Every day, millions of people use the internet to Google search for news, answers to their questions, tutorials, and more. To roundup each year, Google comes out with their “Year in Search” report, listing the most popular searches conducted based on several categories. Some of the top searches in 2019 included Baby Yoda, Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel star), and Game of Thrones. Since we are a person search service, we were interested to see who the people most googled in 2019 were. Keep reading to find out who they are!
The Most Searched People On Google In 2019
1. Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown is a professional American Football player. He has played wide receiver in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2010 -2018), Oakland Raiders (2019), and New England Patriots (2019). Brown helped the Pittsburgh Steelers reach Super Bowl XLV with a miraculous helmet catch in the divisional round of the playoffs. However, they would eventually be defeated by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers 35 – 28. From his deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016, he was declared the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history. During his Football career as a wide receiver, his player stats include 841 receptions, 13.4 average yards, and 75 touchdowns.
So, what made him the most searched person on Google? First, he was released by the Oakland Raiders and then recruited by the New England Patriots. He was also ranked by Forbes as the 31st highest-paid athlete.
However, these two accomplishments were just the tip of the iceberg in 2019 for Brown. In September 2019, he faced sexual assault charges after Britney Taylor, his former trainer, said he assaulted her on three different occasions in 2017 and 2018. After this news came out, the New England Patriots released him from his contract, and remains a free agent. Since this first assault came to light, Brown has continued to get into trouble with the law in 2020.
2. Jussie Smollett
Jussies Smollett is an American actor and singer who rose to stardom when he played Jamal Lyon on the hit FOX show “Empire”. From his success on “Empire”, he got a recording contract with Columbia Records in 2015. However, the deal wasn’t as good as he thought, and he released his album “Sum of My Music” through his own music label Music of Sound.
However, his career went downhill as fast as it rose. In January of 2019, Smollett claimed that two men attacked him, put a rope around his neck, poured a chemical on him, and used homophobic language in Downtown Chicago. When law enforcement looked into the case further, they found that Smollett paid the two men about $3,500 to stage the attack. Eventually, the charges he faced were dropped after he did community service and paid $100,000+ in fines. The case is still ongoing.
3. James Charles
James Charles, also known as James Charles Dickinson, is an internet personality, YouTube star, and beauty guru. He rose to fame after he became the first male CoverGirl spokesperson in 2016, and was featured in their So Lashy! By blastPRO Mascara campaign. Prior to this announcement in 2015, he launched his YouTube channel where he shares makeup and beauty videos. Today, he has over 17.8 million YouTube subscribers.
Over the years, he has had his fair share of controversies. In 2017, he tweeted a racist statement about the Ebola disease. In 2019, James Charles and his best friend, beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook, broke ties with one another. In April 2019, he shared an Instagram story where he promoted Sugar Bear Hair, which was a competitor of Tati’s brand, Halo Beauty. Tati took offense to it and their feud continued through June. During this time, Tati made several negative comments about James Charles, which couldn’t be proven. This feud caused both parties to lose millions of followers across social media.
4. Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart is an American actor and comedian most known for his roles in Central Intelligence, About Last Night, and Ride Along. He started his career as a comedian in New York and Los Angeles. He released multiple stand-up comedy albums including I’m A Little Grown Man, Seriously Funny, and Laugh At My Pain.
In 2019, Kevin Hart starred in multiple movies including Jumanji: The Next Level, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and The Secret Life of Pets 2. Even though Kevin Hart has had a great few years, tragedy struck in 2019. In September 2019, he got in a car crash in Calabasas, CA with Jared Black (driver) and Rebecca Broxterman (Black’s fiancée). Black lost control of Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, rolled down an embankment, and slammed into a tree. Hart sustained multiple injuries, including fracturing his spine in three places. Thankfully, he has since been able to recover from the accident.
5. R. Kelly
R. Kelly is known for being a man of many talents. He’s a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and the list goes on. He is often referred to as, “The King of R&B”. He grew up in Chicago, and got his first break in 1990 with a recording contract with Jive Records. Over the years, he has released multiple albums such as Born into the 90s, 12 Play, R. Kelly, R., TP-2.com, The Best of Both World, Chocolate Factory, and many more.
Over the years, he has faced his trouble with law enforcement. In 2019, he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and on a separate occasion, was arrested on federal charges of production of child pornography and sex trafficking. His trial is still ongoing.
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