These are the Top 25 Metal and Hard Rock Artists on YouTube Right Now


Ever wondered how various artists from throughout the metal and hard rock communities stack up against one another when it comes to YouTube views, Apple Music streams, pure album sales, ticket sales (back when those were a thing… and when they become so again) and other metrics? Stream N’ Destroy is a newsletter that features all of those things and then some. Compiled by metal journalist and manager Ryan J. Downey, Stream N’ Destroy, which arrives a couple of times a week, has quickly become one of our most anticipated reads the moment it hits our inbox.

From time to time we’ll be highlighting excerpts from Stream N’ Destroy here on MetalSucks that we think our readers will be interested in. To start, here’s a list of the top 25 metal and hard rock artists on YouTube, by views, in the past 28 days:

  1. Queen 220M views
  2. Linkin Park 179M
  3. Twenty One Pilots 155M
  4. Metallica 123M
  5. Guns N’ Roses 98.1M
  6. AC/DC 91.3M
  7. Red Hot Chili Peppers 85M
  8. Skillet 78.2M
  9. Fall Out Boy 67.5M
  10. Panic! At The Disco 66M
  11. Nirvana 62.3M
  12. Green Day 57.8M
  13. Slipknot 52.8M
  14. System Of A Down 51.1M
  15. 5 Seconds Of Summer 50.9M
  16. Avenged Sevenfold 45.4M
  17. Nickelback 45M
  18. Five Finger Death Punch 44.9M
  19. Evanescence 41.6M
  20. Disturbed 39M
  21. Led Zeppelin 38.1M
  22. Sabaton 33.8M
  23. Pearl Jam 31.9M
  24. Oasis 31.8M
  25. Iron Maiden 31.1M

To see where Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Slayer, Lamb of God and over 100 other hard rock and metal artists stack up, and to get data insights of all kinds pumped into your inbox on the regs, sign up for Stream N’ Destroy right here.

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