What 2019 news, culture, films, memes, and people in general are making headlines and appearing all over whatever feeds you rely on for up to date info? To help catalog the year, here are 2019's trending topics, from the biggest news stories to the most popular trends. Some of them directly tie into 2018's most common topics, but 2019 is already making itself stand out in increasingly new and innovative ways. Meghan and Harry have welcomed Archie The Sussex Baby to the world, Game of Thrones upset pretty much everyone, and Aunty Becky made a big mistake. But what will happen next? Will millennials kill Facebook at last? Will people care about yet another Avengers film (spring update: they really did!)? Will Bird Box still be a thing come summer (spring update: no, not really)? From the top trending topics in the world, to notable memes, this is everything that went viral in 2019.
What were the biggest and most famous topics in 2019? Which 2019 cultural events had the biggest impact? What happened in 2019 and left a mark? Which of these things did your mom ask you to explain? Vote up the stuff that most represents 2019 to you. And if you want a month-by-month breakdown, check out the trending topics of January, February, March, April, and May 2019.
On April 10, the Event Horizon Telescope captured the first photo of a black hole ever. The photo looks just as Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity would suggest, as spacetime is warped by the black hole's substantial mass.
On March 15, a white supremacist terrorist live-streamed two shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and the Lindwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand. He killed 50 people. The act added fuel to the continuous debate on gun control.
Pop superstar Ariana Grande made fans' year when she released thank u, next, her fifth studio album. The album came only six months after her album Sweetener - and just months after her very public breakup with SNL star Pete Davidson.Thank U, Next is the fifth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on February 8, 2019, through Republic Records. Following the release of her previous studio album ...more
Lil Nas X released a remix of his song "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, and the country community was split on how to take the country-trap bop. We all got horses in the back now.
On April 15, a fire started in the attic of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The blaze quickly spread throughout the iconic structure. The fire was put out nine hours after it started, just after the cathedral's spire completely burned and collapsed. Authorities opened an investigation, as the cause of the fire is unknown.Notre Dame Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Phnom Penh, was a 19th-century French Gothic revival church that served as the cathedral of the Apostolic Vicariate of Phnom Penh. It was ...more
The 2018 Netflix film inspired countless 2019 memes and led to a social media challenge in which participants had to go about their regular days blindfolded. Even Netflix said, "please stop."Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more
On March 8, Brie Larson made her MCU debut as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel. Experts estimated that the film would make $350 million globally during its opening weekend.Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 1995, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie ...more
On March 10, Ethopian Airlines flight 302 crashed after takeoff, killing all 157 of its passengers. Less than six months prior, another Boeing 737 Max crashed and killed all 189 of its passengers. Countries and airlines quickly grounded the model.
A partial government shutdown spanned the last weeks of 2018, into 2019, the result of disagreements between President Trump and the Democratic Party over funding for a border wall.
On March 12, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were arrested for allegedly bribing college officials and athletic heads to get their children into some of the country's most elite universities. The revelation sparked outrage and reignited the debate surrounding the exclusivity of higher education.
After Lifetime aired the six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly - which featured women who alleged Kelly violated them, many at a young age - more and more folks protested Kelly's music and urged others to do the same. Spotify introduced the mute option. Sony/RCA dropped him.Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, ...more
Baby Sussex! Queen Elizabeth's 8th grandchild arrived on planet earth and was given the middle name "Harrison" by his parents for some reason.Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (born 6 May 2019) is the first child of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He is seventh in line of succession to the British ...more
On January 29, Smollett reported that he was the victim of a hate crime. Less than a month later, he was arrested for allegedly filing a false police report and playing a part in staging his own attack.Jussie Langston Mikha Smollett is an American actor, singer and photographer. As a child, he co-starred in a number of films, including The Mighty Ducks and North. In 2015, Smollett began ...more
20+ Democrats are vying to challenge Trump, while William F. Weld is the only Republican challenger to date.
In April, Queen Bey gifted the world Homecoming, a documentary tracking the preperation of her 2018 Coachella performance. She also dropped an accompanying live album.Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more
In May, states like Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, and Georgia voted in strict abortion laws. Known as "heartbeat bills," many of these laws effectively outlaw abortion, as they forbid the procedure after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as soon as six weeks. Often, women don't even know they are pregnant at this stage.
Alabama passed the strictest law, which makes the act illegal unless it is to save the woman's life. Activists quickly condemned the laws, which many believe Republicans are using in an attempt to overturn Roe v Wade.
On March 22, Robert Mueller completed his two-year investigation into President Trump and any possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Mueller did not find any proof of collusion, but Attorney General William Barr noted that it "did not exonerate [Trump]" on obstruction.
The saga continued on April 3 after the House Judiciary Committee authorized the use of a subpeona to get the unredacted report.
Easily one of the best duos of 2019, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sparked romance rumors after their sultry performance at the Oscars. Lady Gaga has repeatedly stated that the two are simply working together, and the chemistry audiences see is exactly what they aimed for.
When President Trump and Democrats were unable to reach an agreement regarding funding for President Trump's long-promised border wall, he declared a National Emergency. People had feelings. Strong ones.
The live action film with Ryan Reynolds voicing the title character debuted to rave reviews and over $200 million worldwide box office in just two weeks.Detective Pikachu is a 2019 action mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, based on the video game. Despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, a peculiar talking ...more
America sparked lots of joy with organizational expert Marie Kondo on Netflix. Consignment shops and charities quickly started receiving record donations as fans of Kondo decluttered their own homes.Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix, 2019) is a web television series created by Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo offers tips on the art of keeping your home and workspace tidy and organized.
When Paramount dropped the trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, fans were hyper-critical of the titular character's design. The backlash was so bad that director Jeff Fowl promised to redesign the character.Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated ...more