Lorde, Conchita Wurst and Cliff Richard among Google’s most popular search terms 2014

Death of Peaches Geldof also ranks highly on search engine statistics

Lorde, Pharrell Williams and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst were among the most searched for musicians in 2014.

The most popular people, stories and events of the year were revealed by Google earlier today (December 16) with Lorde featuring at Number Seven on the list of most searched for people across the world in the last 12 months. She featured on the list alongside Jared Leto, Kim Kardashian and overall leader Jennifer Lawrence.

Meanwhile, Conchita Wurst’s victory in May’s Eurovision Song Contest featured seventh on the most searched for list around the world behind Flappy Bird, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Malaysia Airlines, Ebola, the 2014 World Cup and the death of actor Robin Williams.

In the UK, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Sia and Jay Z feature on the list of most searched for celebrities while the death of Peaches Geldof in April was the most searched for story about a celebrity passing. Cliff Richard being quizzed in August by police following a historical allegation of sexual assault was the fourth most searched for news story of the year.

Top 10 global Google searches of 2014:

1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Flappy Bird
7. Conchita Wurst
9. Frozen
10. Sochi Olympics