A Look At The Top 20 Most Popular and Subscribed YouTube Channels Of All Time (2023 List)

What are the most subscribed YouTube channels in the world? Here are the top, most famous, and most popular YouTube channels with more subscribers.

YouTube is one of the most visited websites on the internet. As a result, there are creators and channels with millions of subscribers.

While view numbers are the most crucial YouTube metric, content creators encourage their fanbase to subscribe to their channels in the hopes that they’ll come back to watch their content in the future and, in return, earn them more money.

Of course, for many, the race between Swedish YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg and Indian production company T-Series is the first thing you think of when you consider the site’s most subscribed channels. With their war raging on for months, the Swede even dropped two diss tracks on T-Series.

Even other YouTubers were determined to help the creator in his fight, with creators like Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson paying for billboards to promote the Swede in his battle.

Eventually, though, the war came to an end. With T-Series cementing its place as the top channel on the platform, Pewds can still celebrate its status as the largest content creator on the platform.

Top 20 most subscribed YouTube channels – 2023

Who are the top 20 most subscribed channels on YouTube? Here’s a full list of the names at the top of the video-sharing site.

20) ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs – 68,600,00 subscribers

ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs is one of the biggest YouTube Channels

ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs is also a children’s music channel that has accumulated over 68.6 million subscribers. The channel features nursery rhymes and learning videos, including a phonetics song that has been viewed over 5 billion times.

19) Pinkfong Baby Shark – 70,900,000 subscribers

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Pinkfong is one of the biggest YouTube channels in South Korea.

Pinkfong Baby Shark, a children’s music channel, has captured the hearts of 70.9M subscribers. With 3K videos, it’s best known for the viral “Baby Shark” song, offering a variety of catchy tunes for kids.

18) Justin Bieber – 72.2 million subscribers

Justin Bieber’s popularity on YouTube is still soaring.

He has 72.200,000 subscribers.

While Justin Bieber is now one of the biggest names in music worldwide, it’s easy to forget that the superstar started his musical career on YouTube many years ago.

As a kid, Bieber would upload videos of him covering popular songs, eventually leading to music producer Scooter Braun discovering him and flying him out to Atlanta to work on demo tracks. Bieber’s track ‘Baby’ featuring Ludacris was the most disliked video on YouTube until the 2018 edition of YouTube Rewind usurped it.

17) HYBE LABELS – 73.3 million subscribers

HYBE LABELS is a South Korean entertainment company that functions as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management, concert production company, and music publishing house.

The channel; now has 73.3 million subscribers and offers music videos as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

16) Zee TV – 74 million subscribers

India-based Zee TV is up there with a huge amount of subscribers.

Included in the list of top YouTube channels, it has amassed 74 million subs over the years.

Zee TV is a Hindi-language entertainment channel based in India, with a number of specialized stations on Indian TV.

The channel offers a wide range of shows, from dramas to reality TV.

15) BANGTANTV – 76.8 million subscribers

The seven-member boy band’s unprecedented success was recognized at the 31st Golden Disk Awards.

BANGTANTV is the new label behind the popular South Korean group BTS, and their fanbase has absolutely smashed YouTube records on multiple occasions, which is getting bigger each year.

The channel now has 76.8 million subscribers.

14) 5-Minute Crafts – 80.3 million subscribers

5-Minute Crafts is a channel that revolves around instructional videos.

The channel gives viewers tips and tricks to help them complete tasks or make items and gifts completely from scratch.

The channel uploads multiple videos per day, meaning that if you need to find out how to do something, it’s likely that 5-Minute Crafts will have a tutorial to help you.

The channel is the 14th and has 80.3 million subscribers.

13) Sony SAB – 86.9 million subscribers

Sony SAB is owned by Sony Pictures Networks.

Similar to SET India, Sony SAB is a part of the network of television channels owned by Sony Pictures Networks and was launched in 1999.

The channel has amassed 86.9 million subscribers and is a hub for comedy and drama.

12) Goldmines Telefilms – 91.8 million subscribers

Goldmines Telefilms are immensely popular in India.

The channel is the second biggest in India with 91.8 million subscribers.

With 7.1K videos, it has a vast collection of dubbed movies, offering a unique blend of Bollywood and South Indian cinema.

11) Blackpink – 92 million subscribers

Blackpink is a Korean pop group comprised of four women namely Rose, Lisa, Jisoo, and Jennie, who regularly smash YouTube records with their catchy hits.

