest YouTube channels in South Korea.

Pinkfong Baby Shark, a children’s music channel, has captured the hearts of 70.9M subscribers. With 3K videos, it’s best known for the viral “Baby Shark” song, offering a variety of catchy tunes for kids.

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17) HYBE LABELS – 73,900,000 subscribers

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Hybe Labels is a South Korean record label company.

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.

The channel; now has 73.3 million subscribers and offers music videos as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

16) Zee TV – 77,300,000 subscribers

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India-based Zee TV is up there with a huge amount of subscribers

Zee TV is a Hindi-language entertainment channel based in India, with a number of specialized stations on Indian TV. The channel has attracted 74 million subscribers and offers a wide range of shows, from dramas to reality TV.

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15) BANGTANTV – 77,400,000 subscribers

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The seven-member boy band’s unprecedented success was recognized at the 31st Golden Disk Awards

BANGTANTV, the official channel of South Korean boy band BTS, has a dedicated fanbase of 76.8 million subscribers. Their fanbase has absolutely smashed YouTube records on multiple occasions, which is getting bigger each year.

14) 5-Minute Crafts – 80,600,000 subscribers

YouTube: 5-Minute Crafts
5-Minute Crafts is a channel that revolves around instructional videos.

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.

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13) Sony SAB – 89,400,000 subscribers

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Sony SAB is owned by Sony Pictures Networks.

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. The channel has amassed 86.9 million subscribers and is a hub for comedy and drama.

12) BLACKPINK – 92,900,000 subscribers

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Kpop girl group Blackpink in their video for ‘Ice Cream’

Blackpink is a Korean pop group comprised of Rose, Lisa, Jisoo, and Jennie, who regularly smash YouTube records with their catchy hits. The group released their second album in 2022, Born Pink, but nothing from that album has yet to surpass the hit track “DDU-DU DDU-DU” which has racked in over 2.1 billion views alone.

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12) Goldmines Telefilms – 94,300,000 subscribers

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Goldmines Telefilms have snuck onto the list.

Goldmines, a Hindi film channel, has attracted 91.8M subscribers. With 7.1K videos, it has a vast collection of dubbed movies, offering a unique blend of Bollywood and South Indian cinema.

10) WWE – 99,500,000 subscribers

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WWE is the biggest wrestling entertainment company in the world.

WWE, the official channel of World Wrestling Entertainment, has a solid fanbase of 98M subscribers. With 72K videos, it’s a one-stop-shop for wrestling fans, offering match highlights, interviews, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

9) Zee Music Company – 104,000,000 subscribers

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Zee Music Company was founded in 2014.

Zee Music Company, a Hindi music channel, has attracted 102M subscribers. With 9.4K videos, it’s a go-to source for Bollywood music lovers, offering a vast library of music videos and film trailers.

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8) Vlad and Niki – 111,000,000 subscribers

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Vlad and Niki are also one of the most popular kids’ channels

Another kids channel, Russian duo Vlad and Niki upload videos that see them pretend to play, travel, or take on other activities. Their channel has quickly risen to over 104 million subscribers.

7) PewDiePie- 111,000,000 subscribers

PewDiePie speaking to the camera as part of a YouTube video.

While Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg may not sit at the top of YouTube any longer, he still holds a strong fanbase of 111 million subscribers. With 4.7K videos, his humorous and often controversial content has been a significant part of YouTube culture since 2013.

6) Like Nastya – 113,000,000 subscribers

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Like Nastya is climbing the rankings fast.

Like Nastya is a Russian-American children’s channel that has garnered 110 million subscribers. The channel is mostly focused on videos of Anastasia playing with her family.

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5) Kids Diana Show – 119,000,000 subscribers

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The channel has skyrocketed since 2018.

The Kids Diana Show, a children’s entertainment channel, has charmed its way to 115M subscribers. With 1.1K videos, Diana’s adventures and toy reviews have become a favorite among young viewers around the globe.

4) SET India – 168,000,000 subscribers

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SET India is fourth on the list.

SET India, a Hindi entertainment channel, has a staggering 164M subscribers. With an impressive 121K videos, it’s a powerhouse of Indian television shows, keeping viewers hooked with its diverse content.

3) Cocomelon – 171,000,000 subscribers

YouTube: Cocomelon
Cocomelon currently has the third-most subscribers on YouTube.

Cocomelon, a children’s nursery rhyme channel, has captured the hearts of 167M subscribers. With over 1000 videos, this English-language channel has been a staple in households worldwide, providing educational and entertaining content for the little ones.

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2) MrBeast – 238,000,000 subscribers

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MrBeast has jumped up to the second spot in this list of most-subscribed YouTube channels.

Known for his jaw-dropping stunts and philanthropy, MrBeast has skyrocketed to 211M subscribers in 2023. With 767 videos, each upload is considered a must-watch for any YouTube enthusiast. With videos like ‘I Survived 24 Hours in Ice’, and his Squid Game spin-off, it’s no wonder he’s so popular.

MrBeast has now challenged T-Series to a sub-count face-off, much like PewDiePie did many years before.

1) T-Series – 259,000,000 subscribers

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T-Series still holds the #1 spot.

Dominating the YouTube scene since 2019, T-Series, a Hindi music video channel, has amassed an astounding 252M subscribers.

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For viewers in the Western hemisphere, T-Series might be 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.


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.

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