YouTube 2021 Top Ten lists reveal what kept South Africans glued to their screens this year
YouTube today released its 2021 Top Ten lists, celebrating 2021’s biggest moments on the platform in South Africa. The country’s top 10 trending videos this year reflect the growing popularity of original content produced by South African creators on the platform.
The top trending videos for 2021 are based on a range of factors that determine how, beyond just viewership. For example, the platform also considers engagement while also looking at signals like shares and likes. 2021’s Top Ten lists bring together the biggest videos in South Africa from creators, personalities and mainstream media with a presence on YouTube.
Local favourites topping the list include #YouTubeBlack Voices class of 2021 creator Lasizwe Dambuza, and former radio show host turned podcaster, MacG. In a year when Amapiano music took the world by storm, a video featuring a group of Amapiano dancers ranked second in the country, with almost six million views. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation, the funeral service for local musician Killer Kau and Prince Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview with Oprah were among the news items that had South Africans clicking “play”.
Top 10 Trending Videos in South Africa:
In addition to the top trending videos list, check this out:
- The Top Trending Music video list – topped by Cassper Nyovest’s Siyathandana music video
- The Breakout Creators list – topped by Tsoanieskits
- The Top Creators list – topped by MrBeast
- The Shorts Creator list – topped by Zhong
For a full breakdown of YouTube’s 2021 Top Ten lists, please visit: yt.be/top10