5 YouTube Personalities to Watch in 2017


Back in 2005, we were first introduced to YouTube. Who would have guessed that it would turn into the global phenomenon it is today? Creators, musicians, and innovators from around the world are producing, uploading, and sharing their original content. And viewers, well, they’re consuming over a billion hours per day.

It’s been the launching pad for many including Tyler Oakley, Michelle Phan, Lilly Singh, and plenty of others. So who’s the next YouTube sensation? We’re glad you asked. We’ve compiled a list of five YouTubers to keep your eye on in 2017.

Jess and Gabriel Conte

Jess and Gabriel Conte
Photo Credit: www.jessandgabriel.com

YouTube Channel: Jess and Gabriel
Most Popular Video: “Our Wedding”
Subscribers: 1,117,731

Another day, another vlog. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been six months since Jess and Gabriel started their channel. But that hasn’t stopped the pair from establishing themselves as a YouTube power couple. They’ve shared everything from their engagement to their recent addition (you’ll have to watch to see what we’re talking about). And they’ve made fans feel like they’re part of the family. Jess and Gabriel are inseparable and recently released their first EP titled Under the Covers. Is there anything they can’t do? We’re fairly certain the answer is no. But one thing we know for sure is that Jess and Gabriel are #CoupleGoals.

Nick Uhas

Nick Uhas

YouTube Channel: Nickipedia
Most Popular Video: “Deep Voice Gas Sulfur Hexafluoride”
Subscribers: 51,549

Class is in session! Big Brother alumni Nick Uhas is teaching us all about science and the world around us. It’s one of the most insightful channels on YouTube (even the Today Show thinks so). Who knew science could be so much fun?

AJ Mitchell

AJ Mitchell

YouTube Channel: AJ Mitchell
Most Popular Video: “Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In the Name of Love”
Subscribers: 100,572

YouTube is an incredible platform for discovering up-and-coming artists. It’s how musicians like Justin Bieber and Karmin got their start. And one artist who’s caught our attention is AJ Mitchell (remember that name). He’s a phenomenal singer-songwriter from Illinois, who recently won The Voice’s Snapchat competition after being selected by Adam Levine. He’s Shawn Mendes meets Charlie Puth. Don’t believe us? Check out his YouTube channel.

Jacko Brazier

Jacko Brazier

YouTube Channel: Jacko Brazier
Subscribers: 250,726

Jacko Brazier is proof that hard work pays off. The Australian has made a signature brand out of dabbing and “third wheeling,” which even includes a merchandise line. In March 2017, he surpassed over a quarter of a million subscribers. And the sky’s the limit with Jacko Brazier. His channel is the perfect combination of comedy, advice, vlogs, pranks, and challenges.

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell
Photo Credit: Freeform

YouTube Channel: Shay Mitchell
Most Popular Video: “Pretty Little Liars Farewell Letter | Shay Mitchell”
Subscribers: 1,850,108

With Pretty Little Liars ending this year, fans will be looking to fill a void. And luckily, they’ll have Shay Mitchell or should we say Slay Mitchell’s YouTube channel. It’s a collection of tutorials, fashion videos, Q&As, and more. And you never know who may be stopping by.

Who are your favorite YouTubers? Tell us in the comments below.


Kevin is a writer living in New York City. He is an enthusiast with an extensive movie collection, who enjoys attending numerous conventions throughout the year. His favorite shows include Riverdale, The Gifted, Marvel's Runaways, and The Flash. Say hi on Twitter!

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