Google's top searched musical acts in 2017: Cardi B, Post Malone, Jason Aldean and more

Google has unveiled the list of the most searched musical acts in the United States this year.

Reflecting the broader shift in the music industry towards hip-hop, five of the top 10 most searched musicians and bands in 2017 are hip-hop artists or rappers. Cardi B, whose viral hit "Bodak Yellow" became the first solo No. 1 hit for a female rapper since Lauryn Hill in the '90s, comes in at No. 2, followed by Lil Pump, Joyner Lucas, Post Malone and Remy Ma.

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Another major factor behind some of the top searches in music? Death, which most likely drove Linkin Park to the top spot on this list -- band member Chester Bennington committed suicide in July. Former country duo Montgomery Gentry came in at No. 10 after member Troy Gentry tragically died in a plane crash back in September, while country singer Jason Aldean came in at No. 6 after the deadliest mass shooting in American history occurred during his set at a music festival in Las Vegas in October.

Also on the list were Aaron Carter, who checked into rehab twice this year, and Danielle Bregoli, whose inclusion on this list is, well, contentious at best.

Here were the top 10 most searched musical acts on Google in 2017:

Top Searched Musicians and Bands on Google in 2017
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Top Searched Musicians and Bands on Google in 2017

10. Montgomery Gentry

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9. Remy Ma

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8. Aaron Carter

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7. Post Malone

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6. Danielle Bregoli

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5. Jason Aldean

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4. Joyner Lucas

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3. Lil Pump

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2. Cardi B

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1. Linkin Park

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