Following accident, searches for "Sean Kingston" increase by over 5,000 percent
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Searches for the artist Sean Kingston, known for hit songs such as "Beautiful Girls" and "Letting Go (Dutty Love)," increased over 5,000 percent over the seven days following the rapper's Jet Ski accident on Sunday, May 29.
The Jamaican-American rapper was in serious condition in a Miami Beach hospital after an accident in which it is believed the 21-year-old crashed his Jet Ski into a bridge.
Following the horrific accident, which also involved a female passenger, Sean Kingston is said to be in a "stable condition," and several media outlets are reporting that the rapper is expected to recover over the following weeks.
Data from Google Insights shows that over the seven days prior to June 6 searches for "Sean Kingston" experienced "breakout" levels of growth, a term used by Google to indicate an increase in searches greater than 5,000 percent.
The ten countries where the phrase "Sean Kingston" was most searched for over the last seven days were, in descending order, Jamaica, Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Philippines, South Africa, Australia, Kuwait and New Zealand.
Other popular search terms over the last seven days included Gossip Girl actress "Blake Lively," most likely due to the publication of nude pictures alleged to be of the actress; tennis tournament the "French Open" which was won by Nadal on June 5; and UK TV program "
Britain's Got Talent."
The ten top search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days, as measured by Google Insights and recorded on June 6, were:
01. sean Kingston (breakout*)
02. blake lively (+950%)
03. britain's got talent (+750%)
04. ???? ??????????? ?????? (+650%) - Thai term referring to the government lottery of Thailand
05. French Open (+120%)
06. father's day 2011 (+100%)
07. meteo france (+70%)
08. meteo.it (+70%)
09. memurlar.net (+60%)
10. météo (+60%)
*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5,000 percent.
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