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With 2014 coming to an end, social media networks are taking a look back at the biggest moments in pop culture over the past year, including Spotify and YouTube. (Did you watch the YouTube Rewind yet?)

And today, Twitter’s giving us the lowdown on the highest numbers.

According to new data released by the social network, it’s a great, big Belieber world: Justin Bieber was the most tweeted-about artist of 2014, followed by One Direction‘s Niall, Harry and Liam. (Sorry, Zayn!)

And it’s probably a wise move on the NFL’s part to have Prism princess Katy Perry as their Super Bowl half time show act, because she had the highest growth in followers (13 million!) this year, followed closely by the Biebs and Miss Taylor Swift.

To no one’s surprise, when it comes to stans, Bieber’s wildly loyal fanbase (the Beliebers) also took the crown as the most talked about fan base on Twitter, followed by 1D’s Directioners and, somewhat more surprisingly, Kesha‘s Animals.

Were you one of the ones tweeting or following Katy, 1D and Justin this year? Check out the full lists below via Variety, and sound off about the stats in the comments below.

2014’s most-tweeted about artists:
1. Justin Bieber
2. Niall Horan
3. Harry Styles
4. Liam Payne
5. Ariana Grande
6. Demi Lovato
7. Lady Gaga
8. Beyonce
9. Louis Tomlinson
10. Taylor Swift

Top music artists who experienced the most Twitter follower growth in 2014:
1. @KatyPerry: gained 13 million followers
2. @JustinBieber: gained 11 million followers
3. @TaylorSwift13: gained 10 million followers
4. @ArianaGrande: gained 9.5 million followers
5. @JTimberlake: gained 9.1 million followers
6. @SelenaGomez: gained 7.9 million followers
7. @DDlovato: gained 6.2 million followers
8. @Rihanna: gained 6.2 million followers
9. @BritneySpears: gained 6.1 million followers
10. @OneDirection: gained 5.5 million followers

2014’s most tweeted-­about fan armies
1. Beliebers -­ (Justin Bieber )
2. Directioners -­ (One Direction)
3. Animals -­ (Ke$ha)
4. Lovatics -­ (Demi Lovato)
5. Sones -­ (Girls’ Generation)
6. Rihanna Navy -­ (Rihanna)
7. Mahomies/Mahonies -­ (Austin Mahone)
8 Swifties -­ (Taylor Swift)
9 Aliens -­ (Tokio Hotel)
10. Selenators -­ (Selena Gomez)

A sampling of 2014’s top tweeted-­about songs: *Note: This data is based on Tweets mentioning the song and terms about the artist.
1. Pharrell Williams -­ Happy
2. John Legend -­ All Of Me
3. Nicki Minaj -­ Anaconda
4. Ariana Grande -­ Problem
5. Lady GaGa -­ ARTPOP
6. Magic! -­ Rude
7. Demi Lovato -­ Really Don’t Care
8. Beyonce -­ Drunk In Love
9. One Direction -­ Night Changes
10. Little Mix -­ Little Me

2014’s most-­tweeted-­about albums:
1. Beyoncé, “Beyoncé”
2. 5 Seconds of Summer, “5 Seconds of Summer”
3. Taylor Swift, “1989”
4. Michael Jackson, “Xscape”
5. Ed Sheeran, “X”
6. Chris Brown, “X”
7. Coldplay, “Ghost Stories”
8. Rick Ross, “Mastermind”
9. The Vamps, “Meet the Vamps”
10. Ariana Grande, “My Everything”

The top 30 US music-­related trends and hashtags:
1. #vote5sos
2. #MTVHottest
3. #VoteDemiLovato
6. #SXSW
7. #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
8. #VMAs
9. #RickyChat
10. #GRAMMYs

[via Variety]