One Direction led 2015’s Twitter buzz in the music category, while honorable mentions went to the Video Got7, Fifth Harmony and the enduring #NowPlaying hashtag.
Topping TV’s list of most-tweeted hashtags was the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, which recently nabbed Blake Shelton as the 2016 host, and the Teen Choice Awards. Singing competition show “Rising Star” Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, “Empire,” “The Walking Dead” and “Empire” also rounded out the TV category.
Twitter’s most mentioned celebrities included singers Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, Argentinian actress-singer Oriana Sabatini and, reigning at No.1, Ariana Grande.
Twitter’s lists also highlighted cultural trends outside of the western world, including South Korea’s music television show aptly entitled “The Show,” the Philippines’ Tamang Panahon concert, Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta and South Korean boy group Bangtan Boys.
Including mostly faces, Twitter’s most-used emojis included the cry-laugh emoji, heart eyes emoji, singular red heart emoji, fire emoji and kiss-face emoji.