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Music Artists Are Some Of Google's Top Trending Searches: Find Out Who Made The Cut
Google has released data on their most popular search trends of the year, and pop singer Demi Lovato, along with Mac Miller and "Bohemian Rhapsody," top some of the categories.
The Year In Search data is based on "searches that had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2018 as compared to 2017," Google states.
Categories include "people," "songs" and "musicians and bands."
Popular song trends were "Bohemian Rhapsody" (not surprising as the highly anticipated Queen biopic with the same name was released in November), Childish Gambino's "This Is America," Drake's "God's Plan" and "In My Feelings" and Ariana Grande's "thank u, next."\
"To calculate 'trending topics,' Google uses an algorithm that compares the percentage increase in searches for a specific term over a specified time period," a representative told the Recording Academy.
"Google also implements a minimum threshold to limit queries with very small search volume from appearing on this list. For example, without a minimum threshold, a query searched for once in 2017 and ten times in 2018 will show up as having a 1000% increase over 2017 which, while mathematically accurate, is not indicative of a significant trend.
Google studied an aggregation of trillions of searches (or queries) that people searched on Google this year. Google used data from Google Trends and filtered out spam and repeat queries to build lists that best reflect the spirit of 2018."
For a full list of top trending topics and more categories, go here.