December 5, 2020
YouTube Rewind Video for 2020 Cancelled

YouTube Won’t Release its Rewind Video this Year, a First Since the 2010 Inaugural

YouTube will not release its yearly Rewind video for 2020, something that has not happened since it first debuted on the site a decade ago…

It appears that Will Smith will have one less thing to do this year. YouTube has announced that it will not produce a Rewind video for 2020, an unprecedented move since the look-back video first streamed on the platform in 2010. YouTube will skip this year because “2020 has been different,” and that “it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t. So, we’re taking a break from Rewind.”

YouTube Rewind Video for 2020 Cancelled

The annual video celebration highlights the biggest moments and trends of the year. It also pays respect to its global community. Rewind is among the most popular and most shared videos on the site. But, not always for the same reasons. Some years the video is universally loved. Meanwhile, there have been at least a couple or few years the public heavily criticized the content. 

In fact, “YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind” is the single most disliked video on the platform, with the “Sadak 2 Trailer” coming in as the second-most hated, “Baby” Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris third, Pinkfong Kids’ Songs & Stories “Baby Shark Dance” the fourth most-disliked, and “YouTube Rewind 2019: For the Record” rounding out the top five misfires.

William Boleys

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