Thank you, Next – Google Reveals 2018’s Top Trending Entertainment and Music Searches

Today, Google Canada launched the 18th annual Year in Search, revealing the most sought-after people, pop culture moments, and questions that captured our attention this past year.

It’s no secret that Canadians turn to Search to answer their burning questions on celebrity gossip, to sing along to latest hit single, and to find more about the star studded cast of the hottest movies. Google’s lists of top trending searches help us look back on the events that captured our interest in 2018!

We asked Google “How to make a fascinator?” as we joined the world in watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot. We mourned the losses of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. We took to Google to find out more about Freddie Mercury as Bohemian Rhapsody topped searches. We asked Google for every last detail on Tessa and Scott after watching them make Olympic history.

The complete lists are below with links to additional Year in Search collateral. Please let me know if you’d like to coordinate an interview with Nicole Bell, Trends Expert with Google Canada, who can speak to Google’s annual analysis of the trillions of searches performed globally throughout the year and the questions that united our country.


Year in Search Video
Google Canada Blog
Year in Search Canada
Year in Search Graphics

1. “Thank U, Next” – Ariana Grande
2. “This is America” – Childish Gambino
3. “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
4. “God’s Plan” – Drake
5. “In My Feelings” – Drake
6. “Havana” – Camila Cabello
7. “Killshot” – Eminem
8. “Nice for What” – Drake
9. “Shallow” – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
10. “Barbie Dreams” – Nicki Minaj

TV Shows
1. Altered Carbon
2. Roseanne
3. The Haunting of Hill House
4. Fugueuse
5. Lost in Space
6. Big Brother
7. Occupation Double
8. Big Little Lies
9. Peaky Blinders
10. Sharp Objects

1. Black Panther
2. Deadpool 2
3. A Star is Born
4. Venom
5. A Quiet Place
6. Bohemian Rhapsody
7. Avengers Infinity War
8. Incredibles 2
9. The Nun
10. Hereditary

Musicians and Bands
1. Demi Lovato
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Cardi B
4. 6ix9ine
5. Travis Scott
6. Hedley
7. Childish Gambino
8. Machine Gun Kelly
9. Rick Ross
10. Hubert Lenoir

1. Tessa Virtue
2. Tristan Thompson
3. William Nylander
4. John Tavares
5. Mark McMorris
6. Patrick Brown
7. Scott Moir
8. Patrick Chan
9. Jessica Mulroney
10. Tony Clement

1. Demi Lovato
2. Khloe Kardashian
3. Hailey Baldwin
4. Tessa Virtue
5. Kawhi Leonard
6. Logan Paul
7. Tristan Thompson
8. Stormy Daniels
9. William Nylander
10. John Tavares

1. Anthony Bourdain
2. Kate Spade
3. Mac Miller
4. Avicii
5. Stephen Hawking
6. Stan Lee
7. XXXTentacion
8. Aretha Franklin
9. Burt Reynolds
10. John McCain