Twitter is ending 2020 with a roundup of the most-tweeted topics and conversations we’ve had this year.
With most of the world stuck in quarantine during what might be the weirdest year yet, it’s no surprise that many of us have turned to Twitter as a source of comfort, sense of connectivity, and distraction.
Every year, Twitter rolls out its own edition of a year-end roundup by unveiling the most discussed conversations of 2020. From the most tweeted about musicians and personalities to sports and TV shows, here are the trends that set the Twitter realm abuzz this year.
Akin to their Grammy-nominated hit single, Dynamite, BTS have lit up Twitter as well, emerging at the top of another list, clinching the title of the most-tweeted musicians in the world.
In a year of so much change, it's nice to see a few things remain constant.... like BTS dominating the most-Tweeted musicians list 🎶— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) December 7, 2020
Followed by Kanye West and Beyonce in second and third places respectively, check out the Global Top 10 Musicians on Twitter.
2. Kanye West
5. Justin Bieber
6. Cardi B
9. Ariana Grande
10. Taylor Swift
BTS is the most mentioned account on Twitter for the fourth consecutive year, and Jungkook’s cover is also the second most retweeted tweet in the world.
방탄소년단(@BTS_twt)이 4년 연속 전세계 트위터에서 가장 많이 멘션된 계정 1위에 올랐습니다. 바로 이 트윗은 전세계에서 두번째로 많이 리트윗된 트윗입니다. #2020어떤일이 #ThisHappened #KpopTwitter https://t.co/3ByuZRoBMG— Twitter Korea (@TwitterKorea) December 8, 2020
Across Asia, K-pop stars and local personalities have dominated the top 10 lists. In the #Bestof2020 Southeast Asia Awards, Twitter recognised Netflix Indonesia's #LightUpTheSky (the BLACKPINK documentary) campaign with the Best Connection to Culture award, while Spotify's K-pop playlist campaign won the award for Best #OnlyOnTwitter.
Best Connection to Culture: @NetflixID 's #LightUpTheSky.— Twitter Marketing SG (@TwitterMktgSG) December 8, 2020
You connected with #KpopTwitter and Blackpink fans to build hype and anticipation for the Blackpink documentary. We stan. https://t.co/yPUvmS4vyj
Best #OnlyonTwitter: @SpotifyKDaebak 's K-pop Multi Playlist.— Twitter Marketing SG (@TwitterMktgSG) December 8, 2020
You created playlists for #Kpop fans based on their personalities. The results were a perfect match. https://t.co/9sIBBbvEAK
Check out the most tweeted about personalities in Asia below.
Singaporean stand-up comedian and TV personality, Fakkah Fuzz, was the most tweeted about entertainer this year, followed by pop singer Ariana Grande and Malaysian actress Neelofa.
Today I just don’t feel like doing anything 🎵— Twitter Singapore (@TwitterSG) December 8, 2020
There were a lot of days in 2020 that needed entertainment to fill them. We Tweeted at the comedians, talk show hosts and musicians below to fill time, while the hashtags represent some of the year’s biggest trends.#ThisHappened pic.twitter.com/wB6YKTrxQq
P-pop act SB19, rocketed to the top of the list with the most tweeted about hashtag and account in the Philippines. Meanwhile, actor-singer Alden Richards, folk-pop group Ben&Ben, and pop star Darren Espanto round up the Top 10.
Twitter is where we (virtually) gathered and talked about our faves, especially on entertainment.— Twitter Philippines (@TwitterPH) December 8, 2020
From P-Pop to loveteams, here are the Most Tweeted about accounts in 🇵🇭 led by @SB19Official 👏 #ThisHappened2020 pic.twitter.com/zCX7MU3ShJ
Beaming with Pinoy pride, Sam Smith’s tweet about a young Filipino boy singing in the public karaoke machine also went viral, as it became this year’s Top Retweet and Most Liked Tweet in the Philippines.
WHO IS THIS KID!!!!!? YOU ARE OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE WHOEVER YOU ARE ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4zHfaXVSw0— samsmith (@samsmith) February 8, 2020
Indonesian writer and musician Fiersa Besari is the most tweeted about Twitter account, while singer-songwriter Agnez Mo, was the second most tweeted about entertainer, along with her fanbase #agnation reigning over the top entertainment hashtag.
Reza Arap of the local EDM and electropop group, Weird Genius, along with Indonesian acts, Kunto Aji and Ardhito Pramono conclude the Top 10.
Dari 🎬 sampai 🎵; Twitter selalu jadi tempat untuk mencari dan berbagi konten hiburan selama 2020.— Twitter Indonesia (@TwitterID) December 8, 2020
Berikut ini adalah akun dan tagar hiburan yang #RameDiTwitter di Indonesia tahun ini. pic.twitter.com/0W24uEq8c2
K-pop has certainly dominated the world this year, from powerhouse comebacks to breaking all sorts of records, here are the Top 10 Most Tweeted K-pop accounts in the world.
6. NCT 127
10. Stray Kids
Kpop은 전세계 트위터에서 가장 화제가 된 토픽 중 하나입니다. Kpop 그룹들의 계정 랭킹을 확인해보세요. #2020어떤일이 #ThisHappened #KpopTwitter pic.twitter.com/yq7epJtoDe— Twitter Korea (@TwitterKorea) December 8, 2020
Still 2gether stars Bright Vachirawit and Win Metawin, as well as GOT7’s BamBam, are the Top Three most tweeted entertainment accounts in Thailand.
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK’s #Lisa prevails as the second most tweeted hashtag.
ปีนี้ต้องยกให้พวกเขาจริงๆ สำหรับเหล่านักแสดงซีรีส์วาย ที่ติดโผทั้งบุคคลและแฮชแท็กที่เกี่ยวกับวงการบันเทิงที่มีคนทวีตมากที่สุดในประเทศไทย 🧑🤝🧑— Twitter Thailand (@TwitterThailand) December 8, 2020
ขณะที่แฮชแท็กอันดับหนึ่งก็ยังคงเป็น #เป๊กผลิตโชค เช่นเคยครับ#สิ่งที่เกิดขึ้น2020 pic.twitter.com/EPUDgAyAuE
In Japan, the J-pop idol boy band, sixTONES, notched the top spot of the most tweeted celebrity account.
Following tightly in second place are best-selling J-pop group, ARASHI, while the likes of Nogizaka46 and JO1 also made the list.
国内でもっともツイートされたトピック：【スポーツチーム】、【スポーツ選手】、【著名人】、【TV番組】はこちらです📺⚽️🏈#ThisHappened #今年のできごと2020 pic.twitter.com/Jwx9rXJ7p7— Twitter Japan (@TwitterJP) December 7, 2020