Google's top trending searches in 2019: Disney Plus, Hurricane Dorian, iPhone 11 – USA TODAY

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This year was marked by more than a few celebrity scandals, catastrophic events and polarizing gadget releases.
There was the Jussie Smollett incident involving Chicago police. Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas, leaving dozens dead and causing unimaginable destruction. And Apple released a pro-level iPhone with three lenses that took social media by storm.
Each of those moments were among the top trending searches for 2019 on Google.
Wednesday, the search giant released its annual year-end roundup of the top trending things people wanted to know more about. The list highlights queries that had a long-lasting spike in search traffic compared with 2018.
The look back reveals some of the top news events, people and entertainment searches, and it includes the year’s most asked questions and vacation destinations. 
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What was the most popular term? Disney Plus.
The newest streaming platform from Disney comes with access to iconic titles from the Star Wars franchise, several Disney Channel originals and other popular shows and films that got people talking when it launched in November. 
Also among the most Googled was Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, who died over the summer. Apple’s iPhone 11 is the only hardware tech product to make Google’s top 10. 
Here’s a look at American’s most popular Google searches in 2019:
Searches
1) Disney Plus
2) Cameron Boyce
3) Nipsey Hussle
4) Hurricane Dorian
5) Antonio Brown
6) Luke Perry
7) “Avengers: Endgame”
8) “Game of Thrones”
9) iPhone 11
10) Jussie Smollett
News
1) Hurricane Dorian
2) Notre Dame Cathedral
3) Women’s World Cup
4) Area 51 raid
5) Copa America
6) El Paso shooting
7) Sri Lanka
8) Government shutdown
9) Equifax data breach settlement
10) California earthquake
People
1) Antonio Brown
2) Jussie Smollett
3) James Charles
4) Kevin Hart
5) R. Kelly
6) 21 Savage
7) Lori Loughlin
8) Jordyn Woods
9) Bryce Harper
10) Robert Kraft
What is…?
1) What is Area 51?
2) What is a VSCO girl?
3) What is momo?
4) What is a boomer?
5) What is quid pro quo?
6) What is camp fashion?
7) What is Disney Plus?
8) What is “Bird Box” about?
9) What is a Mandalorian?
10) What is Brexit?
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This year was marked by more than a few celebrity scandals, catastrophic events and polarizing gadget releases.There was the Jussie Smollett incident involving Chicago police. Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas, leaving dozens dead and causing unimaginable destruction. And Apple released a pro-level iPhone with three lenses that took social media by storm.Each of those moments were among the top…

This year was marked by more than a few celebrity scandals, catastrophic events and polarizing gadget releases.There was the Jussie Smollett incident involving Chicago police. Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas, leaving dozens dead and causing unimaginable destruction. And Apple released a pro-level iPhone with three lenses that took social media by storm.Each of those moments were among the top…

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