Great news, Elton fans! The international megastar in addition to delighting our ears recently on Lady Gaga collabo Sine From Above, is gifting us with access to some amazing archived concerts on YouTube!
Starting this Friday, a new, epic two-hour concert set will premiere on Elton John’s YouTube Channel everySaturday thereafter at 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST / 5 PM BST for a total of six weeks. Proceeds from this will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundationin support of COVID relief efforts.
YouTube Originals have announced an exciting slate of new programming to come in coming months as we navigate COVID-19. The slate is led by a star-studded group of educators on ways to better your life as part of their #WITHME Initiatives!
Check-out some of the selections and the dates they are to surface:
Money Talks: Taxes – Streaming Now!
In this new Learning Playlist, a roundtable of leading female financial experts provide answers to the questions surrounding personal finances that we are all desperate to know. Offering a step by step guide for viewers, this first series of videos covers pressing questions about filing taxes and the COVID-19 stimulus check. “Money Talks” is produced by Refinery29.
The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast – Livestream Premieres April 25 at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT
A global LIVE event where popular YouTube creator, MrBeast (34M subscribers), challenges the platform’s biggest stars to remotely go head-to-head in a first-of-its-kind battle of stay-at-home games where there can be only one winner. “The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast” will encourage viewers to donate to support COVID-19-related charitable organizations and is produced by Night Media and Fly On the Wall.
Stay Home With: YUNGBLUD – Series Premieres April 27
This weekly episodic series follows UK recording artist, YUNGBLUD, through a month at a rental apartment in L.A. Along with four friends – his manager, videographer and two bandmates with whom he is quarantined – YUNGBLUD attempts to shoot a music video, write new songs, cook meals and stay connected to his UK-based family and avid global fanbase, all within the disconcerting shelter-at-home restrictions. “Stay Home With: YUNGBLUD” will encourage viewers to donate to support No Kid Hungry and is produced by Stick Figure Entertainment.
#MoveWithMe – Global Dance Event Premieres April 29
In celebration of International Dance Day (April 29), this special will feature acclaimed choreographer Matt Steffanina as host, and talented dancers and choreographers from across the globe as they come together to provide dance-lovers with high octane performances to today’s chart topping songs in a way that can only be done on YouTube. Choreographers and dancers including LaurieAnn Gibson, WilldaBeast Adams, Chachi Gonzales, Kasia Jukowska, Vale Merino, Sonali Bhadauria, FitDance, Kaelynn KK Harris, Twist And Pulse, D-trix and more will be featured. “#MoveWithMe” will encourage viewers to donate to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO during the event and is produced by Den of Thieves.
Stream #WithMe (UK) – Livestream Premieres April 30
In “Stream #WithMe”, a star-studded crew of some of the UK’s most loved YouTube creators and stars let us in on how they are coping with the lockdown experience in a livestream celebration of solidarity. The all-star group of creators and celebrities will share tips on how to keep entertained, upbeat, and active as they tag-team their way through four hours of joyful unexpected performances and exciting challenges culminating in an almighty stunt for the nation. “Stream #WithMe” will encourage viewers to donate to support NHS Charities Together and is made in partnership with Electric Robin (part of EndemolShine UK).
Celebrity Substitute – Series Premieres May 7
Around the world, millions of students are joining virtual classrooms as part of the current distance learning initiative and teachers are looking for ways to keep their students engaged and focused to stay on target with their curriculum. In this series, some of the brightest celebrities and educators come together to energize distance learning. In each episode, a celebrity steps in to teach crucial high school lessons with real teachers. Some examples include Karlie Kloss working through a coding problem, or Ken Jeong giving a biology lesson that will be remembered for years to come. Additional celebrity substitutes include: Bill Nye, Camila Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Terry Crews. “Celebrity Substitute” is produced by B17 Entertainment.
The Secret Life of Lele Pons – Series Premieres May 19
In this raw and intimate five-part series, internet personality and music artist Lele Pons shares a side to her that no one knows about… Her lifelong struggle with Tourette Syndrome and OCD. Viewers will follow along on her journey of building and expanding her music career while battling what was previously hidden. Link to official trailer HERE. “The Secret Life of Lele Pons” is a Shots Studios Production.
