Google has unveiled their annual Year in Search results, and Iggy Azalea has beaten out Beyoncé and even Taylor Swift as the most-trending artist for 2014. She also ended up being the fourth most-searched person in the United States, and her hit single, “Fancy,” was one of the top five searches for song lyrics this year.
After Azalea, the top ten trending musicians for 2014 include, in order, Lorde, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Sia, and Daft Punk. Finishing last is Taylor Swift, which comes as a shock to many. However, Swift’s “Blank Space” did land a top five spot for most-trending lyrics.
Many were also surprised to see Beyoncé absent from the list and topped by her little sister, but Solange’s wedding was quite the event back in November. Even so, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had the most-Googled wedding in 2014. Breaking the internet is so romantic.
As music fans wrestled for festival tickets and raced to see lineups, they unwittingly contributed to another Google list for 2014: the top ten most-searched music festivals. Coachella took the throne this year, followed by Mysteryland, Boston Calling, Hard Summer, Electric Forest, Firefly Music Festival, Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, Outside Lands, and Fun Fun Fun Fest.
The most popular lyric search was “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera. Trailing behind were “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, “Royals” by Lorde, “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry, “Bang Bang” by Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.
Interestingly enough, most of the top-trending songs of 2014 were actually released in 2013, including “Say Something,” “Happy,” “Royals,” “Dark Horse,” “Counting Stars,” and “Wrecking Ball.” Apparently, it takes a year of jamming before you wonder what the heck you’re singing along to.
Overall, the top three searches for 2014 were Robin Williams, World Cup, and Ebola. For more statistical goodness, you can check out Google’s full breakdown here. Or, you know, you could Google it.
I have added new photos of Iggy Azalea at the HOT 99.5’s Jingle Ball 2014 on December 15.
Appearances > 2014 >HOT 99.5’s Jingle Ball 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Backstage) – December 15
Performances > 2014 >HOT 99.5’s Jingle Ball 2014 in Washington, D.C. – December 15
I have added new photos of Iggy Azalea at the KISS 108’s Jingle Ball 2014 on December 14.
Appearances > 2014 > KISS 108’s Jingle Ball 2014 in Boston (Backstage) – December 14
Performances > 2014 > KISS 108’s Jingle Ball 2014 in Boston – December 14
I have added new photos of Iggy Azalea at the Z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 on December 12.
Appearances > 2014 > Z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York (Backstage) – December 12
Performances > 2014 > Z100’s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York – December 12
Did you know Iggy Azalea was born a boy named Cody? Neither did she.
The rapper posted the hilarious rumor Friday morning (December 12), giving us all a good laugh.
Wait, so I'm just now reading that I was born a man and my name is Cody? *Cackling* why Cody tho? Lol.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) December 12, 2014
The story she’s referring to comes from a site called Huzlers. Here’s a hilarious clip:
Huzlers Iggy Azalea
Huzler’s source is wacky because, um, we’re MTV, and Iggy never said that to us. Nevertheless, the whole thing is a great way to kick off the weekend, and Twitter had fun with it.
I just don't see myself as a Cody.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) December 12, 2014
Iggy Azalea reveals the title of her upcoming tour, as well as hints at her sophomore album.
Love her or hate her, there’s no denying the success that Iggy Azalea had in 2014. With 2015 right around the corner, Iggy will look to carry over that success into the new year by releasing her sophomore album, and embarking on her first ever stadium tour.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Iggy revealed that she has a new tour in the works for 2015 called “The Great Escape Tour”, which she hints as being “somewhat relatable” to her sophomore album title. “I like the idea of me being kind of a musical escape artist for people,” Iggy says.
Unfortunately there’s no dates or concrete information about the tour yet, but we do know that Nick Jonas will be the opening act. Look for those dates and an official announcement to come soon.
Check out Iggy’s tweets below.
its actually been an amazing last few years getting to where I'm at now and i can't wait for 2015 and album 2 plus tour!
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) December 10, 2014