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YouTube Celebrates the Canadian Talent making waves in 2023

Karaoke, parkour, gaming and live performances: See what captivated Canadians and explore the top talent and must-see videos of the year

The lists are in! A Year on YouTube shows the creators, songs and moments that captivated Canada this year. In 2023, Canadians hit peak fandom, and came to YouTube to connect with their favourite YouTubers and celebrities – from Rihanna and Mr. Beast, to Corey Tonge and Adele. Canadians watched in awe as drones delivered medicine to Rwanda, wept at Putri Ariani’s beautiful audition on America’s Got Talent, and shook in fear watching a real experience at the Conjuring House.

Top Trending Videos:

  1. Rihanna’s FULL Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, NFL
  2. $1 vs $1,000,000,000 Yacht!, MrBeast
  3. Amazing Invention- This Drone Will Change Everything, Mark Rober
  4. Pedro Pascal Cries From His Head While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones, First We Feast
  5. SIDEMEN CHARITY MATCH 2023 [OFFICIAL STREAM], Sidemen
  6. Adele – The Final Carpool Karaoke, The Late Late Show with James Corden
  7. Apple Vision Pro Impressions!, Marques Brownlee
  8. Golden Buzzer: Putri Ariani receives the GOLDEN BUZZER from Simon Cowell | Auditions | AGT 2023, America’s Got Talent
  9. Surviving A Week at The Real Conjuring House, Sam and Colby
  10. QUI EST L’IMPOSTEUR ? (ft Eric & Ramzy), SQUEEZIE

Top Shorts:

  1. Rating Strangers Shots (Crazy Fail compilation) , Tuvok12
  2. How long do trickshots take?, Tricksters
  3. Gostra in Malta, The Wonton Don
  4. Kid Fried Rice, Uncle Roger Shorts
  5. The World’s Strongest Chef, Jake Ceja

When it comes to creators, Canadian creators are finding ways to tap into pop culture through a range of subjects, from food to sports to gaming. And they’re using their expertise to connect with viewers on a personal level. This year’s Top Canadian Creator is Anna McNulty, a self-taught contortionist, helping viewers improve their range of motion and flexibility. And gaming creator Corey Tonge is the Breakout creator of the year. This year he celebrated his 10 million subscriber milestone, more than 8 million of which he gained in 2023 alone. Anna, Corey and Iron Chef Dad are examples of the huge surge in new talent on the platform.

Top Canadian Creators:

  1. Anna McNulty
  2. Corey Tonge
  3. Iron Chef Dad
  4. Kallmekris
  5. Matt Larose

Canadian Breakout Creators:

  1. Corey Tonge
  2. Iron Chef Dad
  3. Dori Roblox
  4. Top Pops
  5. Shahin

Canada’s top music videos in 2023 reflect the exploding growth of Punjabi music, including Karan Aujla and Ikky, local Canadian artists. It’s interesting to note that three of the ten music videos are not in English, but rather Punjabi, and that’s alongside songs from diverse genres including Country, Afrobeats, and UK rap. It truly shows the breadth and depth of the musical interest across the country.

Top Music Videos:

  1. Miley Cyrus – Flowers (Official Video), MileyCyrusVEVO
  2. Morgan Wallen – Last Night (One Record At A Time Sessions), MorganWallenVEVO
  3. 52 Bars (Official Video) Karan Aujla | Ikky | Four You EP | First Song | Latest Punjabi Songs 2023, Karan Aujla
  4. Oliver Anthony – Rich Men North Of Richmond, radiowv
  5. PinkPantheress, Ice Spice – Boy’s a liar Pt. 2 (Official Video), Pinkpantheress
  6. Minna Minna | Garry Sandhu ft Manpreet Toor ( Latest Punjabi Song 2023 ) Fresh Media Records, Fresh Media Records
  7. Central Cee x Dave – Sprinter [Music Video], Central Cee
  8. Take It Easy (Official Video) Karan Aujla. | Ikky | Four You EP | Latest Punjabi Songs 2023, Rehaan Records
  9. Libianca – People (Official Video), LibiancaVEVO
  10. Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj – Princess Diana (Official Music Video), IceSpiceVEVO

A huge congratulations to the Canadian creators and artists who are shaping culture and connecting with local and global audiences. We can’t wait to see what 2024 brings!

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