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Trap Nation
Trap Nation.jpg
The current logo, first used in November 2016
YouTube information
Years active2012–present
GenreFuture bass, Chill, and EDM
Subscribers21 million
Total views7.1 billion
NetworkThe Nations
Associated actsChill Nation, Bass Nation, Rap Nation, Indie Nation, R&B Nation, House Nation
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2014
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2016
Updated April 24, 2018 7:56 PM EST

Trap Nation is an American YouTube music promotion channel based in Los Angeles that showcases Future bass, Chill, and electronic dance music.[1]

Trap Nation serves as the flagship channel in The Nations network, which includes channels Chill Nation, Bass Nation, Rap Nation, Indie Nation, R&B Nation, and House Nation.

As of February 2018, The Nations are the largest music channel network on YouTube with over 27.8 million subscribers collectively. The flagship channel, Trap Nation, is currently the 32nd most-subscribed channel on YouTube.

History[edit | edit source]

Trap Nation was founded in September 2012 by Andre Willem Benz when he was 15 years old.[2]

Trap Nation's subscriber base grew when an upload of San Holo's remix of Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode" gained 23 million views in just 7 months.

By the end of 2016, Trap Nation was included in the top 10 fastest growing YouTube channels by Tubefilter, receiving an average of 70 million new plays a week.[3][4]

As of 2018, Trap Nation has more than 20 million subscribers and is averaging 560,000 new subscribers a month.[5] On Spotify, Trap Nation's playlists have over 1 million followers and an average of 200,000 monthly listeners.[6]

Lowly Palace[edit | edit source]

In September 2016, Lowly Palace was founded, Trap Nation's independent record label.[7] In less than a year, the channel has amassed almost 100,000 subscribers.[8]

Events[edit | edit source]

In 2016, Trap Nation made its first live event debut at Danbury, CT, where Botnet and Lukas performed.[9]

Trap Nation participated at the SXSW event in March 2017, featuring artists Illenium, San Holo, Whethan, and more.[10][11]

In June 2017, Trap Nation held the largest art car event at EDC, reaching a crowd of over 4,000 people. The lineup featured acts such Alan Walker, Troyboi, Boombox Cartel, Autograf, and others played.[12][13]

Trap Nation was also an official Insomniac sponsor at the event, alongside Sunglass Hut, Uber, Smirnoff, and Corona.[citation needed]

Accolades[edit | edit source]

In 2015, Trap Nation was included in YouTube's top 10 preferred Google / YouTube music partners.[14]Trap Nation is also in the top 1% of Google's preferred electronic-dance music channels.[15]

In June 2017, Trap Nation was the 44th most subscribed channel on YouTube[16] and had accumulated more than 5 billion total views. Trap Nation was also ranked by Billboard as the #1 dance curator on YouTube alongside Monstercat, MrSuicideSheep, Proximity, and Majestic Casual.[17]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vur5yWzX8-Q&app=desktop
  2. Gilles, Francesca. "M-A senior Andre Benz creates YouTube channel featuring Trap music — InMenlo". InMenlo.com. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  3. "Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels • Week Of 11/18/2016". Tubefilter. 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  4. "Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 11/18/2016". Tubefilter. 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  5. "AllTrapNation YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics - Social Blade". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  6. "Trap Nation, a playlist by Trap Nation on Spotify". Spotify. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  7. "What to Watch Next: YouTube's Unofficial Dance Music Curators Take Their Brands Offline". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  8. "ucbr_gpafjcwt_mjv6k3nh5g YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics - Socialblade.com". socialblade.com. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  9. "Trap Nation Presents". Eventful. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  10. Staff, Your EDM (2017-03-09). "See The Massive Lineups From Trap Nation & Chill Nation At SXSW". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  11. "Everything You Need To Know About SXSW 2017". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  12. "Exclusive Trap Nation Mix for EDC Las Vegas 2017". Insomniac.com. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  13. Naccarato, Christian (2017-06-30). "Trap Nation EDC 2017 Recap". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  14. "Career Spotlight: Andre Benz - EDMJobs". EDMJobs. 2015-12-01. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  15. "US Google Preferred Lineup – Music: Electronic Dance". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  16. Shannon, Patrick (2017-06-18). "For Fans of Trap Music, This Art Car Is the Hottest Attraction at EDC Vegas". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  17. "Video Made the EDM Star: YouTube's Top 5 Dance Curators". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-08-10.

External links[edit | edit source]

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