This #OneDirection Bombshell Spawned the Most Retweeted Tweet of 2015

Thanks to Directioners, the band was responsible for the two most-retweeted tweets this year.

In a year where Twitter was used by politicians relating to their constituents, by Parisians alerting others of safe havens and by brands making emojis even more popular, a pop music singer gained the most retweets.

Twitter’s year-end wrap-up shows that this tweet — by One Direction’s Harry Styles after former band member Zayn Malik decided to leave the group — was the most retweeted thought of the year, gaining more than 729,000 retweets.

Naturally, the second-most retweeted tweet of 2015 came from Malik himself:

Twitter’s year-end summary also noted some people who joined the platform for the first time this year, including the official account for the President of the United States, as well as Edward Snowden, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and actress Melissa McCarthy.

Image courtesy of One Direction on Facebook.