Justin Bieber & One Direction Most Tweeted Celebs in 2012

Justin Bieber is still the king of the Twitter, but in 2012, One Direction’s Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Luis Tomlinson — each of them had the biggest percentage increase in Twitter followers, with Niall Horan leading at 712%, according to exclusive data released by Twitter.

The most tweeted about celebrities of the year? Justin Bieber!

Checkout the 2012 Twitter trends below!

Top 5 Most tweeted-about celebrities
1. @JustinBieber
2. @niallofficial
3. @Harry_Styles
4. @zaynmalik
5. @Louis_Tomlinson

The 5 most retweeted tweets
1. @justinbieber RIP Avalanna. i love you (223,771 retweets)
2. @obeyMJ R.I.P. Whitney Houston. Retweet for respect. (191,043 retweets)
3. @Harry_Styles We owe you everything. Thank you so much for this. Three VMAs!! YEAH .xx (125,379 retweets)
4. @BenSavage I’m going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The “Boy Meets World” sequel is officially happening! (114,179 retweets)
5. @NiallOfficial Guys its been 2 years today since we were formed, its been incredible so far, its all down to you guys! Love you all soo much ! Thank you (103,772 retweets)


Celebs with biggest gains in followers in 2012
1. @Harry_Styles +6,721,195 (493.39%)
2. @Louis_Tomlinson +5,881,122 (587.79%)
3. @onedirection +6,741,263 (605.05%)
4. @Real_Liam_Payne: +6,067,452 (608.47%)
5. @NiallOfficial: +6,664,920 (712.74%)

Most tweeted-about celeb events
1. Whitney Houston’s death, Feb. 11: When the star passed away unexpectedly, the news drew more than 10 million tweets at a rate of 73,662 tweets per minute.

2. MTV Video Music Awards, Sept. 6: Fans cast 52 million-plus votes via Twitter for “Most Sharable Video,” while the show itself generated 14.7 million tweets.

3. Primetime Emmy Awards, Sept. 23: Jimmy Kimmel set up a live joke during the awards broadcast, encouraging viewers and the audience to tweet, “OMG Tracy Morgan passed out on stage.”

4. All about babies: The birth of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s baby Blue Ivy in February and the announcement of Kate Middleton?s pregnancy in December drew more than 2 million tweets combined.

Most popular movie trends
1. Think Like a Man
2. The Hunger Games
3. The Avengers
4. Red Tails
5. 21 Jump Street
6. Dark Knight Rises
7. Dark Shadows
8. The Devil Inside
9. Safe House
10. The Vow

Most popular television trends
1. Family Guy
2. Big Brother 14
3. American Dad
4. Hey Arnold
5. American Idol
6. Pretty Little Liars
7. 106 & Park
8. SNL
9. Fresh Prince
10. Boy Meets World

Most popular political trends
1. #tcot
2. #teaparty
3. #gop
4. #romney
5. mitt romney
6. #dnc2012
7. charlotte
8. #gop2012
9. #rnc
10. #obama2012

Source: Twitter

63 Comments
  1. hey what r u saying justin is the best in the whole world ok i don,t like one direction i hate them so so so so so so so much they r such like ewwwwwwwwwwww
    my baby justin is my everything ok he is the best
    justin u r the best in this whole world i love u so so so so so so much love u justin

  2. In my life their is a WHITE, BLUE, and RED line.
    WHITE. Line is me,if u cross it u get a mean talk.
    BLUE line is 1d if u cross it u get a broken bone
    REDline is justin bieber youcross it u get 360 broken bobes

      • Oh, so the boy that made Never Say Never 3D, inspired millions people, and saved thousands from death, didn’t save your friends life? But, a British boy band did? Oh…okay. :/

      • Hey 1D is not dumb your the one that is DUMB! af and your the one that is STUPID! this is not a stie to fight & GROW UP!

      • @inez Ph@g*¤t!!!! I’ve already grown up so atleast u don’t need to tell me nd for your kind information this site isn’t made for mi*n*a fu*k pi**s takers and lill immature Directioners,,, this site is just 4 the BELIEBERS Beliebers n beliebers Only.

      • @Rilee, okay tell me what they do. Besides smoking & drinking. (Unlike Justin) The only song that isn’t about a girl is Forever Young. Wich makes no sense. Justin has Never Say Never & Pray wich are actually good inspiring songs. Before you call me a dumbass, check yourself dip shit. -____-

  3. crap one direction is taking over. why there are so many boy bands? they suck the wanted rules and selena,demi,bridgit meddler, pink,carrie underwood rules too. off course justin too.

  4. Let’s get this straight, the 5 most gayest people on twitter are the most talked about. -_____- this world is surely doomed.

  5. Congrats justin u da man and I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee uuuuuuuu….MUAH MUAH MUAH………….MUAH …MUAH – lol

  6. hey there is no new news of my baby i want to see his news i am sad today bcs there is no new news plz add some enjoyment here plz give my baby Justin,s news here and not about break up bcs Selena Gomez news is full of Justin bieber and Selena Gomez break up news not any new so not about the same plz but only about my Justin
    hey all of u did u know they broke up again bot they Selena again broke up and now she is with Jonas brothers guy and that is nick Jonas
    can u believe she break up with Justin again and its 2nd time now and now after her 2nd break up
    she is behind of nick Jonas
    plz selena leave my justin alone now plz i request u now plz don,t do that again with my baby plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz his beliebers r with him he can spent his whole life with out u
    and with his beliebers and with his family yes he can
    and justin plz don,t feel sad we all r with u plz justin i love u don,t think that i am doing this to fight or i have some thing with selena i am doing this just for u
    plz and if u feel sad then i am sorry but she use u and only use u

    i am sorry justin and i love u so so so so so much

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