Kanye West has been named the UK’s most-Googled artist of the 12 months.
The search engine has revealed the highest 10 musicians primarily based solely on search leads to the UK – you’ll be able to see the total record under (through Music Week).
West has landed at No 1 on the run-down following his US presidential election bid in 2020, and amid an ongoing, well-documented fight against the practices of major record labels.
Showing at Quantity 2 is former Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding, who revealed over the summer that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Final week, the singer told fans in an update on her condition that she was “combating as onerous as I probably can”.
Grimes, who welcomed her first child with Elon Musk in Could, seems in fifth place, adopted by Duffy (Quantity 6), Meghan Trainor (Quantity 7) and Wiley (Quantity 8). Nicola Roberts and Hrvy, in the meantime, got here in at Quantity 9 and Quantity 10 respectively.
The highest 10 is as follows:
1 Kanye West
2 Sarah Harding
3 Russell Watson
4 Bugzy Malone
7 Meghan Trainor
9 Nicola Roberts
“The 2020 12 months in Search lists not solely reveal the most well-liked traits from the previous 12 months, but additionally give perception into the largest occasions within the information, politics, sports activities, leisure and standard lockdown traits,” defined Kirstin Wright, a Google Tendencies professional.
“As folks proceed to search for info in new and alternative ways, Google Search retains evolving to make the world’s info accessible and helpful to all.”
In different information, it’s been confirmed that Kanye West is set to be a producer on Pusha T’s forthcoming new album.
It comes after West featured on Pusha T’s earlier file ‘Daytona’ (launched in 2018) along with producing it. The album was launched via G.O.O.D., of which West is founder and Pusha T is president.