All of the big and significant events that unfolded in 2022 can be determined with Google’s annual data on top searches. Undoubtedly the most searched celebrities include Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and Will Smith. This is not surprising as the highly publicized legal debacle between Depp and Heard captured the whole entertainment scene. Following that the Chris Rock-Will Smith slapping incident also brought Smith to the main scene. However, there is a bit of confusion as to the most searched person of 2022. There are two contradicting reports of the top most searched person. One mentions Amber Heard as a number 1 while another says, Johnny Depp. Nevertheless, these two celebrity ex-couple have managed to top the list.
Is Johnny Depp the Most Googled Celebrity in 2022?
The highly-televised defamation trial that went on from April-June 2022 resulted in Johnny Depp as well as Amber Heard topping the Google search list. As for the search giant, its data is taken from Jan 1-November 27 of a year. And the list is formed from the highest spikes in a search for a sustained period in a year. Taking that information into account, according to USA Today, Google’s list of the most searched celebrity is Johnny Depp. Moreover, he has also topped the most searched person list of 2022. Without the defamation trial, this might not have been the case. It also managed to bring Amber Heard into the front scene of the entertainment world. Between the two, Will Smith managed to secure the second position followed by Heard.
Other celebrities included Ezra Miller, Chris Rock, etc. Furthermore, top searches for shows included Euphoria followed by Stranger Things. And as a result, Kate Bush and her song Running up that hill also made it to the top list.
Amber Heard Was Also Reported to Have Topped the Most-Searched Celebrity List
According to Evie Magazine, Amber Heard has managed to top the list of the most searched celebrity and people in general. One specific analysis shows her name preceding that of her former partner Johnny Depp. Following the defamation trial, The Aquaman star was able to break the record. the news is not surprising as their trial was highly-publicized and discussed in the media. Moreover, the lawsuit has also been rushed into production for a film adaptation. This much attention was bound to make Heard and Depp the most googled people.
Source: USA Today