Top YouTube videos of 2016

Click to play video: 'Caught on camera: Fort McMurray fire erupts behind Global News reporter'
Caught on camera: Fort McMurray fire erupts behind Global News reporter
WATCH: Caught on camera: Fort McMurray fire erupts behind Global News reporter by Global News takes spot number ten on 'Top Trending Videos in Canada' list – May 3, 2016
YouTube has released its year-end data, giving us some insight into which videos were popular in Canada throughout 2016.
And based on the info, there were plenty of clips that caught Canadians’ eyes and got us talking (including a Global News video from our YouTube channel that saw reporter Reid Fiest tackling the Fort McMurray fire — see above).
Top Trending Videos in Canada:
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The top trending music video in Canada was Rihanna’s Work, which features Canadian rapper Drake and was penned by Mississauga singer-songwriter PARTYNEXTDOOR. The music video prominently features a Toronto restaurant, Real Jerk.
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Toronto restaurant featured in Drake and Rihanna video sees spike in business

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Top Trending Music Videos in Canada:
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  1. RihannaWork (Explicit) ft. Drake by RihannaVEVO
  2. Fifth Harmony – Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign by FifthHarmonyVEVO
  3. The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) ft. Hasley by ChainsmokersVEVO
  4. Calvin HarrisThis Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna by CalvinHarrisVEVO
  6. twenty one pilots: Heathens (from Suicide Squad: The Album) [OFFICIAL VIDEO] by FueledByRamen
  7. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! (From DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls) [OFFICIAL VIDEO] by justintimberlakeVEVO
  8. The WeekndStarboy ft. Daft Punk by TheWeekndVEVO
  9. Shawn MendesTreat You Better by ShawnMendesVEVO
  10. Ruth B Lost Boy (Official Video) by RuthBVEVO

Canadian actor Seth Rogen starred in two of the top trending movie trailers with, Sausage Party and Neighbors 2.

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WATCH BELOW: Movie trailer: Sausage Party

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Movie trailer: Sausage Party

Top Trending Movie Trailers in Canada:

  1. Suicide Squad Official Trailer 1 [HD] by WarnerBrosPictures
  2. Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – Trailer 2 by MARVEL
  3. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer by StarWars
  4. GHOSTBUSTERS – Official Trailer (HD) by SonyPicturesEntertainment
  5. SAUSAGE PARTYOfficial Restricted Trailer – In Cinemas August 11 by SonyPictures Releasing Australia
  6. WONDER WOMAN Comic-Con Trailer by WarnerBrosPictures
  7. Neighbors 2 – Official Trailer (HD) by UniversalPictures
  8. Marvel’s Doctor Strange Teaser Trailer by MARVEL
  9. THE SHALLOWS – Official Trailer #2 (HD) by SonyPicturesEntertainment
  10. Jason Bourne – Official Trailer (HD) by UniversalPictures
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In addition to the top trending videos, trailers and music videos, there were some other notable moments for Canada on YouTube in 2016.
We set a new Canadian viewership record over the summer, as Canadians both at home and around the world flocked to the website to watch the livestream of the Tragically Hip’s final concert in Kingston. Viewers from 188 different countries tuned in to watch the event and post-show.
We also turned to YouTube to remember Leonard Cohen. Following the announcement of the poet and songwriter’s death on Nov. 10, the video for his performance of Hallelujah became the most-watched video on YouTube for that day. Fun fact: Hallelujah is actually the most frequently covered song from before 2010 on YouTube, with 8.7K covers. Jeff Buckley’s version of the iconic song remains the most popular with 84 million views.
The first U.S. presidential debate also broke records on YouTube, with nearly 2 million concurrent views around the world – 14X more live viewership than the debates in 2012. Canada was the top country outside of the U.S. that tuned in to the event.
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2016 was also an incredible year for Canadian Creators. We saw 199 channels reach the 100K subscriber mark, 42 hit the 1M subscriber mark and Canada’s biggest YouTube star, Lilly Singh, hit the 10M subscriber mark.

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