YouTube celebrated the year in internet pop culture with the 2018 edition of its Rewind video, featuring celebrity appearances from Smith, Noah, John Oliver, Adam Rippon, and Trixie Mattel, along with 100 of YouTube’s top creators, including Casey Neistat, The Dolan Twins, Lilly Singh and Markiplier.
The video celebrates pays tribute to the some of the defining moments and trends of 2018 (yes, we’re talking Fortnite), in a video set against some year’s most popular songs, I Like It, Idol, In My Feelings, High Hopes, and Happier. Check it out here:
For the year, Kylie Jenner’s To Our Daughter, an 11-minute film detailing her pregnancy and the birth of baby Stormi, was watched over 53 million times on its way to becoming YouTube’s global #1 Top Trending Video of 2018.
Actor Will Smith vlogged all over the world (and jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on a dare), garnering millions of views. Rihanna started her own “Tutorial Tuesdays” makeup series. And Beyoncé’s livestream from Coachella captured a worldwide audience.