Election, coronavirus, Kobe Bryant among Google's top US trending searches in 2020

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Google's trending searches in the U.S. this year were dominated by two topics: the presidential election and the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, the tech company unveiled its top trending searches for 2020. Overall, "" was the top trending this year, followed by "coronavirus."

Both searches were also the top trending in the News category.

Overall, Kobe Bryant was third in trending searches this year. In January, the Los Angeles Lakers legend and daughter Gianna were among passengers who died in a helicopter crash in California.

Rounding out the top five were two searches related to the ongoing pandemic: "Coronavirus update" and "coronavirus symptoms."

Google says the trending results are searches that had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2020 compared to the year before.

Scroll down to review more of this year's top trending searches:

Overall trending searches

1. Election results

2. Coronavirus

3. Kobe Bryant

4. Coronavirus update

5. Coronavirus symptoms

6. Zoom

7. Who is winning the election

8. Naya Rivera

9. Chadwick Boseman

10. PlayStation 5

News

1. Election results

2. Coronavirus

3. Stimulus checks

4. Unemployment

5. Iran

6. Hurricane Laura

7. Super Tuesday

8. Stock market

9. Murder hornet

10. Australia fires

People

1. Joe Biden

2. Kim Jong Un

3. Kamala Harris

4. Jacob Blake

5. Ryan Newman

6. Tom Hanks

7. Shakira

8. Tom Brady

9. Kanye West

10. Vanessa Bryant

Actors

1. Tom Hanks

2. Chris D'Elia

3. Jada Pinkett Smith

4. Timothée Chalamet

5. Ricky Gervais

6. Amber Heard

7. Joaquin Phoenix

8. Danny Masterson

9. Ryan Dorsey

10. Lea Michele

Athletes

1. Ryan Newman

2. Tom Brady

3. Bubba Wallace

4. Mike Tyson

5. Rudy Gobert

6. Drew Brees

7. Tyson Fury

8. Derrick Henry

9. Nate Robinson

10. Delonte West

Politicians

1. Joe Biden

2. Kamala Harris

3. Boris Johnson

4. Pete Buttigieg

5. Mike Bloomberg

6. Andrew Cuomo

7. Chris Christie

8. Mike Pence

9. Andrew Yang

10. Mitt Romney

Loss

1. Kobe Bryant

2. Naya Rivera

3. Chadwick Boseman

4. George Floyd

5. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

6. Eddie Van Halen

7. King Von

8. Kelly Preston

9. Pop Smoke

10. Ahmaud Arbery


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