The 10 Most-Googled Terms of the Year

Disney Plus tops the list, and yes, 'Baby Yoda' makes an appearance on a sub-list
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2019 10:20 AM CST
This Is What We Googled Most in 2019
This undated image provided by Disney Plus shows a scene from "The Mandalorian."   (Disney Plus via AP)

What did Americans want to know about this year? Google is letting us know via its annual list of the most-searched-for terms in the US:

  1. Disney Plus: Disney's addition to the ever-growing list of streaming services tops the list for 2019.
  2. Cameron Boyce: The Disney Channel star was found dead in his California home in July; the 20-year-old had epilepsy and died of a seizure.
  3. Nipsey Hussle: The influential rapper was shot and killed March 31 in front of a store he owned.
  4. Hurricane Dorian: The hurricane devastated the Bahamas, killing at least 60, before hitting the US and Canada in September.
  5. Antonio Brown: The former NFL player was accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, by two women, leading to his release from the New England Patriots—the third team to release him this year.

  1. Luke Perry: The iconic Beverly Hills, 90210 star died in March after suffering a massive stroke. His current show, Riverdale, gave him a moving send-off.
  2. Avengers: Endgame: Highest-grossing film ever. Enough said.
  3. Game of Thrones: The final season of the uber-popular HBO show ultimately didn't prove to be so popular with fans.
  4. iPhone 11: Despite having only what CNN calls "minor new features," lots of Apple fans were apparently interested in learning about the iPhone's latest iteration.
  5. Jussie Smollett: The former Empire actor's report of an attack, and the authorities' ensuing claim it was all a hoax, has been big news for months.
CNN breaks it down further, listing the top news, people, actors, athletes, diets, and much more (including one list that features an appearance by "Baby Yoda"), here. (Or see Time's Person of the Year here.)

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