The top global Google searches of 2015

16 Dec 2015

Pictured: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. NBA star Lamar Odom, Charlie Hebdo and the Paris attacks dominated global searches on Google in 2015

Google has revealed what the world searched for in 2015 and the list was topped by searches about the health of NBA star Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious but who is now making a recovery, as well as Charlie Hebdo and the Paris attacks.

The top global trending searches of 2015 were led by Lamar Odom, Charlie Hebdo, the movie Jurassic World and Caitlyn Jenner.

In technology, the top consumer gadget searches were topped by the iPhone 6s followed by the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple Watch.

The most searched for music artist in the world was Adele, followed by Sia and Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose live performance in Paris became the centre of the Paris attacks by terrorists.

In terms of those who died during 2015, the death of Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina topped the list, followed by Brazilian singer Cristiano Araujo and actor Christopher Lee.

In terms of sporting events, the biggest global searches centred on the Latin American soccer tournament Copa America followed by the Tour de France, Wimbledon, the Rugby World Cup and the Super Bowl.

Irish singer Hozier was one of the top trending music acts globally of 2015, coming ninth on the list.

In Ireland, the most searched terms on Google during 2015 were Rugby World Cup 2015, the death of Karen Buckley and the fighting sensation that is Conor McGregor.

Top Google searches of 2015

Trending Global Searches 2015

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Charlie Hebdo
  4. Jurassic World
  5. Paris
  6. Furious 7
  7. Fallout 5
  8. Ronda Rousey
  9. Caitlyn Jenner
  10. American Sniper

Trending Global News

  1. Charlie Hebdo
  2. Paris
  3. Hurricane Patricia
  4. Isis
  5. Nepal
  6. El Chapo
  7. Greece
  8. Baltimore riots
  9. San Bernardino
  10. Hurricane Joaquin

Trending People of 2015

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Ronda Rousey
  3. Caitlyn Jenner
  4. Adele
  5. Charlie Sheen
  6. Ruby Rose
  7. Donald Trump
  8. Sia
  9. Dakota Johnson
  10. Jeremy Clarkson

Trending Global Sporting Events

  1. Copa America
  2. Wimbledon
  3. Tour de France
  4. Rugby World Cup
  5. Super Bowl
  6. Mayweather vs Pacquiao
  7. Indian Premier League
  8. US Open
  9. ICC Cricket World Cup
  10. Australian Open

Trending Movies of 2015

  1. Jurassic World
  2. Furious 7
  3. American Sniper
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey
  5. Minions
  6. Spectre
  7. Straight Outta Compton
  8. Mad Max
  9. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  10. Birdman

Trending TV Shows of 2015

  1. Big Brother Brail
  2. Jessica Jones
  3. Bigg Boss
  4. Fear the Walking Dead
  5. Better Call Saul
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Daredevil
  8. One Punch Man
  9. Verdades Secretas
  10. Scream Queens

Trending Losses of 2015

  1. Bobbi Kristina
  2. Cristiana Araujo
  3. Christopher Lee
  4. Sandra Bland
  5. Stuart Scott
  6. Leonard Nimoy
  7. Zhanna Friske
  8. Naomi Kawashima
  9. Scott Weiland
  10. BB King

Trending Music Artists of 2015

  1. Adele
  2. Sia
  3. Eagles of Death Metal
  4. Sam Smith
  5. Meghan Trainor
  6. Fetty Wap
  7. N.W.A.
  8. Eazy-E
  9. Hozier
  10. Chris Stapleton

Trending Consumer Tech 2015

  1. iPhone 6
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6
  3. Apple Watch
  4. iPad Pro
  5. LG G4
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  7. Samsung Galaxy J5
  8. HTC One M9
  9. Nexus 6P
  10. Surface Pro 5

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years