Top 10 Most Viewed YouTube Videos of 2020 (2023)

2020 has been an extraordinary year. Apart from the world being imprisoned in a global lockdown, the worldwide population has also been glued to their phones during this year. But thankfully, 2020 is now approaching an end. It can be stated without any element of doubt that the year 2020 proved to be extremely beneficial for YouTube. Thousands of new users joined YouTube, hundreds of channels came into existence this year, and some YouTube videos even broke records.

Speaking of breaking records, a few YouTube videos became the highlight of the happening year 2020 and earned the title of being the ‘most viewed’ YouTube video of the year. These videos did not only do a commendable job in entertaining the audience captured in the shackles of boredom, but also gave a new perspective to the YouTube community. So what are these trending YouTube videos that earned such an honor? Read on to find out about the top 10 most viewed YouTube videos of the year 2020! Let’s get started!

1. Mukbang Dona - NIK-L-NIP Wax Bottle: 747 Million Views

Mukband Dona is a very famous south Korean YouTuber who is known to be a Mukbang. The term ‘Mukbang’ means creating food ASMR. Being a Mukbang is all about consuming large quantities of food in front of a camera or an audience and pleasing them with the sound of the food in a soothing way.

On 6th February 2020, the YouTube channel ‘Dona’ posted a video featuring her companion in which she ate loads of tasty gummy treats and created its ASMR. she started off the video by consuming some wax bottles and proceeded towards more yummy and gummy goodies. She crunched and munched on each food item and created a very soothing and satisfying ASMR of it. Her audience enjoyed it so much that the video was able to get the attention of millions of people and got more than 747 million views! The video also has a comical touch to it because of the funny expressions of the girls eating away all the junk food. 738 million sure is a big number for a food ASMR!

2. BTS - Dynamite: 736 Million Views

It is impossible to compile a record-breaking YouTube videos list without mentioning the iconic boy band BTS in it! The 7 immensely talented boys always surprise their fans by posting and creating dynamic and meaningful songs, and by possessing seats and awards in the worldwide music industry.

Earlier this year, on 20th August 2020, BTS officially posted their comeback song on their official YouTube channel which was called ‘Dynamite’. The energy of the song, the positive vibes it gave, the jolly lyrics, and the kinematic dances of the sparkling young boys did not even take a second to grab the attention of the world.

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From the moment of its release till now, the official music video of Dynamite has received more than 736 million views! The song not only makes fans dance to every beat but also certifies a position for BTS in all upcoming award shows. Some fans even claim that the music video of Dynamite is the best thing that they have witnessed in this entire year. If BTS continues to create such powerful songs in the future, then it can be said without any doubt that they would definitely break all records of the YouTube book of records!

3. BLACKPINK - How You Like That: 716 Million Views

BLACKPINK is one of the most leading Korean girls band in the K-pop industry. Recently, they have also been successful in making their mark in the international music industries as well, especially the American music industry. The vibrant music style of the girls, their fashion sense, their colorful lyrics, and entertaining music videos are all the reasons why fans are showering them with love.

Earlier this year, on 26th June 2020, BLACKPINK posted the music video of their song ‘How You Like That’. The song instantly became a hit and got more than 716 million views! The song highlights the empowerment of girls and their powerful yet sophisticated music style. As soon as BLACKPINK posted the music video of their song, their fans marched in to shower them with appreciation and love.

Not only this song managed to get so many views and likes, but it also reserved a seat for BLACKPINK in all the upcoming international events. This song also became a TikTok sensation after taking over the YouTube community. If BLACKPINK continues to mesmerize their fans and listeners with such high-quality music, then the future will open very bright gates for them, bagging them with more than 712 million views!

4. Badshah - Genda Phool: 694 Million Views

Badshah is an Indian singer who has made a remarkable reputation in the Indian music industry owing to his music. His songs have been featured in several Bollywood films as well. His music style consists of a combination of both Punjabi music and rapping hip hop style.

Earlier this year, on 25th March 2020, Badshah posted a song on YouTube which goes by the name ‘Genda Phool’. The song instantly became a huge hit due to the fact that it featured one of the most leading actresses of the Indian Bollywood industry, Jacqueline Fernandez. The song basically highlights the tradition of celebration in India and how they feature the marigold to symbolize happiness and marriage.

