Who Was the Most Tweeted about Artist in 2014?

December 10, 2014 By:
Who Was the Most Tweeted about Artist in 2014?
Image By: Getty Images / Mark Metcalfe

A strong social media presence is essential for the development and influence of artists in this day and age. Fans need to be able to link with their favorite artists via all sorts of social media platforms - Facebook for official news and announcements, Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos, and Twitter for more personal connections,

Twitter released their end-of-the-year report this week, and it gives insight on the music-related tweets that were posted this year. According to the report, Justin Bieber was the most tweeted-about artist, and Katy Perry had the highest growth in followers. 

Take a look at the official numbers below:

2014’s most-tweeted about artists:
1. Justin Bieber
2. Niall Horan
3. Harry Styles
4. Liam Payne
5. Ariana Grande
6. Demi Lovato
7. Lady Gaga
8. Beyonce
9. Louis Tomlinson
10. Taylor Swift

Top music artists who experienced the most Twitter follower growth in 2014:
1. @KatyPerry: gained 13 million followers
2. @JustinBieber: gained 11 million followers
3. @TaylorSwift13: gained 10 million followers
4. @ArianaGrande: gained 9.5 million followers
5. @JTimberlake: gained 9.1 million followers
6. @SelenaGomez: gained 7.9 million followers
7. @DDlovato: gained 6.2 million followers
8. @Rihanna: gained 6.2 million followers
9. @BritneySpears: gained 6.1 million followers
10. @OneDirection: gained 5.5 million followers

2014’s most tweeted-­about fan armies
1. Beliebers -­ (Justin Bieber )
2. Directioners -­ (One Direction)
3. Animals -­ (Ke$ha)
4. Lovatics -­ (Demi Lovato)
5. Sones -­ (Girls’ Generation)
6. Rihanna Navy -­ (Rihanna)
7. Mahomies/Mahonies -­ (Austin Mahone)
8 Swifties -­ (Taylor Swift)
9 Aliens -­ (Tokio Hotel)
10. Selenators -­ (Selena Gomez)

A sampling of 2014’s top tweeted-­about songs: *Note: This data is based on Tweets mentioning the song and terms about the artist.
1. Pharrell Williams -­ Happy
2. John Legend -­ All Of Me
3. Nicki Minaj -­ Anaconda
4. Ariana Grande -­ Problem
5. Lady GaGa -­ ARTPOP
6. Magic! -­ Rude
7. Demi Lovato -­ Really Don’t Care
8. Beyonce -­ Drunk In Love
9. One Direction -­ Night Changes
10. Little Mix -­ Little Me

2014’s most-­tweeted-­about albums:
1. Beyoncé, “Beyoncé”
2. 5 Seconds of Summer, “5 Seconds of Summer”
3. Taylor Swift, “1989”
4. Michael Jackson, “Xscape”
5. Ed Sheeran, “X”
6. Chris Brown, “X”
7. Coldplay, “Ghost Stories”
8. Rick Ross, “Mastermind”
9. The Vamps, “Meet the Vamps”
10. Ariana Grande, “My Everything”

The top 30 US music-­related trends and hashtags:
1. #vote5sos
2. #MTVHottest
3. #VoteDemiLovato
4. #MTVEMA
5. #LHHATL
6. #SXSW
7. #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
8. #VMAs
9. #RickyChat
10. #GRAMMYs