Surprising Exactly No One, BTS Is 2018’s Most Tweeted-About Celebrity

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According to year-end data released by Twitter on Wednesday morning, international K-pop boy band sensation BTS is, for the second year in a row on the platform (where they have about 17.2 million followers), the most tweeted-about user across the world and the most tweeted-about musicians in the U.S. (In the celebrity category, the group bested the likes of Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Beyoncé.) BTS also had the most liked tweet of 2018: their video for Drake’s #InMyFeelingsChallenge, which has gained more than 1.7 million likes and 14 million views.

Though she ultimately lost out to a GIF of Obama dropping the mic, Lady Gaga had the third most quoted tweet of 2018, which was a post from November 6, 2012:

Below, the rest of Twitter’s year-in-review data for the U.S.:

The Most Tweeted-About Celebrities

  1. BTS (@BTS_twt)
  2. LeBron James (@KingJames)
  3. Kanye West (@KanyeWest)
  4. Drake (@Drake)
  5. EXO (@WeareoneEXO)
  6. Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande)
  7. Cardi B (@IamCardiB)
  8. Beyoncé (@Beyonce)
  9. Jimin Park (@Jiminpark07)
  10. Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj)

The Most Tweeted-About Musicians:

  1. @BTS_twt
  2. @KanyeWest
  3. @Drake
  4. @WeareoneEXO
  5. @ArianaGrande
  6. @IamCardiB
  7. @Beyonce
  8. @Jiminpark07
  9. @NickiMinaj
  10. @Rihanna

The Most Tweeted-About Movies:

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Incredibles 2
  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  5. Deadpool 2
  6. Love, Simon
  7. A Wrinkle in Time
  8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  9. Crazy Rich Asians
  10. The Shape of Water

The Most Tweeted-About TV Shows:

  1. Saturday Night Live
  2. Roseanne
  3. Grey’s Anatomy
  4. The Walking Dead
  5. Big Brother
  6. The Voice
  7. Live PD
  8. Supernatural
  9. Game of Thrones
  10. Riverdale

The Most Tweeted-About Streaming Shows:

  1. 13 Reasons Why
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Black Mirror
  4. Queer Eye
  5. The Handmaid’s Tale

The Most Tweeted-About Movements:

  1. March for Our Lives
  2. NFL protests
  3. Students Stand Up
  4. Me Too
  5. Black Lives Matter

The Most Tweeted-About Athletes:

  1. LeBron James
  2. Colin Kaepernick
  3. Kobe Bryant
  4. Kyrie Irving
  5. Tom Brady
  6. Dwyane Wade
  7. Serena Williams
  8. Kawhi Leonard
  9. Chris Paul
  10. Stephen Curry

 

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