The Top Faceless YouTube Channels

  • Alex Lefkowitz
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    Alex Lefkowitz is the founder and CEO of Tasty Edits. He holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and is an experienced video editor, having edited hundreds of videos for dozens of creators before starting his own video editing company. Since launching Tasty Edits, he has directly managed thousands of video and thumbnail orders. Now, he draws on his experience working with professional creators to write about video editing, the creator economy, and video marketing. You can also read his work on Hackernoon and Medium. Plus, he's contributed several expert opinions in interviews and articles as a guest on platforms like Jotform.

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    Dave Domingo is a video manager at Tasty Edits and coordinates a global team of high-end video editors helping all sorts of content creators and businesses in the creator economy. Previously, he worked as a freelance video director, video editor, videographer, and cinematographer for 8 years. During this time, he gained extensive experience filming and editing a massive range of content. Dave also heads a movement called Hot Wasabi. In this role, he has filmed, directed, and produced music videos with over 1.2 million total YouTube views. With his creative vision, he is inspiring both his city and the Hip-hop artists and creators he works with.

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Over the past few years, many faceless YouTube channels have become extremely popular and successful.

Even though creators never appear on-camera themselves, these channels have amassed a huge audience, and generate a steady stream of income. Among the top faceless YouTube channels, this can mean millions of followers and thousands of dollars in monthly ad revenues.

In fact, many faceless YouTube channels out there are so successful that scam artists have started marketing them as get-rich-quick YouTube automation ventures.

But which are the gold-standard, top faceless YouTube channels out there? We’ve rounded them up for you. Here’s the full run-down.

Quick Facts

  • Faceless YouTube channels are run by creators who never appear on camera themselves.
  • Instead, creators use animations, observations, or compilations of other people’s content to entertain their audience.
  • Our top 5 of the best faceless YouTube channels are Lucaas, Economics Explained, So Yummy!, CupToast’s, and Solo Solo Travel.

Keep reading for the full scoop!

Note: To make this list, channels had to be English-language (or voiceless). We also only list channels that have been active recently, and without fully AI-generated content.  

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Lucaas

screenshot of lucaas, a faceless youtube channel, with planes visible on two video thumbnails.
Lucaas posts airplane compilations and similar content.

Heading our list of the top faceless YouTube channels is Lucaas. This channel compiles the best aviation videos on the internet and shares them with over 1.5 million subs. 

From daring landings and heart-pounding emergency maneuvers to the funniest conversations with air traffic controllers, Lucaas covers every aspect of aviation. In some of his videos, he’s playing pilot himself in a flight simulator.

The channel is based in Sweden and has been running since 2015. 

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Economics Explained

Explaining the causes – and consequences – of Turkey’s persistent inflation problem.

Another enormously popular faceless YouTube channel, with 2.5 million subs, is Economics Explained. It features extensive deep-dives into different topics related to the economy. 

The aim? To help viewers become more knowledgeable about how the world works from the point of view of economists. 

Whether it’s tracing the history of hyper-inflation in Turkey or explaining the inner workings of the World Economic Forum, Economics Explained clearly outlines the nuances of processes and institutions that shape our lives. 

Plus, the same creators also run a podcast and a channel dedicated to geopolitics. 

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So Yummy!

So Yummy! features cooking (and cooking hacks) – with just a show of hands.

Next up on our list of the top faceless YouTube channels is So Yummy! As you can probably guess, this channel is dedicated to the culinary arts

Are you looking for unicorn-themed desserts? Recipes to reduce food waste? Fresh and floral spring cocktails? So Yummy! has you covered. 

From baking and cooking hacks, over a plethora of recipes, to the newest (and cutest) kitchen implements, this faceless YouTube channel features a wide array of content. 

As of 2024, So Yummy! boasts around 10 million subs. 

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CupToast

CupToast’s animations are cute to look at, but often treat serious themes.   

In fourth place on our list of the top faceless YouTube channels is CupToast, AKA Crumb. 

A Twitch-famous gaming creator with a focus on Minecraft, her YouTube channel features adorable animations. When she does appear on camera (on other channels), Crumb wears her signature cardboard box.

Currently CupToast has over 850 K subs on YouTube. Crumb also has a separate channel with stream recordings

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Solo Solo Travel

Travel content, but in first-person perspective – it doesn’t get much closer to actually being there.

Rounding out our list of the top faceless YouTube channels is Solo Solo Travel. This channel falls into the popular niche of faceless travel channels, which feature walkthroughs of cities and popular rural destinations. 

Solo Solo Travel is focused on Japan. It gives viewers a first-person perspective of traveling around the country in bullet trains, ferries, and overnight trains, sleeping in capsule hotels, and taking strolls around iconic places.  

While the creator sometimes appears, they always obscure their face using masks. Plus, the channel is mostly voiceless as well, using closed captions instead. 

One thing that makes Solo Solo travel stand out is just how successful this channel became this quickly. Most other channels on this list were launched in the mid-2010s. Solo Solo travel first uploaded in late 2021 and has amassed over 1.2 million subs already. 

FAQs

A faceless YouTube channel is a channel run by a creator who never appears on camera – or who obscures their face if they do. 

In theory, yes. You can outsource many creation steps with faceless YouTube channels, especially if they’re voiceless as well. However, they’re not a get-rich-quick scheme, as many scam artists would want you to believe. 

Among the biggest completely faceless YouTube channels is Brightside Official, at over 44 million subs. 

Among the best faceless YouTube channels are Lucaas, Economics Explained, So Yummy!, CupToast, and Solo Solo Travel. 

Many faceless YouTube channels either feature animations or showcase content that doesn’t show people, such as nature observation videos, city walk-throughs, or compilations of other people’s videos. 

Authors

  • Alex Lefkowitz

    Alex Lefkowitz is the founder and CEO of Tasty Edits. He holds a BA in Entrepreneurship and is an experienced video editor, having edited hundreds of videos for dozens of creators before starting his own video editing company. Since launching Tasty Edits, he has directly managed thousands of video and thumbnail orders. Now, he draws on his experience working with professional creators to write about video editing, the creator economy, and video marketing. You can also read his work on Hackernoon and Medium. Plus, he's contributed several expert opinions in interviews and articles as a guest on platforms like Jotform.

    View all posts
  • Dave Domingo

    Dave Domingo is a video manager at Tasty Edits and coordinates a global team of high-end video editors helping all sorts of content creators and businesses in the creator economy. Previously, he worked as a freelance video director, video editor, videographer, and cinematographer for 8 years. During this time, he gained extensive experience filming and editing a massive range of content. Dave also heads a movement called Hot Wasabi. In this role, he has filmed, directed, and produced music videos with over 1.2 million total YouTube views. With his creative vision, he is inspiring both his city and the Hip-hop artists and creators he works with.

    View all posts