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Adele, Trevor Noah, PewDiePie, and the Rock top YouTube’s year in review

Be kind, rewind.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Dec 7, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 10:37 am CDT

What did YouTube look like in 2016? Depends on who you ask, but if you ask YouTube, it looked like the Rock wearing a fanny pack. 

The platform just released its 2016 year-end rewind video, featuring Trevor Noah, PewDiePie, Seth Meyers, Grace Helbig, and many more. 

The top trending video of the year was Adele‘s “Carpool Karaoke,” which now has more than 135 million views, followed by left-field hit “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen,” which has more than 95 million. The top music video is Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home,” which has more than 1 billion views. 

Read more about 2016 trends here

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*First Published: Dec 7, 2016, 4:38 pm CST