Soompi Awards Breaks Guinness World Records Title For “Most Used Hashtag on Twitter in 24 Hours”
From March 16 to March 17, fans of over 150 K-pop groups rallied together to vote in the second voting period of Twitter Best Fandom, one of the categories in the 14th Annual Soompi Awards. #TwitterBestFandom, which recognizes the most passionate and fastest-growing K-pop fandoms, was used 60,055,339 times during the span of the 24 hours.
This marks the first time the “Most Used Hashtag on Twitter in 24 Hours” Guinness World Records title has been shattered since 2015, when the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon recorded 40,706,392 uses.
New record: Most used hashtag on @Twitter in 24 hours #️⃣?
K-Pop fans helped contribute to a new record, tweeting #TwitterBestFandom an incredible 60,055,339 times in 24 hours, voting for the @soompi Awardshttps://t.co/Ll7a3ctFjH #SoompiAwards
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) April 18, 2019
Soompi Awards, which began in 2005, is one of the largest and longest-running international awards honoring the best in Korean television and music, receiving 163 million votes from 190 countries in 2018. Last year’s winners can be found on Viki.
Winners for the 14th Annual Soompi Awards will be announced in May.