Google reveals most searched songs, artists and albums of 2017

2017’s end has seen all sorts of analytics, facts and figures released, summarizing the year that was. After Marshmello was revealed as iTunes‘ 3rd-highest-selling male artists, followed by The Chainsmokers being revealed as Spotify‘s most-streamed EDM act, now comes Google’s list of most searched songs, artists and albums of 2017. With mainstream artists dominating the list, not a single EDM act makes an appearance.

Filled with radio-friendly commercial artists, the most searched artists consisted of acts such as Ed SheeranCardi BPost Malone and Linkin Park. After the tragic death of lead singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park instantly became the most google-searched act of 2017, sparking a newfound attention for the band, their accomplishments and the hearts they’ve touched across the globe.

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide‘ album has undoubtedly been the most coveted album of the year. Songs such as ‘Shape of You‘ and ‘Castle On The Hill‘ helped the album reach platinum status in 13 countries. While Future‘s ‘Mask Off‘ didn’t have the same success as the aforementioned songs, it did gain a collosal cult-following, spawning memes and cover versions across the globe.

Check out the full lists below.

Top Albums / New Releases

1. Reputation (Taylor Swift)
2. 4:44 (Jay-Z)
3. Damn (Kendrick Lamar)
4. Everybody (Logic)
5. More Life (Drake)
6. Harry Styles (Harry Styles)
7. Issa Album (21 Savage)
8. Divide (Ed Sheeran)
9. True to Self (Bryson Tiller)
10. Flower Boy (Tyler, The Creator)

Music Artist

1. Linkin Park
2. Cardi B
3. Lil Pump
4. Joyner Lucas
5. Jason Aldean
6. Danielle Bregoli
7. Post Malone
8. Aaron Carter
9. Remy Ma
10. Montgomery Gentry


1. Luis Fonsi — “Despacito” featuring Daddy Yankee
2. Kendrick — “Humble”
3. Migos — “Bad and Boujee”
4. Taylor Swift — “Look What You Made Me Do”
5. Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow”
6. Lil Pump — “Gucci Gang”
7. Camila Cabello — “Havana” featuring  Young Thug
8. Ed Sheeran — “Shape of You”
9. Future — “Mask Off”
10. Ariana Grande — “Side to Side” featuring Nicki Minaj


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