Searches – Disney+
On April 11, 2019 Disney announced the release of its new streaming service, Disney+, which released to a record-breaking number of subscribers on November 12, 2019—more than 10 million subscribers in its first day.
Cameron Boyce, an ex-Disney star who died at the age of 20 in 2019 took the 4th most Googled topic, followed by Nipsey Hussle in 3rd, Hurricane Dorian in 2nd, and Antonio Brown in 5th place.
News – Hurricane Dorian
Category 5 Hurricane Dorian took top prize for news topics in 2019. Not only did it cause an estimated $1.5 billion to $3 billion worth of damage in the Caribbean, but it affected five total countries as well as more than 8 states, striking fear into the hearts of those in his path and leaving damage behind wherever he struck.
The 4th top Googled news story of 2019 was the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral. This was followed subsequently by the Women’s World Cup, the Area 51 raid, and the Copa America news stories.
People – Antonio Brown
Free agent, then wide receiver for the Patriots, Antonio Brown was the number one person searched on Google in 2019. Brown made headlines after he was accused of rape by not one or two, but three total women.
The rest of the top five most Google people in 2019 are as follows: Jussie Smollett 4th, James Charles 3rd, Kevin Hart 4th, and R. Kelly in 5th place.
Actors – Jussie Smollett
On January 14, 2019, we woke up to the news that Empire actor Jussie Smollett had been attacked in what had been an apparent hate crime. The actor claimed that he had been attacked in the early morning hours by two people who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs” and “poured an unknown substance on the victim,” according to the police report. And then, on February 18, 2019, we found out that it was all a lie.
The next most Googled actors for 2019 were Kevin Hart for his cheating scandal as well as airing a new comedy special on Netflix, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman in that order for their parts in an illegal college scheme, and Keanu Reeves for just stepping out on the red carpet for the first time in years with an actual date.
Athletes – Antonio Brown
The NFL released a statement that he was not expected to return to the NFL in 2019. Since then, the free agent has landed himself in some more legal battles that forced the NFL to suspend him for the first eight games of the season in 2020 and may still extend that, depending on the outcome of his trials.
The next most Googled athlete was Phillies pitcher Bryce Harper, followed by Red Sox player David Ortiz who survived a gunshot wound, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck who announced his retirement. The 5th most Googled athlete was the Cleveland Browns’, Myles Garrett, who got into a brawl on the field on November 14th that caused his suspension for the remainder of the 2019 season.
Babies – Baby Yoda
The same day that Disney+ was released, the streaming service included several original productions, including the now infamous The Mandalorian. Out of that Star Wars spinoff came the cutest thing, we as humans, have ever witnessed. A baby Yoda. Now, it really isn’t a baby Master Jedi Yoda because the timelines don’t match up, but we are all waiting with bated breath to see exactly what this mini Yoda will become and what it all means!
Baby Shark was the 4th baby that was Googled in 2019, followed by Royal Baby, Kim Kardashian Kanye West baby, and Cardi B baby.
Diets – Intermittent Fasting Diet
Intermittent Fasting hit the internet in a big way in 2019. This is basically a diet where you alternate an eating and fasting regiment throughout the day, sometimes fasting for up to 12 hours. Scientists say that fasting does work, just as ANY diet would when you cut down on your caloric intake.
The Dr. Sebi diet, the subject of Nipsey Hussle’s documentary, took 4th place. 3rd place for 2019 was the Noom diet, a service and an app that gives you personalized diet coaching. And for 4th and 5th place we have the 1200 Calories diet, and the Golo diet, respectively.
Fashion Style – Camp Style
Camp Style was all the rage in 2019 thanks to that year’s MET Gala. The theme was Camp, which basically means exaggerated, extravagant, gaudy, ironic, kitschy, and tongue-in-cheek, all at once. Reportedly, Lady Gaga won the night as best dressed—Who woulda thunk it?
The following fashion trends topped the rest of the top five Googled fashion styles of 2019: eGirl & eBoy style (a new internet aesthetic culture), respectively, followed by Steampunk style and Harajuku style to round out the list.
Home Style Searches – Farmhouse style
Apparently, what was trending was that all the fashionable home blogs were saying that in 2019, the farmhouse style was out; however, according to Lord Google, it was still very much in style and sought after.
The top five home style searches are rounded out with the Colonial style, Cape Cod style, Spanish style, and the Art Deco style.
Movies – Avengers: Endgame
It is no surprise that Avengers: Endgame was the number one searched for film of 2019. The release of the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War was highly anticipated after the devastating way Infinity War left fans to wonder about their favorite superheroes’ fates.
Captain Marvel took the second spot, as Infinity War teased the coming of our favorite female Marvel character film that was set to release between Infinity War and Endgame, filling in some of the plot lines. The next most searched films were Joker, Toy Story 4, and The Lion King, in that order.
