2017 was the year of K-pop — not only on Billboard’s charts, but also on Twitter.
In the social media app’s Year On Twitter 2017, released Tuesday (Dec. 5), BTS are the most tweeted-about musicians in the U.S. They’re also the most tweeted-about celebrities across the globe, followed immediately by fellow K-pop group SEVENTEEN. Boy band MONSTA X also made the top 10.
Another Korean sensation in the Twittersphere are EXO, claiming the most-tweeted song hashtag for their single “Ko Ko Bop.” They’re also the most-followed celebrity that joined in 2017, garnering 1.65 million followers since signing on in June.
See below for the Twitter Year In Music recap, including the most devoted fan army, the most retweeted statuses, the most buzzed-about broadcasts and the stars fans just couldn’t stop chatting about in 2017.
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
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)
The 10 most retweeted tweets
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
With the current devastation in Houston, we are pledging $0.15 for every RT this gets! Please forward this along to help out those in need! pic.twitter.com/lodyOBE0eG
— Penn State IFC (@PennStateIFC) August 30, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 11, 2017
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 20, 2017
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 20, 2017
Leo and I are donating 6 lbs of dog food to Houston for every retweet this gets!!!! RT RT RT RT!! pic.twitter.com/bcTT905knP
— Sam (@SamMartin_6) August 31, 2017
suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255
1 person ends their life every 40 seconds
will u take the time to retweet this & possibly save one of them?
— seth joesph (@sethjoesph) August 28, 2017