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Popularity On The Web: New Study Ranks Most Googled Artists Across States And Countries



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Rihanna. Credit: Charles Sykes / Invision/Associated Press / Bad Bunny. Credit: Stillz/Press / XXXTentacion. Credit: Pinterest

Wettfreunde has done some serious detective work, analyzing the past 12 months of Google search results (found by Google Keyword Planner) to uncover the most searched music artists worldwide. I can assure you; the results are spectacular!

One thousand artists, 189 countries, and a fierce battle for the top spot. Who came out on top? None other than the boy band BTS dominating as the most-searched artist in 42 countries! 🌟 But no worries, there are still a few countries out there that are still searching for the Beatles.

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Boy band BTS. Credit: Koreaboo

BTS are not the only ones leaving their mark! The late rapper XXXTentacion takes the runner-up position, prevailing in 31 countries.

Rapper XXXTentacion. Credit: Alex Markow

And just behind, we have the queen herself, Rihanna, claiming the third spot with 29 countries under her belt. These artists are blowing the world away!

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Rihanna. Credit: Insider

For instance, XXXTentacion’s single ‘SAD!’ was certified Diamond by the RIAA in the US.

And when “Work” climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, Rihanna became the first artist with chart-topping singles from seven consecutive studio albums.

Battle Of The Titans: Shakira And Bad Bunny Claim 4th And 5th Spots In Most Searched

Shakira. Credit: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images.

Shakira and Bad Bunny rock the 4th and 5th positions, taking the title in 19 and 18 countries, respectively. Epic music battles are in store!

Bad Bunny. Credit: David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS

Fun fact: BTS’s star power knows no bounds, with 13.6 million average monthly searches worldwide. Their popularity is skyrocketing, and it’s no wonder why! 🚀

Team Taylor Or Team Bad Bunny? Why Not Both? Enjoy The Best Of Both Worlds!

A spokesperson from summed it up perfectly: “BTS dominates as the most searched music artist worldwide, capturing the top spot in an impressive 42 countries. Their explosive popularity can be attributed to their captivating music, energetic performances, and their ability to connect with fans on a deep emotional level.”

Now, who’s the most searched artist in 27 states? It’s “Bad Blood” singer Taylor Swift! 🎉 Her infectious tunes, relatable lyrics, and ever-evolving style have won fans from all over the country.

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Taylor Swift. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Furthermore, we have Bad Bunny, claiming the top spot in 18 states! 🎤 His killer, blend of reggaeton and trap, paired with his killer energy, has shot him straight to the top of the American music scene.

Taylor Swift’s Timeless Appeal: Insights From’s Spokesperson

The folks at shared more awesome insights with us. According to their spokesperson, Taylor Swift’s enduring popularity is due to her incredible songwriting, versatility, and ability to grow with every album. She truly knows how to keep her dedicated fanbase coming back for more! For example, on her 2020 album “Folklore,” Taylor Swift shifted her sound to a more alternative-indie direction, which was met with great success by both her old and new fans alike.

Taylor Swift’s 2020 album “Folklore.” Credit: The Eagle

The spokesperson also shed light on Bad Bunny’s rise to fame. His unique musical style and magnetic personality have catapulted him to the forefront of American music. For instance, Bad Bunny has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars, such as Cardi B, Ozuna, and J Balvin, and has been featured on the covers of magazines like Rolling Stone and GQ.

So, are you Team Taylor Swift, Shakira, Rihanna, XXXTentacion, BTS, or Bad Bunny? Whatever choice you make, it will be a great one! Just remember, whatever you pick, don’t get caught in the middle of a one-sided feud!

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