The group released their second album in 2022, Born Pink, but nothing from that album has yet to surpass the hit track “DDU-DU DDU-DU” which has racked in over 2.1 billion views alone.

Currently, the music group’s YouTube channel has 92 million subscribers.

10) WWE – 98 million subscribers


WWE remains the biggest sporting channel on YouTube, with the world’s most popular pro-wrestling company boasting 98 million subscribers.

With 72K videos, it’s a one-stop-shop for wrestling fans, offering match highlights, interviews, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

They regularly upload highlights from their weekly shows including Raw, SmackDown, and NXT, along with original content from some of the company’s biggest stars like Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, and Daniel Bryan.

9) Zee Music Company – 102 million subscribers

Zee Music Company (ZMC) is an Indian music company founded in 2014 and has already made its way onto the list.

The company has been building on its success while also being a direct competitor to T-Series.

The Hindi music channel has attracted 102M subscribers. With 9.4K videos, it’s a go-to source for Bollywood music lovers, offering a vast library of music videos and film trailers.

8) Vlad and Niki – 104 million subscribers

Vlad and Niki are also one of the most popular kids’ channels.

It currently has 104,000,000 subscribers.

It consists of the Russian duo Vlad and Nikita who upload videos that see them pretend to play, travel, or take on other activities

7) Like Nastya – 110 million subscribers

Like Nastya, another kids’ YouTube channel is climbing the rankings fast.

It is currently in the 7th position with 110 million subscribers.

Like Nastya is a Russian-American children’s channel, focused on videos of 6-year-old Anastasia playing with her family.

6) PewDiePie – 111 million subscribers

YouTube: PewDiePie

Swedish YouTuber Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, is one of the YouTube stars that the world has been blessed with.

Known for his comedic videos, Kjellberg’s popularity on YouTube and extensive media coverage have made him one of the most noted online personalities and content creators.

He was once the biggest (even more than MrBeast) but currently, the channel is the 6th most popular on YouTube.

While Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg may not sit at the top of YouTube any longer, he still holds a strong fanbase of 111 million subscribers. With 4.7K videos, his humorous and often controversial content has been a significant part of YouTube culture since 2013.

5) Kids Diana Show – 115 million subscribers

The Kids Diana Show, a children’s entertainment channel, has charmed its way to 115M subscribers. The channel has skyrocketed since 2018.

This channel often features Diana playing and eating with her brother Roma.

With 1.1K videos, Diana’s adventures and toy reviews have become a favorite among young viewers around the globe.

4) SET India – 164 million subscribers

SET India is fourth on the list.

Sony Entertainment India is the most popular Hindi channel in the country, now with over 164 million subscribers.

Launched in 1995, the network mostly broadcasts reality TV shows and soaps and uploads clips from their broadcasts to YouTube.

3) Cocomelon – 167,000,000 subscribers

YouTube: Cocomelon

Cocomelon has now passed PewDiePie and is the third most subscribed channel in the world.

Cocomelon, formerly known as ABC Kids, is an American channel aimed at young children, that regularly posts nursery rhymes and music videos. Chances are if you have a child you’ll find something they enjoy on the channel, and many parents have, with Cocomelon now boasting 167 million subscribers.

2) MrBeast – 211,000,000 Subscribers

MrBeast (real name: James Stephen Donaldson) is an American YouTube personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Jimmy is credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that centers on expensive stunts and challenges and giving away money.

With MrBeast’s YouTube growth not slowing down, the creator has become the most subscribed individual on the platform in a few years.

YouTube’s biggest mega-celebrity is currently the second biggest YouTube channel with over 211 million subscribers.

1) T-Series – 252,000,000 subscribers

T-Series still holds the #1 spot.

T-Series is an Indian production company that specializes in Bollywood music and movies, but for YouTube viewers in the western hemisphere, T-Series is perhaps best known for the well-documented sub-war with PewDiePie.

Their war finally came to an end in early 2019, and the company also beat the Swede to another major milestone, becoming the first channel to hit 100 million subscribers in May 2019.

Since the war, T-Series hasn’t slowed down and become the first channel to pass 200 million subscribers.

Below is a table showing the rank of the most subscribed YouTube channels,

Current RankChannelSubs
4SET India164M
5Kids Diana Show115M
7Like Nastya110M
8Vlad and Niki104M
9Zee Music Company102M
13Sony SAB86.9M
145-Minute Crafts80.3M
16Zee TV74M
18Justin Bieber72.2M

That’s the list of the most popular top 20 YouTube channels. We’ll continually update this with new changes, so be sure to check back often.

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