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This week, the five most-viewed channels based in the US were the same quintet that occupied those spots last week — though their relative positions have slightly shifted. During a seven-day period when all five of those channels saw their traffic decrease from the week prior, it was a children’s animation studio that remained on top of the heap.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes has fallen considerably far behind T-Series in the race for the title of “most viewed YouTube channel in the world,” but the California-based purveyor of family-friendly content can still lay claim to the moniker “most viewed YouTube channel in the US.” This week, Cocomelon added 761.7 million views to its lifetime total, giving it a lead of more than 120 million views over America’s next-most popular YouTube hub. That channel’s name is Vlad and Niki, and it advanced from fourth place to second after a week in which it received 639.5 million views.
Last week’s American #2, Kids DianaShow, dropped down to #3 in our latest star-spangled ranking. The kid-facing content destination tallied 474.9 million weekly views over our chart’s most recent measurement period. Another family-oriented channel, Like Nastya, slid down one spot to #4, despite an impressive total of 465.3 million weekly views. And for yet another week, the caboose in our American top five is WWE. The YouTube home of World Wrestling Entertainment edged past #6 finisher Movieclips by picking up 289.4 million weekly views.
This week’s most notable Top Gainer is an American hip-hop artist whose popularity is surging seven months after his death. The official VEVO channel of emo rapper Juice Wrld, whose given name was Jarad Higgins, roared into our American Top 50 after the release of Higgins’ first posthumous album, fittingly titled Legends Never Die.
Higgins was one of the foremost figures in emo rap; like many of that genre’s biggest stars, he got his start on the music distribution service SoundCloud. Though he died from a drug overdose in December 2019, efforts to share his unreleased music continued on. Legends Never Die, which dropped on July 10, includes 21 tracks, most of which are now available in some form on the Juice Wrld VEVO channel. In the days after the album’s arrival, the late rapper’s fans have flocked to his new content. Over our chart’s most recent seven-day measurement period, Juice Wrld’s YouTube channel received 57.8 million views, a total more than four times larger than what the channel had registered the week before. A music video for the song “Come & Go,” which features Marshmello, has been particularly popular, and has served as a reminder that a beloved artist’s impact does not end with their death.