Beyonce Is Super Bowl XLVII's Top-Tweeted Musician: Brand Bowl

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Beyonce performs at Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show

Not only was Beyonce the likely ratings winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl, she was far and away the winner on Twitter, as well. Billboard teamed up with’s Brand Bowl to track the most talked-about artists on Twitter and the relative sentiment attached to them, powered by Infomous. And of the more than 756,000 tweets Brand Bowl’s music edition recorded during the Big Game, over one-third were related to Beyonce. But which other artists (and brands) stood out?

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Top 10 Most Tweeted Artists of Super Bowl XLVII

  1. 1


    The pop uberstar performed the halftime show and lit the social media-sphere ablaze.

• 275,633 Tweets
• +73% Sentiment

• 73 Score

  2. 2

    Alicia Keys

    Her piano-assisted “Star Spangled Banner” kept fans tweeting all night.

    • 30,395 Tweets

    • +79% Sentiment
• 9 Score

  3. 3


    The band’s “We Are Young,” the breakout synch of Super Bowl 2012, made a return appearance en Espanol with Taco Bell’s “Viva Young” commercial.

    • 23,774 Tweets

    • +80% Sentiment

    • 7 Score

  4. 4

    Grande Papi

    Another Taco Bell spot, a Spanish-lanuage version of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” dubbed “Grande Papi,” had fans snacking all over Twitter.

    • 25,041 Tweets

    • +75% Sentiment

    • 7 Score

  5. 5

    Quiet Riot

    The 80s rockers’ “Bang Your Head” appeared in a well-received synch for Hyundai’s “Team” commercial.

    • 21,263 Tweets

    • +66% Sentiment

    • 5 Score

  6. 6


    The ‘90s rap one-hit wonder was the real breakout of Toyota’s Kaley Cuoco-starring spot.

    • 21,411 Tweets

    • +69% Sentiment

    • 5 Score

  7. 7

    Calvin Harris

    As far as synchs go, they don’t get more literal than an E*Trade baby spot with Calvin Harris’ “Drinking From The Bottle.”

    • 14,300Tweets

    • +77% Sentiment
    • 4 Score

  8. 8

    Stevie Nicks

    The Fleetwood Mac singer licensed her legendary ballad for the very first time to Budweiser’s touching Clydesdale spot.

    • 15,349 Tweets

    • +69% Sentiment

    • 4 Score

  9. 9

    Hanni El Khatib

    A little-known artist signed to L.A.’s Innovative Leisure, Hanni El Khatib got a big boost when his song “Can’t Win Em All” was selected for Audi’s popular “Prom” ad.

    • 10,874 Tweets

    • +71% Sentiment

    • 3 Score

  10. 10


    The singer’s “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” made an unusual appearance in M&M’s Naya Rivera-enhanced Super Bowl submission.

    • 8,687 Tweets

    • +81% Sentiment

    • 3 Score