BTS Outshines Kanye West as America’s Most Tweeted-About Celebrity of 2018

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K-pop sensations BTS (Bangtan Boys) were the most tweeted about celebrities in America.

The South Korean seven-piece group’s fame has grown outside their homeland over the past two years, and their rise has been fuelled by the dedication of their fans, known as the ‘BTS Army’ on social media.


Their popularity online means they were the most tweeted-about celebs in America this year, according to figures from Twitter.com.

Basketball legend LeBron James was the second most written about star on the social network, with Kanye West third, Drake fourth, and another K-pop group, EXO, fifth.

BTS also had the most liked tweet in the world in 2018 – their dance video response to Drake’s #InMyFeelingsChallenge, which has racked up 1.6 million likes since it was posted on July 23 (2018). The Canadian rapper asked fans to dance to his track “In My Feelings”, and band member J-Hope took up the challenge and strutted his stuff while being filmed from a car.

Bizarrely, a nonsensical string of random letters and numbers beginning with “AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHR” posted by Lady GaGa in 2012 was the third most quoted tweet of the year, and was also liked 329,000 times and retweeted 232,000 times.

Users quoted it to express exasperation or fear, joking that it’s what they would say in a particular situation.

Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Beyonce Knowles, and Nicki Minaj were also among the top 10 most tweeted-about celebs in the U.S.

Marvel’s groundbreaking superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” was the most popular movie of the year with U.S. Twitter users, ahead of its stablemate “Avengers: Infinity War“, and “Incredibles 2“.

The Most Tweeted-About Celebrities:

  • 1. Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS (@BTS_twt)
  • 2. LeBron James (@KingJames)
  • 3. Kanye West (@KanyeWest)
  • 4. Drake (@Drake)
  • 5. EXO (@weareoneEXO)
  • 6. Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande)
  • 7. Cardi B (@iamCardiB)
  • 8. Beyonce Knowles (@Beyonce)
  • 9. Jimin (@jminpark07)
  • 10. Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj)

The Most Tweeted-About Musicians:

  • 1. @BTS_twt (Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS)
  • 2. @KanyeWest (Kanye West)
  • 3. @Drake (Drake)
  • 4. @weareoneEXO (EXO)
  • 5. @ArianaGrande (Ariana Grande)
  • 6. @iamCardiB (Cardi B)
  • 7. @Beyonce (Beyonce Knowles)
  • 8. @jminpark07 (Jimin)
  • 9. @NickiMinaj (Nicki Minaj)
  • 10. @Rihanna (Rihanna)

The Most Tweeted-About Movements:

  • 1. March For Our Lives
  • 2. NFL Protests
  • 3. Students Stand Up
  • 4. Me Too
  • 5. Black Lives Matter

The Most Tweeted-About Movies:

  • 1. “Black Panther
  • 2. “Avengers: Infinity War
  • 3. “Incredibles 2
  • 4. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • 5. “Deadpool 2
  • 6. “Love, Simon
  • 7. “A Wrinkle in Time
  • 8. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • 9. “Crazy Rich Asians
  • 10. “The Shape of Water

The Most Tweeted-About TV Shows:

  • 1. “Saturday Night Live
  • 2. “Roseanne
  • 3. “Grey’s Anatomy
  • 4. “The Walking Dead
  • 5. “Big Brother
  • 6. “The Voice
  • 7. “Live PD”
  • 8. “Supernatural
  • 9. “Game of Thrones
  • 10. “Riverdale

The Most Tweeted-About Streaming Shows:

  • 1. “13 Reasons Why
  • 2. “Stranger Things
  • 3. “Black Mirror
  • 4. “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
  • 5. “The Handmaid’s Tale

The Most Tweeted-About Athletes:

  • 1. LeBron James
  • 2. Colin Kaepernick
  • 3. Kobe Bryant
  • 4. Kyrie Irving
  • 5. Tom Brady
  • 6. Dwyane Wade
  • 7. Serena Williams
  • 8. Kawhi Leonard
  • 9. Chris Paul
  • 10. Stephen Curry

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