Billie Eilish had an historic night at the Grammys, winning five trophies and smashing a glass ceiling in the process.
But was the “Bad Guy” singer also winning on social media? Duh. Though she wasn’t alone.
While the 18-year old became the first solo female artist (and second singer overall behind Christopher Cross nearly 40 years ago) to sweep the Big Four awards—album, record and song of the year plus best new artist— it was BTS, Demi Lovato, Lil Nas X and Eilish who hogged the Twitterverse Twitter.
The K-pop stars grabbed their own piece of history at the Grammys and they were out front as the most tweeted about musicians on the social platform, ahead of Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and Eilish, according to data crunched overnight by Twitter.
BTS’ ARMY were well organized on Sunday. While their heroes became the first Korean group to perform at the Grammys, in a brief collaboration with Lil Nas X, the boy band had the two most-retweeted messages from the night.
— ????? (@BTS_twt) January 27, 2020
The chart-toppers’ “Purple You” tweet was on fire across Twitter, coming in just Demi Lovato’s comeback performance of “Anyone” as the most tweeted moment from the Grammys.
Lil Nas X’s viral country-rap track “Old Town Road” was the most tweeted song of the evening, ahead of Eilish’s song of the year winner “Bad Guy” and, of course, Lovato’s “Anyone”.
It was a similar tale on Facebook, as social networkers talked up a virtual storm with Alicia Key’s tribute to Kobe Bryant; Tyler, The Creator’s performance with Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson; and Eilish’s monster haul among the hottest talking points.
Check out the lists below.
Alicia Keys opening and tribute to Kobe Bryant, followed by a performance with Boyz II Men for a tribute version of “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”
Tyler, the Creator’s performance with Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson
Camila Cabello’s emotional performance of “First Man,” dedicated to her father
Billie Eilish’s sweep, winning Best New Artist, Record, Song and Album of the Year
Demi Lovato’s performance