How powerful is the BTS ARMY? See their record-shattering tweets
Have you ever wondered how trending tweets compare year to year? Twitter is letting the world know with its new “Twitter From Home” report. The latest chart from the social media giant focused on the highest tweet volume from March to September 2020, when we were all in lockdown, and compared it to trending topics from the same time the previous year.
One “Twitter From Home” chart revealed which musicians got the most mentions, tweets, and hashtags. In the U.S., a band from outside the states got a ton of mentions, outranking American bands and going all the way to the top of Twitter’s new chart.
K-pop sensation BTS topped the “Twitter From Home” chart from March to September of this year. Here’s some more information on how the BTS ARMY sent BTS to the top of the Twitter charts.
“Twitter from home” report
Other artists who appear in the top ten for most tweeted about musicians in the U.S. include Kanye West, Beyonce, Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, and Cardi B. Fellow K-Pop artists NCT and ATEEZ also appear on the list.
Twitter also released charts that focused on other topics including TV shows, movies, food, and emojis that were all heavily tweeted about during quarantine. The most tweeted-about TV series was the Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance, followed by Big Brother Brazil. Netflix’s Tiger King and Avatar: the Last Airbender also appeared in the top five, at number three & five respectively.
The most tweeted-about movie during quarantine was Marvel’s Black Panther. Other movies that appear on the chart are two Disney+ exclusives, Hamilton and Beyonce’s Black is King, as well as Sonic The Hedgehog.
BTS tops the charts
The BTS ARMY – fanbase of the K-pop boy band – had plenty to tweet about while stuck at home during quarantine. In addition to being a massively tweeted about artist, BTS has spent a record-breaking 200 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Social 50 chart.
Last night, BTS won Top Social Artist for a fourth year in a row at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, but the Jonas Brothers went home with the Top Duo/Group Award. The Top Social Artist award is voted on by fans, proving the might of the BTS ARMY.
BTS also set a new record on Instagram when BTS’s V released a teaser photo for their newest single released in August “Dynamite”. The photo broke the record for first Korean Male Artist with the most-liked picture on Instagram with 5.8 million likes, extending V’s own record.
BTS’s new music
BTS released plenty of new music in 2020, which could be why the BTS ARMY has been so active on Twitter. “Dynamite” has been taking the world by storm, even becoming BTS first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and the first number one by any Korean artist.
“Dynamite” also broke the record for most-viewed YouTube music video in twenty-four hours by gaining over 100 million views in a day. “Dynamite” is the first single from BTS’s upcoming album, BE, which will be released on Nov. 20th. The new single is certainly building lots of anticipation for the album drop.
In February, BTS released their fourth album, Map of the Soul: 7, which included hit songs “Boy With Luv” & “Black Swan”. Fans had lots of BTS to listen to during quarantine and “Dynamite” only added to the loads of BTS content the BTS ARMY could tweet about.
BTS has been at the top of social media mentions for a while now – the results of Twitter’s quarantine charts prove how active their fanbase is online. When BE drops in November, who knows how much Twitter is going to explode?