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Badshah’s song became such a sensation in the Bolly industry that his music video gained more than 694 million views! Apart from the catchy beats and hip hop music tune of the song, the major reason why fans showered the video with so many views is because of the featuring of the glamorous actress of the Bollywood industry, Jacqueline. This song is an indication that Badhsha would be creating similar music in the future as well and would definitely spark them up with beautiful Indian actresses to add some additional flair and beauty!

5. 6ix9ine - GOOBA: 658 Million Views

6ix9ine is an American singer and rapper who is known for his aggressive rapping style, controversial lyrics, and catchy beats. 6ix9ine is popular in the American music industry because his rapping style is quite different from his fellow rappers. He is known to have an aggressive and controversial touch in his music and this is the reason why he is also a convicted rapper.

Earlier this year, on 8th May 2020, 6ix9ine released a song called ‘GOOBA’ whose name itself was so interesting that fans from all over the world jumped in to view its music video. The hype of the colorful and slightly controversial music video is the reason why it attained more than 658 million views! 6ix9ine’s song GOOBA is quite different from the usual rapping style, and so is its music video.

In fact, GOOBA’s music video is so colorful that some fans stated that it looks more like a Skittles commercial rather than a singer’s music video. His aggressive rapping style is quite prominent throughout the music video but nonetheless, it does have the element that makes fans wish to jump on the dance floor. If 6ix9ine continues to create such music videos in the future, then they are bound to get more views either due to their quality, or controversy, we’ll never know! This music video also got many critics, that making it the No.5 most disliked YouTube video of 2020 as well.

6. Maluma - Hawai: 575 Million Views

Maluma is a Colombian singer who recently broke the internet by releasing his iconic song ’Hawai’. Maluma usually sings in his native language Colombian, but his songs always have a distinct style attached to them which is why his fans love his music.

On 29th July 2020, Maluma released a song on his official YouTube channel which was called ‘Hawai’. The song is actually a breakup song that Maluma sings for his ex-lover as he is trapped in a nostalgic mindset while recalling the moments he spent with his ex-lover in Hawaii. The catchy beats, emotional touch, and heartful lyrics of the song are the reason why its music video got more than 575 million views!

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This song by Maluma became an absolute fav of his fans and the music industry worldwide that recently, Maluma did a collab with the famous American singer and rapper, The Weeknd, of his song Hawai. Hawai is a very emotional yet soothing song that touches the soul of the listener while telling the sorrow tale of the singer. If Maluma continues to create such music in the future as well, then his fans will never stop showering him with love and wiping teas!

7. Justin Bieber - Yummy Official Video: 555 Million Views

Justin Bieber is not only America’s young sweetheart, ut he has taken over the world with his music style. A few years back, Justin himself couldn’t imagine that a boy just 13 years of age would make history one day by releasing one song called ‘Baby’. Today, Justin has millions of fans around the globe who patiently anticipate his songs and shower him with countless love and appreciation. Justin’s music and his lyrics have always been a reflection of himself as a person or a reflection of a particular phase in his life.

Earlier this year, on 4th January 2020, Justin made his comeback in the music industry after 4 years, and after his marriage, with a song called ‘Yummy’. As soon as Justin posted his song on YouTube, fans rushed in to get a glimpse of Justin’s new music and making the video reach more than 555 million views!

Just as the name of the song reflects, the song depicts Justin in a very lavish cuisine, crowded with yummy sweets and desserts. Some fans suggest that this song of Justin might be dedicated to his wife due to the positive and happy energy that the song radiates. This song is a promise from Justin that guarantees that he would be amusing his fans with even more tasteful music in the future!

8. Tainy, J. Balvin - Agua: 521 Million Views

Tainy is a music producer whereas J.Balvin is a very famous Colombian singer and rapper. J.Balvin is known for his catchy music, dance lyrics, and the traditional Colombian element in his music.

Earlier this year, on 15th July 2020, J.Balvin released the music video of his song ‘Agua’ which was produced by the Tainy. This song is basically for the third movie of the famous cartoon series ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’. This song was specifically produced to be featured in the 3rd movie of this iconic cartoon series. The word ‘Agua’ literally means water in Spanish and this what the singer highlights throughout the song.

