The top 10 most-googled people of the year were all pop stars, minus Kim Kardashian…who’s just engaged to a pop star.
The above graph shows interest over time for the top five artists in the list. The giant blue peak represents Google searches surrounding Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance.
1. Miley Cyrus
3. Justin Bieber
6. Taylor Swift
7. Selena Gomez
8. Katy Perry
9. Kanye West
Google’s global search results only ranks trending topics, but ‘most-searched overall’ results are available by country. Therefore, these results come from the top searches in the United States.