Disney Plus was the most Googled term in America this year, beating out 'Game of Thrones' and the iPhone 11


  • Google released data Wednesday revealing its most popular search terms for the year.
  • Disney Plus” was the most searched term in the United States in 2019.
  • Several celebrity deaths also made the list, including the musician Nipsey Hussle and actors Cameron Boyce and Luke Perry.
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Every year, Google puts out data highlighting what the internet went looking for.

On Wednesday, the company announced the results for 2019, which include a range of topics such as new product launches, celebrity deaths, and major news events.

Read on to discover the 10 terms Americans searched for most on Google this year.

1. Disney Plus

Disney PlusDisney launched its new streaming service on November 12.

Disney launched its streaming-video service in November, attracting more than 10 million subscribers on its first day. The service includes titles from a range of Disney brands like Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic.

2. Cameron Boyce

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

In July, the Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce died at the age of 20 after an epileptic seizure. Boyce was known for his roles in Disney Channel programming like the “Descendants” movie series and the TV show “Jessie.”

3. Nipsey Hussle

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezHussle was fatally shot at age 33.

The Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot outside his clothing store in March. Hussle, who was 33, had quickly amassed fans both for his music and investment in the local community.

4. Hurricane Dorian

Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesDestruction from Hurricane Dorian on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas on September 5.

Hurricane Dorian, which at one point was classified as a Category 5 storm, devastated the Bahamas and threatened the US coastline. President Donald Trump incorrectly said the storm was forecast to hit Alabama.

5. Antonio Brown

Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports

The NFL athlete Antonio Brown faced sexual-assault allegations from a former trainer, Brittany Taylor, who brought a lawsuit against him in September. The lawsuit capped off a bizarre year for Brown, who publicly asked to be released from the Oakland Raiders before going to the New England Patriots.

6. Luke Perry

Mark Davis/Getty ImagesPerry died of a stroke at age 52.

In March, the actor Luke Perry died of a stroke at age 52. Perry was best known for his roles in “Riverdale” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” but he starred in numerous shows and movies as early as the 1980s.

7. Avengers Endgame

Marvel Studios

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” hit the box office in late April, ultimately passing James Cameron’s “Avatar” as the highest-grossing movie of all time – with a catch. After adjusting for inflation, the record is still held by 1939’s “Gone With The Wind.”

8. Game of Thrones


HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” has become a cultural icon in the past several years. In 2019, the show finished its eighth and final season, which divided many of its fans.

9. iPhone 11

AppleApple debuted its new iPhone 11 models on September 10.

In September, Apple unveiled its newest phones: the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The new phones showed just how much the iPhone has evolved since 2007.

10. Jussie Smollett


The “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett became a cultural flashpoint after he told the Chicago police two white men had committed a hate crime against him. The Chicago Police Department charged Smollett with filing a false police report, alleging he staged the incident. Ultimately, the case was dropped, with Smollett agreeing to forfeit the $US10,000 he had posted for bail.

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