A group that just hit the Billboard Top 40 for the first time has captured the title of most tweeted-about music artist in the U.S. this year.
According to published reports, K-pop boy band BTS tops Twitter’s list of the most-mentioned music artists in America for 2017. That’s despite the fact that the group’s single, “MIC Drop,” just became their first-ever top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. In fact, the song, which debuted at #28, is the highest-charting entry for a K-pop group ever.
In related news, the televised event that received the most second-most number of tweets of the year was the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, largely because of BTS’ appearance on the show.
Nicki Minaj was the second-most tweeted-about artist of the year, followed by Harry Styles, Chance the Rapper, and Harry’s One Direction bandmate, Niall Horan. But when it comes to overall celebrities worldwide, guess what? BTS is #1 on that list as well. SEVENTEEN, another South Korean boy band, is #2, followed by Camila Cabello and Justin Bieber.
The song with the most number of mentions is “Ko Ko Bop,” a song by yet another South Korean boy band, EXO. The second-most tweeted-about song is “Hey Ma,” by Pitbull & J Balvin feat. Camila Cabello.
The second most-shared Twitter moment — second only to NASA’s discovery of seven additional planets — was Beyoncé announcing she was pregnant with twins.
The biggest Twitter fan army? Demi Lovato‘s Lovatics, followed by Lady Gaga‘s Little Monsters.
And finally, the fourth most-retweeted tweet of the year is Ariana Grande‘s May 22 response to the bombing at her Manchester, U.K. concert. She wrote, “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
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