“Pokemon Go,” the iPhone7 and Donald Trump are among Google’s top trending searches globally of 2016. But, in the U.S., no subject ranked higher than Powerball.
The multi-state lottery’s record $1.6 billion prize in January and $429 million payout in June had ticket holders Googling winning numbers and gave Powerball the No. 1 spot on Google’s top 10 list in the U.S. this year.
Prince’s death in April made him the second-highest trending overall topic in the U.S. and top-trending globally on the list of celebrities who died in 2016.
In other categories, Hillary Clinton again finished runner-up to Trump on the list of top-searched people globally and in the U.S. The presidential election also prompted one of Google’s trending “how to” searches of the year in the U.S.: “How to move to Canada” was ranked No. 5.
In music, Beyonce had a big year on stage and online. She was the top trending search in the U.S. on Goggle’s musicians list and her “Formation” was the top trending song. Celine Dion took the top spot globally.
After “Pokemon Go,” the top 10 trending searches globally were iPhone7, Trump, Prince, Powerball, David Bowie, Deadpool, Olympics, Slither.io, and Suicide Squad.
In the U.S., following Powerball and Prince, the top trending searches were Hurricane Matthew, “Pokeman.Go,” Slither.io, Olympics, David Bowie, Trump, the election, and Clinton.