BookTube – Read with Me Special and Mental Health Episode – Premieres May 21 and June 2020
The critically-acclaimed monthly book club, “BookTube,” is creating a special “Read With Me” episode premiering May 21. Now more than ever, people around the world are turning to books to help them feel connected. This special episode will feature several celebrities, booktubers, and authors – including Melinda Gates, John Grisham, James Patterson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nicholas Sparks, Elaine Welteroth, and many more – sharing their current book recommendations. Additionally, the June 2020 episode of “BookTube” will feature authors Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General (author of Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World), Lori Gottlieb (author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone) and Haemin Sunim (author of The Things You Can Only See When You Slow Down) discussing anxiety, mental health, and advice for self care during these uncertain times. “BookTube” is produced by Boardwalk Pictures.
Create Together #WithMe (working title) – Series Premieres May 2020
This mini-series, hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, invites friends and families from all over the world who are coping with this unprecedented time of isolation to come together and showcase their creativity and collaboration. Rather than profiling lone artists and showcasing their finished work, each weekly episode will document the creative process as people find each other online and remotely collaborate on a variety of family friendly projects—short films, short documentaries, music videos, and more. Anybody can come be a part of the show on HITRECORD, Gordon-Levitt’s Emmy-winning platform for creative collaboration. “Create Together #WithMe” is produced by Brian Graden Media and HITRECORD.
Locked Down (working title) – Scripted Series Premieres May 2020
A social media mystery in a social distancing era! This scripted event series follows a group of bored teens working together online to solve a mystery involving one of their neighbors. Shot entirely via webcam and smartphone, “Locked Down” is a suspenseful look at how young people stay in touch while having to stay away, as well as what happens when boredom leads to suspicion. The story unfolds almost in real-time as the friend group works together – from a distance – to solve the mystery, while also exploring their own anxieties and frustrations about life during a pandemic. “Locked Down” is created and produced by Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment (Dino Dana, Endlings, Odd Squad).
Untitled Juanpa and Luisito Project (LATAM) – Series Premieres May 2020
Latin America’s top YouTube creators Juanpa Zurita (10.2M subscribers) and Luisito Communica (30.6M subscribers) come together for the first time to document an unprecedented situation (COVID-19 quarantine) in an unprecedented way. Filmed entirely under quarantine with no physical interaction, viewers will hear first hand personal stories from around the globe, including YouTube creators, health specialists, and everyday people as they reflect on their reality. Their challenges, their hopes, their solutions, their stories of inspiration and most importantly the resilience of human nature. This limited series will give a voice to individuals around the globe to unify us regardless of region or language. This project is produced by DW Entertainment & Media.
Ever wonder what Canadians are watching you YouTube? While we’re waiting on YouTube‘s annual REWIND Video highlighting bright moments in 2018, today they revealed the top Videos Canadians watched this year!
Canadians couldn’t get enough of Kylie Jenner 11-minute video to her daughter and Maroon 5 shows outlasting longevity with their star-studded GIRLS LIKE YOU (ft. Cardi B) Video taking top honours!
Check ’em out:
TOP TRENDING VIDEOS IN CANADA
To Our Daughter
we broke up
Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)
Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke
Walmart yodeling kid
Deadpool, meet Cable
The Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle
Falcon Heavy Test Flight
FORTNITE DANCE CHALLENGE! – (In Real Life)
2018 US Open Highlights: Serena Williams’ dispute overshadows Naomi Osaka’s final win | ESPN
TOP TRENDING MUSIC VIDEOS IN CANADA
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You ft. Cardi B
Drake – God’s Plan
Childish Gambino – This Is America (Official Video)
Bruno Mars – Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B] [Official Video]
Ariana Grande – no tears left to cry
Post Malone – Psycho ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It [Official Music Video]
Drake – Nice For What
Lil Dicky – Freaky Friday feat. Chris Brown (Official Music Video)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF (Official Music Video)
In celebration of YouTube‘s upcoming streaming service launch in Canada, YOUTUBE MUSIC, the Country’s biggest stars in Music stepped-out at Rebel Night Club by Toronto’s waterfront to celebrate the occasion! Hosted by our v. own Lilly Singh, who has found meteoric international success as a YouTube star-turned-Entrepreneur, the packed house including a mixture of ad buyers, Music industry and contest winners.