Musicians and Bands – R.Kelly
R. Kelly just couldn’t seem to keep himself out of trouble, and therefore the news, in 2019. We should say not with 13 federal charges pending against him, all of them sexual in nature. He is now in jail awaiting his September 2020 trial date, however, due to Covid restrictions, he may have to wait to go to trial a little longer.
The next on the list of most searched musicians and bands in 2019 was rapper, 21 Savage, newcomer Billie Eilish, Cowboy rapper extraordinaire Lil Nas X, and rapper A$AP Rocky, respectively.
Outfit Ideas – Egirl Outfit
Okay, in 2019, both the Egirl and Eboy fashion trends took the first and second most searched for fashion choices once again. To explain: This current generation of teenagers that has grown up mostly online has its own fashion trend that includes oversized band t-shirts, or mesh tops paired with high-waisted pants or plaid skirts.
The third most searched for outfit was the Soft girl outfit, which is yet another name for the eGirl movement. Next came Biker shorts outfits, and the VSCO girl outfit, which has apparently replaced the Hipster fashion movement.
Passings – Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce made his film debut at the age of 9-years-old in the movie, Mirrors. After that, Boyce went on to film in several popular Disney shows and made several appearances in other popular films, such as Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. He unfortunately also battled epilepsy and died from apparent epileptic complications.
Nipsey Hussle, an American rapper was shot to death in South L.A. on March 31, 2019 and makes the second most searched passing. Actor Luke Perry, of Beverly Hills 90210 and lately of Riverdale suffered from a massive stroke at the tender age of 52. Rounding out the list of most searched passings is Jeffrey Epstein and Tyler Skaggs.
People of the Red Carpet – Billy Porter
Tony and Emmy award winning Billy Porter had all eyes on him throughout the 2019 red carpet season. Every time he appeared on the red carpet it was in CAMP fashion: extravagant, gaudy, exaggerated, and ironic were all checked off the list on every outfit change throughout the awards season.
Cardi B was number two on this list, although it’s no wonder; she slayed the red carpet all year in 2019 with Lady Gaga close on her heels after Gaga’s Met Gala costume changes. Rounding out the list on red carpet looks is Amy Schumer husband, and Jenny McCarthy.
Professional Sports Scores – Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team was the number one subject search for sports scores in 2019. Maybe that’s because they came out of nowhere, had a spectacular season, and won the 2019 World Series in the 7th game after a back and forth battle with the Astros.
The Boston Bruins came in second place, while the St. Louis Cardinals pulled up in third, with the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Blues to round out the top five searched professional sports scores of 2019.
Recipes – Shepherd’s Pie
Some food trends come and go, but sometimes, there are those staples that we come back to over and over again. Apparently, Shepherd’s Pie (an originally Irish recipe) was the most sought-after recipe for 2019.
The next most popular searched recipes are as follows: Chicken Parmigiana in 2nd place, Ham glaze in 3rd, Charoset took 4th place, and Snickerdoodle Cookies takes 5th.
Songs – Old Town Road
The most searched song title on Google in 2019 was for the Old Town Road remix by Lil Nas X with Billie Raye Cyrus for backup vocals. The remix went on to peak at number one on the Billboard Top 100 Hits for 19 consecutive weeks after being released in April of 2019.
Coming in a close second was Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings. Shallow, the Oscar winning song performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from the A Star Is Born soundtrack came in third place with Sunflower by Post Malone, and Truth Hurts by Lizzo landed in the fourth and fifth places
Trip to – Maldives
The biggest travel search on Google was to the Maldives, a small island nation in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea. The islands are known for their clear blue ocean, white beaches, and clean air.
The tourist locations that rounded out travel search on Google in 2019 are 4th place Japan, 3rd place Bora Bora, 4th place Las Vegas, and in 5th place was Mexico.
TV Shows – Game of Thrones
The eighth and final season of the wildly popular Game of Thrones premiered on April 14, 2019. With only six episodes to end the series and a monstrous number of storylines to wrap up, it’s no surprise that it was the top TV show Googled in 2019.
The next most Googled shows were Netflix’s Stranger Things about a group of children battling an unknown sci-fi threat, Netflix’s When They See Us, a movie based on a true story about the Central Park 5 , HBO’s Chernobyl, a true account of the disaster that took place in 1986, and Disney+’s The Mandalorian, a Star Wars spinoff show.
Weddings – Miranda Lambert
The most popular wedding search that took place in 2019, was for Miranda Lambert’s vow exchange with former NYPD police officer, Brandon McLoughlin.
The next most searched for wedding was Jennifer Lawrence’s to art gallery director, Cooke Maroney. Justin Bieber’s wedding came in third, Miley Cyrus’s 4th, and Chiquis Rivera came in as the 5th most Googled wedding of 2019.