20 years of Google: German rap star among most wanted celebrities between Paris Hilton and Michael Jackson
Search engine giant Google established itself in Germany 20 years ago. A look at the most wanted celebrities from 2001 to 2020 feels like a journey back in time. In addition to Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and Co., there are also German celebrities in the top positions.
Today nobody would doubt Google’s supremacy anymore. But it was only two decades ago that Google also gained a foothold in this country. It goes without saying that Germans tapped their fingers when they were looking for the hippest or most interesting celebrities. Now the IT group has published the most wanted celebrities from 2001 to 2020.
Britney Spears is the start. 2001 the singer is at the top of the list of most wanted celebrities. No wonder: this year the blonde finally established herself as an international superstar and released the studio album “Britney”.
2002 Spears was replaced by J.Lo: Jennifer Lopez is now back with Ben Affleck, but the singer and actress’ first relationship with Affleck began this year. In addition, the remix for “I’m Gonna Be Alright” became a summer hit in this country in 2002.
2003 Britney Spears is again at the top – with the album “In the Zone” and also with the Google queries of the Germans. Her later image as a “scandal noodle” has no influence at all, but her public kiss with Madonna may also have fueled the search queries.
Britney isn’t the only celebrity to appear multiple times on the list. 2004 It girl Paris Hilton, known among other things from the MTV reality “The Simple Life”, was the most wanted.
She defended her place at the top in the year 2005. That year she played her first major film role in the horror film “House of Wax”.
The most wanted celebrity of the year is in stark contrast to this 2006: Long vilified as a “lousy rapper”, this year Bushido finally made the rise to mainstream star in the German music industry. His image is certainly helpful there.
Even 2007 It went brilliantly for the Berliner. Bushido switched from his Ersguterjunge label to the Sony BMG major label. His first album “7” on the new label achieved platinum status in Germany and Austria.
Even 2008 Bushido rode on a wave of success – and thus completed the hat trick with the Google search queries. In that year the pseudo-autobiography “Bushido” was published and landed at number 1 on the “Spiegel” bestseller list.
The King of Pop is on the list for a sad occasion: Michael Jackson, one of the greatest entertainers of all time, died on June 25th at the age of only 51 2009. In the same year he announced the concert series “This is It”.
With “Satellite” Lena got Meyer-Landrut 2010 won the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo and was suddenly a star. The singer, who had just turned 19 at the time, grabbed a record deal and released her debut album in the same year – number one in the charts.
Even 2011 Germans searched Google the most for a musician, but this time it was an international star: The then 19-year-old teen crush Justin Bieber is releasing his film “Never Say Never” this year.
Is it the mask that makes rapper Cro so mysterious? People who got his name in the year 2012 Entered in the Google search bar, however, should not have found what you are looking for. At the end of 2011, Cros’ hype began with the release of his hit “Easy”.
“Breathless through the night” shoots 2013 through the roof and established the great time of Helene Fischer. It goes without saying that the Germans also search Google for information about the pop star. For the first time it lands at the top of the list of most search queries in Germany.
In the year 2014 However, a celebrity dominates the search queries again for tragic reasons. Ex-Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher experienced a serious fall while skiing on December 29, 2013. Apparently, many people asked about his health the following year.
2015 Helene Fischer is again number one in terms of Google queries. The hit queen has established herself as a superstar in the German entertainment landscape.
Sarah Lombardi would certainly not have suspected many in this list, but 2016 she was the most searched celebrity on Google in Germany. This year she took part in “Let’s Dance”, but photos that show her cheating, as well as the love affair with her husband Pietro Lombardi, were probably the decisive factors.
This man is completely out of line: Donald Trump, 2017 Sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, is the only politician on this list. Not only in the first year of his term in office, Trump caused a lot of media vortex with his populist style – and was accordingly in demand on Google.
His sad fate was the reason that ex-DSDS participant Daniel Küblböck in 2018 who cited Google searches. Küblböck disappeared from a cruise ship, in February 2021 the singer was finally officially declared dead.
Apparently the Germans cannot get enough of Helene Fischer. The pop singer makes it in the year 2019 a third time on the list. Part of the responsibility for this is probably her separation from Florian Silbereisen, which was announced at the end of 2018.
That’s it for Donald Trump: In the year 2020 the Republican ran for re-election, but lost out to Democrat and incumbent US President Joe Biden. The sometimes dirty election campaign ensured that Trump slipped to the top of the list of Google’s most wanted celebrities for a second time.
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