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He may not have been nominated for any Grammys.

And Yahoo! users may have been more curious about Kim Kardashian.

But Justin Bieber had one thing going for him in 2012: Twitter. The company announced today that this singer was the most Tweeted about celebrity of the past 12 months.

Justin & Hailey at the Met Gala
Photo via Getty

Bieber leads a top five that includes Zayn Malik, Demi Lovato, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.

Yes, the boys of One Direction are well represented, and for good reason: Each band member enjoyed the biggest percentage increase in Twitter followers among celebrities for the year, with Niall Horan actually leading at 712%.


As for the most re-Tweeted messages from the world of entertainment in 2012?

  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)