The audience was treated to three-plus hours of genre-spanning Music including hot musical acts like Brett Kissel, Roy Woods, DVSN, Jessie Reyez, Johnny Orlando, The Glorious Sons, Charlotte Cardin, Scott Helman and headliner, Daniel Caesar. PartyNextDoor originally was to appear but had cancelled unfortunately, although the audience was more than delighted with the evening’s offerings.
Singh along with fellow YouTube personality Humble the Poet, unveiled her new puppy who sat patiently waiting on his mommy at the event with a handler. Singh tells the audience “This was the best decision I ever made”, own taking-on pet ownership. As a tribute to her hometown, she named the puppy “Scarborough” and he is adorable, being hoisted in the air without flinching to feverish cell phone snaps from the sea of adorers.
See some highlights of the night, which as touted truly was unforgettable!
Lilly Singh x Scarborough
“Daniel’s Caesar” – one of the Evening’s official cocktails
23-year-old Maddie Hasson is a name to look out for. The Actress is currently in Toronto filming Thriller YouYube Red (subscription service) series Impulse in which she stars as a high school girl who looks to escape her mundane town, discovering her ability to teleport. The Series based on the third installment of StevenGould‘s Jumper Novels, also deals with the v. relevant matter of sexual assault.
Hasson has starred in Series The Finder (Co-Star Geoff Stults also is in town) and Twisted for which she got nominated for a 2013 Teen Choice Award.Impulse set to debut in 2018, is produced and directed by acclaimed Filmmaker Doug Liman and also stars Missi Pyle.
The lovely Hasson delievered a memorable performance in TIFF ’17 selection Novitiate alongside Julianne Nicholson, Melissa Leo and Dianna Agron, and was out and about at the Festival with her husband Julian Brink, whom we spotted with her this weekend. She was just in Los Angeles for the TCAs this past weekend promoting the exciting new Series.
We’d be nothing without YouTube and now that we’ve reached the end of 2017, have you ever wondered what Canadians have been watching? YouTube Canada unveiled the Online Videos that are making Canadians click, from Trailers to Music Videos to Ads!
Check them out, each ranked #1 to #10!
TOP TRENDING VIDEOS IN CANADA
Sea lion drags girl into Steveston waters
Eminem Rips Donald Trump in BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher
Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam
Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect
Northern Ontario Moose vs Wolf
Woman interrupted during BBC interview
Sneaky toddler steals Prince Harry’s popcorn
In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
$1 donut vs. $100 donut
France 24 en direct – 24 hour livestream news channel
TOP TRENDING MUSIC VIDEOS IN CANADA
Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne – I’m the One
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
The Weeknd – Reminder
Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay (Lyric Video)
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
TOP TRENDING MOVIE TRAILERS IN CANADA
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser
IT – Official Teaser Trailer
Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer
Black Panther Teaser Trailer
DEADPOOL 2 Teaser Trailer (2018)
JUSTICE LEAGUE – Official Trailer 1
THE BOSS BABY “Diapers” Trailer Tease (Animation, 2017)
THE EMOJI MOVIE Trailer 1 – 3 (2017)
BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Official Trailer
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – Official Trailer #2
YOUTUBE CANADA ADS (CHOSEN TO BE VIEWED) LEADERBOARD 2017
The Canadian Dream – Chevrolet Canada (Creative – McCann, Media – Dentsu Aegis Network)
SickKids VS: MomStrong – SickKids (Creative – Cossette, Media – Cossette)
#MostCanadian Airline Ever – WestJet (Creative – In-house, Media – Media Experts)
The Great Canadian Chase – Coca-Cola Canada (Creative – Sid Lee, Media – Carat)
Nintendo Switch – Nintendo (Creative – Leo Burnett, Media – Zenith)
Born the Hard Way – Budweiser (Creative – Anomaly, Media – UM)
Worlds Apart – Heineken (Creative – Publicis)
Hero’s Journey – Kia Motors America (Creative – Innocean, Media – Innocean)
Bringing Canadian Families Together – Catelli Pasta (Creative – Environics, Media – Bam Strategy)
The Rock and Siri Dominate the Day – Apple Canada (Creative – TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Media – OMD)
YouTube star Grace Helbig quickly has risen as a star among millennials, her sharp sense of humour seen on her hilarious videos on channel it’sGrace and heard on podcast Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig.
