Haven’t you Heard? These are probably the most googled celebrities of the yr.
Research from Hollywood news site CelebTattler analyzed data points from Google search trends in 2022, tracking over 150 notable celebrities — and eventually crowning “Aquaman” star Amber Heard as No. 1.
Presumably as a result of her high profile court battle along with her ex, the 36-year-old actress topped the list as probably the most searched A-lister of 2022, with a median of 5.6 million searches every month within the US. After all, the ex in query, Johnny Depp, trailed closely behind in second place, earning 5.5 million searches monthly.
The pair consumed popular culture as their bombshell defamation trial raged on for chunk of the yr, which culminated in June with Depp being awarded $15 million from his ex, and Heard reaping $2 million in her countersuit.
Between entry wristband frenzies, viral TikToks and romance rumors, it’s no wonder why the ex-flames topped the charts, as even in web research results the 2 still go head-to-head. While Heard was probably the most googled in sheer volume of searches, 34 out of fifty states looked for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor greater than some other A-lister.
Heard was the top-searched A-lister this yr following her bombshell defamation trial along with her ex.POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Depp trailed his ex-flame as a detailed second.Getty Images
“This yr has definitely not been lacking in relation to celebrity news stories, whether it’s Elon Musk taking on Twitter or the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ behind the scenes drama,” a spokesperson from CelebTattler told The Post in a press release.
The tumultuous ex-spouses were followed by Kim Kardashian, Elon Musk, Tom Brady, Pete Davidson and even the late Queen Elizabeth II, who received third place.
Britain’s longest reigning monarch passed in September at 96 years of age after seven a long time on the throne — and it earned her 4.3 million Google searches monthly for the yr.
Football star Tom Brady was probably the most googled A-list athlete in 2022, and the fourth most searched celebrity. Perhaps as a result of his unexpected divorce from his supermodel ex-wife Gisele Bündchen or his on-again off-again relationship with the NFL, Brady’s search total rang in at 4.06 million monthly.
The queen graced the list in third place, trailing behind the opposite two celebrities.Getty Images
Brady was probably the most searched athlete of the yr.Getty Images
Speaking of tumultuous couples, Kim Kardashian and her ex-beau Pete Davidson placed fifth and sixth respectively. Because the pair’s unlikely romance grew steamier following the fact TV star’s stint on Saturday Night Live last fall, the couple became popular culture icons — as if Kim K wasn’t already.
The SKIMS and SKNN founder, who sparked debate after donning an original Marilyn Monroe dress on the Met Gala, was googled 3.4 million times monthly in 2022. Davidson, then again, amassed a monthly average of three.2 million, and might rake in much more clicks before the top of the yr as he garners attention over his latest flame supermodel Emily Ratajkowski.
This yr, the 2 develop into the focal points of digs from Ye, the rapper formerly generally known as Kanye West and ex-husband of Kardashian. The Yeezy founder feverishly took to Instagram to denounce the connection and volley insults at Davidson, even fantasizing in regards to the comedian’s demise.
Following her controversial Met Gala garb and her fiery romance along with her comedian ex-beau, Kardashian placed high on the list of most-searched celebrities.WireImage
Davidson, who dated Kardashian earlier this yr, placed just under his ex on the charts.Getty Images for The Met Museum/
Elon Musk, Ye’s buddy and the controversial CEO of Twitter, ranked seventh on the list, racking up 3.19 million Google searches monthly within the US.
His brutal takeover of the social media platform and reinstatement of former President Donald Trump on the location has garnered negative media attention towards the Tesla boss, perhaps earning him the search hits.
Who could forget the infamous Oscars Slapgate heard ’around the globe? Will Smith placed eighth on the list, just barely slipping below Musk at 3.15 million monthly searches. Chris Rock, after making an ill-fated quip about Jada Smith’s alopecia, received a smack across the face on stage on the 94th Academy Awards by the hands of Smith.
Musk’s controversial ownership of Twitter, which cost him $44 billion, earned him some Google search hits.Getty Images
The “King Richard” actor later won Best Actor for his role within the film, and as an alternative of stripping him of the award, the Academy decided to ban the disgraced star for a decade.
Trailing in ninth and tenth place were Millie Bobby Brown of “Stranger Things” fame, and “Euphoria” star Zendaya. The 2 young female icons were googled 2.78 million and a pair of.71 million times respectively.
Despite keeping his award, the Academy banned the highly searched actor following Slapgate.PA Images via Getty Images
Despite Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster fiasco and Harry Styles’ high-profile split from director girlfriend Olivia Wilde, the 2 didn’t make the cut for top 10, landing in the highest 15 amongst Lebron James, Stephen Curry and Ryan Reynolds.
“This study offers a captivating insight into which celebrities have had the most important impact on the American people and it is going to be interesting to see if these search figures rise or fall in 2023,” the CelebTattler spokesperson said.