Duh, Iggy and Beyoncé Won this Year's Internet Popularity Contest

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It's the end of year, which means the social networks are rolling out their annual year-end recaps telling us who and what "won the Internet" in 2014. If you were sitting around Googling diamond-encrusted butt plug this year (per Mark Shrayber), then sorry you do not have your finger on the pulse of what's happening in America. If you were Googling Iggy Azalea or Weird Al, then ding-ding! You're a drone.


According to Twitter's 2014 stats, Ellen DeGeneres' epic Oscars selfie featuring Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong'o and others earned the most retweets (over 3.3 million). On Google, the most searched celebrities in the world, aka "Trending People," is topped by Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian:

  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Kim Kardashian
  3. Julie Gayet
  4. Tracy Morgan
  5. Renee Zellweger
  6. Jared Leto
  7. Lorde
  8. Matthew McConaughey
  9. Amal Alamuddin
  10. Donald Sterling

Google's most searched musicians (just in America):

  1. Iggy Azalea
  2. Lorde
  3. Sam Smith
  4. Meghan Trainor
  5. Solange Knowles
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Weird Al
  8. Sia
  9. Daft Punk
  10. Taylor Swift

Trending searches overall on Google, globally:

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Flappy Bird
  7. Conchita Wurst
  8. ISIS
  9. Frozen
  10. Sochi Olympics

Also on Google, the top-three songs people were dying to know the lyrics (Trending Song Lyrics) to were for "Say Something," "Anaconda" and "Fancy."

On its list of the most talked about entertainers for their year-end wrap-up, Facebook confirms that Beyoncé still reigns. There's Kim Kardashian down there at No. 10:

  1. Beyoncé
  2. Pharrell Williams
  3. Nicki Minaj
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Jimmy Fallon
  6. Iggy Azalea
  7. Katy Perry
  8. Pitbull
  9. John Legend
  10. Kim Kardashian

"Happy" died a slow death, but it's No. 1 on Facebook's list of the most talked about songs, along with every other song you're sick of hearing:

  1. Happy – Pharrell
  2. All of Me – John Legend
  3. Stay with Me – Sam Smith
  4. Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  5. Let It Go (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
  6. Drunk in Love – Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
  7. Anaconda – Nicki Minaj
  8. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  9. Rude – Magic!
  10. Fancy – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

These are the most talked about movies on Facebook, which means the world is collectively 14 years old:

  1. Frozen
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  4. Maleficent
  5. The Lego Movie
  6. The Fault in our Stars
  7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  8. Gone Girl
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  10. The Purge: Anarchy

Just heard you ask about selfies, so here are the most searched ones, per Google:

  1. Oscar Selfie
  2. Monkey Selfie
  3. Obama Selfie
  4. Squirrel Selfie
  5. David Ortiz Selfie
  6. Zach Mettenberger Selfie
  7. Colin Powell Selfie
  8. Elephant Selfie
  9. Shark Selfie
  10. Plane Crash Selfie

Facebook's 2014 Year in Review

Twitter's 2014 Year in Review

Google's 2014 Year in Review

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