Kids and karaoke big win­ners on YouTube

The Daily Examiner - - NATION -

A CELEBRITY baby, karaoke with a Bee­tle and a yo­delling child have all racked up mil­lions of Aus­tralian views on YouTube this year.

YouTube’s an­nual wrap of trend­ing clips also re­vealed Aussie mu­si­cians 5 Sec­onds Of Sum­mer, Iggy Aza­lea and Amy Shark were the coun­try’s most watched.

This year view­ers swung to­wards in­ter­na­tional con­tent pro­duced by main­stream celebri­ties in­clud­ing Kylie Jen­ner (pic­tured) and James Cor­den. Jen­ner’s baby re­veal video To Our Daugh­ter topped the list with more than 77 mil­lion views since it was posted in Fe­bru­ary. The 23-minute Paul McCart­ney Car­pool Karaoke clip gar­nered al­most 36 mil­lion views since June.

A video of a young boy yo­delling in Wal­mart was watched al­most 60 mil­lion times this year. Aus­tralia was also set apart by the videos that fea­tured in the top list.

“We seem to have such a fas­ci­na­tion with the Lau­rel vs Yanny de­bate,” plat­form spokes­woman Kris­tine Arnott said. “We were de­bat­ing it more than any other na­tion.”

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