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"How tall is Justin Bieber?" And other things people asked Google about Canadian musicians in 2015

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DH Calgary Staff Mar 24, 2016 12:57 pm

With the 2016 JUNO Awards coming to Calgary Sunday, April 3, now is the perfect time to look back at what 2015 was like for Canadian musicians.

Of course we could look at album sales, downloads or Youtube plays for clues. But thanks to a new report from Google Canada we can find out exactly what piqued Canadian music fans’s interest on the international search engine and its music service Google Play, in 2015.

In terms of new music, 2015 was a big year for artists Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara. Mendes was the most listened to Canadian musician of 2015, while Cara saw a 134% increase in searches, coming in at #6 on the list.

As for more… personal questions, the top Canadian artists attracting the public’s interest are (unsurprisingly) lead by world-wide favourites like Justin Bieber and Drake, with The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes pulling up for than a few results too.

Here’s a sample of some of the weird and wonderful things that people were searching for in 2015:

Top questions about Justin Bieber

  • How old is Justin Bieber?
  • How tall is Justin Bieber?
  • What is Justin Bieber’s net worth?
  • What are the lyrics or ‘What Do You Mean?”
  • Where is Justin Bieber from?
  • Who is Justin Bieber dating?

Top questions about Drake

  • How old is Drake?
  • What is Drake’s net worth?
  • How tall is Drake?
  • Where does Drake live?
  • Where is Drake from?
  • why does drake call toronto the 6?
  • What is Drake’s real name?

Top questions about The Weeknd

  • Where is The Weeknd from?
  • How old is The Weeknd?
  • Is The Weeknd Canadian?
  • Who is The Weeknd dating?
  • What is the name of The Weeknd’s album?
  • What high school did The Weeknd go to?

Top questions about Shawn Mendes

  • How old is Shawn Mendes?
  • Where is Shawn Mendes from?
  • How tall is Shawn Mendes?
  • Is Shawn Mendes Canadian?
  • Where does Shawn Mendes live?

Most JUNO nominees on Google Play JUNO playlist

  • Shawn Mendes
  • Justin Bieber
  • Walk Off The Earth
  • Young Empires
  • Half Moon Run
  • Alessia Cara
  • Coleman Hell
  • Meghan Trainor
  • One Direction
  • The Weeknd

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DH Calgary Staff
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