Twitter Declares 2018 To Be “The Year For BTS”, Here’s Why
TwitterData recently announced what ARMYs already know; BTS completely took over Twitter in 2018!
According to Twitter’s 2018 #ThisHappened recap, @BTS_twt (BTS’s personal Twitter account) racked up more mentions then Twitter could count.
125 million hashtags.
500 million GIFs.
More @BTS_twt mentions than we can count.#ThisHappened on Twitter in 2018: pic.twitter.com/543gK41qQf
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) December 5, 2018
BTS won the “Golden Tweet”, aka the most liked tweet on all of Twitter…
…and @BTS_twt was also the most tweeted about account this year.
BTS’s Golden Tweet, which inspired the viral #HopeOnTheStreet version of Drake‘s #InMyFeelingsChallenge, currently has over 1.7 million views and counting.
#InMyFeelingsChallenge #HopeOnTheStreet pic.twitter.com/Bm8bxtKsFq
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) July 23, 2018
In addition to this, Jungkook‘s cover of Park Won‘s “All of My Life” was named the most liked tweet in Korea, with over 1.2 million likes.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) February 27, 2018
This year, BTS was involved in a number of Twitter’s most talked about moments, including the FIFA World Cup‘s vote for which song would be played during the finals match. In the end, both Twitter voted for EXO’s Power, and Instagram voted for BTS’s “FAKE LOVE”, which led to both songs being played.
Turn it up and feel the beat!
From the final four, which beat do you want heard inside the stadium? VOTE NOW! 🎶 #FIFAStadiumDJ
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 4, 2018
BTS’s #ENDviolence campaign with the UNICEF was another one of the most talked about moments on Twitter. The campaign encouraged the world’s youth to speak out on global issues and to #ENDviolence.
The power of hope.
The power of kindness.
The power of young people.
This is for you @BTS_twt and the #BTSarmy. A special message from @unicefchief.#BTSLoveMyself 💙 #ENDviolence 💜 #2018BTSFESTA pic.twitter.com/JQVagMKqyb
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) June 12, 2018
BTS made it into a number of Twitter’s other top lists for 2018. BTS’s LOVE YOURSELF world tour was the fifth most tweeted about K-Pop concert…
…and “IDOL” was the second most tweeted about song.
BTS had the second most tweeted about comeback…
…and were the #1 most mentioned K-Pop group in the Asia Pacific.
Although BTS are the kings of Twitter, Twitter isn’t the only site/app they took over this year. Spotify named “FAKE LOVE” their most globally streamed song by a Korean artist this year!
'FAKE LOVE' by @BTS_twt was the most globally streamed song by a Korean artist on Spotify this year!
— worldwideBTS 🌎 (@btsanalytics) December 5, 2018
For more of BTS’s wins, check out a list of their 2018 awards here!
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