Google has announced its Top Searches of 2013.
Paul Walker was the top trending name in 2013, according to Google, likely due to his passing this year. Walker was mourned by several rappers through social media, including Ludacris and Xzibit. Some of his peers, such as Tyrese, mourned the loss of Walker by visiting the place of his death and offering messages of prayer to the fallen actor’s family. Others, including RZA, crafted tribute songs for Walker.
Miley Cyrus was also on the Top Searches lists, with several placements throughout its various categories. Cyrus began to rap in 2013, dropping rhymes on Mike WiLL Made-It’s “23,” for instance. Cyrus was named one of the top trending people in 2013 by Google. Cyrus also earned the top spot as the most searched person of the year, beating out Drake, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Rihanna and Kanye West.
Some of Google’s lists can be viewed below.