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The music video of the song features the Colombian singer dancing to the beats while simultaneously rapping and he is cojoined by the stars of the cartoon series, SpongeBob and Patrick. Due to the feature of the very popular cartoon characters, his music video got more than 521 million views! This song itself is proof that the upcoming SpongeBob movie, ‘Sponge On The Run’ is certainly going to be a legendary comedy!

9. BLACKPINK - 'How You Like That' Dance Performance Video: 491 Million Views

With the third mention in the list of the most-watched YouTube videos of 2020, BLACKPINK is certainly not coming slow! The success of their dynamic song ‘How You Like That’ is no secret, in fact, the song’s immense takeover on TikTok is proof of that success.

But on 5th July 2020, BLACKPINK released an official dance performance music video of this song which blew the fans’ minds and, made them fall in love with this song all over again! The music video highlights the 4 girls and their extremely tough and delicate dance movies. Their dynamic dance movies, which certainly are one of a kind, is the reason why this music video attained more than 491 million views! The hard work of the young and talented girls can easily be depicted from the insane dance routine of this song. If BLACKPINK continues to amaze their audience with such amazing performances and songs, then their reign over our hearts is bound to last forver!

10. BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez - Ice Cream Music Video: 455 Million Views

BLACKPINK’s rising success is no secret and this song is proof of that! After BLACKPINK made its debut in the American music industry, multiple famous and renowned American singers and rappers have been lining down to conduct a collab with the vibrant girl’s group. On 27th August 2020, BLACKPINK released the music video of the song that fans had been anticipating for a very long time. The song they released was called ‘Ice Cream’ and it featured the beautiful American singer Selena Gomez.

The announcement of the Selena collab with BLACKPINK was enough to grab the attention of the fans and it rewarded the music video with more than 455 million views! The music video of the song completely depicts the name of the song, ice cream, and is full of lovely girls munching on icecream. The jolly lyrics, colorful dances, and the iconic collab urged fans to shower the videos with limitless love. This song is proof that the music industries of the future hold very positive things for both BLACKPINK and Selena!

And that was all from the list of the top 10 most-watched YouTube videos of the year 2020!

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We've created the following "2020 Top 10" series for you to wrap up this special year.

Top 10 Most Liked YouTube Videos Of 2020

Top 10 Most Disliked Videos On YouTube In 2020


What is the most viewed video on YouTube 2020? ›

On October 29, 2020, Baby Shark surpassed 7 billion views, and on November 2, 2020, it passed Despacito to become the most viewed video on YouTube.

What is the 1 most viewed video on YouTube? ›

"Baby Shark Dance" currently has 11.34 billion lifetime views on YouTube.

How much is 1 billion YouTube views worth? ›

A YouTube video with 1 billion views can make upwards of $5,000. According to a variety of sources, YouTubers can make anywhere from $0.01 to $0.30 per ad view with an average of $0.18 per view.

What is the most viewed MV in 24 hours? ›

The Most Viewed YouTube Video in 24 Hours
  • “How You Like That” (Blackpink)
  • 4 . ...
  • “Boy With Luv” (BTS ft. ...
  • “Lalisa” (Lisa) ...
  • “Permission to Dance” (BTS) ...
  • “Life Goes On” (BTS) ...
  • “Me!” (Taylor Swift ft. ...
  • “Lovesick Girls” (Blackpink) ...
4 Aug 2022

Who has the most 1 billion views on YouTube? ›

J Balvin's “Ritmo (Bad Boys for Life)” video in collaboration with Black Eyed Peas has surpassed 1 billion views, officially making Balvin the artist with the most videos in YouTube's Billion Views Club once again, according to the video platform.

Who is the most viewed artist on YouTube 2022? ›

The K-pop group has surpassed the singer Justin Bieber as well. With 26.7 billion views across all its official YouTube channels as of August 12, 2022, BTS has become the most viewed artist in the history of YouTube. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber has 26.6 billion views on YouTube, followed by Ed Sheeran at 26.1 billion.

Which content is most popular on YouTube 2022? ›

Music videos and content for kids still top the charts of most-watched videos ever. When we look at the most watched videos on YouTube in 2022, every single video in the top ten is either a music video or a children's song.

