The Top Viral YouTube Videos of 2017

Now, as a byproduct of policing its platform, YouTube will "jack up" ad prices on its top-performing channels by as much as 20%.

Latino artists' popularity on YouTube is proof that they are massively popular in worldwide markets, even if they continue to face barriers to entry in mainstream music in the U.S. What's more, it points to the fact that Latino listeners have been shaping global pop music trends for some time (check pop's current obsession with dembow-lite riddims for proof). Spotify kicked us off yesterday with custom playlists and more and now YouTube is following up their annual YouTube Rewind video. It's been produced in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and China, but this particular video is from a Thailand show.

But it was two Australian brothers who took centre stage with the online channel Superwog taking out first, second and sixth spot on a list of the nation's top trending videos for the year.

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The America's Got Talent judging panel was so impressed by Darci Lynne Farmer's ventriloquist routine that they sent her straight to the live shows by pressing the coveted Golden Buzzer.

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Coutinho completing a hat-trick through perhaps a fortunate deflection from a Spartak defender. We will see where this leads to, but it's a fact that English football is top quality.

- Ed Sheeran made the list twice.

The pop queen's Super Bowl halftime performance, which in typical Gaga fashion was brimming with theatrics, was watched 3.8 million times the day following the game, according to YouTube.

- A hilarious, bad lip reading of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Professor Robert Kelly's Skype interview with BBC News started just like any other video news clip.

Justin Bieber set new records this year - his remix of Despacito, along with his appearance on DJ Khaled's I'm The One mean that the Biebs can now lay claim to 4 videos that have broken the one billion view threshold.

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