The following are the top artists on YouTube in terms of subscribers. Beyond the obvious, we’re looking into what makes these musicians, from Billie Eilish to Ed Sheeran to Justin Bieber and everything in between, worthy of their individual top ten rankings. Some artists add music to video clips their fans create and get millions of views
1. Billie Eilish has a net worth of 38.7 million
If anything, Billie Eilish is unique, which naturally extends to her music and music videos. Our personal favourite is without a doubt “bury a friend,” however, due to popular demand, Billie’s tune starring Khalid with its hauntingly beautiful lyrics and melodies, complemented with a simplistically sad and thought-provoking video, wins the crown. She was narrowly defeating another of our favourites and her most well-known single, “bad guy”, by around 19 million views.
2. Katy Perry has a net worth of 39.9 million
Katy Perry was everyone’s favourite California gurl or “Teenage Dream” at one time or another during her meteoric rise to stardom in 2008 for kissing a girl and liking it. By 2013, Katy had released her fourth studio album, Prism, which included the chart-topping singles “Dark Horse” and “Roar,” propelling Perry to become the first artist to have several videos surpass one billion views on Vevo. With 3.2 billion views, the latter remains KP’s most-watched music video since its Tarzan swinging fierce premiere.
3. Taylor Swift – 41.6 million
Taylor established herself as Country music’s darling upon her arrival on the scene at the tender ge of 16. Years and multiple chart-topping singles later, TayTay started to straddle the Country music line with her album Red, eventually breaking all connections with the genre with her 2014 album 1989. While T Swift’s visuals are many, it is from that album that Taylor received her most-watched music video. Although “Shake It Off,” with its 3 billion views, was Taylor’s first step into mainstream music, the song’s no-nonsense message was one she’d conveyed before and at least twice since.
4. BTS equates to 45.3 million
After forming as a band in 2013, it took until 2017 for the K-pop phenomenon is known as BTS to break into the worldwide music industry. They have climbed to the top of the rankings and are ranked among the top ten most subscribed musicians on YouTube. Without a doubt, a small portion of their ARMY consists of their over 45 million subscribers, who assist them in generating millions of views with each video they produce. Regarding their most successful music video, “() DNA,” the video’s views surpassed the billions, 1.2 billion. And with all of the slick editing and jealous dancing skills.
5. Eminem – 46. 5 million
You’re familiar with his life story from his songs and the film based on his ascent to popularity. And although he has received some less-than-stellar praise in recent years, Eminem is widely adored musically. While we know that Em has already apologised, maybe Em should pause before poetically demeaning someone’s name, as he did with Rihanna. Since then, one of their collaborations, “Love The Way You Lie,” has amassed 2.1 billion views.
6. Ed Sheeran – 46.9 million
If forced to draw a comparison, we’d say Ed Sheeran’s visuals are the music video equal to Nicholas Sparks films. As are the majority of his songs, which reflect the difficulties and joys of romance and life in general. His music videos accomplish the same thing, and the public adores them. Disagree? Nearly 5.2 billion views for “Shape of You” should suffice to persuade you otherwise.