YouTube Reveals Top Trending Videos Of 2017

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Chris Jeday's "Ahora Dice" didn't make as much noise internationally as "Despacito" or "Mi Gente" but still managed to join the billion-view club, while Jason Derulo's "Swalla" is the odd English-language song out given its middling chart performance.

It was forced to adopt additional screening measures last month on its kid-friendly platform, YouTube Kids, after reports showed numerous videos there contained profanity and violence.

2017 also saw some major new records broken in music, most notably by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's massive global hit.

The masked performer was a contestant on Thailand's aptly named singing competition show "The Mask Singer".

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- This 12-year-old singing ventriloquist's fantastic performance on "America's Got Talent".

This video documenting Dude Perfect's elaborate - and mesmerizing - ping pong trick shot is the group's second most popular video to date. Farmer went on to be crowned champion of the season when it finished in September.

It's that time again, to jump into the way-back machine for #YouTube Rewind - YouTube's annual look back at the year that was. Last year, the Carpool Karaoke clip starring Adele claimed the top spot. Every minute, more than 400 hours of video are shared on YouTube. It's one of the channel's most watched video of all time.

- Ed Sheeran made the list twice. It was produced by Beth David and Esteban Bravo at the Ringling College of Art and Design. That is, until a toddler jovially entered the room and began tugging at his arm. Facebook in May said it would hire 3,000 more people to review videos and posts, and, later, another 1,000 to review ads after discovering Russian ads meant to influence the US presidential election.

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