Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2018 12:05 PM CST
Most Tweeted About Celeb in US Isn't American
South Korean pop group BTS performs in Paris, France, on Oct. 14, 2018.   (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)

Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard. Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also finds himself on the top 10 list. Click through to see the full list, per Time, which notes BTS also leads its readers' poll for 2018 Person of the Year.

  1. BTS (@BTS_twt)
  2. LeBron James (@KingJames)
  3. Kanye West (@KanyeWest)
  4. Drake (@Drake)
  5. EXO (@weareoneEXO)
  6. Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande)
  7. Cardi B (@iamCardiB)
  8. Beyonce (@Beyonce)
  9. Park Jimin (#Jimin)
  10. Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj)

(Park Jimin of BTS recently took flak for his shirt choice.)

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