Lately, the industry has been more separated into two sides, the conventional and the modern one. Everyone can become an artist or influencer with the power of social media. The entertainment industry has been moving to a more practical solution such as social media, which gained more attention towards the young generation. With that being said, ASEANYouth.net has prepared a comprehensive list of some of the top Southeast Asian YouTubers you may want to know if you want to keep up to date with the latest trend and activities around the world!
- Atta Halilintar
Born in Riau, Indonesia, Atta Halilintar is one of the most successful Indonesian artists coming from Youtube. To this date, he has more than 26 million subscribers on Youtube. Often seen wearing his trademark headband and sunglasses, Atta mostly posts vlogs, interviews with celebrities, and celebrity house tours. He often includes messages about not giving up and describes how he built his career from zero.
Since elementary school, Atta has been actively involved in helping the economic burden of his family by selling many kinds of food in his school, from bread, sandwiches, and even kid toys. By the age of 11th, he sells various tech stuff such as phone cards, phones, and successfully opened a phone store by himself. His success continues as he gets his first one million Rupiah (~US$71,216) when he was still 13 years old.
2. JianHao Tan
JianHao Tan is a Singaporean YouTuber, actor, and radio personality. Widely known in Asia, he posts funny and motivational videos on his channel. He usually pokes fun at locals, delivers relationship advice, and empathizes with students. A graduate of United Nations International School of Hanoi, Tan is a multitalented personality. His acting and comedic skills are brilliant and so is his way of presentation. Tan also owns a social media advertising agency that specializes in video and content production. A former army man, the Singaporean YouTuber has now built a career for himself as a social media influencer across various platforms.
JianHao Tan (born 14 June 1993) is a Singaporean YouTuber and the chief executive officer of Titan Digital Media. As of 2 June 2020, he has more than four million subscribers on YouTube and close to 650,000 followers on Instagram. Throughout his YouTube career, he has collaborated with various Singaporean content creators such as Dee Kosh and Ryan Sylvia. In an interview with 8 Days that was published in 2018, JianHao shared that he made a six-digit annual income from YouTube alone.
3. Ranz Kyle & Niana Guerrero
Ranz Kyle is a well-known Filipino dancer and internet sensation famous for his self-titled channel on YouTube. He is also popular for being one half of the dance duo ‘Ranz and Niana’, the other half being his step-sister Niana Guerrero. He is also a member of the dance troupe Chicser. Born in San Juan City of Philippines, Kyle first came into the limelight after posting his dance video on Chris Brown’s song ‘I Should’ve Kissed You.’ He then went to become a YouTube star with a fan base of over 4.2 million subscribers (as of May 2018).
The young dancer is incredibly popular on other social media platforms as well. He has accumulated over 2.2 million and over 712k subscribers on Instagram and Twitter respectively. In addition to these, his Facebook account has more than 4.5m followers. A graduate of Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong, Kyle is currently living the life of his dreams. He is already enjoying a successful career as a dancer and an internet sensation. Apart from his professional endeavors, he makes it a point to spend some quality time with his family members.
4. Uncle Roger (Nigel Ng)
The latest one is one of the most popular among the Asian people overseas. Uncle Roger or goes by the name of Nigel Ng is a Malaysian comedian who goes viral lately. One of the most popular videos by him is his comments on BBC’s food presenter’s style of cooking rice. The 29-year-old went viral globally for his portrayal of Uncle Roger, a middle-aged Asian man reviewing an egg fried rice video. At the beginning of 2021, he had amassed over 157,899,974 views on his YouTube channel, 1m followers on Instagram, and 97.7k followers on Twitter. He currently has 3.18m subscribers on his YouTube channel.