Adam Levine, from Maroon 5, has been chosen by Google as the most popular musician of 2022.
The result came to light as part of Google’s annual Year In Search report, which is released at the end of each year to show what people searched for the most in the past 12 months.
Considering that Maroon 5 haven’t released any new music this year – their latest album ‘Jordi’ came out last year – many have speculated that Levine was at the top of the list of famous musicians due to the controversy surrounding his alleged involvement with Instagram model Sumner Stroh. .
Stroh revealed on TikTok in September that she was “in a relationship with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret model”. Levine responded that he “didn’t have an affair” but “crossed the line during an unfortunate time in my life.”
Also on Google’s Top 5 Musicians list are Mary J. Blige, Lil Tjay, Kendrick Lamar and Migos.
On the other hand, Disney’s Encanto owns the two most searched songs on Google in 2022, and they are “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure”. Rounding out the top 5 in this category are Duke Jones and Louis Theroux’s TikTok hit “Jiggle Jiggle,” the Sam Smith and Kim Petras duet “Unholy,” and Harry Styles’ “As It Was.”
Charm was also revealed as the most popular film of 2022, ahead of Thor: Love and Thunder, Top Gun: Maverick, The Batman and Everything Everywhere All At Once. Euphoria was the most searched TV show, followed by Stranger Things, The Watcher, Inventing Anna, and House of the Dragon.