These Were Google's Highest Trending Musicians, Movies and TV Shows in Canada This Year

These Were Google's Highest Trending Musicians, Movies and TV Shows in Canada This Year
Google has released a batch of year-end data, revealing what exactly the world was wondering about in their search bars this year, including some Canada-specific numbers that map out what we Canucks got trending online.
Amongst the most popular Canadians searched for by Canadians were musicians like Drake, Céline Dion, Gord Downie, Leonard Cohen and Shawn Mendes, while comedian and TV star Samantha Bee also made the cut.
When it came to the "celebrities" categories, Canadians were searching for more international talent like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama — though Drake still remained in the top spot, and Céline Dion and (Prince Harry's much publicized new partner) Meghan Markle added some extra Cancon to the list.
Narrowing down the searches specifically to musicians, Drake once again came out atop the list, while Gord Downie, Leonard Cohen and the Tragically Hip also made the list.
There were also plenty of Google users looking for song lyrics, with Desiigner's "Panda" trending the highest of all. Drake's "One Dance," Rihanna's "Work" and the Weeknd's "Starboy" were also among the most popular lyric searches.
Moving from the world of music to the small screen, Canadians also went on an online hunt for TV shows, with Stranger Things, Westworld and Gilmore Girls topping the list of trending programs.
Data specific to Canada wasn't made available in the realm of movies, but globally speaking, the highest trending flick of the year was Deadpool, followed by Suicide Squad and The Revenant.
It's worth noting that the lists reflect the most popular trends — "searches that had the highest spike in traffic over a sustained period compared with 2015" — rather than simply the highest number of Google searches overall. With that in mind, peruse some of the most interesting findings from Canada below.
1. Drake
2. Céline Dion
3. Gord Downie
4. Leonard Cohen
5. Penny Oleksiak
6. PK Subban
7. Andre De Grasse
8. Samantha Bee
9. Sidney Crosby
10. Shawn Mendes
1. Drake
2. Beyoncé
3. Rihanna
4. Céline Dion
5. Kanye West
6. Brad Pitt
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
8. Angelina Jolie
9. Meghan Markle
10. Michelle Obama
1. Drake
2. Beyoncé
3. Rihanna
4. Céline Dion
5. Kanye West
6. Gord Downie
7. Leonard Cohen
8. Garth Brooks
9. Twenty One Pilots
10. The Tragically Hip
Song Lyrics:
1. "Panda" - Desiigner
2. "One Dance" - Drake
3. "7 Years" - Lukas Graham
4. "Work" - Rihanna
5. "Stressed Out" - Twenty One Pilots
6. "Closer" - The Chainsmokers
7. "Lost Boy" - Ruth B
8. "PILLOWTALK" - Zayn
9. "Starboy" - The Weeknd
10. "Cake By The Ocean" - DNCE
Television Shows:
1. Stranger Things
2. Westworld
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Fuller House
5. Luke Cage
6. Black Mirror
7. Supergirl
8. Designated Survivor
9. The Crown
10. Saturday Night Live
Movies (global):
1. Deadpool
2. Suicide Squad
3. The Revenant
4. Captain America Civil War
5. Batman v Superman
6. Doctor Strange
7. Finding Dory
8. Zootopia
9. The Conjuring 2
10. Hacksaw Ridge