Lady Gaga, Barack Obama among most popular tweets of 2018 – AOL

has unveiled its top-trending topics and tweets of 2018, with Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and BTS commanding the most popular posts.

Leave it to Gaga to write a tweet six years ago that becomes the third-most-quoted tweet of 2018. In 2012, the singer tweeted a random string of numbers and capitalized letters, which has since been liked 329,000 times and retweeted 232,000 times.

The nonsensical but apparently relatable text resonated with users, many of whom put their own spin on the tweet.

And in a year that saw teen activists like Emma Gonzalez fight for gun control, women’s rights, and so many other causes, none other than former President Barack Obama chimed in to celebrate these young changemakers. With 1.6 million people liking his eloquent message, Obama’s tweet became the second-most-liked tweet of 2018.

“Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe,” Obama wrote in February, “marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We’ve been waiting for you. And we’ve got your backs.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 29: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are seen on April 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 29: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are seen on April 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Director and actor Bradley Cooper and actress Lady Gaga arrive at the Excelsior Hotel on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

director and actor Bradley Cooper and singer and actress Lady Gaga arrive at the Excelsior Hotel on August 31, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are seen during the 75th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/GC Images)

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga attend ‘A Star Is Born’ photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga walks the red carpet ahead of the ‘A Star Is Born’ screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper walk the red carpet ahead of the ‘A Star Is Born’ screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Venice, Italy – 29 August, 2018. Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga walk the red carpet ahead of the ‘A Star Is Born’ screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. The 75th Venice International Film Festival 2018, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will end on the 8th of September. � Roberto Ricciuti / Awakening (Photo credit should read Roberto Ricciuti / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

VENICE, ITALY – AUGUST 31: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga arrive for the ‘A Star Is Born’ press conference during the 75th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Casino on August 31, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by John Rasimus) (Photo credit should read John Rasimus / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Actor Bradley Cooper poses with Lady Gaga at the world premiere of A Star is Born at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Cast member Lady Gaga and director Bradley Cooper attend the UK premiere of “A Star is Born” in London, Britain September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Cast member Lady Gaga and director Bradley Cooper attend the UK premiere of “A Star is Born” in London, Britain September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Cast member Lady Gaga and director Bradley Cooper attend the UK premiere of “A Star is Born” in London, Britain September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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South Korean boy band BTS saw a ton of success in the U.S. in 2018, and when J-Hope, one of its members, did the wildly popular In My Feelings Challenge, fans around the world of course went crazy. The video of him dancing to Drake’s song on has racked up 1.7 million likes, making it the most-liked tweet of the year.

BTS nabbed the top spot in the most-tweeted-about rankings for celebrities and musicians, a year after the group was named among the most-tweeted-about celebrities in the world. Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, “Game of Thrones,” and “Stranger Things” were also among consecutive mentions in 2017 and 2018.

Here are the top Twitter stats of 2018 (US specific):

Most Liked Tweets:

Most Tweeted About Celebrities:

  1. BTS
  2. LeBron James
  3. Kanye West
  4. Drake
  5. EXO
  6. Ariana Grande
  7. Cardi B
  8. Beyonce
  9. Jimin Park
  10. Nicki Minaj

Most Tweeted About TV Shows:

  1. “Saturday Night Live”
  2. “Roseanne”
  3. “Grey’s Anatomy”
  4. “The Walking Dead”
  5. “Big Brother”
  6. “The Voice”
  7. “Live PD”
  8. “Supernatural”
  9. “Game of Thrones”
  10. “Riverdale”

Most Tweeted About Streaming Shows:

  1. “13 Reasons Why”
  2. “Stranger Things”
  3. “Black Mirror”
  4. “Queer Eye”
  5. “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Most Tweeted About Movies:

  1. “Black Panther”
  2. “The Avengers: Infinity War”
  3. “The Incredibles 2”
  4. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
  5. “Deadpool 2”
  6. “Love, Simon”
  7. “A Wrinkle in Time”
  8. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
  9. “Crazy Rich Asians”
  10. “The Shape of Water”

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‘Black Panther’ world premiere: Red carpet arrivals

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Danai Gurira (C) and ‘The Dora Milaje’ actors at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actress Angela Bassett arrves for the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ held at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Lupita Nyong’o attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Lupita Nyong’o attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Janelle Monae attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actress Danai Gurira arrives for the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ held at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Danai Gurira attends the Los Angeles Premiere ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Chadwick Boseman arrives for the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ held at the Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Michael B Jordan attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Yara Shahidi attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey, wearing Dena Kemp jewelry and LimeCrime lip gloss in Bloodmoon and Eclipse, attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther.’

