Every streaming service has been putting out their end of year lists — with Spotify’s Wrapped yesterday and today, we’re nearly at the end. Now, YouTube joins the fray with its list of 2019 top-trending videos and most-viewed music videos.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Lil Nas X’s video for “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus was the most-viewed video of the year. Published in May 2019, it has nearly 400 million views. In fact, of the top 10 most-viewed videos, the top six are all hip hop. (That is, if you count “Old Town Road” as a country/hip hop crossover.)
The rest of the list that isn’t hip hop consists of Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande, for “bad guy” and “7 Rings,” respectively.
Most-Viewed Music Videos (U.S.)
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) [Remix]
Dababy – Suge (Yea Yea) Official Music Video
Yo Gotti ft. Lil Baby – Put a Date On It (Official Video)
Polo G Feat. Lil Tjay – Pop Out By. Ryan Lynch Prod. By JDONTHATRACK & Iceberg
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
Offset – Clout ft. Cardi B
Billie Eilish – bad guy
21 Savage – a lot ft. J. Cole
Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
Daddy Yankee & Snow – Con Calma (Video Oficial)
Also included in YouTube’s breakdown were top-trending videos, from influencers and brands like James Charles (#1) and Hot Ones (#2). Check out the rest of the breakdown for YouTube’s 2019 below!
Top-Trending Videos (U.S.)
James Charles – No More Lies
First We Feast – Gordon Ramsay Savagely Critiques Spicy Wings | Hot Ones
Shane Dawson – Investigating Conspiracies with Shane Dawson
MrBeast – I Bought Everything In A Store – Challenge
Gillette – We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film)
DAZN USA – HIGHLIGHTS | Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr.
Jeffree Star – Kylie Skin Review with Shane Dawson
Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM – Soulja Boy Drags Tyga, Drake, Kanye West & Reclaims The Best Comeback Of 2018
Saturday Night Live – R. Kelly Interview Cold Open – SNL
TheOdd1sOut – The Spiders and the Bees
Most-Viewed Games (Worldwide)
Grand Theft Auto
Garena Free Fire
League of Legends
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang