YouTubers From Michigan Worth Watching

May 16, 2022


Looking for some YouTubers from Michigan? You've come to the right place.

When we think of states that YouTubers are from, we tend not to think about Michigan. However, there are a lot of content creators that have lived in the state at one point or another that have achieved a decent level of success and are worth checking out.

Read on and discover some Michigan YouTubers worth watching.

YouTubers That Live in Michigan

Like in any state, Michigan has produced some stand-out content creators. However, not every content creator from the state publishes high-quality content. Fortunately, the ones that do are easily found and offer different content styles.

Let's go over some YouTubers that live in Michigan.

Queen Naija

Queen Naija is a renowned singer and popular YouTuber who was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan but lived most of her life in Detroit. She began her career as a YouTube vlogger and then participated in the 13th season of American Idol.

She started her first YouTube channel called Chris and Queen along with Christopher Sails, her ex-husband. The channel closed down, after which she started the channel Queen Naija in April 2017. On her channel, Queen Naija started posting her vlogs and song videos and became an internet sensation.

As of early 2022, the YouTube channel Queen Naija has 5.02 million subscribers and 1.1 billion video views. It is estimated that by March 2023, the channel will have around 5.23 million subscribers with 1.4 billion views.


Cory Devante Williams aka CoryxKenshin is a popular YouTuber, vlogger, comedian, and commentator. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and now lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

CoryxKenshin started his YouTube channel in April 2009, where he posts videos of interactive gameplay of action video games and survival horrors. His videos are quite popular because of Cory’s wacky but refreshing sense of humor and his fanbase of “Samurais” is ever-growing.

As of early 2022, Cory’s YouTube channel, CoryxKenshin has around 12.8 million subscribers with 5.3 billion video views. It is estimated that by March 2023, the channel will have around 19.6 million subscribers and 8 billion views.

PontiacMadeDDG VLOGS

Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Darryl Dwayne Granberry Jr. aka PontiacMadeDDG or DDG is a YouTuber, singer, rapper, and songwriter. He created his YouTube channel, PontiacMadeDDG VLOGS in July 2014.

On his channel, PontiacMadeDDG uploads his prank, skit, and parody videos. His videos have become hugely popular because of DDG’s extremely entertaining videos and his cool sense of humor.

As of early 2022, the YouTube channel PontiacMadeDDG VLOGS has around 2.79 million subscribers and 306 million video videos and it is estimated that by March 2023, the channel will have 3.51 million subscribers and 850 million views.

Chris Sails

Christopher Jeremiah Sails aka Chris Sails was born in Detroit Michigan. Chris is a rapper and YouTuber and became popular when he started a YouTube channel Chris and Queen along with his ex-wife Queen Naija, where he uploaded prank and challenge videos and vlogs.

After Chris and Queen parted ways, Chris continued running their channel and also started his own self-titled YouTube channel in October 2012, where he uploaded his song videos. He then started another YouTube channel Chris Sails in August 2016. On this channel, Chris uploads vlogs, challenges, and prank videos.

As of early 2022, the Chris Sails channel on YouTube has around 3.02 million subscribers and 25 million views. It is estimated that by March 2023, the channel will have around 3.05 million subscribers with 29 million video views.


An internet celebrity who began his career on Vine and gained popularity, Kenny Knox is from Detroit Michigan. He started by collaborating with other Viners TubbyTez, ObeyDario, dopeisland, MeechOnMars, etc.

After Vine shut down, Kenny started his YouTube channel KennyKnoxTV, in August 2014, where he posts funny, Q&A, and challenge videos. Today, Kenny is among the leading influencers and is associated with the agency, Viralnation.

The KennyKnoxTV channel on YouTube has around 304,000 subscribers with around 9.4 million video views as of early 2022. It is estimated that by March 2023, the channel will have around 307,864 subscribers and 9.7 million views.


Javontay Baynes, popularly known online as SoLLUMINATI, is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Also called “The King of SunSet Beach”, he has a YouTube channel SoLLUMINATI, where he posts NBA game content, vlogs, challenge, and reaction videos. SoLLUMINATI has a huge fan base and his sense of humor and good looks have made him quite popular on YouTube.

SoLLUMINATI’s YouTube channel has around 1.98 million subscribers as of early 2022 with around 233 million video views and it is estimated that the channel will have around 2.09 million subscribers as of March 2023 with around 259 million views.

Kamri Noel

Born in Michigan, Kamri Noel McKnight, or simply Kamri Noel is a popular social media celebrity and YouTuber. She first appeared as a model on her mother’s YouTube channel, Cute Girls Hairstyles when she was 13 where she posed as a model.

The channel became quite popular and today, it has around 5.64 million subscribers. The success of the channel planted the idea for her channel and in April 2016, Kamri started a self-titled channel on YouTube.

Instead of focusing on lifestyle and fashion, Kamri’s channel has a sketch comedy theme. The channel has Kamri in 5 personas and is centered on pranks, challenges, and comedy covering a wide range of topics such as teenage life, DIY stuff, unique nerdy topics, and more.

The Kamri Noel channel on YouTube has around 2.04 million subscribers as of early 2022 with around 320 million views and it is estimated that in 12 months, the channel will have around 2.09 million subscribers with 331 million views.

Tyler Oakley

Born in Jackson, Michigan, Tyler Oakley is a famous activist, actor, author, and YouTuber. He started his self-titled YouTube channel in September 2007, where he posts content on several different topics including humor, pop culture, etc. The dynamic nature of Oakley made him hugely popular among his fans, who adored him for his eccentric, satirical humor.

As of early 2022, Tyler Oakley’s channel on YouTube has around 6.92 million subscribers and 685 million video views. It is estimated that as of March 2023, the subscriber base will grow to around 7.19 million subscribers with 686 million views.

Katie Betzing

A popular YouTube celebrity, Katie Betzing was born in Michigan and became popular due to her beauty and fashion-related content that she posted on her YouTube channel titled, Katie Betzing, which was earlier called Beauty Guru Girl.

The channel mostly focused on haircare videos earlier on. Today, Katie’s channel has videos on hairstyle and makeup tutorials, skincare and haircare routines, life advice videos, DIY tutorials, and more.

The Katie Betzing channel was started in December 2012 and as of early 2022, it has around 1.35 million subscribers and 104 million views. It is estimated that by March 2023, the channel will have around 1.38 million subscribers and 107 million views.


You now know some YouTubers from Michigan worth watching. While not all of them currently live in the state, their YouTube careers all started there. So, if you're looking to support a Michigander, consider checking out one of the mentioned channels.

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