This year, BTS (@BTS_twt) became the most tweeted account, the most tweeted K-pop account, and the most tweeted musician account in the world. Since 2017, this is the fourth year in a row that BTS has become the most tweeted account.
BTS also ranked # 2 in the list of most retweeted tweets. 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 after the tweet of the death of actor Chadwick Boseman.
Of the K-pop tweets, the top five tweets with the most likes were from BTS’s Twitter account. First, there is a post posted by V from BTS, who shared “Hi Army” with two photos, which received 3.2 million likes.
Hello army? pic.twitter.com/ZwsS0sbL2j
– BTS (@BTS_twt) Aug 16, 2020
Jungkook’s cover video tweets are in second and third place, and in fourth place, a post from BTS expressing their joy with ARMY at being the first Korean artist to surpass Billboard’s Hot 100.
The second most tweeted K-pop account in the world is EXO (@weareoneEXO). EXO’s Suho and Kai got a lot of attention this year when they announced their solo activities. In March, Suho hosted a live Twitter Blueroom to celebrate his solo promotions, and the tweet announcing Kai’s solo debut received 310,000 likes and 140,000 retweets.
BLACKPINK (@BLACKPINK) is the third most tweeted K-pop account in the world. The group also ranked 7th among the most tweeted musicians in the world. Following BLACKPINK in the list of most tweeted K-pop accounts is SEVENTEEN (@ pledis_17) at # 4, GOT7 (@ GOT7Official) at # 5, NCT 127 (@ NCTsmtown_127) at # 6, TXT (@TXT_members) at # 7, ATEEZ (@ATEEZofficial) at # 8, TREASURE (@treasuremembers) at # 9 and Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) at # 10.
Also, after an analysis of the mentioned keywords, the top 10 musicians in the world were BTS # 1 and BLACKPINK # 7. Along with both bands, at # 2 is Kanye West, # 3 Beyoncé, # 4 Rihanna, # 5 Justin Bieber, # 6 Cardi B, # 8 Drake, # 9 Ariana Grande, and # 10 Taylor Swift.
Earlier in September this year, Twitter and K-pop Radar shared analysis on K-pop data using tweets created across the globe over 10 years, revealing a #KpopTwitter 2020 world map. data, a total of 6.1 billion K-pop tweets were posted last year. The data also included graphs illustrating the evolution of K-pop around the world, as well as lists of the most mentioned K-pop artists, the fastest growing K-pop artists, and more.