American Idol, Carrie Underwood Top Google 2018 Year in Search Lists

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Google labs has released their year end trend lists for 2018. Here are a few lists pertinent to what we cover on the blog. Click this link for more

Surprisingly, American Idol is the No. 1 trending Reality TV show for the year. America’s Got Talent is No. 3 and The Voice rounds out the list at No. 10. Perhaps Idol returning to TV after a year-long hiatus boosted the show’s Google searches.

Reality stars make up the Top 3 on the country music chart. Of course Carrie Underwood was the most searched country artist on Google. The American Idol season 4 winner had a dramatic year.  She endured a bad fall that resulted in surgery and 40+ stitches to her face. She announced that she was pregnant, but also that it came after suffering three miscarriages in the past year. Additionally, she hosted the CMAs and also released an album. The Voice and American Idol judges, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, sit in the No. 2 and 3 spots respectively. 

And on the rock chart, Queen rules. Fans were likely searching for information about the long awaited Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, released this year. The band also embarked on a  successful tour and Las Vegas residency this past year, featuring American Idol alum Adam Lambert fronting the band. 

Reality TV

  1. American Idol
  2. Big Brother
  3. America’s Got Talent
  4. The Bachelorette
  5. The Bachelor
  6. Survivor
  7. The Amazing Race
  8. Celebrity Big Brother
  9. Master Chef
  10. The Voice

Country Music

  1. Carrie Underwood
  2. Blake Shelton
  3. Luke Bryan
  4. Chris Stapleton
  5. Miranda Lambert
  6. Willie Nelson
  7. Shania Twain
  8. Jason Aldean
  9. Kenny Chesney
  10. Keith Urban

Rock Music

  1. Queen
  2. Elton John
  3. Paul McCartney
  4. Marilyn Manson
  5. Stevie Nicks
  6. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  7. John Mayer 
  8. Kid Rock
  9. Neil Diamond
  10. Linkin Park

Pop Music

  1. Demi Lovato
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Fergie
  4. Billie Eilish
  5. Bobby Brown

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