These Were 2016's Most Googled Celebrities, Fashion Moments, and More

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With every year comes moments that are simply unforgettable (and in some cases, downright shocking). 2016 was no different, as we saw Beyoncé drop her epic visual album Lemonade, Meghan Markle steal Prince Harry's heart and Brad Pitt's marriage to Angelina Jolie crumble.

And those were just a few of the things that sent fans and others straight to Google to get the scoop on the stars, Oscars fashion moments, movies, and more that had the biggest impact this year.

Take a peek at some of the most Googled terms of 2016!

For actors, Pitt, Tom Hiddleston, and Adam Driver were the most searched, with Pitt at the top of the list. Hiddleston more than likely jumped to the second spot the because of his whirlwind romance with Taylor Swift. Meanwhile, Girls star Driver's return to the Star Wars franchise was announced, he lost a ton of weight for Martin Scorsese's Silence, and also continued to keep fans captivated on his HBO series.

As for actresses, Markle topped the list, followed by Marion Cotillard, who announced news of her pregnancy with her second child and starred in Allied with Pitt. Jodie Sweetin landed in the third spot as she returned to Fuller House, and opened up about some of the issues she had overcome after growing up on the show.

Meanwhile, fashion-lovers headed to Google to take a peek at certain Oscar red carpet dresses again, with Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, and Charlize Theron's gowns topping the list.

For movies, Suicide Squad ranked first, followed by Batman v Superman, and Finding Dory.

Sci-fi Netflix hit Stranger Things was the most Googled TV show, followed by Making a Murderer, and Fuller House.

In the music realm, Beyoncé scored the top spot among musicians, with the success of her Lemonade album and world tour. Celine Dion followed in second as she showed her strength after the death of her husband René Angélil, and Kesha came in third as she opened up about her battle with an eating disorder and struggles with mental health issues.

"Formation" was the most Googled song, followed by Prince's "Purple Rain," and the mannequin-challenge sparking "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd.

Speaking of "Purple Rain", Prince was the most searched 'biggest loss' of 2016, along with David Bowie and The Voice alum Christina Grimmie, who was tragically killed after one of her concerts.

Take a look at the full list below.


  1. Brad Pitt
  2. Tom Hiddleston
  3. Adam Driver
  4. Jesse Williams
  5. Tom Holland
  6. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  7. Thomas Gibson
  8. Sebastian Stan
  9. Taylor Lautner
  10. Lin-Manuel Miranda


  1. Meghan Markle
  2. Marion Cotillard
  3. Jodie Sweetin
  4. Daisy Ridley
  5. Brie Larson
  6. Jenna Dewan Tatum
  7. Leslie Jones
  8. Kate McKinnon
  9. Alicia Vikander
  10. Millie Bobby Brown

Oscar Red Carpet Dresses

  1. Jennifer Garner
  2. Jennifer Lawrence
  3. Charlize Theron
  4. Rachel McAdams
  5. Brie Larson
  6. Alicia Vikander
  7. Priyanka Chopra
  8. Cate Blanchett
  9. Kate Winslet
  10. Olivia Wilde


  1. Suicide Squad
  2. Batman v Superman
  3. Finding Dory
  4. The Revenant
  5. Zootopia
  6. Hacksaw Ridge
  7. Doctor Strange
  8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  9. Ghostbusters
  10. Me Before You


  1. Beyoncé
  2. Céline Dion
  3. Kesha
  4. Kehlani
  5. Coldplay
  6. Teyana Taylor
  7. Grace Vanderwaal
  8. Kanye West
  9. Jacob Sartorius
  10. 10. Guns n Roses


  1. "Formation"
  2. "Purple Rain"
  3. "Black Beatles"
  4. "Panda"
  5. "One Dance"
  6. "Cake by the Ocean"
  7. "Hello"
  8. "Lost Boy"
  9. "Disturbed Sound of Silence"
  10. "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"

Losses 2016

  1. Prince
  2. David Bowie
  3. Christina Grimmie
  4. Muhammad Ali
  5. Alan Rickman
  6. José Fernández
  7. Gene Wilder
  8. Kimbo Slice
  9. Big Ang
  10. Anton Yelchin

TV Shows

  1. Stranger Things
  2. Making a Murderer
  3. Fuller House
  4. Westworld
  5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Luke Cage
  8. American Horror Story
  9. Lip Sync Battle
  10. Dancing with the Stars
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