James Charles and Tati Westbrook's Feud Officially Dominated YouTube in 2019

James Charles' "No More Lies" video response to Tati Westbrook and the allegations against him had a major impact on YouTube this year.

By Samantha Schnurr 05 Dec, 2019 3:57 PMTags
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The dust may have settled on Tati Westbrook and James Charles' feud, but its impact on 2019 remains in the numbers. 

With the end of the year—and decade!—swiftly approaching, YouTube has unveiled its Rewind 2019 feature, including rankings for the top trending videos, top music videos and most liked beauty videos of the year.

Judging by Tati and James' multimillion subscriber counts and the tremendous shock of their digital spar, it comes as no surprise that their feud made its way to the top of the "Top Trending Videos (U.S.)" by way of Charles' 41-minute "No More Lies" video, released on May 18. According to YouTube, the ranking was based on "in-country views of videos uploaded in 2019, excluding music videos, trailers, and children's videos."

Nearly seven months later, the video has amassed more than 48 million views, making it the YouTuber's most viewed video in the course of his three years on the platform. It also means many, many eyeballs watched as he broke down his side of the story against Westbrook's allegations toward him and reasons for ending their friendship. Meanwhile, the two videos she posted on the situation have since been made private. 

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Westbrook's YouTube influence was evident on the "Most Liked Beauty Videos (Global)" list, where her video featuring Jennifer Lopez's makeup artist, Scott Barnes, made the eighth spot. However, Charles also topped that list with his makeup tutorial in Spanish

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Another famous American name also made the list: Kylie Jenner. The makeup mogul's "A Day in the Life" video from June took the third spot.