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Ivana Alawi, Zeinab Harake, Alex Gonzaga, among YouTube’s top PH content creators of 2021

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Dec 07, 2021 10:40 pm

Pinoy content creators have been busy churning out trending and viral videos for their audience this year. Now, it is once again time to look at who captured the hearts and engagements of netizens in the in the Philippines in 2021.

This year’s YouTube roundup has five categories: Top Trending Videos, Top Music Videos, Top Creators, Breakout Creators, and Top Shorts Creators.

Actress and vlogger Ivana Alawi remains the Philippines’ top content creator for two consecutive years, according to Google PH. Her eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2018, currently has 14.4 million subscribers, and each video she releases rack up millions of views.

Alawi’s video titled “NAPRANK SI MAMA ALAWI + SURPRISE! *IYAK SILA*” was No. 5 in Top Trending Videos of the year. The video, which was uploaded in January, has about 10.6 million views and over 500,000 likes.

Alawi’s brother, Hash, also made it to No. 9 in the Top Creators category, and No. 1 in the Top Shorts Creators category. His YouTube channel, with only 18 videos, has already amassed a total of 37.4 million views.

Meanwhile, Alex Gonzaga, who is this year’s No. 3 in Top Creators list, claimed the No.1 spot in the Top Trending Videos with her Four Sisters and a Welding video, a spoof of Star Cinema’s beloved Four Sisters and a Wedding movie.

Gonzaga’s video, where she collaborated with other top creators Zeinab Harake and Donnalyn Bartolome and makeup vlogger Michelle Dy, was uploaded in July and now has 10.9 million views and over 800,000 likes on the video hosting platform.

Vlogging is in the family for the Gonzagas as her sister, TV host Toni Gonzaga, trails behind at No. 4 in the Top Creators list, while their parents, Bonoy and Pinty, also started their own channel in June and are No. 9 in the Breakout Creators category.

For Top Music Videos, rapper Skusta Clee claimed the No. 1 spot with the music video of Lagi, featuring Zebianna, his daughter with wife, Zeinab Harake. As of this writing, the video, which was released in June, has over 91 million views.

Did any of your favorites make it in this year’s YouTube round up? Check out the complete list below:

Top Creators

  1. Ivana Alawi
  2. Zeinab Harake
  3. Alex Gonzaga Official
  4. Toni Gonzaga Studio
  5. Donnalyn
  6. Vice Ganda
  7. Skusta Clee TV
  8. Mika Salamanca
  9. Hash Alawi
  10. Cong TV

Top Trending Videos

  1. Four Sisters and a Welding | Alex Gonzaga
  2. MY JOURNEY / DELIVERY (BIA IS HOME) ❤️ | ZEINAB HARAKE
  3. EXTREME GIRLFRIEND CHALLENGE: Donnalyn and AJ Raval
  4. ANG MULING PAGKIKITA AT ANG PAGPUNTA NAMIN SA BAHAY NI MURA (NAHIHIRAPAN NA DAW😔)
  5. NAPRANK SI MAMA ALAWI + SURPRISE! *IYAK SILA* | IVANA ALAWI
  6. VLOG 162 TUNAY NA TATAY NI TYRONIA FOWLER
  7. PAANO NAUBOS ANG 1M KO SA LOOB NG 15 MINUTO
  8. ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ FULL MOVIE | Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla
  9. Easy & Quick Cake Decorating Tutorials for Everyone | Top 10 Amazing Colorful Cake Compilation
  10. AKO NAMAN

Top Music Videos

  1. Skusta Clee - Lagi (Official Music Video)
  2. SB19 'MAPA' | OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO
  3. Ex Battalion - Yearly (Official Music Video)
  4. Crazier (cover by Arthur Miguel)
  5. BTS (방탄소년단) 'Butter' Official MV
  6. Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video]
  7. Bella Poarch - Build a B*tch (Official Music Video)
  8. Moira Dela Torre - Paubaya | Official Music Video | feat. Joshua Garcia & Julia Barretto
  9. Zack Tabudlo - Binibini (Official Music Video)
  10. BTS (방탄소년단) 'Permission to Dance' Official MV

Breakout Creators

  1. Hash Alawi
  2. Wilbert Tolentino VLOGS
  3. Boy Tapang Vlogs
  4. Andrea B.
  5. MPL Philippines
  6. Aj Raval
  7. Herlene Hipon
  8. Mygz Molino
  9. Bonoy & Pinty Gonzaga
  10. Luis Manzano

Top Shorts Creators

  1. Zhong
  2. MrBeast Shorts
  3. Dental Digest
  4. NichLmao
  5. Dan Rhodes
  6. Jake Fellman
  7. Alan Chikin Chow
  8. SeanDoesMagic
  9. camman18
  10. Yoeslan