The most popular musicians of 2017
The most-searched musicians and bands on Google this year are a diverse bunch. They span different genres and generations. Some are more famous for their personal lives and struggles than their actual music, and some haven't even released a full album this year.
Google narrowed down the top-trending band and musician searches in the US over the past 12 months.
Keep scrolling to see who people searched for the most in 2017.Linkin Park was in the news for a tragic reason this year.
Linkin Park released their seventh album "One More Light" in May 2017, two months before lead singer Chester Bennington tragically committed suicide in July.
Cardi B took over the world in 2017.
Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, had a good year. Not only did she dethrone Taylor Swift on the charts, she became the first solo female rapper since 1998 to have a No. 1 hit ("Bodak Yellow"), and got engaged to Offset, a member of rap trio Migos.
The rapper first became famous for her time on "Love & Hip-Hop," and before that she was an exotic dancer.
Lil Pump is a 17-year-old rapper from South Florida.
Lil Pump, real name Gazzy Garcia, came out of nowhere this year. He's a 17-year-old Hispanic rapper from South Florida whose claim to fame is a song called "Gucci Gang."
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