Caspar Lee, Samantha Harvey and Michael Dapaah are among the UK YouTubers who feature in 2018 edition of YouTube Rewind.
YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind features UK YouTubers including Caspar Lee, Samantha Harvey and Michael Dapaah. It also includes international YouTubers such as Lilly Singh, Ninja, Casey Neistat, Ethan and Grayson Dolan and Liza Koshy.
The annual video is released in early December each year and aims to be a celebration of YouTube, featuring many international creators and celebrities.
Popular moments and trends that feature in the latest mashup include the royal wedding, Baby Shark, Fortnite, K Pop, mukbangs, the In My Feelings challenge, ASMR, drag queens, the tin foil ball challenge, dabbing and flossing.
This year’s Rewind is set to an original music mashup produced by regular Rewind contributors The Hood Internet featuring some of the top songs and viral hits of 2018. These include I Like It by Cardi B, Idol by BTS, In My Feelings by Drake, High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco and Happier by Marshmello.
The 2018 production was shot in just 17 days at YouTube Spaces and locations in Rio De Janeiro, Seoul, London, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Many British YouTubers who’ve previously appeared in YouTube Rewind didn’t feature in the 2018 video. These included regulars Dan Howell and Phil Lester, Emma Blackery, Joe Sugg, SORTEDfood, Daniel ‘TDM’ Middleton, Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji or Tom Ridgewell.
International YouTubers who feature this year include Elle Mills, James Charles, Emma Chamberlain, Liza Koshy, Merrell Twins, Adande Thorne, The Try Guys, Rosanna Pansino, LaurDIY, Gabbie Hanna, Nikkie Tutorials, Molly Burke, Marques Brownlee, Robert James Rallison, Jaiden Dittfach, Dominic Panganiban, Life Noggin, Lachlan, ASAP Science, Luzugames and Collins Key.
Mainstream stars have also starred in recent years. In 2017, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featured, while in 2016, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and James Corden opened and closed the video with Corden’s Carpool Karaoke format. In 2018, celebrities featured in Rewind included Adam Rippon, John Oliver, Marshmello, Trevor Noah, Trixie Mattel and Will Smith.
The YouTube Play Button was not featured as prominently, after being a key focus in previous years. In YouTube Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge, Dan Howell and Phil Lester discovered the YouTube Play Button, while in YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015, Felix Kjellberg and Zoe Sugg used it to rewind on the ten-year anniversary of YouTube. This year, however, the YouTube comments were a focus point and prompted various trends seen throughout the video.
Watch YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind in full below:
Read more in our Ten Best Moments From YouTube Rewind 2018 article. Or look back at YouTube Rewind: The Shape of 2017 and The Ten Best Moments From YouTube Rewind 2017. You can also read our recaps of YouTubers In YouTube Rewind 2016 or 15 Things We Thought While Watching Youtube Rewind 2015 and see which YouTubers Starred In #YouTubeRewind 2014.
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