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For almost 15 years, YouTube has been the site for original content creators to express themselves. With millions of new videos posted on YouTube every single day, there has always been something new to enjoy.
Because of the coronavirus, more videos than ever were posted on YouTube this year, and newer channels were able to explode in popularity as more and more eyes began to watch.
Let’s take a look at some of these content creators that gained popularity over the last year, and why it happened.
Gaming – Dream and Valkyrae
If you’re a fan of gaming, the scene exploded in 2020. There were a lot of standout creators to look at, with new games and new sources of content to watch as people spent more time than ever inside.
While Dream had been posting content for years, he was still relatively unknown a year ago. Now, he has over 15 million subscribers. Thanks to his Minecraft videos, Dream has brought back love for his favorite game to so many people, and won YouTube’s streamy 2020 award for gaming.
With all of his videos earning tens of millions of views, Dream is a must-watch creator for 2021 if you love gaming or are interested in video games at all.
While 2.8 million subscribers is less than other popular creators out there, Valkyrae is already huge on Twitch.TV for live streaming, and only recently started sharing her content highlights on YouTube.
Her livestreams attract hundreds of thousands of viewers, and she even earned the Game Awards Content Creator of the Year award.
With all the different games Valkyrae regularly plays, you are sure to find something you will enjoy and keep you watching for hours. Whether it’s on her YouTube highlights or Twitch, Valkyrae is a fantastic content creator, and will surely continue to grow.
Comedy – Julie Nolke and CalebCity
Who thought that in 2020, people could make a whole career out of talking to themselves? Well, the comedy sketches of YouTube channels CalebCity and Julie Nolke have done just that.
Both of these channels received awards at YouTube’s Streamy’s in December and have original comedy that will always bring a smile to your face.
Both channels also experienced a ton of growth in 2020 due to their comedy whether it be over TV shows, movies or the pandemic.
Julie Nolke’s channel first exploded in April of this year, when her video “Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self” was first uploaded. Now the video has over 17 million views and has perfectly captured how everyone felt at that moment.
For CalebCity, his comedy over nearly everything has earned him millions of subscribers in 2020, and a Creator Honor from YouTube.
Whether you’re in a rough spot, or are just looking for a small break to smile and laugh, Julie Nolke and CalebCity will always make your day a little bit better.