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The top 15 most retweeted posts by women of 2015


Too many tweets make a tw… well so said the PM in 2009. But how wrong he was. (And how soon after he, himself, joined Twitter). 

Since it was founded nearly a decade ago (we couldn’t believe it, either), Twitter has gone from strength to strength. Now boasting a phenomenal 320 million users, it has become an invaluable journalistic tool, a space for people to express their opinions and an outlet for creativity.

Today, Twitter have released their annual statistics, which reveal the most monumental moments of the year – from #JeSuisParis to #BlackLivesMatter - the biggest trends across a range of topics. and the most influential newcomers to the social network.

Katy Perry took the top spot of most followers, with a whopping 7.8 million, and Harry Styles made it to number one in the UK, with Adele coming a close second.

But, since followers are not necessarily always the best sign of how big an influencer someone is (since, admit it, we all hate follow a handful of people), Stylist.co.uk commissioned Twitter to reveal the most retweeted women of the year which, we think, is the real sign of popularity.

Behold, the top 15 of 2015…

1. Caitlin Jenner - 259,707 retweets. 

2. Kyleigh Denson - 149,500 retweets

3. Beth Hoffman - 142,004 retweets

4. Lady Gaga - 137,675 retweets

5. CLΛREY - 137,155 retweets

6. Adele - 131,367 retweets

7. Amber Rose - 130,838 retweets

8. JK Rowling - 123,719 retweets

9. Amber Rose - 117,461 retweets

10. Taylor Swift - 112,284 retweets

11. Taylor Swift - 109,661 retweets

12. Nicki Minaj - 105,720 retweets 

13. Alexis Isabel - 105,566 retweets

14. Taylor Swift - 105,323 retweets

15. Ariana Grande - 101,798 retweets



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