YouTube, the undisputed king of online video has risen from being a repository of amateur video to a powerhouse of original content.
The platform has become a launching pad for most celebrities like Justin Bieber and VanossGaming.
In this article, we’ll be considering the top 10 Canadian YouTube Celebrities in 2020.
Top 10 Canadian YouTube Celebrities 2020
Justin Bieber is probably the first YouTube sensation turned pop star.
The music phenomenon uploaded his first video on YouTube in 2007 and since then he’s been soaring on the whims of fame via the platform.
Today, Justin Bieber’s videos have racked up over 19 billion views, with his 2015 single “Sorry” ranking as one of the top most-watched YouTube videos of all time with more than three billion views.
Justin Bieber is the first singer on YouTube to surpass 50 million subscribers.
His other billion-view videos include “Baby” with Ludacris, “What Do You Mean?,” “Love Yourself,” and featured roles in DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One” and Skrillex and Diplo’s “Where Are Ü Now.”
His documentary series “Justin Bieber: Seasons” which recounted his past and new album garnered over 32.5 million views in its first week.
The series’ first episode was widely acclaimed thereby becoming the most-viewed YouTube Originals debut since its creation in 2006.
Peaking at number 2 is Evan Fong, better known online as VanossGaming.
The Canadian internet personality doubles as a video game commentator and music producer.
Just like most YouTube stars, the host posts comedic videos of him playing video games.
As of July 2020, the channel has amassed over 12 billion views and about 25 million subscribers.
Little wonder why it’s rated as the 4th most subscribed channel on YouTube.
3. The Weeknd
Coming in at number 3 is Abel Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd who gained momentum upon the release of three songs on YouTube.
He’s among the celebrities who got their big break on the platform.
The Canadian songwriter launched his music career by uploading six second videos of cover songs on YouTube and Vine. His cover of Justin Bieber’s “As long as you love me” brought him to limelight.
Having amassed over 8 billion video views, Drake has been able to clinched a spot on the list.
His lead single “Toosie Slide” has garnered about 186 million views on YouTube in just three months.
The world’s best selling artist was instrumental to Toronto’s annual tourism income in 2018.
Created by Christine Voulieris, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Raphael Daigneault, Watchmojo is a YouTube channel geared at providing top 10 lists on music, video games, film amongst others.
As of April 2020, Watchmojo has produced over 100 Billion minutes of watch time.
7. Azzy land
With 12.7 million subscribers and over 5 million views on YouTube, there seems to be no slowing down for Azra Bajrami, popularly known as Azzyland.
Popular for her gaming content and vlogs, Azzyland was listed as the most watched female creator on YouTube.
8. Lily Singh
With over 12 million subscribers, Lily Singh has made her name known amongst popular Canadian YouTube stars.
She rose to stardom in 2013 as a YouTube sensation known by the pseudonym llSuperwomanll.
Her videos are mostly comedy skits featuring queer personalities, famous celebrities and other YouTubers.
In 2017, Lily Singh was listed on Forbes as the tenth highest paid YouTube stars.
She was also named amongst the 40 most powerful people in comedy in 2019.
Named as the “Millennial Martha Stewart” by Forbes, Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Magazine, LaurDIY is a popular Canadian YouTuber who is famous for her DIY tutorial videos.
Her YouTube channel was created in her first year of college in 2012. Her first post was a how-to video on French braids.
Created in 2011 by Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen, Monstercat is a Canadian independent electronic music record label.
The new-age record label is popular for the production of 2016 DJ Marshmello’s Alone which was critically acclaimed in the United States and Canada.
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