As we approach the end of a very unusual year we take a look at the artists you've Googled the most in 2020.
After a crazy year of CoVID19 enforced lockdowns this year's most searched for things on Google were likely to have been skewed somewhat by the abnormality of the circumstances. Joe Wicks certainly got people interested in his fitness routines whilst banana bread and sourdough recipes were de rigueur. Among Us rose to the top of the gaming pile whilst the how to's list included, how to cut men's hair and how to make hand sanitizer. People we'd previously never heard of became household names, including Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin, and sadly, others like Caroline Flack were searched for altogether different reasons.
Politics played a huge part in driving our searches with Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Kanye West leading the way and the Black Lives Matter movement came to the fore, prompting many searches including Juneteenth.
Of course our main focus was on Coronavirus which, as was to be expected, topped the overall most searched for topic on Google in the UK. In entertainment there were a few obvious chart toppers but also a few wild cards. Let's take a look at who you searched for in 2020.
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The Van Halen founder is going back on tour with his band soon, and took the time to speak about his cancer diagnosis 15 years ago.
EDDIE VAN HALEN has opened up about his cancer diagnosis over a decade ago and his subsequent recovery, blaming his condition on his guitar picks. He underwent a course of treatment for tongue cancer in 2000 and was declared free of the disease two years later, though about a third of his tongue was removed in surgery.
In a new interview with Billboard, the 60 year old has said that, while he has now quit smoking, he believes his diagnosis might have been down to when used to habitually hold his spare guitar picks in his mouth during sets. “I used metal picks - they’re brass and copper - which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got the tongue cancer,” Van Halen said.
Eddie Van Halen spoke to Billboard about his cancer diagnosis in 2000
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Esquire celebrated its 80th anniversary in New York as well as the launch of its new network. Rocker EDDIE VAN HALEN with wife Janie Liszewski was among the stars to appear at the event alongside the Esquire magazine editor David Granger.
EDDIE VAN HALEN - Esquire 80th Anniversary And Esquire Network Launch Celebration - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 17th September 2013