Top income on YT ? After getting his start as a musician on MySpace, Jeffree Star moved to YouTube, where he found a following doing makeup tutorials. He now uses his channel to tout his makeup line, which he says does at least eight figures in revenue thanks to its popular lipsticks, highlighters and eye shadow palettes. Two of YouTube’s first stars, Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, host Good Mythical Morning, one of YouTube’s most popular daily show on which they eat foods like Cheetos-flavored Pop-Tarts and sing with stars like Kelly Rowland. They’ve expanded their brand of comedy to four channels, a podcast, two books and, earlier this year, purchased the multichannel network Smosh for a reported $10 million.
Zachary Levi does a fantastic job of stepping into the spandex suit of Shazam, the superhero persona of Billy Baston. Telling the story of a teenage boy who can turn into a superhero when he calls out the magic word (one chance to guess what it is…), Shamaz! was a surprisingly sincere take on the DC Comics character. Detective Pikachu is its own beast. The buddy action movie brings the pocket monsters alive in a way unlike any other time before, but the key to the movie’s success is Ryan Reynolds’ hilarious portrayal of Pikachu—the only pokemon in the movie with the capability to speak to humans. If you’re not an OG fan of the animé, fear not: Pokémon Detective Pikachu is funny enough to be enjoyed by all.
This is a fake music video created by comedy hip-hop group, ?The Lonely Island. In case you’ve forgotten, these were the same funny guys who brought you hit song spoofs like “D*ck In A Box” and “Mother Lover.” The song features R&B singer Akon, performing with The Lonely Island members Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone. You can also catch cameo appearances by celebrities Akiva Schaffer, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and John McEnroe. This sketch appeared on “Saturday Night Live” as a digital short in 2011. As the title suggests, the song is about some dorky guys who are very excited because they finally got to have sex. Find more funny videos on YT.
Best video for a song in 2019 ? One of the year’s warmest success stories: when Georgia released Started Out, the first single from her second album for indie Domino, at the end of 2018, it became a surprise Radio 1 hit. So did its follow-up, About Work the Dancefloor, prompting the label to push her album to 2020 to give the singles time to breathe. AWtD is a fine teaser for a record that is worth the wait, showing off Georgia’s newfound focus on songcraft and the depth of her references as a producer (the satisfyingly meaningless title is her tribute to the robotic proclamations of Detroit techno forefathers Cybotron). Lacing the juddering pulse of adrenaline with her vulnerable vocal delivery, AWtD puts Georgia in the big, Robyn-shaped pop leagues.