YouTube Canada’s Most Popular Videos of 2016 Include Apple’s iPhone 7 Ad

Google has released data on the most popular video moments in Canada from YouTube for 2016, which essentially offer an overview of the most viral videos.

The top trending video in Canada was Channing Tatum pretending to be Beyoncé on LipSync battle.

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Check out the top ten videos below:

YouTube says the hours people spent watching late night clips nearly doubled in 2016 alone, as late night show channels saw over 550 million hours watched and over 8.5 billion views. I can attest to watching these before bed and not letting me go to sleep at a proper time. Damn you viral late night videos.

A Canadian record was set with the CBC’s livestream of the Tragically Hip’s final concert in Kingston, as it attracted viewers from 188 different countries.

The first U.S. presidential debate also shattered YouTube records, as it saw almost 2 million concurrent views worldwide, a 14x increase compared to debates from four years ago. Naturally, Canada was the top country to tune into the debates outside the U.S.

Canada’s biggest YouTube star is Lilly Singh, who hit the 10 million subscriber mark, while 42 other channels hit 1 million, and 199 other channels hit 100K subscribers.

Also, Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ad made the 7th spot on the year-end YouTube Ads leaderboard, as it has garnered 5.7 million views to date:

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