Knowledge Identifier: &YouTube
Category: Movies & TV (10)
Founded in 2005.
Countries: United States (49%), (16%), United Kingdom (13%)
Linked to: Google, Hulu, PayPal, Time
Jay Brannan - Brannan appeared in the 2006 movie "Shortbus", which included one of his songs in its soundtrack, and began to build a fan base by performing on YouTube
Bianca Ryan - By March 2006, a copy of Ryan's audition had climbed into the 100 "Top Rated in Music" videos at YouTube
Jessica Lee Rose - In June 2006, Rose debuted as "lonelygirl15", a fictional teenage homeschooled character named Bree who appeared in many video blogs on the popular video-sharing website YouTube
David Choi - Choi's humorous YouTube love song, entitled "YouTube ", was uploaded on December 30, 2006, and brought him "overnight" fame
Randy Pausch - His lecture, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", was nominated at the 2007 YouTube Video *awards
Henrik Lundqvist - In 2007 a video appeared on the website YouTube with a drunk man impersonating Lundqvist
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - In 2007, YouTube, Geocities and several blogger webpages were blocked by a Turkish court due to the violation of this law
Brad Linaweaver - Linaweaver restored the cannon to working order and subsequently posted a 2007 video of it being fired several times on YouTube
Krista Ayne - She appeared in an "American Pie"-inspired video for rapper Pittsburgh Slim's 2007 song, "Girls Kiss Girls", that one newspaper called "a YouTube sensation
Hazell Dean - The music video for "Trade Him for a Newer Model" was released on YouTube by Levine in 2007
Charlie McDonnell - After setting up the YouTube channel, "charlieissocoollike" on 3 April 2007, McDonnell started posting video blogs to a small audience
Access to YouTube was blocked in Turkey between 2008 and 2010, following controversy over the posting of videos deemed insulting to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and some material offensive to Muslims
Charlie McDonnell - In 2008, McDonnell participated in a video-blog collaboration with four other YouTube personalities, entitled "FiveAwesomeGuys," a spin-off project of the "FiveAwesomeGirls" which featured hayleyghoover and italktosnakes and ran from 28 January to 31 December of that year
KevJumba - Wu, along with other popular YouTube personalities, is paid to broadcast a streaming show on BlogTV. He has been a member of BlogTV since March 29, 2008, and as of November 2, 2008, he had produced 70 live and 23 recorded shows with over 300,000 viewers of the live show and 100,000 viewers of the recorded shows
Jason Beghe - The video was taken down from YouTube on April 17, 2008 but was reposted by multiple other YouTube users shortly thereafter
Jason Beghe - By April 18, 2008, at least 45 users had reposted the video interview using their own YouTube accounts
KevJumba - By May 29, 2008, Wu had become one of three East Asians under the age of 21 to be in the top five of YouTube's all-time most subscribed users with 187,000 subscribers and more than 5,9 million views
KevJumba - By June 5, 2008, he had become the number one subscribed comedian on YouTube, and third most subscribed uploader overall
Charlie McDonnell - In the autumn of 2009, McDonnell featured with three other YouTube users on the BBC Switch documentary series "Chartjackers"
Charlie McDonnell - In May 2009, McDonnell created an alternate YouTube account, "CharlieAtE3", which followed McDonnell when he traveled to E3 2009
Tommy Cooper - YouTube was heavily criticised by the press when footage of the incident was posted on their website in May 2009
Esmee Denters - Denters added the official music video for the debut single "Outta Here" from her debut album of the same name, to her official YouTube page on 22 May 2009, and her second single "Admit It" on 3 September 2009
Debbie Gibson - Gibson gave a sneak peek of a new song on June 5, 2009 through her YouTube video blog uploaded herself
Scott Hall - On August 24, 2009, Hall began hosting a show on YouTube, called "Last Call with Scott Hall"
Charlie McDonnell - In October 2009, McDonnell was named as one of a number of prominent YouTube users who would be participating in a project called "RNLI Shout"
Susan Boyle - In December 2009 her audition was named the most watched YouTube video of the year with over 120 million viewings, more than three times higher than the second most popular video
Jimmy Jacobs - On December 15, 2009, the promotion Evolve posted a video on their YouTube page called "Unknown", hyping someone named "Abstract Wrestler"
Magibon - As of the end of 2010, Magibon had uploaded nearly 100 videos onto her YouTube channel since July 2006
KevJumba - The web series "Funemployed", launched in the summer of 2010, stars Wu and Philip Wang of Wong Fu Productions and includes other notable YouTube stars such as Nigahiga, David Choi, Kina Grannis, and Chester See. With the large number of fans, this series quickly took off and became a hit, reaching 500,000 viewers in only a few weeks
Charlie McDonnell - In January 2010 McDonnell created another alternate YouTube channel, "charlieissoboredlike", for the videos he makes when he has "nothing better to do"
Boris van der Ham - Since January 2010 he has a weekly vlog on YouTube about freethinking and liberalism
Aamir Khan - It was expected to be the first Indian film to be officially released on YouTube, within 12 weeks of releasing in theaters on 25 March 2010, but finally got officially released on YouTube in May 2012
Fabian Cancellara - In June 2010, Cancellara said that claims made in a YouTube video that he had used an electric motor fitted to his bike to assist him during races were "so stupid I'm speechless"
