Whitney Houston, who died in February, has topped the list of Google UK's top-trending people of 2012.
The singer was followed by the Duchess of Cambridge and Take That star Gary Barlow.
Euro 2012 was the top-trending search of 2012, followed by Olympic tickets.
Andy Murray was the most searched for British Olympian, while Usain Bolt topped the global Olympian category.
Children's series Mike The Knight was the top-trending TV show, followed by thriller Homeland and Towie - The Only Way Is Essex.
Gangnam Style, by South Korean singer Psy, was the top-trending song.
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan, who had to pull out of the show because of ill health, was the top-trending music artist.
Jeremy Hunt topped the politicians list, followed by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Google defines trending searches as queries that have had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 compared with 2011.