Audio-visual medium has always had an impact on society and this year even more as YouTube 2020 especially was a big instrument in bringing joy and entertainment in people’s lives in an otherwise difficult year.

New Delhi, December 14, 2020: In a year when we needed one another the most, but ironically, proximity was the one thing we couldn’t have, YouTube 2020 transcended its entertaining role to become the thread with which the community held onto one another – sharing, reaching out, connecting and finding hope – helping many find help and support through the global pandemic. As we look ahead with hope, here’s a quick look at the year 2020 in video, reflecting our concerns, hopes and resilience through this time. 

As we look towards the new year with hope, here are 2020’s Top Trending Videos, Top Creators and Top Breakout Creators.

Top Trending videos

Following were the top three trending videos on YouTube this year:

Carry Minati

Ashish Chanchlani Vines

BB ki Vines

Top creators of 2020

Carry Minati

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Total gaming

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Techno Gamerz ( Ujjwal Gamerz)

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Jkk Entertainment

Ashish Chanchlani Vines

Round2hell

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Technical Guruji

Cooking Shooking Hindi

If you are looking to make some amazing recipes at home, this is the channel you should subscribe now.

Desi Gamers

The Mridul

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Top Breakout Creators

YouTube channels of Carry Minati, Total Gaming, Techno Gamerz, Desi Gamers, and The Mridul earned a place for themselves on this list as well along with the following:

Lokesh Gamers

A channel that actively uploads live game events.

Mythpat

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Khan GS Research Centre

If you are looking for news updates and explanation of events that take place in the country , this channel is for you.

AiSh

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Helping Gamer

The YouTube Creator community using their platform for good 

BB Ki Vines used his channel to shine a light on groups who felt the worst economic brunt of the pandemic and donated all the earnings from these videos to charity. There was Samay Raina, who came up with the inventive ‘Chess for Charity’ and donated all earnings towards the fight against Covid-19. We also saw creators like CA Rachna PhadkeTanmay Bhat and Dr. Vivek Bindra sharing pragmatic tips for financial prudence and investments for individuals and small businesses to weather the pandemic.  While creators like Sandeep Maheshwari and Prajakta Koli broached the often-overlooked topic of mental health and self-care, bollywood stars like Karthik Aryan used his vast platform to highlight the unsung heroes of the pandemic – frontline workers and first responders. 

Helping the community connect, learn and feel connected in uncertain times

With almost the entire population of the country under lockdown to curb infection spread, many people leveraged YouTube to garner a range of new skills and hobbies, and upskilled out of necessity. From haircuts to workouts to crisis cooking ideas to cultivating hobbies from scratch like gardening, helping with much needed catharsis and a sense of being together, even when socially distanced. 

Staying at home, the users kept their festive spirits alive by celebrating OnamRamzan and Diwali on YouTube. Users found humor watching videos about awkward online classes and online dating. They obsessed over squads in FreeFire and imposters in Among Us and got inspired by one another to cook Matar Paneer, try their hand at Hyderabadi Biryani and even recreate the classic Dal Tadka in their kitchens. Restaurant style cooking, more cooking (without ingredients)bakingworkouts (more workouts) were all the rage!

Well, 2020 indeed was a great year for Youtube Content Creators!

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