Managing to out-tweet big name artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande in 280 characters (or less)!
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6 Dec 2017 - 11:15 AM  UPDATED 6 Dec 2017 - 11:15 AM

As we're winding down 2017, Twitter has decided to cap off the year by releasing a heap of data on which musicians were the most buzzed about on the popular social media app, and leading the way is none other than K-pop!

Twitter released its "Year on Twitter 2017" recap just a few hours ago, it was revealed that BTS were 2017's most tweeted-about artists in the U.S, managing to outrank big-name superstars such as Nicki MinajHarry Styles, and Chance the Rapper.

In terms of the most buzzed-about artists and celebrities around the world, BTS also emerged as No.1 but they weren't the only K-pop acts in the top 10 as SEVENTEEN and MONSTA X managed to come in at No.2 and No.9 respectively.

EXO also made a huge impact on Twitter in 2017, having finally joined the platform in June. In the few months since they've opened their Twitter account, EXO have managed to amass a whopping 1.65 million followers, earning them the title of the most-followed celebrity that joined Twitter in 2017. They weren't the only newbie Twitter user who made a big splash though. WANNA ONE only joined Twitter in August, but the rookies have proved to be so popular that they're No.2 on the list of most popular celebrities who joined Twitter in 2017.

K-pop was also a big topic in general, with several K-pop songs scoring the most hashtag mentions in 2017. Coming in at No.1 in terms of hashtag buzz in 2017 is EXO's hit song "Ko Ko Bop," and the boys are joined by GOT7, who had two songs, "You Are" and "Never Ever," also in the top 10 at No.3 and No.8 respectively.

Here's Twitter's "Year on Twitter 2017" list of most buzzed-about artists:

Top 10 most tweeted-about music artists in the U.S.
1. BTS (@BTS_twt)
2. Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ)
3. Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles)
4. Chance the Rapper (@chancetherapper)
5. Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial)
6. Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony)
7. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
8. Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes)
9. Rihanna (@rihanna)
10. Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande)

Top 10 most buzzed-about celebrities around the world
1. BTS (@BTS_twt)
2. SEVENTEEN (@pledis_17)
3. Camila Cabello (@Camila_Cabello)
4. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
5. Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm)
6. Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial)
7. Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles)
8. Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan)
9. Monsta X (@OfficialMonstaX)
10. Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan)

Televised events the Twittersphere kept tweeting about
1. Miss Universe
2. 2017 Billboard Music Awards
3. Super Bowl 51

Songs with the most # mentions
1. Ko Ko Bop - EXO (#kokobop)
2. Hey Ma - Pitbull & J Balvin feat. Camila Cabello (#heyma)
3. You Are - GOT7 (#youare)
4. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony (#workfromhome)
5. Reggaeton Lento - CNCO (#reggaetonlento)
6. Hey DJ - CNCO & Yandel (#heydj)
7. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber (#love_yourself)
8. Never Ever - GOT7 (#neverever)
9. Exs and Ohs - Elle King (#exsandohs)
10. PILLOWTALK - Zayn (#pillowtalk)

The biggest fan armies on Twitter
1. #lovatics
2. #littlemonsters
3. #harmonizers
4. #beliebers
5. #5sosfam

The most popular celebrities who joined in 2017
1. EXO (@weareoneEXO)
2. Wanna One (@WannaOne_twt)
3. LaVar Ball (@Lavarbigballer)
4. Chris Hughes (@chrishughes_22)
5. Ryan Tedder (@RyanTedder)
6. Morrissey (@officialmoz)
7. Rachel Lindsay (@TheRachLindsay)
8. Hilarie Burton (@HilarieBurton)
9. Asahd Khaled (@asahdkhaled)

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