Zeitgeist: Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj among UK’s top Google searches

Search site reveals who's been searching for what

Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are two of the artists the UK has searched for most on the internet in 2010, Google has revealed.

According to Zeitgeist, Google‘s annual survey of the world’s most searched terms, Bieber‘s name was the third fastest riser of overall Google searches. “Chatroulette” – the website that randomly pairs strangers from around the world for live webcam chats – was second, while “iPad” was third.

There was good Google news for Ellie Goulding, who came fourth in the list, while Ke$ha was sixth. Katy Perry was ninth.


The most searched terms overall remained “Facebook“, “YouTube” and “BBC“.

The fastest rising name searches were:

1. Kristian Digby
2. Justin Bieber
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Ellie Goulding
5. Alexander McQueen
6. Kesha
7. Miranda Kerr
8. Kim Kardashian
9. Katy Perry
10. Enrique Iglesias