Here's who (and what) topped Google searches in 2017

Here's who (and what) topped Google searches in 2017

The annual list has just been unveiled

Text: Maddison Glendinning

Image: Imaxtree

Every year, Google releases its annual 'Year in Search' findings, highlighting what the world searched for most in the past 12 months. Find out what the world looked for below...

With the year's end fast approaching, we're taking a look at the year that has been and some of the world's biggest companies are revealing the habits of people across the globe providing a fascinating insight into the human experience. First, Netflix announced the most watched shows in the UAE (plus the most popular day for streaming across the emirates), then Merriam-Webster named its word of the year and now Google has the released the 2017 edition of its annual 'Year in Search' report.

Unsurprisingly, Meghan Markle appeared in the top five across several categores including the most searched people (she came in a number two), most searched actors (here she was number one) and most searched overall in which she came in fifth behind Hurricane Irma, Apple's new iPhone launches and US TV host Matt Lauer. 

The most searched movies came as no surprise with IT, Wonder Woman, Beauty and the Beast, Logan and Justice League rounding out the top five, whilst Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why and Game of Thrones were amongst the top TV searches. 

Ed Sheeran had two of the top song searches with Shape of You and Perfect and Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do also made the list. The most searched musician for 2017 was Ariana Grande. 

In fashion, unsurprisingly Gucci came in as the number one searched brand, followed by Louis Vuitton and Chanel in the top five. Emma Stone's Oscars dress topped the awards ceremony fashion category whilst Charlotte Tilbury was listed as the fourth most searched beauty brand of the year. 

Locally, users in the UAE had the highest searches for Gitex, Sole DXB and UAE National Day under the events category, whilst Gal Gadot was ranked as the emirates' second-highest searched personality. The Louvre Abu Dhabi was the most searched local destination and the top five travel queries were France, Turkey, Egypt, Greece and Georgia. 

Given the royal wedding set to take place in May of next year, we're certain Meghan will retain her spot in the top five for next year too. For now, embrace the royal-to-be's style by bidding on the last piece of the Strathberry tote she wore during her first royal engagement. 

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