Top 10 Most Subscribed [Popular] YouTube Channels in 2016

By Santosh Shah
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YouTube is the video publishing platform where users share the videos online. It was launched on February 14th 2005 and it's the 2nd most visited website in the world. Around 300 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every minute and almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day. This is quite interesting statistics.
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In this post we are featuring the 10 YouTube channel that have the most subscribers. Among these 10 channels, 5 YouTube channels are related to Music,  2 channels are related to Video Games, 1 Video Blogs and rest are Commedy and Entertainment based.

So, here are the Top 10 list of Most Subscribed YouTube channel in 2016

1. PewDiePie

channel pewdiepie
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (born October 24, 1989 , known on YouTube as PewDiePie, is a Swedish gamer, comedian, and YouTube celebrity who plays video games and records his commentary and facial reactions through audio and webcam.

PewDiePie has over 45,000,000+ subscribers & 12,000,000,000 video views as of June 2016.

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2. HolaSoyGerman

channel holasoygerman
Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis, born April 25, 1990 known as HolaSoyGerman, is a Chilean YouTube celebrity, comedian, entertainer, blogger, and well-known Spanish YouTuber. He uploads comedic videos about common teenage/adult issues. As of June, 2016, he has over 27.9 million subscribers, making him the second most subscribed YouTube Channel of all time.

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3. YouTube Spotlight

channel youtube spotlight
The YouTube Spotlight is YouTube's official channel, hosted on its own website. As explained by its name, the channel is used to spotlight videos and events on YouTube. Events that have been brought to light by the channel include YouTube Comedy Week and the YouTube Music Awards. Additionally, the channel uploads videos including episodes of YouTube Nation, and annual installments of YouTube Rewind.

YouTube Spolight has over 24 million subscribers as of June 2016.

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4. Smosh

channel smosh
Smosh is an Internet comedy duo consisting of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox. The original Smosh channel was created in 2005, and since then, multiple other Smosh-related accounts have been made to include gaming, animated, and Spanish-dubbed videos.

As of June 2016, the original channel has over 22 million subscribers, making it the 4th most subscribed channel on YouTube.

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5. JustinBieberVEVO

channel justinbiebervevo
JustinBieberVEVO is Justin Bieber's VEVO account. He is a Canadian pop musician, actor, and singer-songwriter. His VEVO contains a lot of his music content, whether its audio only videos, lyrics videos, music videos, or live performances. 

JustinBieberVEVO is the 5th most Subscribed YouTube Channel in the world, and has over 21 million subscribers.

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6. RihannaVEVO

channel rihanna vevo
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) , is a Barbadian singer and songwriter. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends. She recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to several record labels, and she subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay Z. 

Both her debut album, Music of the Sun (2005) and its follow-up A Girl Like Me (2006) peaked in the top ten on the US Billboard 200; the former featured the commercially successful song "Pon de Replay" while the latter produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "SOS".

As of June 2016 her channel has over 21 million subscribers.

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7. OneDirectionVEVO

channel onedirectionvevo
One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010.

OneDirectionVEVO is the 7th most Subscribed YouTube Channel in the world, and has over 20 million subscribers as of June 2016.

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8. TaylorSwiftVEVO

channel taylorswift vevo
Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house.

The release of Swift's self-titled debut album in 2006 marked the start of her career as a country music singer. Her third single, "Our Song," made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart.

TaylorSwiftVEVO has over 19 millions subscribers as of June 2016.

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9. KatyPerryVEVO

channel patyperry vevo
Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. 

She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations. After being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records, Perry signed a recording contract with Capitol Records in April 2007.

KatyPerryVEVO has over 18 million subscribers as of June 2016.

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10. elrubiusOMG

channel elrubiusomg
Rubén Doblas Gundersen born on February 13, 1990, best known under his pseudonym El Rubius, is a Spanish YouTube personality whose channel primarily consists of gameplays and videoblogs. His channel is currently the 10th most subscribed on YouTube.

elrubiusOMG has over 18 million subscribers as of June 2016.

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So, these are the top 10 YouTube channels having most subscribers. The subscribers counted are as of June 2016. We don't guarantee the top list remain same all time, can be changed at any time.

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