An Example Of A Subscription Button Before Subscribing
An Example Of A Subscription Button After Subscribing, Without Notifications Turned Off
An Example Of A Subscription Button After Subscribing, With Notifications Turned On

A subscription is a feature whereby one receives the latest additions to a YouTube user's videos, a YouTube tag, a YouTube search term or a YouTube playlist. There are two types of subscribing to channels:

  • clicking the red "subscribe" button at either the top right or top left of the page
  • going to "my subscriptions" and entering a tag or two to the search box that says "Subscribe to Tags", and clicking subscribe.

A user cannot view another user's subscriptions, as those are kept private, unless the other user sets his subscriptions to public.

RSS

The above is separate from subscribing to an RSS feed which syndicates YouTube videos to applications and websites outside the site. One can syndicate user playlist subscriptions as an RSS feed, however.

Channels by Subscription

The following is a chart featuring a list of the 250 most subscribed YouTube channels (Updated April 30, 2021). This list will not include any terminated or deleted channels, nor channels with their subscriber count hidden. However, channels that have seen the recent purge in subscribers (Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, etc.) will be included in this list because it is the subscriber count shown on YouTube. Even VEVO channels, which have been blocked from gaining subscribers, will be included in the list as well. (Socialblade.com)

On September 17, 2019, YouTube changed their API so that viewers can only see abbreviated subscriber counts. The last three placements of a subscriber count are only visible. (Ex: 24,186,079 to 24.1M) The list will now only show abbreviated subscriber counts.

