Demi Lovato tops Google's list of 10 top-trending people of 2018

Deanna Kelley
December 14, 2018

The top trending search query overall in the United Kingdom was the World Cup, in a year in which many England fans hoped the trophy would finally come home. Celebrity deaths also received a ton of interest: Avicii was the second most popular search globally, followed by Mac Miller and Stan Lee.

Lovato also landed the No. 9 spot in the top 10 overall searches. The contest, which saw France claim victory over Croatia in host country Russian Federation, was Ireland's most popular search term.

Aside from the Indian Tamil-language action title, there were many Indian movies featured among the top 10 search queries, including Baaghi 2, Tiger Zinda Hai, and Dhadak.

Who are the other nine names on the list of top-trending people? The question "How to vote" was the most-searched in the U.S., and the phrase "how to be a good role model" also had a lot of traction.

2018 may not have been the best of years, to put it mildly - but Google's "Year in Search" video is here to bring you a little bit of hope and put a smile on your face.

Here’s what trended on Google in India
Here’s what trended on Google in India

Under the "near me" category, people searched the most for "mobile stores near me". The Lunar Eclipse was the third most searched event, followed by the 78-day lecturers' strike.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup and the slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and ex-lover to Migori Governor Okoth Obado respectively topped Google searches.

Man using Google search.

"If you look at the trending personalities, number one on the list was the ex-president Jacob Zuma".

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