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

  • Liyah bieber

    First but this is really cool!!!

  • BiebersGirl18

    YAY JUSTIN!!!:D I love u baby<3

    • vagiabelieber

      justin bieber forever…….

  • JaylaBieber

    F*ck yeah! Hey Arnold! and Fresh Prince are mah shows <3. 73,662 tweets a minute for Whitney? Damn.

  • BeliebersForever

    gr8 4 Justin and 1D

  • Alisha

    Wow! Good for my justin. Luv u boy/man.


    haha show’em whos the boss baybah :) . i love justin…. and am staying by his side.

    • the gal jb’s gonna marry

      me too <3!

  • Jsha bieber

    Yeah!!! Thats the truth that Justin bieber is the king of Twitter nd i wish he’ll forevah. LUV ya Baby <3

  • Jsha bieber

    ;) Follow me on twitter @jshabieber for a follow back :)

  • chantelle bieber

    justin bieber all the way one direction are good but justin bieber a lot better

  • $$$belieber ***forever$$$

    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

  • bī3b3® & æ ß3æt

    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

    • bī3b3® & æ ß3æt

      Srry I mean bones

    • Jsha bieber

      1D is a group of stupid dumb boys Hahahahahaha ;) .Hey! When r u comin to break my bone???? Lol

      • Rilee

        Those “stupid dumb boys” you called saved my friends life, bitch

      • #Believe In Biebah

        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. :/

      • Rilee

        @believe in biebah, yes they did! Obviously you know nothing what one direction does, dumb ass

      • Jsha bieber

        @rilee LAMBO! so how did they saved ur frndz life by making horrible appearance in videoz. Hunnnnhhh

      • inez

        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!

      • Jsha bieber

        @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.

      • #Believe In Biebah

        @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. -____-

  • essie j

    Justin is the king of Twitter ;)

  • je t’adore

    justin is the king of twitter and the prince of my heart….<3 :)

  • Hadique

    woooow king of pop and king of twitter perfect so so so so ………………………… what?……

    • halo

      uhm he’s not the king of pop idiot, he’s the prince of pop

    • trent

      no offense to justin fans but mj still the king of pop. justin has a long road ahead of him. even with all of those awards and cd sales michael jackson is still the king of pop.

      • the real biebah


    • retarted fangirls

      Try again

      • #Believe In Biebah

        Justin is the PRINCE. All you bitches hail to him. LOL

  • oumaima belieber

    i <3 u my cute (justin bieber) u are the king of twiter

  • tabitha.morales

    i love justin bieber and my sister love 1direction

  • alison

    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.

  • bieberMYkidrauhl

    awesome love ‘em alls K1DRAUHL_FOREVER

  • goldeneda-belieberx3

    yup JB is the KİNG !!!

  • retarted fangirls

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

    • JaylaBieber

      We’re doomed because your stupidity is spreading like a disease.

      • retarted fangirls

        We’re also doomed by your stank a** mouth, so do us a favor by shutting it.

      • Lena


      • #Believe In Biebah

        If those 5 most gayest guys are One Direction, then ok. :) But if it includes Justin, then b*tch, THE LAST TIME I CHECKED SELENA GOMEZ IS A GIRL.

      • JaylaBieber

        @retarted fangirls
        Your mom should’ve f*cking shut her legs.

      • retarted fangirls

        @jayla bieber, and your momma should’ve aborted you.

      • #Believe In Biebah

        Woahhh… Crossing the line there? o.O

      • JaylaBieber

        @retarted fangirls
        That’s f*cking sweet that you feel that way. I’m actually glad you feel that way.

    • #Believe In Biebah

      Umm, Imma just be here…

  • NYBieber


  • oumaima belieber

    he is the best top 4 ever …..yuuuuupéé j.bieber

  • BBB.Belieberxxx

    Justin have one of the most tweeted cool :D

  • BBB.Belieberxxx

    Yeah hey Arnold i wacth it all the time

  • the gal jb’s gonna marry

    justin is on the top tweeted horay!

  • Nicole

    Yeah justin!


    Yeah, datz ma babe Justin.. he’s da best ever love u Justin

    • mandi

      back away from justin hes mine

  • Belibah till forevs :-D

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

  • $$$belieber ***forever$$$

    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

  • Lauren