4 min readMost popular Twitter accounts

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Twitter is the place where we all go to express our opinions on any topic (always trying to do it will respect). It is also the place where we get inform on the latest news. Everyone is on Twitter in one way or another. You can have you own personal account or you can have a fake one just to scroll up and down and read tweets. No one escapes from the blue bird Social Network. Thanks to Twitter, artists and fans have a place where they can get closer. Fans can express their love for their favorite artist latest CD. And artist can react to those tweets by replying to it, retweeting it or liking it. Musicians and artists tend to be the most popular accounts on Twitter, let’s go through a list and see the account with the highest amount of followers.

Twitter most popular accounts

The number of followers is the perfect metric to measure if an account is popular or not. It is true that followers can be easily bought nowadays. However, there are some accounts that have millions of followers because they have honestly earned them. These are accounts from musicians, soccer players, TV shows and even presidents. We are going to focus on the Top 10 accounts by number of followers:

Name Twitter Handle Followers* Following* Sent Tweets*
Katy Perry @katyperry 106,949,868 215 9,356
Justin Bieber @justinbieber 105,044,553 299,330 30,504
Barack Obama @BarackObama 104,420,261 616,221 15,575
Rihanna @rihanna 89,344,774 1,088 10,231
Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 83,400,053 0 103
Lady Gaga @ladygaga 77,728,063 125,533 8,933
Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow 77,010,011 33,097 18,452
Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano 76,362,803 103 3,347
YouTube @YouTube 71,200,406 1,014 23,102
Justin Timberlake @jtimberlake 64,774,960 288 4,059

*Info updated on Jan. 28, 2019

It is important to notice that Taylor Swift has so little sent tweets because she erased all the content form her Twitter account on August 2017. It is very common for very popular accounts to follow a small number of users but here we can see some exceptions to this norm. For example, Barack Obama follows 616,221 users and Justin Bieber follows 299,330 accounts. This is something not very common as it is very difficult to keep track of what that amount of accounts are saying. Of course, it doesn’t make sense to follow 0 accounts. That is the case of Taylor Swift. We are huge fans of this artist, we have written several posts about Taylor Swift, but following zero accounts is not something very recommendable. However, we have to say that she interacts a lot with all her swifties. Not only with her own account but also with the @taylornation13 account as well.

Analyzing Twitter popular accounts with Tweet Binder

Every gift comes with its responsibilities. Having such a big amount of followers makes it necessary to keep track of what they are saying. Those followers might be saying good things about the account in particular but maybe they are saying bad things. That is when Tweet Binder comes in handy. With our reports you can track anything on Twitter. How? Easy peasy lemon squeezy! For these type of actions you can activate two different types of reports:

  1. Twitter historical report: To track what has been said about the account. ⏪ Begin your back to the future journey! 
  2. Twitter real time report: To start analyzing form now on. ⏩ Go one step ahead and analyze now!

If you have an army of followers, it is important (not to say mandatory) to have at least some knowledge of what they are saying. Of course, the artist should not read everything being said about them on Twitter. Users tend to be kind of cruel when expressing their opinions and this can negatively affect the artist. This is the duty of the account managers. They are the ones who should keep track of what is being said.

Mentions to @KatyPerry – January 2019

As Katy Perry is the most popular account on Twitter, we are going to see how many mentions she has received during January 2019. In order to run this report, we have created a 30-day report. This analysis will give back the tweets sent mentioning @KatyPerry during the last 30 days. Here is a video that shows how to create these Twitter historical reports:

As you can see, creating a 30-day report is very easy and quick. Of course, if you are not a PRO user you can always purchase your Twitter report from here and the system will start collecting tweets after the payment.

Tweet Binder Twitter report. Twitter most popular accounts
Mentions to @KatyPerry – since Jan 1, 2019 01:01:50 until Jan 29, 2019 10:27:16

The first thing we see after creating a Twitter analytics report with Tweet Binder is the section with the general stats. We know that the difference between impacts and reach can sometimes be tricky, that is why we have written several posts about it. You can learn more about those metrics here. Let’s analyze these numbers more closely. During the month of January, @KatyPerry has generated:

  • 65,745 total tweets. These tweets are classified in 37,474 original tweets and 28,271 retweets.
  • 1,638,600,000 potential impacts
  • 232,781,797 potential reach
  • 23,796 contributors

With Tweet Binder reports the user does not only get general stats but also rankings of users. These rankings are perfect to know which kind of users are tweeting content about the analyzed account. In the case of Katy Perry, she could use these reports to find out her most active fans.

Analyze Twitter popular accounts with Tweet Binder @KatyPerry
Most active users mentioning @KaryPerry

The upper rankings show the most active users. It is important to differentiate between the users who sent original content and those who retweets what other users have said. From our perspective, those who send more original content are the true fans. These are the one who really express their opinions about, in this case, @KatyPerry. 

Most mentioned users along with @KatyPerry

Another clever thing to do when analyzing these accounts is to see which other accounts are mentioned along with this artist. This way, you can discover which people users relate with the analyzed one. In the case of @KatyPerry, these are the other popular accounts that are mentioned with her:

Account Mentions
@TaylorSwift13 5,420
@Ladygaga 3,555
@NickiMinaj 2,400
@ArianaGrande 1,982
@Zedd 1,954
@MusicNewsFact 1,936
@PopCrave 1,710
@Rihanna 1,624
@BritneySpears 1,574

Analyzing popular Twitter accounts

As you can see, keeping track of popular accounts on Twitter is very easy with Tweet Binder. In less than five minutes you can know everything that is being said about any account. We have run this example with @KatyPerry, the most popular account on Twitter by number of followers. Do you need to get stats from a different account? what are you waiting for? Contact us now and start generating stats!

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