How many YouTube videos have hit 1 billion views? ›

So far 222 videos have reached over one billion views, 44 videos have reached two billion views, 16 videos have reached three billion views, 6 videos have reached four billion views, 3 videos have reached five billion views, and 2 videos have reached seven billion views, both being Despacito and Baby Shark.

What is the most viewed song? ›

1. “Baby Shark Dance” by Pinkfong Kids' Songs & Stories (9.53bn views) We reach our journey's end, and what else could it be, but a music video and a video for children? The combo that generates views with ease.

What is the most viewed video on YouTube 2022 non music? ›

Most Viewed Non-Music Video

The Masha and the Bear – Recipe for Disaster is the most viewed YouTube video not music. It is an animated video.

What is the most disliked video on YouTube? ›

Revenge 😂

Which content is most popular on YouTube? ›

Certain topics are more popular than others, so consider the genre of your channel when planning your Youtube growth strategy.
According to the Youtube Creators Academy, a few of the most popular youtube video topics include:
  • Entertainment.
  • Food.
  • Gaming.
  • Beauty and Fashion.
  • Music.
  • Sports.
  • Science and Technology.
  • Travel.

Who is the most watched Youtuber? ›

The most-subscribed channel as of October 2022 is T-Series, an Indian music video publisher operated by the entertainment company of the same name. With a subscriber count of 226 million, the channel has held this distinction since April 14, 2019.

How much money is 100k views on YouTube? ›

Some people won't be as engaged — more of them will only watch short clips of your videos or stop watching altogether once they see an ad. So it's reasonable to assume that your CPM for video views would go down to somewhere between $1.2 and $8, or $120 to $800 per 100,000 views.

How much is 100 million YouTube views worth? ›

How much did I make from 100 MILLION VIEWS on YouTube?

How much you get paid on TikTok? ›

As for the TikTok Creator Fund, you can earn between 2 and 4 cents for every 1,000 views. This means you might expect $20 to $40 after reaching a million views. Learn more about the TikTok Creator Fund here.

What is the fastest video to reach 1 billion views? ›

Fastest viral videos based on days needed to reach 1 billion views 2022. Despite having long been surpassed by Luis Fonsi's global smash hit "Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee" in terms of total views, Adele's record for fastest video release to generate one billion views still stands as of September2022.

What is the fastest song to reach 1 million views? ›

Butter by BTS is the video that has garnered the fastest 1 million views on YouTube.

Who is more famous BTS or BLACKPINK? ›

K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has topped the list of 'Best K-Pop Singers of 2022' and has surpassed the popular K-pop boy band BTS, who previously owned the first position.

What is the fastest YouTube video to reach 100 million views? ›

As of September 2022, the music video for Korean boy band BTS single "Butter" -which was released in May 2021- was still the fastest video to reach 100 million YouTube views, achieving the result within less than one day.

How much do Youtubers get paid? ›

With the average YouTube pay rate hovering between $0.01 and $0.03 for an ad view, a YouTuber can make around $18 per 1,000 ad views, which comes out to $3 to $5 per 1,000 video views. Forbes also estimates that for top talent, a YouTuber can make about $5 for every 1,000 video views.

Which female artist has the most views? ›

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Official Video)729,709,69052,087
Taylor Swift - Style728,501,061128,621
Simone & Simaria - Loka ft. Anitta723,195,53027,267
Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (Live at The Royal Albert Hall)722,433,82989,703
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Who is the #1 rapper? ›

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PositionRapperTop Strength
2Tech N9neFlow
3Chali 2naMultisyllabic Rhymes
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4 Aug 2022

Who has the most streams of all time? ›

Top 10 Most Streamed Artists of All Time
PositionArtistSpotify Streams
1Drake50.9 billion
2Bad Bunny45.8 billion
3Ed Sheeran38.5 billion
4The Weeknd35.5 billion
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17 Oct 2022

Which videos attract the most subscribers? ›

If so, here's a handy list of ten types of video content that will attract more views.
  1. Product Videos. Product videos create an emotional connection between a product and consumers. ...
  2. Interviews. ...
  3. Explainer Videos. ...
  4. Testimonials. ...
  5. Tutorial Video Content. ...
  6. Reviews. ...
  7. Vlogs. ...
  8. Webinars.
10 Jun 2022

