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EXO, and a number of BTS and GOT7 members are among them...
7 Dec 2016 - 10:16 AM  UPDATED 7 Dec 2016 - 11:27 AM

As 2016 comes to an end, Twitter has started compiling its lists on who was the most-talked about figures of the year. The one we're most interested in is the most-talked about musical artists of 2016 - and this year's list saw K-pop reign supreme! 

Taking the No.1 spot is EXO, who have had a spectacular 2016 with the release of their smash-hit album "EX'ACT", followed by BTS heartthrob Jimin in the No.2 spot, which was undoubtedly helped by the group's wildly-successful comeback in October.

Following EXO and Jimin were late music legends Prince and David Bowie, who came in at No.3 and No.5 respectively, while Justin Bieber, UK boy band One Direction, and superstar Beyonce took the No.4No.6 and No.8 spots respectively.

Coming around full circle with K-pop, the top 10 was rounded out by GOT7's BamBam, and BTS' Jin and Jungkook, who came in at No.7No.9, and No.10 respectively.

Check out the full rundown of Twitter's top trending musical artists worldwide in 2016 right here:

Twitter's Top 10 Trending Artists Worldwide for 2016

1. #EXO
2. #Jimin
3. #Prince
4. #JustinBieber
5. #DavidBowie
6. #OneDirection
7. #Bambam
8. #Beyonce
9. #Jin
10. #Jungkook

A huge congrats to EXO, BTS' Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook, and GOT7's BamBam for making Twitter's trending artists list!


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