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Published on December 12th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


Google Canada’s 18th annual Year in Search data released. Let’s look at the music bits.

Google is forever collecting data on what sorts of thing we search for. The 2018 edition of Year in Search reveals what we went hunting for when it came to music.


  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

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

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About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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