What's trending on YouTube worldwide? ›

Music videos trending worldwide | 2022-10-21 05:40 EDT
1+1Shakira, Ozuna - Monotonía (Official Video)
2-1(여자)아이들((G)I-DLE) - 'Nxde' Official Music Video
3NEWChris Brown - Under The Influence (Official Video)
4NEWLasso - Ojos Marrones (Parte II)
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What is trending videos on YouTube? ›

Trending helps viewers see what's happening on YouTube and in the world. Trending aims to surface videos and shorts that a wide range of viewers would find interesting. Some trends are predictable, like a new song from a popular artist or a new movie trailer. Others are surprising, like a viral video.

Who is #1 on YouTube right now? ›

1. PewDiePie — 108 million subscribers.

Who is most viewed artist on YouTube? ›

Blackpink is the most-subscribed act on YouTube Music. BTS is the most-subscribed male act on YouTube Music.

What is the most liked video? ›

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (left) featuring Daddy Yankee (right) has been the most liked video on YouTube since July 2017, with over 49 million likes as of October 2022.

What is the most-viewed music video of all time? ›

Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee7,991,346,679
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (Official Music Video)5,830,252,840
Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack5,670,071,806
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars4,723,919,910
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What is the fastest video to reach 1 billion views? ›

Fastest viral videos based on days needed to reach 1 billion views 2022. Despite having long been surpassed by Luis Fonsi's global smash hit "Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee" in terms of total views, Adele's record for fastest video release to generate one billion views still stands as of September2022.

Who is #1 on YouTube right now? ›

The Indian music video channel T-Series is the most-subscribed YouTube channel, with 225 million subscribers as of September 2022.

What YouTube video gets the most views 2022? ›

Music videos and content for kids still top the charts of most-watched videos ever. When we look at the most watched videos on YouTube in 2022, every single video in the top ten is either a music video or a children's song.

What is the most liked video on YouTube 2022? ›

"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi (left) featuring Daddy Yankee (right) has been the most liked video on YouTube since July 2017, with over 50 million likes as of October 2022.

Which is the fastest song to reach 10 million views? ›

“Butter” by BTS becomes the fastest video in Youtube history to surpass 10 million views, doing so in just 13 minutes.

How fast is Dynamite 1 billion? ›

BTS' music video of their song 'Dynamite' crossed 1.4 billion views on YouTube recently. The music video was released on August 21, 2020, but it took over one year and six months to reach this milestone. 'Dynamite' has become the fastest K-Pop group music video to reach this milestone.

How many videos have a billion views? ›

So far 222 videos have reached over one billion views, 44 videos have reached two billion views, 16 videos have reached three billion views, 6 videos have reached four billion views, 3 videos have reached five billion views, and 2 videos have reached seven billion views, both being Despacito and Baby Shark.

Who is the most successful YouTuber? ›

1. PewDiePie - 102 Million Subscribers. Of course, at the top of our list is Swedish YouTuber, PewDiePie.

Which is the most popular content on YouTube? ›

24 Most Popular Types of YouTube Videos in 2022
  1. 1 Video Tutorials. ...
  2. 2 Ask Me Anything (AMA) Videos. ...
  3. 3 Whiteboard Videos. ...
  4. 4 Listicle Videos. ...
  5. 5 Product Reviews. ...
  6. 6 Educational Videos. ...
  7. 7 Challenge Videos. ...
  8. 8 Unboxing Videos.
13 Dec 2021

What is the most searched thing on YouTube? ›

More videos on YouTube
#KeywordSearch Volume
3pewdiepie vs t series2,179,597
4david dobrik2,006,263
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What is the most disliked video? ›

Revenge 😂

What is the most liked YouTube video ever non-music? ›

A reupload of a Zach King short-form video just overtook MrBeast's “Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube”, with a staggering 22 million likes.

What is the most liked TikTok? ›

The Most Liked Videos on TikTok

The most liked TikTok video is Bella Poarch's clip where she bobs her head to Millie B's M to the B song. The video has received an incredible 55.1 million likes and has 2 million comments on it.


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