Rank Channel Subscribers
1 T-Series 181M
2 YouTube Movies 135M
3 Music 114M
4 Cocomelon 110M
5 PewDiePie 110M
6 SET India 103M
7 Gaming 88.8M
8 Kids Diana Show 77.8M
9 WWE 76.3M
10 Sports 75.0M
11 Like Nastya 73.3M
12 5-Minute Crafts 72.2M
13 Zee Music Company 72.0M
14 Vlad and Niki 66.2M
15 Canal KondZilla 64.0M
16 Justin Bieber 62.9M
17 MrBeast 61.2M
18 BLACKPINK 60.6M
19 Zee TV 57.7M
20 Dude Perfect 56.0M
21 HYBE Labels 53.9M
22 Goldmines Telefilms 52.6M
23 Marshmello 52.5M
24 Movieclips 52.0M
25 Shemaroo Filmi Gaane 51.1M
26 Sony SAB 49.7M
27 BANGTANTV 48.8M
28 Ariana Grande 47.9M
29 ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs 47.8M
30 EminemMusic 47.4M
31 Ed Sheeran 47.4M
32 Pinkfong! Kids' Songs & Stories 47.1M
33 Aaj Tak 45.7M
34 Badabun 44.4M
35 Wave Music 44.1M
36 Sony Music India 43.5M
37 JuegaGerman 43.5M
38 HolaSoyGerman. 42.5M
39 LooLoo Kids 42.4M
40 Taylor Swift 42.3M
41 whinderssonnunes 42.3M
42 El Reino Infantil 42.0M
43 Fernanfloo 41.9M
44 Felipe Neto 41.8M
45 Tips Official 41.0M
46 Katy Perry 40.5M
47 Billie Eilish 40.3M
48 Você Sabia? 40.2M
49 BRIGHT SIDE 40.2M
50 T-Series Bhakti Sagar 40.1M
51 elrubiusOMG 39.8M
52 YRF 39.3M
53 Alan Walker 39.2M
54 Colors TV 38.8M
55 TheEllenShow 37.8M
56 Like Nastya Show 37.6M
57 Rihanna 37.1M
58 Little Baby Bum 36.3M
59 Luisito Comunica 36.1M
60 Speed Records 35.7M
61 One Direction 35.5M
62 News 35.5M
63 Get Movies 35.4M
64 SonyMusicIndiaVEVO 35.3M
65 LUCCAS NETO 34.6M
66 Infobells - Hindi 34.2M
67 Маша и Медведь 34.1M
68 GR6 EXPLODE 33.9M
69 Maroon 5 33.9M
70 ABS-CBN Entertainment 33.8M
71 Daddy Yankee 33.6M
72 Bad Bunny 33.3M
73 WorkpointOfficial 33.3M
74 Ozuna 33.1M
75 Shakira 32.7M
76 VEGETTA777 32.3M
77 JustinBieberVEVO 32.2M
78 XXXTENTACION 32.0M
79 Venus 31.9M
80 YouTube 31.4M
81 Toys and Colors 30.9M
82 Bruno Mars 30.9M
83 TEDx Talks 30.9M
84 Kimberly Loaiza 30.7M
85 shfa 30.6M
86 J Balvin 30.6M
87 A4 30.2M
88 Shemaroo 30.1M
89 NoCopyrightSounds 30.1M
90 Trap Nation 30.0M
91 CarryMinati 29.8M
92 Ryan's World 29.5M
93 Popular on YouTube 29.5M
94 one31 29.3M
95 Luis Fonsi 29.3M
96 ABP NEWS 29.0M
97 Markiplier 29.0M
98 Like Nastya ESP 28.9M
99 rezendeevil 28.9M
100 Selena Gomez 28.8M
101 shfa2 28.7M
102 Geet MP3 28.5M
103 GENIAL 28.5M
104 Spinnin' Records 28.5M
105 Super Simple Songs - Kids Songs 28.3M
106 Gaane Sune Ansune 28.2M
107 Ch3Thailand 28.0M
108 T-Series Apna Punjab 28.0M
109 Shawn Mendes 27.9M
110 Ultra Bollywood 27.8M
111 AuronPlay 27.8M
112 Eros Now Music 27.6M
113 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 27.6M
114 Boram Tube Vlog 27.6M
115 Voot Kids 27.5M
116 Atta Halilintar 27.4M
117 SSSniperWolf 27.2M
118 BillionSurpriseToys 27.2M
119 Maluma 27.1M
120 Mr Bean 27.0M
121 SMTOWN 27.0M
122 jacksepticeye 26.9M
123 Desi Music Factory 26.8M
124 CVS 3D Rhymes 26.8M
125 Galinha Pintadinha 26.7M
126 Jkk Entertainment 26.6M
127 Ultra Music 26.4M
128 The Late Late Show with James Corden 26.4M
129 La Granja de Zenón 26.3M
130 Maria Clara & JP 26.2M
131 TaylorSwiftVEVO 26.2M
132 ToyPuddingTV 25.9M
133 Rajshri 25.8M
134 VanossGaming 25.5M
135 RihannaVEVO 25.5M
136 James Charles 25.5M
137 IndiaTV 25.4M
138 EminemVEVO 25.3M
139 Ricis Official 25.2M
140 DanTDM 25.2M
141 Smosh 25.1M
142 KatyPerryVEVO 25.1M
143 ImagineDragons 25.0M
144 WORLDSTARHIPHOP 25.0M
145 LosPolinesios 24.6M
146 Yuya 24.6M
147 Drake 24.4M
148 Mikecrack 24.3M
149 BabyBus 24.3M
150 Talking Tom 24.3M
151 ashish chanchlani vines 24.3M
152 Wiz Khalifa 24.3M
153 enchufetv 24.3M
154 KHANDESHI MOVIES 24.2M
155 TheDonato 24.2M
156 Ninja 24.2M
157 The Weeknd 24.1M
158 DisneyMusicVEVO 24.0M
159 Bollywood Classics 23.9M
160 قناة طيور الجنة toyoraljanahtv 23.8M
161 1MILLION Dance Studio 23.8M
162 Masha and The Bear 23.7M
163 Lucas and Marcus 23.7M
164 WatchMojo.com 23.6M
165 Total Gaming 23.5M
166 Adele 23.4M
167 Peppa Pig - Official Channel 23.2M
168 GMANetwork 23.1M
169 Las Ratitas 23.1M
170 David Guetta 23.1M
171 Amit Bhadana 23.0M
172 Beyoncé 23.0M
173 Collins Key 22.9M
174 Logan Paul 22.9M
175 Little Angel: Nursery Rhymes 22.8M
176 Sony PAL 22.7M
177 infobells - Tamil 22.7M
178 KSI 22.7M
179 infobells - Telugu 22.5M
180 KAROL G 22.5M
181 Wow Kidz 22.5M
182 Bounce Patrol - Kids Songs 22.5M
183 1theK (원더케이) 22.5M
184 Nicki Minaj 22.5M
185 Troom Troom 22.3M
186 Renato Garcia 22.3M
187 NickyJamTV 22.2M
188 OneDirectionVEVO 22.2M
189 Jess No Limit 22.0M
190 toycantando 21.9M
191 Valentina Pontes 21.9M
192 Dream 21.6M
193 Jingle Toons 21.6M
194 Post Malone 21.6M
195 Chris Brown 21.5M
196 Jelly 21.5M
197 The Chainsmokers 21.5M
198 nigahiga 21.4M
199 Michael Jackson 21.3M
200 Marília Mendonça 21.3M
201 DrossRotzank 21.3M
202 Technical Guruji 21.1M
203 Sesame Street 21.0M
204 Mister Max 21.0M
205 Enrique Iglesias 21.0M
206 ABP NEWS HINDI 20.8M
207 shane 20.5M
208 Nick Jr. 20.4M
209 ZHC 20.4M
210 DJ Snake 20.4M
211 JYP Entertainment 20.4M
212 BB Ki Vines 20.4M
213 CanalCanalha 20.4M
214 Jake Paul 20.4M
215 Rans Entertainment 20.3M
216 GMM GRAMMY OFFICIAL 20.3M
217 Tasty 20.3M
218 BuzzFeedVideo 20.3M
219 Round2hell 20.2M
220 Miss Katy 20.2M
221 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY 20.2M
222 ARY Digital 20.1M
223 Worldwide Records Bhojpuri 20.1M
224 Smile Toys Review 20.1M
225 REACT 20.1M
226 JennaMarbles 20.1M
227 Raffy Tulfo in Action 20.0M
228 mmoshaya 20.0M
229 Saregama Music 19.9M
230 Diana Kids Stories 19.9M
231 Anuel AA 19.9M
232 netd müzik 19.9M
233 Vevo 19.9M
234 Chloe Ting 19.8M
235 Sandeep Maheshwari 19.8M
236 Lady Gaga 19.8M
237 AuthenticGames 19.8M
238 Netflix 19.7M
239 HaerteTest 19.7M
240 Skrillex 19.6M
241 Sia 19.5M
242 Tekashi 6ix9ine 19.5M
243 TRANS7 OFFICIAL 19.4M
244 Juan De Dios Pantoja 19.4M
245 Genevieve's Playhouse 19.3M
246 Masha y el Oso 19.3M
247 America's Got Talent 19.3M
248 TED 19.3M
249 Venus Movies 19.2M
250 5-Minute Crafts PLAY 19.2M

External Links

  1. Your subscriptions
  2. Top 500 most subscribed channels
  3. Live subscriber count

See also

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