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Issa Rae attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Forest Whitaker attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Mellody Hobson and George Lucas attend the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Martin Freeman attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Meagan Good attends the Los Angeles Premiere ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Daniel Kaluuya arrves for the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ held at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sterling K. Brown and son Andrew Brown attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Nathan Anderson and Anthony Anderson attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Amber Riley attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Tessa Thompson attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Nabiyah Be attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Miles Brown attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Marija Abney attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Aisha Dee attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Allegra Acosta attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Jessica Oyelowo and David Oyelowo attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Angel Parker attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Taran Killam and Cobie Smulders attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Kayla Maisonet attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Ty Simpkins attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Shaunette Renee Wilson attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Kylee Russell attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Seth Carr attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Pom Klementieff attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Meg Donnelly attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Chloe Bennet attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Storm Reid attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Sean Gunn and Natasha Halevi attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Florence Kasumba attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Olivia Holt attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Natalia Cordova-Buckley attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Marsai Martin attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Tanika Ray attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Allison Holker attends the Los Angeles Premiere ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: J. August Richards attends the Los Angeles Premiere ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Garcelle Beauvais attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Cobie Smulders attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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Most Tweeted About Musicians:

  1. BTS
  2. Kanye West
  3. Drake
  4. EXO
  5. Ariana Grande
  6. Cardi B
  7. Beyonce
  8. Jimin Park
  9. Nicki Minaj
  10. Rihanna

Most Tweeted About Athletes:

  1. LeBron James
  2. Colin Kaepernick
  3. Kobe Bryant
  4. Kyrie Irving
  5. Tom Brady
  6. Dwyane Wade
  7. Serena Williams
  8. Kawhi Leonard
  9. Chris Paul
  10. Stephen Curry

Most Tweeted About Sporting Events:

  1. FIFA World Cup Russia
  2. PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games
  3. NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors)
  4. NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament
  5. NFL Draft
  6. U.S. Open Tennis Championships
  7. NBA Draft
  8. WWE Wrestlemania
  9. NBA All-Star Game
  10. NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Most Tweeted About Movements:

  1. March For Our Lives
  2. NFL Protests
  3. Students Stand Up
  4. Me Too
  5. Black Lives Matter

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Celebrities react to March for Our Lives rally

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I’ll always stand for open dialogue and action – it’s the only way to ensure bad history doesn’t repeat itself. Whe… https://t.co/OPPQfzVXJ5

So ready to March today! Landed in DC w North & Kanye. We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence &… https://t.co/lFfPto1rUD

Ran in to a group of fellow @BarnardCollege alumni today at the NY #MarchForOurLives. Incredibly moved at how many… https://t.co/TmwNgQyC14

“When a gun has more rights than you” ⚡️Today I stand in reverence of the students who’ve experienced such personal… https://t.co/Twu3kYqMuV

I…
#March4OurLives
@BenSPLATT https://t.co/c0N0xLGNXG

Surrounded by heroines! Lucky to be here at this moment in history with the ones I love! #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/xVF4sDVofh

Watching everyone marching and speaking up is so inspiring, and so powerful. Keep going. You’re changing the world. #MarchForOurLives

Heading to #MarchForOurLives in this charismatic blouse thanks to @ChrisAblesArt #LosAngeles
LET’S DO THIS 🇺🇸 https://t.co/29jIdvwlKn

Sending love to you from Oberhausen. @AMarch4OurLives https://t.co/uWeLrny2HK

Today is @AMarch4OurLives. I’m partnering with @MTV and @NAACP to sponsor a bus full of smart young young people tr… https://t.co/39rLIzmsIp

Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus together at #MarchForOurLives in Washington D.C. 💙 https://t.co/XdBArlU1v4

Proud to share these photos of the brave young people from #StreetCornerResources as they join with other youth lea… https://t.co/XyvwBKdVPQ

Nothing but respect for my #ParksAndRec family #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/sjcOHCDebB

Meg’s tears stopped as abruptly as they had started. “But I do understand.” She felt tired and unexpectedly peacefu… https://t.co/cRDMDJXUWH

Proud to march in solidarity. https://t.co/S7nikUz6km

#marchforourlives London. Let’s do this!!! https://t.co/hQAyDuB2kK

I AM DECEASED https://t.co/uhZLvFpIaI

NYC, #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/sXGwsPNi9u

I wish I could be there but im so happy to see so many people showing up and standing up for what they believe in.… https://t.co/6eIX4UqSt1

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