The way Google calculates its top trends isn't by volume of total searches but rather by the increase in interest from 2017 to 2018 in a specific topic.
Check out the Year in Search by Google below. However, having been modelled on the English Buggery Act of 1553, the provision has been understood to penalise sodomy and any form of sexual activity which would not ordinarily result in procreation. In just the US, Miller is third.
Aside from the Indian Tamil-language action title, there were many Indian movies featured among the top 10 search queries, including Baaghi 2, Tiger Zinda Hai, and Dhadak. While the lists include topics from many fields of endeavor, music-related searches were especially popular this year. Google has also released its annual Year in Search video. Most notably this year, Lovato experienced a drug overdose in July. Unsurprisingly, the Royal Wedding takes the number one slot in the United Kingdom news, number four in the global news category and number eight in the USA news section.
The most searched term globally, however, is World Cup. The fifth most popular "What is." search is "What is the Commonwealth".
In news searches, the Cup once again reigned supreme, followed by Hurricane Florence, the Mega Millions jackpot, the royal wedding, and election results. The most-searched movie in the USA was Black Panther, followed by Incredibles 2, Deadpool 2, and Avengers: Infinity War. Aviici's untimely death also garnered a lot of attention - his name is the second most searched term overall.
More specifically, on the list of most trending "Musicians and Bands", Lovato is No. 1 on both the USA and global chart.