Actress and social media star Ivana Alawi is the top local creator on YouTube in 2020, the video-sharing platform revealed yesterday, Dec. 3.

Zeinab Harake and Lincoln Velasquez, most famously known as Cong TV, meanwhile claimed the second and third spots in the top 10 creators list.

This year’s top creators and breakout creators lists were composed of fan-favorite internet personalities, comedians and celebrities, including Alex Gonzaga, Kathryn Bernardo and Donnalyn Bartolome.

The platform also revealed that this year also saw the rise of creators from the gaming community, such as ChoOx TV, who was hailed as the sixth top local creator on YouTube.

Here is the full list of top local Youtube creators this year:

  • Ivana Alawi
  • Zeinab Harake
  • Cong TV
  • Ja Mill
  • Alex Gonzaga Official
  • ChoOx TV
  • Jelai Andres
  • Viy Cortez
  • Donnalyn Bartolome
  • Jomar Lovena

Team Payaman top breakout creators

Team Payaman, a group of vloggers led by Cong TV, dominated the breakout creators list for this year as six of them made it to the top 10.

The couple Cong TV and Viy Cortez claimed the number one and two spots, respectively, while the former’s brother, Junnie Boy ranked number four.

Their close friend and Team Payaman member Boss Keng meanwhile claimed the sixth spot while Junnie Boy’s partner, Vien Iligan, landed at number seven.

The late Emman Nimedez, who passed away from acute myeloid leukemia last August, was still able to claim the number nine spot.

Here is the full list of top local Youtube breakout creators: 

  • Cong TV
  •  Viy Cortez
  • Jomar Lovena
  • Junnie Boy
  • Kathryn Bernardo
  • Boss Keng
  • Vien
  • Leti Sha
  • EmmanNimedezTV
  • Donekla in Tandem 

Top 10 trending videos

Marcelito Pomoy’s powerful performance of “The Prayer” in “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” earlier this year topped local YouTube’s trending videos list for 2020.

The list was filled with prank videos and challenges from top local creators, including Alawi, Junnie Boy, Gonzaga and Harake, among others.

Here is the full list of top local Youtube trending videos:

  • WOW! Marcelito Pomoy Sings “The Prayer” With DUAL VOICES! – America’s Got Talent: The Champions
  • IVANA ALAWI, NAPAIYAK NI IDOL RAFFY. ITO ANG PRANK NA PARANG TOTOO!
  • Iguana meets Ivana by Alex Gonzaga
  • BOYFRIEND PRANK! | IVANA ALAWI
  • ASK MOTHER KWEEN (ANONG MANGYAYARE SA YOUTUBE NI LLOYD?)
  • KAILANGAN NIYO NA RIN MALAMAN 
  • “NIANA PRANK” KAY CHOLO (KINILIG SIYA IH HAHA)
  • THE JUNNIEBOY PROPOSAL
  • IGNORING SANYA PRANK | GOLD PLAY BUTTON UNBOXING
  • LAST TO LEAVE THE POOL WINS $10,000 (500,000PHP) w/ DOLAINAB | ZEINAB HARAKE
  • Pinoy hip-hop, K-pop dominate 2020

When it comes to music, Filipinos appeared to have enjoyed Pinoy hip-hop and K-pop the most this year.

With Flow G’s “Araw araw Love” ranking number one, Pinoy hip-hop videos were able to claim six of the top 10 spots in the local music videos list.

South Korean group Blackpink, who released their first studio album this year, meanwhile claimed three spots in the said list with “How You Like That,” “Ice Cream” and their “How You Like That” dance performance video.

Here is the full list of top local Youtube music videos:

  • Araw araw Love – Flow G 
  • BLACKPINK – ‘How You Like That’ M/V
  • BLACKPINK – ‘Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)’ M/V
  • BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Dynamite’ Official MV
  • SULYAP – Jr.Crown, Thome & Chris Line (Official Lyric Video) [Prod.By J-Lhutz]
  • Miloves (OTW SAYO) – King Badger
  • BLACKPINK – ‘How You Like That’ DANCE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
  • TINOTOYO – Jr.Crown & Thome ft. Bomb D (Official Audio)
  • EMMAN – Teka Lang (Official Lyric Video)

Ex Battalion – Bounty (Makukuha rin kita)

“Filipinos use YouTube to tell and listen to stories, providing some form of comfort in this extremely challenging year. It is inspiring to see how the creators continued to show wayfinding to support one another as a community and to keep their viewers engaged despite the odds,” Google Philippines Communications and Public Affairs head Mervin Wenke said in the release. 

“The heart of YouTube is its creators and we recognize their important role in providing not just relevant content but also even hope to Filipinos in the time of what turned out to be a difficult 2020,” he added.

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