2019 was blessed and cursed with many memorable events. Google; the search engine giants put together a summary of the all the search queries in the world dubbed “Google Year in Search 2019“.
Check out the video below and get updated with what you missed in the narratives.
Iron Man’s tragic fate was a heartbreaking moment for the Marvel world, but a heartwarming one ultimately prevailed. Tony Stark’s daughter professed that she loved him “3,000,” meaning she loves him a lot, something Robert Downey Jr.’s actual kid told him.
Iron Man was the most searched Avenger globally on the day of the movie’s release on April 26, 2019.
Globally searched 5 times more than Captain America in March 2019
The force behind the female-powered film “Captain Marvel” is actress Brie Larson. Captain Marvel is the first women-led superhero film from the franchise and released in cinemas March 8th 2019, International Women’s Day.
Countries that searched for Captain Marvel the most in 2019:
- South Korea
U.S. search interest in “how to become a first responder” hit an all-time high
Hurricane Dorian was the strongest tropical cyclone to ever strike the Bahamas. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued over 400 people and several pets during a major search and rescue operation.
Canada searched for “ski lift rescue” more than any other country this year
A group of fearless, fast-thinking teens hurried to rescue an 8-year-old boy falling from a ski lift in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Searched this year more than ever before
Rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist, Nipsey Hussle was posthumously awarded the Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards. After the hometown hero’s death, the city of Los Angeles renamed an intersection in his honor.
One of the top global “marathon” searches this year
On October 12 in Vienna, Eliud Kipchoge became the first runner to complete a marathon in under two hours. Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, tweeted a toast to him: “Your win today, will inspire tens of future generations to dream big…”
“fastest marathon time”, “marathon world record”, and “how long does it take to run a marathon” were also top global “marathon” searches in 2019.
Global search interest peaked on April 10th, 2019
Global teamwork makes the dream work. The worldwide research collaboration known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) captured the first-ever image of a black hole. EHT researchers unveiled the image in six simultaneous press conferences across the globe.
Global cities who searched most for “black hole”:
- Los Angeles
Search interest for Nicolas Mahut peaked globally in June 2019
Tennis player Nicolas Mahut’s son rushed across the court to comfort him after a tough loss. Mahut suggested this would be his last time playing singles at the French Open tournament.
Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team has lead the fight for equal pay amongst male and female athletes. In her Woman of the Year award speech, she thanked Colin Kaepernick, stating, “I don’t feel like I would be here without him”.
Countries that searched for the Women’s World Cup the most in 2019:
Coco and Venus
Atlanta searched for hometown hero Coco Gauff more than any other city in the world.
This year, 15-year-old Cori “Coco” Gauff became the youngest tennis player to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era. After overthrowing one of her idols, Venus Williams, she affirmed “I wouldn’t be here without you.”
Game of Thrones
Searches for Arya Stark hit an all-time high after GOT’s episode 3 debuted
Spoiler alert! In “Game of Thrones” final season, Arya Stark heroically defeated the Night King. Fans were so impressed they quickly turned her dextrous fight move into the #aryachallenge.
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia were the countries searching for “Game of Thrones” the most.
Sharonda Wilson decided to skip her college graduation ceremony to attend her son’s on the same day. But Central Michigan University had a different plan. To the selfless mom’s surprise, CMU’s president conferred her degree, allowing her to graduate alongside him.
Top searched MVP speech in the United States this year
NBA forward Giannis Antetokounmpo gave a heartfelt shout-out to his mom during his memorable MVP acceptance speech at the 2019 NBA Awards.
Darragh Ward and his daughter Olivia co-hosted an insanely cute and informative YouTube workout video for parents who can’t make it to the gym.
Dad and Baby Heart-to-heart
“when do babies talk” peaked on June 8, 2019, the same day D.J. Pryor’s video went viral
Comedian D.J. Pryor held an impressive conversation with his son Kingston about the finale of their favorite television show. The 19-month-old’s timing stole the internet’s attention with 62-plus million views to date.
Global search interest peaked in August 2019
2019 took a DNA test – turns out, it’s 100% Lizzo’s year. Her single “Truth Hurts” (2017) went viral after it appeared in the Netflix movie “Someone Great,” making it a top Billboard Hot 100 single two years after its initial release.
