On December 8, Twitter shared an analysis of accounts and tweets from users all over the world in 2020. Along with the hashtag “This Happened,” Twitter revealed a ranking of the most-tweeted K-pop accounts in 2020 globally.
This year, BTS (@BTS_twt) became the Most-Tweeted Account, Most-Tweeted K-pop Account, and Most-Tweeted Musician Account globally. Since 2017, this is the fourth consecutive year in which BTS has become the most-tweeted account.
BTS also placed No. 2 under the list for Most-Retweeted Tweet. The post with Jungkook’s cover video of Lauv’s “Never Not” has a total of 35 million views, 1.6 million retweets, and 3 million hearts. This is the most-retweeted tweet following the tweet of actor Chadwick Boseman’s passing.
Among K-pop related tweets, the top five tweets with the most amount of likes all came from BTS’s twitter account. In first place is a post made by BTS’s V, who shared, “Hi Army,” along with two photos, which received 3.2 million likes.
Hi Army? pic.twitter.com/ZwsS0sbL2j
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 16, 2020
In second and third place are Jungkook’s cover video tweets, and in fourth place is a post of BTS expressing their joy with ARMY for becoming the first Korean artist to top Billboard’s Hot 100. No. 5 is a post RM wrote to celebrate his birthday.
The second most-tweeted K-pop account around the world is EXO (@weareoneEXO). EXO’s Suho and Kai garnered a lot of attention this year when they announced their solo activities. In March, Suho held a Twitter Blueroom live to celebrate his solo promotions, and the tweet announcing Kai’s solo debut received 310,000 likes and 140,000 retweets.
In third place for Most-Tweeted K-pop accounts globally is BLACKPINK (@BLACKPINK). The group also placed No. 7 among Most-Tweeted Musicians worldwide. Following BLACKPINK in the list of Most-Tweeted K-pop accounts is SEVENTEEN (@pledis_17) at No. 4, GOT7 (@GOT7Official) at No. 5, NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) at No. 6, TXT (@TXT_members) at No. 7, ATEEZ (@ATEEZofficial) at No. 8, TREASURE (@treasuremembers) at No. 9, and Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) at No. 10.
Furthermore, upon an analysis of keywords mentioned, the Top 10 Musicians worldwide were BTS at No. 1 and BLACKPINK at No. 7. Along with the two groups, at No. 2 is Kanye West, No. 3 Beyoncé, No. 4 Rihanna, No. 5 Justin Bieber, No. 6 Cardi B, No. 8 Drake, No. 9 Ariana Grande, and No. 10 Taylor Swift.
Earlier in September this year, Twitter and K-pop Radar shared an analysis on K-pop data using tweets made across the globe for 10 years, revealing a #KpopTwitter 2020 World Map. According to the data, a total of 6.1 billion K-pop related tweets were made in the past year. The data also included graphs depicting the change in K-pop over the world as well as lists of most-mentioned K-pop artists, fastest-rising K-pop artists, and more.
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