YouTube creators to look out for in 2020

CBC Kids News • Published 2020-01-09 08:00

Despite regulation changes, YouTube’s numbers continue to grow

YouTube had quite the year in 2019.

From new regulations surrounding kids’ content, allegations of LGBT censorship and creator burnout, the media powerhouse has had a few bumps.

But that hasn’t stopped people from watching and subscribing in record numbers.

As of May 2019, YouTube announced that it has more than two billion monthly users.

That’s almost a quarter of the world’s entire population logging on and streaming every month.

With so many creators out there making fire content, who are the ones to watch in 2020?

There’s lots of creativity out there, so step aside PewDiePie and MrBeast!

Do you know Molly Burke?

She’s a Toronto-born motivational speaker, author and YouTuber who is blind.

Burke, 25, began to lose her vision when she was four, as a result of a rare eye disease.

Molly Burke often includes #accessibility in her Instagram descriptions, for people who have vision problems and can't see the images. (mollyburkeofficial/Instagram)

A lot of her videos tackle topics related to her vision, but remain focused on popular trends involving everything from blindfolded makeup games to food challenges and fashion transformations.

She’s collaborated with David Dobrik, James Charles and Shane Dawson where she challenges them to understand what it’s like to live with a disability.

Burke’s most popular video involves her skydiving with the Dolan Twins. Can you imagine skydiving with your eyes closed? (mollyburke/YouTube)

Making the runway way fun

If you appreciate fashion and sass, Haute Le Mode, a.k.a. Luke Meagher’s YouTube channel, is one to keep an eye on.

Luke Meagher breaks down the fashion industry and celebs’ looks. (HauteLeMode/YouTube)

According to his channel description, Haute Le Mode “makes the fashion industry and fashion brands digestible and understandable for the average person.”

Fortnite feel-good

Ever wanted to play video games with your favourite streamer? Well that dream came true for one of the creators on our list.

Connor, a 10-year-old gamer from Canada, joined in on games with CouRage, a hugely popular, professional Fortnite streamer back in 2018.

The duo would play matches as a team, often with hilarious results.

Before playing with CouRage, Connor had no social media presence at all.

Connor, left, and CouRage finally met up in October 2019 after a year of playing Fortnite together. (Con1234567890/YouTube)

That changed with help from CouRage, of course.

Connor, who now goes by the username Connor1234567890 on YouTube, has been making videos since 2018 and has steadily increased his fanbase.

We’re looking forward to more gaming content from Connor in the future!

Get organized, in style

For lifestyle videos, Aliyah Simone has advice on lock.

Aliyah Simone, 17, from Charlotte, N.C., has been making videos since 2016, and is steadily growing towards 500,000 subscribers. (Aliyah Simone/YouTube)

Watch her videos if you want to get organized, develop a routine, or hear about the latest trends.

Can’t cook, then take a look at Chef Eitan Bernath

You might recognize this 17-year-old foodie from his appearances on the Food Network, or through his features on the official Instagram page.

Eitan Bernath, from New Jersey, serves up recipes and fun tips for the kitchen on his YouTube channel. (EitanBernath/Twitter)

Eitan Bernath is seriously passionate about food and his YouTube channel features yummy recipes, vlogs and fun food hacks.

Check him out if you’ve always wanted to take your meals to the next level.

Bon appetit!

Flexing on them haters, literally

Anna McNulty from Grand Bay, N.B., hopes to stretch her followers on YouTube in 2020.

The 17-year-old is a skilled contortionist who started on the video platform three years ago.

Since that time, her videos have attracted more than a million subscribers and transformed her life.

Add some flex into your daily routine. Anna McNulty is a self- taught contortionist who realized she was extremely flexible at age 10. (Anna McNulty/YouTube)

Anna typically posts twice a week, and her videos teach her followers everything from how to become more flexible to a step-by-step guide on how to perform a back handspring.

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