On April 20th, earlier this year, the electronic dance music scene was shocked to hear the passing of arguably dance music’s biggest and most talented artist of current times. To get an idea of the magnitude Swedish music producer Avicii had not only on the electronic dance music scene but globally around the world, the late DJ was the second most searched for topic in the world for 2018. According to Google, the internet’s biggest search engine, the Swede ranked behind the most searched topic which was this summer’s World Cup action.
Google’s topic searches among Avicii included the unfortunate passings of talented artist Mac Miller and comic hero Stan Lee who only just last month passed away. In fact, 7 of the top 10 news searches in 2018 were centred on the passings of world icons including Steven Hawking, Kate Spade, and Anthony Bourdain. The top trending searches this year also include The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, debut Marvel film ‘Black Panther’, Hurricane Florence, and the results of a Mega Millions lottery.
Avicii, one of the most inspiring music producers of recent times, was a true icon in his own right and electronic dance music’s shining star until his untimely passing in April. Real name Tim Bergling, he provided electronic dance music with some of the most unforgettable tracks which captivated music fans to all far corners of the world. From euphoric track ‘Wake Me Up‘ to chart-smashing productions like ‘Levels‘, ‘Silhouettes‘, ‘Hey Brother‘, Avicii’s repertoire goes on and on. It goes to show just how much the artists meant to his dedicated and loving fans to be among the worlds most searched topics. Come 2019, we know for a fact that people will continue to search his name and share his music for a long time to come. Check out Google’s ‘Year in Search 2018’ below.