Charlie McDonnell - Their first single was released via YouTube on 14 June 2010 on McDonnell's channel
Charlie McDonnell - In mid-July 2010, McDonnell appeared on KTLA with Hank Green, known on YouTube as one of the Vlogbrothers, and Justine Ezarik, known as iJustine, to promote VidCon 2010, the first international conference for online video makers
Andy Whitfield - In August 2010, Whitfield teamed up with Freddie Wong and created a 2-minute YouTube video named "Time Crisis", based on the game "Time Crisis"
Pete Burns - On 13 September 2010, Steve Coy of Bristar Records posted a statement on the Dead or Alive Official Network, announcing the cancellation of all future digital releases by Pete Burns due to postings of Burns's single "Never Marry an Icon" on YouTube
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - In the last week of October 2010, a German company, following a request from the Turkish Internet Board, exploited YouTube automatic copyright-enforcement mechanism to take down the videos
Debbie Gibson - The first official music video from the new album is "I Love You" which was released on Gibson Official YouTube site on October 19, 2010
Charlie McDonnell - In November 2010, McDonnell was part of a group of YouTube videos called "The Science of Attraction" where he hosted a few experiments and had his body digitally swapped with somebody else's
Curt Hawkins - Hawkins and Reks created an animated YouTube series called MidCard Mafia in 2011, but the show upset WWE management, so Hawkins and Reks cancelled the series and removed the uploaded shows
Tommy Wiseau - In 2011, Wiseau starred in a YouTube web series called "Tommy Explains It All." The episodes feature Wiseau explaining his views on various topics ranging from "Citizen Kane" to the art of kissing
KevJumba - In 2011, Wu began performing with Yesterday, Today, Forever along with other YouTube personalities
Bob Doris - In a YouTube video, Doris encouraged anyone of Irish decent to tick 'Irish' as their ethnicity in the 2011 Scottish Census
Preston Edwards - He became a YouTube sensation in February 2011, racking up over five million views , after being sent off just ten seconds into a 3-0 defeat to Farnborough
Googoosh - In March 2011, the popstar released a snippet via YouTube of a new song she was working on titled "Bedrood"
Curt Hawkins - Hawkins first venture into YouTube came in the form of a short lived YouTube series called "Callin' Spots with Curt Hawkins", which only lasted only two episode as of April 2011
Charlie McDonnell - On 15 June 2011, his channel was spotlighted on YouTube's front page in the Entertainment category after being the first UK channel to reach a million subscribers
Corey Taylor - In July 2011 Taylor collaborated with Aaron Lewis while promoting Lewis' solo album, Town Line for a one night only acoustic duet show covering songs such as, Pearl Jam's "Black", Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, and Alice In Chains' Down In A Hole, videos from this show with Taylor and Lewis can be found on YouTube
Nadia Ali - A music video for the lead single from the album, "When It Rains", was released on her YouTube channel on 17 August 2011 with a release date to be announced
Megan Joy - On August 29, 2011, Joy released her own rendition of "Never Never" by Little Dragon on YouTube, as well as a tribute music video to go along with the song
KevJumba - On September 22, 2011, Wu had gained more than 2,000,000 subscribers; he is the 16th most subscribed YouTube channel
Tommy Dreamer - In October 2011, Dreamer started his own YouTube series, titled "The Tommy Dreamer TV"
Megan Joy - On October 4, 2011, the song "Twice", yet another Little Dragon tribute cover, was released on YouTube
Shenae Grimes - The video debuted on Teen.com on October 17, 2011 and uploaded to Megan & Liz's YouTube channel the following day
Tyger Drew-Honey - A music video featuring Drew-Honey performing the song with Daniel and Ramona on the set of Outnumbered appeared on the Children In Need program and was released onto YouTube on 18 November 2011
KevJumba - As of December 2011, he is YouTube's seventh most subscribed comedian and tenth most subscribed user overall
Jena Malone - In 2012, Malone starred in a two-part series on the YouTube channel 'Wigs' entitled "Dakota" as the mini-series' title character
Charlie McDonnell - On 24 January 2012 McDonnell posted a video of him singing an original song "Time To Reply" on his YouTube channel, which received highly positive feedback
Dolph Ziggler - On February 1, 2012, Nemeth debuted WWEFanNation's "WWE Download" and is the host of the YouTube series
Jenna Haze - On February 7, 2012, Haze announced her retirement from performing via a homemade YouTube video, followed by a press release
Felicia Day - In March 2012, Day announced that she would be launching a premium YouTube channel, "Geek & Sundry," on April 2
Felicia Day - On April 29, 2012 she appeared on the YouTube show MyMusic as a Norwegian Black Metal singer named Gorgol
David Booth (ice hockey) - An avid hunter, Booth posted a YouTube video in May 2012 of him baiting and killing a grizzly bear
Jeffree Star - The music video was directed by Robby Starbuck, and was released on Star's personal YouTube account on May 11, 2012
Ellie Goulding - On 3 August 2012, Goulding released a trailer on YouTube containing snippets of tracks from "Halcyon"
Katerina Graham - That same month the official music video premiered and as of October 19, 2012 has reached 4,843,458 views on YouTube
On January 27, 2015, YouTube announced that HTML5 will be the default playback method on supported browsers