The most-liked tweet globally in 2017, according to data released by Spotify on Tuesday (December 5), was a hopeful message from Barack Obama that amassed nearly 4.6 million hearts. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," the former POTUS tweeted on August 12.
Directly after that with almost 2.7 likes was the message Ariana Grande tweeted after a horrific terrorist attack killed 22 people and left over 500 people injured at her concert tour stop in Manchester, England in the spring.
broken.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
"Broken," the singer wrote on May 22, in the fourth-most retweeted message of the year. "From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words."Grande later organized and performed at the One Love Manchester benefit show, which raised a reported $13 million in Red Cross donations.
And since one of Twitter users' most effective practices is signal-boosting a celeb's work via their fan armies, it makes sense that we'd have the data for which ones were the most tweeted-about. Demi Lovato's Lovatics lead the pack, followed by Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, Fifth Harmony's Harmonizers, the Beliebers, and #5SOSfam.
Until next year, all we can do is keep tweeting. And liking. And retweeting.
Watch an MTV News video filmed on the ground in Manchester above.- Patrick Hosken