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Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Weird Al – But Not Beyonce – Top Google’s ‘Year In Search’

Google has unleashed its annual Year In Search lists, and the music categories are popping with emerging artists and trend-making newsmakers.

Google has unleashed its annual Year In Search results, and the music categories are popping with emerging artists and trendsetting newsmakers. Iggy Azalea makes several appearances, most notably the top spot on the trending music artists tally, beating Lorde, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Solange Knowles. Azalea was also the fourth most-searched person in the U.S. and her former No. 1 hit “Fancy” landed in the top-five trending song lyrics of the year.



Rounding out the top ten artists were Nicki Minaj, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sia, Daft Punk and Taylor Swift. Despite having a pretty good year, one in which she did not punch Jay Z in an elevator or get married, Solange’s big sister Beyonce failed to make the top ten. People were also keen to learn the lyrics to A Great Big World‘s “Say Something” and Minaj’s “Anaconda,” and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto‘s return to the big screen, in Dallas Buyers Club, secured his place as the year’s top-trending actor.

Other notable bits: Coachella, Mysteryland and Boston Calling were the year’s most-searched music festivals, Kanye West had the top-trending wedding, and Ciara‘s baby bump was second to Mila Kunis in the list of trending celeb pregnancies. Not surprisingly, Frozen was top-trending film. In serious news news, Ebola, missing Malaysia Airline planes, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the events in Ferguson, Mo. ranked high in the year’s top overall searches. Finally, for reasons we can’t explain, famously private actress Jennifer Lawrence and reality star/Kanye’s bride Kim Kardashian were the top two overall trending people this year. Click here to dig into all the lists, or simply search “google 2014.”

Trending Music Artists

1. Iggy Azalea
2. Lorde
3. Sam Smith
4. Meghan Trainor
5. Solange Knowles
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Weird Al
8. Sia
9. Daft Punk
10.  Taylor Swift

Trending Song Lyrics of 2014

1. Say Something lyrics
2. Anaconda lyrics
3. Fancy lyrics
4. Happy lyrics
5. Blank Space lyrics
6. Royals lyrics
7. Dark Horse lyrics
8. Bang Bang lyrics
9. Counting Stars lyrics
10. Wrecking Ball lyrics

Top Music Festivals

1. Coachella
2. Mysteryland
3. Boston Calling
4. Hard Summer
5. Electric Forest
6. Firefly Music Festival
7. Austin City Limits
8. South by Southwest
9. Outside Lands
10. Fun Fun Fun Fest