Top 10 Incredible Female YouTube Records
Top 10 Incredible Female YouTube Records

Top 10 Incredible Female YouTube Records

VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Owen Maxwell
These female YouTubers broke major records! For this list, we're looking at the first and the most important achievements from the women of YouTube. We're basing our choices on a mix of unbelievable stats, landmark moments and channels that set a precedent for others to follow. We've included

Top 10 Female YouTube Records

These women have gone places few others have gone before. Welcome to MsMojo and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Female YouTube Records.

For this list, we're looking at the first and the most important achievements from the women of YouTube. We're basing our choices on a mix of unbelievable stats, landmark moments and channels that set a precedent for others to follow.

#10: Most Viewed Live Music Festival Performance
Beyoncé’s Headlining Set at Coachella

After Beyoncé's pregnancy caused her to cancel her 2017 Coachella shows, fans were ready for her return whether they were attending in person or not. The next year, Coachella partnered with YouTube to livestream Bey's set, so viewers at home could watch all 105 minutes with the attendees. This concert attracted just under 500 thousand simultaneous viewers, making it the most viewed festival stream in history. The insane viewership also helped Coachella rack up a record 41 million views in its first weekend. Beyoncé's 26 song set featured almost 100 dancers as well as guest appearances from Jay-Z, Solange and the rest of Destiny's Child. By making it a one-time stream, Coachella guaranteed something special.

#9: Most Views & Subscribers For a Female Game Streamer

Let's Plays have become a powerhouse across YouTube, and Tiffany Herrera is easily the queen of the genre. Under the name iHasCupquake, Herrera has built an empire with her channel since starting in 2010. Tiffany's content mixes gameplay commentary, vlogs, animated shorts and even some livestreams. iHasCupquake's range of content has earned her over six million subscribers, the most for a female gaming broadcaster as of mid-2018. Herrera has well over two billion total views on her channel as well, which makes her the most popular female games streamer. iHasCupquake was even recognized by Guinness in 2017 and her stats have only climbed since then.

#8: One of the 1st British Channels to Be Promoted by YouTube with TV, Print & Billboard Ads

Since her humble beginnings in 2009, British vlogger Zoella has slowly evolved her channel into a lifestyle business. Zoe Sugg's videos cover makeup tutorials, unboxings, travel vlogs and collaborations with other YouTubers. Despite recording in her bedroom to this day (but from a different house, of course), Sugg was part of the first wave of British YouTubers to get mainstream advertising. YouTube promoted Zoella along with Slow Mo Guys in a series of TV, Billboard and magazine ads in 2014. With over 6 million subscribers and over 265 million views back then , Zoe had comparable viewership to the shows during which her ads were broadcast. With those numbers having increased to 12 million subscribers and 1 billion total views today, along with brand partnerships and her successful side-channel, Sugg won't slow down anytime soon.

#7: Fastest YouTube Video by a Female Music Artist to Reach 100M Views
Adele's "Hello"

Following in the footsteps of her '21’ album, Adele's 'Hello' single quickly earned massive views and acclaim. Its music video follows Adele as she dissects a broken relationship, and deals with all the emotional fallout. In 2015, the video hit 100 million views in five days, the fastest for any female musician. In fact South Korean superstar Psy is the only artist to do so faster, when 'Gentleman' hit 100 million views in four days. Adele however reached one billion views faster than anyone, achieving the feat in a stunning 88 days. By growing more in 72 hours than most videos do in months, 'Hello' has already passed two billion views.

#6: First Female Artist to Reach One Billion All-Time Views on YouTube
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has turned heads her whole career, and her surreal music videos became giant hits on YouTube. Gaga's Vevo channel passed one billion total views in 2010, which made her the first artist - female or male - to do so. Though Justin Bieber now has several videos with over 1 billion views, he was millions behind when Stefani Germanotta broke the record. In February 2018, Dua Lipa became the youngest female artist to hit one billion views thanks to one video, for 'New Rules', while Lady Gaga now has over five billion views overall. With massive hits like 'Poker Face' and 'Bad Romance' bringing her millions of views each however, Gaga is still climbing.

#5: Most Subscribed Self-Owned Female YouTube Channel

While many musicians have a team to help them rule YouTube, Yuya has achieved her fame independently. The Mexican YouTuber uploaded her first video in 2010, and has driven her self-owned channel all the way past 21 million subscribers. Mariand Castañeda's high-energy videos are mostly beauty and lifestyle how-to's, all of which feature her infectious personality. Yuya's Spanish content has made her the most subscribed Mexican channel as well as the top self-owned non-English channel. Though Castañeda is in her mid-20s as of 2018, she already has a net-worth of three million dollars. With so many achievements, Yuya may be the biggest YouTuber you've never heard of.

#4: Most Subscribed Female YouTube Channel
Taylor Swift (TaylorSwiftVevo)

As one of the biggest musicians on the planet, Taylor Swift's art also helped her become the most subscribed woman on YouTube in November 2017. With over 30 million subscribers, Swift held a narrow lead above Katy Perry for the most subscribed female musician at the time, though as of August 2018, she has since been surpassed by her rival. Regardless, star-studded videos like 'Bad Blood' keep attracting fans to TayTay’s channel, which has over 15 billion total views. Taylor was also the first artist regardless of gender to have two videos exceeding two billion views, thanks to 'Blank Space' and 'Shake It Off.' As one of the top female YouTube channels, Taylor Swift's reign isn't likely to end soon.

#3: Highest Paid Female YouTuber
Lilly Singh [aka IISuperwomanII]

Lilly Singh may be several million subscribers behind her competitors, but her hard work has made her millions of dollars. Singh produces tons of comedy, vlogs and music videos on her Superwoman channel, which now has over 14 million subscribers. In 2017, Lilly earned 10.5 million dollars from all her different projects, and became the tenth highest paid YouTuber that year, according to Forbes.. Her total income is a mix of YouTube monetization, sponsorships, merch, her comedy and music tours, and, of course, her book 'How To Be A Bawse.' Singh has made over 700 videos and her hard work continues to pay off more and more every year.

#2: Most Disliked Female YouTube Video
Rebecca Black’s "Friday"

Despite how bafflingly catchy that song is, “Friday” made Rebecca Black the face of the most hated meme on the internet in 2011. The ARK Music Factory-produced song talks about the joys of the weekend through its harshly auto-tuned vocals. It quickly became the most disliked video on YouTube after its release, due to its infectious writing and bad production. Justin Bieber even covered 'Friday' after Black dethroned 'Baby.' International media attention has boosted the video past 100 million views and it holds 3.2 million dislikes. While she has the most hated video for a female artist, Black has moved on to do vlogs, and continues to release music.

#1: First YouTube Video to Hit 100M Views
Avril Lavigne’s "Girlfriend"

The 2007 single 'Girlfriend' follows Avril Lavigne as her bright and dark sides fight over the same man. The video became the first ever to reach a hundred million views on YouTube in the summer of the next year, beating out what was previously the most popular video to that point, “The Evolution of Dance”. It was later reported that an internet forum had cheated to boost views of Lavigne’s video, but it turned out that it was in fact all the media attention surrounding the forum that helped “Girlfriend”’s views climb. While Avril no longer has the most popular video on all of YouTube, she paved the way for women across the site.