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Last week, Lil Nas X shook up our US Top 50 with a controversial music video for his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” Seven days later, our American Top 50 has returned to its kid-friendly base state, though some other musicians are still making their marks on the chart.
Vlad and Niki is the third channel in as many weeks to claim the #1 spot in our US-only ranking. The Floridian family vlog, which spent some time at the top of this chart last year, has returned to its previous heights after registering 321 million weekly views. That traffic was just enough to eclipse Like Nastya, which earned the #2 position in this ranking for the second week in a row despite racking up 311.6 million weekly views.
Third place in the US Top 50 went to another kid-friendly channel, D Billions. The colorful hub for jingles and edutainment videos continued its sustained climb up the American charts by earning 295.9 million weekly views and surpassing eight million total subscribers.
The only channel in this week’s US top five that caters to an audience other than young children is WWE. The wrestling content hub, long a mainstay of these charts, reached the #4 spot this week, after picking up 283.8 million weekly views. WWE’s lifetime YouTube viewership has now surpassed 57 billion, a figure no other channel in this week’s US top five can match.
Kids Diana Show, which led this chart a week ago, dropped down to #5 this week. The Ukranian-American family vlog scooped up 281.4 million weekly views.
Taylor Swift might not be as provocative an artist as Lil Nas X, but the Pennsylvania-born pop star has still generated her fair share of drama throughout her career. One of her most notable feuds has been with her former record label, Big Machine, which long refused to sell her the masters for her back catalog.
Swift has found a fun way to fight back. She plans to re-record her older albums, so that she can control and profit off her own music. She began this project with her 2008 album Fearless, which is currently making a splash on YouTube. Swift posted re-recorded versions of Fearless songs on both of her active YouTube channels, and as a result, both her personal (32nd) and VEVO (46th) accounts made their way into this week’s US Top 50.
The OG Taylor Swift YouTube channel snagged 74.9 million weekly views, which was good for a week-over-week increase of 43%. Meanwhile, the artist’s VEVO page, where she dropped her new albums Folklore and Nevermore last year, saw a week-over-week jump of 95%, which brought it up to 64.5 million weekly views.
Swift is a big star, so if she truly intends to re-record her entire back catalog, we expect to see a lot of her in our US Top 50. Especially when she gets to 1989. That album slaps.
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