50% of all active Twitter users follow at least one musician
Katy Perry’s ‘Part of me’ was one of the most tweeted about singles on Twitter this year with over 3 million mentions
The second most re-tweeted Tweet of the year came from @JustinBieber saying goodbye to a fan who passed away
Over 2.7 million mentions: Coachella was one of this year’s most tweeted about music festivals.
#YOLO Over 49 million mentions
This was one of 2012's most talked about music-related terms on Twitter. Shortly after Drake premiered “The Motto” on Los Angeles' Power 106 on October 31, 2011, daily use of the term shot up by nearly 3 million in 2012.
HYFR Over 4 million mentions
@Drake's song was one of the most mentioned singles this year on Twitter.
Over 10 million tweets : After the star's death, people turned to Twitter to tweet their condolences for the star and there were sent the day she died, peaking at 73,662 Tweets per minutes as news of her passing spread
A few Top Twitter trends 2012:
Psy’s Gangnam Style was one of the top tweeted about singles of the year with over 18 million mentions
In 2012, there were more mentions of 2Pac on Twitter than Beyonce and Jay Z’s recently born daughter Blue Ivy