Let’s be real. 2016 has been a shitty year. An “unpresidented” crappy one. Yet, despite a suffocating political climate and a sadly historical election outcome, some Top 2016 Google Trends reveal the positive influence of Multicultural America in the world of sports and entertainment. Without further ado, find five searches that caught our eyes and the ones of millions.
Say what you will about “Bae”, but her worldwide influence is truly impressive. Not only is she the Most Searched Singer in the U.S. her song, Formation which she performed at the halftime show of the 2016 Super Bowl, also ranked #1 in the category of Most Searched Song.
Actor-activist Jesse Williams ranks #4 in the category Most Searched Actor in the United States. The commercial success of Grey’s Anatomy, combined with the actor’s iconic speech at the BET Awards when he vigorously denounced the realities of Police brutality towards Black people made him a trending topic on Google.
Lin-Manuel Miranda ranks #10 in the category Most Searched Actor in the United States. The overwhelming success of the musical Hamilton combined with the actor’s constant activism in 2016 have put the Puerto Rican icon at the forefront of the media landscape.
Not only Colin Kaepernick ranks #2 in the category of Most Searched NFL Player, he also ranks #7 of the Most Searched Athlete in the United States. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy by repeatedly kneeling during pre-games’ National Anthem in protest of disproportionate Police shootings against African-Americans.
The tragic death of Prince in 2016 has literally broke the Internet. It would be an under-statement to say that Purple Rains’ of tears have run from all over world on April 21, 2016.
#4 in Most Searched Topic (Worldwide)
#1 in Most Searched Loss (Worldwide)
#2 in Most Searched Topic (United States)
#1 in Most Searched Loss (United States)
The iconic song Purple Rain ranked the #2 Most searched Song in the United States
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(This article is part of a series of analysis of Top 2016 Google Searches in the United States)