Top searches about Lizzo in 2019:
- lizzo truth hurts
- lizzo juice
- lizzo tour
Search interest for White Station High School peaked in late September globally
The people have spoken. White Station High School appointed senior Brandon Allen to the homecoming royal throne. Allen suited up in a gold dress for the crowning and explained that he “strongly believes in the fact that he’s a queen.”
This year, the world searched for “how to ask a girl to homecoming” more than “what to wear to homecoming”
Flash is one of the fastest superheroes of all time, but can he deliver? Toppers Pizza employee Christian Valadez won the internet with his lightning-fast response to a freshly fumbled pizza.
The countries that searched for “pizza” the most this year were the United States, Denmark, and Canada.
Global searches for “climate change” hit an all-time high this year
The Global Week for Future was a series of international strikes and protests in September to demand government action on the climate crisis.
Top countries that searched for climate change:
Global searches for Toni Morrison hit an all-time high this year
The world mourned the loss of literary giant Toni Morrison this year. She was 39 when she published her first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” and later became the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for her novel “Beloved.”
In 2019, of all Morrison’s quotes, “toni morrison quotes on love” was searched most, including: “Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
Globally searched this year more than any other year
Alex Trebek, host of the game show “Jeopardy!” opened up about his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in a courageous video message on the show’s YouTube channel. Trebek has hosted the game show for 35 years.
Global search interest in Alex Trebek and pancreatic cancer both spiked at the same time in March this year.
Top trending football coach in the United States this year
Rob Mendez, a football coach born without arms, legs, or excuses, accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance during the 2019 ESPYs.
Search interest in “triple-double” spiked +450% globally the day after her record-breaking floor routine
Gymnast Simone Biles flew through the air and landed a record breaking triple-double at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany – a skill no other woman has successfully completed in competition.
Two-year-old’s TV Reaction
“what makes a person a hero” was one of the top 5 searches for “what makes a person” this year in the US.
Comedian Paddy Raff recorded his 2-year-old daughter’s first time witnessing an action packed superhero film.
Top searched reaction gifs globally in 2019:
- vadivelu reaction gif
- conceited reaction gif
- survivor reaction gif
Global top trending actor from this year’s Emmy Awards
Billy Porter won an Emmy Award for the TV show “Pose,” making him the first gay Black man to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. But the category that matters most to Porter is LOVE, y’all.
“selma blair ms” was a top trending search on multiple sclerosis this year
Selma Blair made a courageous red-carpet appearance after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. She followed that up with a fearless first interview on “Good Morning America” to raise awareness of the chronic disease.
Countries that searched the most for multiple sclerosis this year:
Notre Dame Firefighters
Nearly 400 Paris Firefighters burst onto the scene to battle the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. They were able to preserve a large portion of the beloved building, including the two bell towers.
Top questions about Notre Dame Cathedral asked globally in 2019:
- what caused notre dame fire
- what does notre dame mean
- who owns notre dame
Military Dad Homecoming
Superdad and U.S. Navy Senior Chief Michael Forjan made a triumphant return home from Iraq, surprising all four of his children at school, whom he hadn’t seen in six months.
When They See Us
Global searches on the Central Park 5 hit an all time high this year
The show “When They See Us” tells the true story of five wrongfully accused teenagers. The men formally known as the Central Park 5 renamed themselves the “Exonerated 5” after its airing.
Top questions about the Central Park 5 asked globally in 2019:
- what happened to the central park 5
- where are the central park five now
- how long were the central park five in prison
Cricket World Cup 2019
Searched 3 times more than the Super Bowl this year globally
England took home its first-ever Cricket World Cup win. The team’s astonishing victory over New Zealand was the first time the winner of the final match was declared on the basis of maximum boundary count. Approximately 2.6 billion people around the world tuned in to the tournament, making it the most watched cricket competition as of 2019.
This year, Nepal searched more for Cricket World Cup than any other country.
Old Town Road
Top trending song in the United States in 2019
After Billboard removed Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” from the Country chart, Billy Ray Cyrus entered the chat. Together, the duo recorded a remix that charted number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Trust you enjoyed 2019! From AFROSAGES, we usher you into the coming year in advance.