Year-End Music Data from Twitter Canada

With three weeks to go in the year, it’s time to start looking back on the general zeitgeist of 2016. Twitter offers this year-end data for Canada regarding who and what was popular since January. After you sort through the #thishappened blog post, take a look at the following.

Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) joined Katy Perry in having more than 90 million followers.

Drake (@drake) has 30 milllion.

These are the musicians with the most Twitter mentions:

  1. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
  2. Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes)
  3. Drake (@Drake)
  4. Sebastian Olzanski (@sebtsb)
  5. The Weeknd (@theweeknd)
  6. Alessia Cara (@AlessiaCara)
  7. Deadmau5 (@deadmau5)
  8. Celine Dion (@CelineDion)
  9. Carly Rae Jepsen (@CarlyRaeJepsen)
  10. Simple Plan (@SimplePlan)

And the most-retweeted music tweet was also the second-most retweeted tweet of the year. (Wow. What an awkward sentence.)

The Financial Post has more data here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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