Ariana Grande, Fortnite, Lorde dominate New Zealand Twitter in 2018

Ariana Grande and Fortnite were the top entertainment topics on New Zealand Twitter feeds this year, according to the social media network.

Meanwhile, Lorde retains her crown as the most popular Kiwi tweeter, with 7.81 million followers - despite deleting almost her entire social media presence in May.

The 'Royals' hitmaker currently has just two non-deleted tweets on her account, while the next two most followed Kiwi Twitter users - KJ Apa and Kim Dotcom - have almost 20,000, collectively.

End of year data shows local television also had Kiwis hashtagging up a storm, with Dancing With The Stars NZSurvivor NZ and Shortland Street all landing in the top five trending entertainment topics.

Prince Harry's royal wedding to Meghan Markle captivated the world, but even that historic event lost out on the number one slot to battle royale game sensation Fortnite.

Top entertainment content on New Zealand Twitter in 2018:

Highest trending entertainment topics

  1. #Fortnite
  2. #RoyalWedding
  3. #ShortlandStreet
  4. #DWTSNZ
  5. #SurvivorNZ

Most mentioned musicians

  1. @ArianaGrande
  2. @ShawnMendes
  3. @HarryStyles
  4. @kanyewest

Most followed New Zealanders

  1. @lorde
  2. @kj_apa
  3. @danieljgillies
  4. @KimDotcom
  5. @zanelowe