In addition to her popular E! series The Grace Helbig Show, she also is best-selling author, penning books Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up and Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It.
The New Jersey funnywoman was in Toronto today to talk about her great success and also new Film, Dirty 30, appearing on staples like Breakfast Television and Your Morning.
Helbig jokes to Adam Wylde on Breakfast Television earlier about her cross-platform success telling him, “Maybe I’m gonna make an album singing, maybe!”.
We weren’t even looking for Helbig but were so lucky to run into her today. What a Sweetie!
Did you know that 80% of all YouTube views come from outside the U.S.? YouTube Canada has compiled a year-end List of our Country’s most-viewed Videos online broken down by Music Videos and Trending Videos and coincidentally Canadians stand at number nine in each respective category!
See who made the Lists:
Top Trending Videos in Canada for 2013
1. Ylvis – the Fox (What does the Fox Say) by tvnorge 2. Dove Real Beauty Sketches by Doveunitedstates 3. How Animals Eat Their Food by MisterEpicMann 4. Baby & Me / the new evian film by Evianbabies 5. Yolo (Feat Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) by thelonelyisland 6. Harlem Shake (original army edition) by kennethaakonsen 7. The NFL A Bad Lip Reading by BadLipReading 8. Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank by MagicofRahat 9. Space Oddity by Chris Hadfield 10. Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise by CarrieNYC
Top Music Videos in Canada for 2013
1. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball by MileyCyrusVEVO 2. Psy – Gentleman M/V by officialpsy 3. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop by MileyCyrusVEVO 4. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I. Pharrell by RobinThickeVEVO 5. Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko by RihannaVEVO 6. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess by PinkVEVO 7. Katy Perry – Roar (Official) by KatyPerryVEVO 8. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold us Feat. Ray Dalton by RyanLewis 9. Drake – Started from the Bottom (Explicit) by DrakeVEVO 10. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It by SelenaGomezVEVO
In celebration of a memorable year, a group of over 60 YouTube Content Creators came together and made a Mash-up Video titled YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?
Taking place Sunday, November 3, 3013, the first-ever YouTube Music Awards will take place in New York City at Pier 36! Performers at the star-studded Awards include the likes of Eminem, Lady Gaga, Avicii, M.I.A., Arcade Fire and several more. Funnyman Jason Schwartzman and Musician Reggie Watts will host the Event.
Nominees for six categories were announced earlier today and they include:
Video of the Year:
· Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney – Epic Rap Battles Of History
· Demi Lovato – Heart Attack
· Girls’ Generation – I Got A Boy
· Justin Bieber (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Beauty And A Beat
· Lady Gaga – Applause
· Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert) – Same Love
· Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
· One Direction – Best Song Ever
· PSY – Gentleman
· Selena Gomez Come & Get It
Artist of the Year
‣ Epic Rap Battles of History
‣ Justin Bieber
‣ Katy Perry
‣ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
‣ Nicki Minaj
‣ One Direction
‣ Taylor Swift
Response of the Year
‣ Boyce Avenue (feat. Fifth Harmony) – Mirrors
‣ Jayesslee – Gangnam Style
‣ Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix – Radioactive
‣ ThePianoGuys – Titanium/ Pavane
‣ Walk Off the Earth (feat. KRNFX) – IKnew You Were Trouble
‣ Gangnam Style
‣ Harlem Shake
‣ I Knew You Were Trouble
‣ Thrift Shop
‣ Kendrick Lamar
‣ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
‣ Naughty Boy
Innovation of the Year
‣ Anamanaguchi -ENDLESS FANTASY
‣ Atoms For Peace – Ingenue
‣ Bat For Lashes – Lilies
‣ DeStorm – See Me Standing
‣ Toro Y Moi – Say That