The 72-year-old country legend debuts at No. 31 on the ranking dated Sept. 1, after multiple years of light-hearted posts and photos posted to her Twitter account, which has over 4 million followers.

The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement. The chart’s latest tracking week ended Aug. 23.

The tweet eventually went viral and had over half a million global favorites as of press time (Aug. 29).

That wasn’t all that helped Parton on latest Social 50; she also scored boosts in engagement with a tweet honoring the late Aretha Franklin, tweeting, “I’m one of the lucky ones to have seen Aretha perform in the very beginning of her career.

Source : Billboard