Breaking Down the Top YouTube Trends of 2021

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With the new year just around the corner, YouTube has released its annual ranking of top trending videos of 2021 and—like the last 11 months itself—the list is full of surprises.

It’s not difficult to believe that Olivia Rodrigo had a massive year—receiving seven Grammy nominations, including in the “big four” categories—the 18-year-old singer only landed in the ninth spot on YouTube’s Top 10 trending music videos in the United States with “drivers license.” The WeekndThe No. 2 spot went to ‘Blinding Lights,’ whose hit single was undoubtedly one of the most popular songs in 2020. 2. The second spot went to “Save Your Tears”, while Lil Nas and XAs the second runner up,’s record-breaking song “Montero [Call Me by Your Name]” was received.

Who was the most popular music video in 2021? YouTube claims that the honor went to Pooh ShiestyThe visuals of “Back In Blood”, by. Lil Durk garnered more than 211.3 million views since its release on Jan. 2.