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The second week of May has brought new trends to our U.S. Top 50 chart.
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The channel that has sat at the top of this channel for most of 2022 has now spent a two-week stretch outside the #1 spot for the first time all year. Read on to learn which kid-friendly hub replaced it in that position.
Like Nastya has reached the #1 spot in our U.S. Top 50 for two straight weeks.
The Florida-based family vlog has had a spectacular May. Its latest seven-day totals include 804.1 million weekly views. Not only was that enough traffic to lead our U.S. chart, but it actually put Like Nastya in first place in our Global Top 50 as well. If the family is able to repeat its performance next week and secure another 11% week-over-week viewership increase, it will approach 900 million weekly views.
Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes finished second in the U.S. Top 50 for the second week in a row. The California-based animator rarely slips from its perch as the U.S. #1, so we can call the company’s two-week dip an interesting new development. Perhaps Cocomelon will surpass Like Nastya next week, but to do so, it will probably need to increase its viewership dramatically. Over our last seven-day period, it earned 561.3 million weekly views.
The #3 channel in the U.S. Top 50 is also the same one from last week. LeoNata Family has become one of the leading channels on YouTube Shorts, and this week, it registered more YouTube traffic than any other U.S.-based short-form hub. By adding 330.9 million weekly views, LeoNata Family has roared closer to some impressive milestones. It will likely reach 10 billion lifetime views before the end of the summer.
Kids Diana Show is the only channel other than Like Nastya and Cocomelon to occupy the #1 spot in this chart this year, but in our latest count, the family-friendly hub is fourth in our U.S. Top 50. Its 329.2 million weekly views represent an 8% week-over-week increase over its previous seven-day total, and as a result, it moved up one spot from fifth to four.
Another YouTube Shorts channel, XO Team, rounds out this week’s U.S. top five. With its moralistic content, the micro-video destination has picked up 292.2 million weekly views and pushed past five billion lifetime views.
It’s been five years since Kendrick Lamar last released a full album, but over the past week, the Compton-born rapper’s activity on YouTube reminded the world that he’s still on top of the rap game.
Kendrick’s new album is titled Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, and all of its tracks are available on the artist’s official VEVO channel. In addition, some songs already have their own music videos. The clip for the song ‘N95’ already has 9.8 million weekly views, and no, it’s not literally about masks.
The assembly of Mr. Morale content on YouTube made Kendrick one of the top musical artists on the platform during the second week of May. During that period, his 80.1 million weekly YouTube views allowed him to place 48th in our U.S. Top 50. Only two VEVO channels scored more views this week. Kendrick has also surpassed 10 million subscribers and is closing in on 4.5 billion lifetime YouTube views.
And you know what? If the positive reviews for Mr. Morale keep coming, Kendrick will climb even higher. With its snappy, metaphorical visuals, the ‘N95’ video is reminiscent of its performer’s most-watched music video, for the song ‘Humble.’ That clip has been seen more than 850 million times, so don’t be surprised if ‘N95’ eventually soars to a nine-digit view count all on its own.
This week, there are 26 YouTube Shorts channels in the U.S. Top 50.