Local content tops trend list for YouTube S'pore

Local content tops trend list for YouTube S'pore

Last year, six of YouTube's top 10 music videos were also in Spanish, including the No. 1 video: Luis Fonsi's "Despacito", which became in worldwide smash hit and still holds the record as most-viewed YouTube video of all time (with now over 5.7 billion views). The 2018 video, which was released Thursday and is the longest Rewind to date, opens with an appearance by Will Smith (recreating birthday Grand Canyon video), and features celebrity appearances by John Oliver, Trevor Noah and Olympic skater Adam Rippon.

YouTube is revealing its top trending videos of 2018.

YouTube Rewind is YouTube's attempt at looking back at the past year on the platform.

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The video which was posted on February 4, 2018, has been viewed 76,828,640 times.

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YouTube Singapore also released its second Rising Creators List to highlight emerging producers who have had significant subscriber growth over the past year. "'Cause 2018 YouTube REWIND will surpass it in the next 12 hours!" Many of these locally produced videos offer new perspectives to topics that are important to Singaporeans, it added.

Billed by the participants as "the biggest YouTube event in history", there's no denying that this fight dominated headlines this year.

Before the video even premiered, people were disliking it, probably fully expecting it not really be reflective of YouTube - because it never is. It looks like they aren't the only ones who are disappointed in this year's video. Of course, there were also a number of music videos that received millions of views by Canadian eyes, including the chart-topping, star-studded Maroon 5 and Cardi B clip for "Girls Like You".

Though YouTube said its content creators "controlled" the direction of its roundup, the platform's community largely-and vehemently-disagrees.

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