Kanye West: Internet’s 10th Most Searched Figure of 2023, Despite Album Silence While Taylor Swift Tops the List

Published 10/20/2023, 6:22 AM EDT

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In Tinseltown, it is often a whirlwind of stunts and mega-hits that keeps the spotlight shining, but as his name suggests, Kanye West remains an exceptional force. The year 2023 unfurled as a grand spectacle for Ye. More so, with just two more months on the horizon, fans eagerly anticipate a new album. He discreetly tied the knot with Bianca Censori, staged a Yeezy fashion extravaganza, and painted vibrant strokes across picturesque cityscapes with his eccentric attire.

Yet, none of this could outshine the galaxy of controversies he conjured during 2022. Presently, amidst the deafening silence surrounding his albums and a reluctance to step into the public spotlight or interviews, Ye remained a mystery. Furthermore, it was this very aura that seemed to cast a magnetic pull. It earned him a spot as the 10th most searched figure of 2023. Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift claimed the pinnacle as No. 1.

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In a list populated by icons like Lionel Messi, who worked his debut magic with Inter Miami FC, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the queen of the music industry, Beyoncé, Ye managed to carve out his niche. The other luminaries on the list made their spot while they graced stages with mega concerts.  clinched football leagues. The Swift-Ye feud also resurfaced here as Swifties pointed out that her numerous VMAs outweigh West’s entire post-controversy career.

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It appears that for the likes of Ye, the art of tantalizing album hints and the allure of leaked tracks sufficed to secure a coveted spot in the spotlight. This riveting list, a veritable pebble in the pond of public consciousness, sent Twitterati into a frenzy. It unleased a plethora of reactions.

Kanye West shows off his spotlight magic leaving fans in frenzy

Undoubtedly, Ye’s ardent fans were exuberant, wasting no time in rallying their digital forces to express their enthusiasm for their beloved icon. In a whimsical twist of wit and adulation, some pointed out with playful irreverence that Ye had essentially bestowed stardom upon Lionel Messi, who stood second on the list. Others clung tenaciously to the title of “GOAT” for Ye.

Some fans expressed their astonishment at the unexpected presence of names like Speed. While the dedicated fans of The Weeknd bemoaned his conspicuous absence from this roster.

Amid the roll call of names, the unveiling of XXXTentacion, who tragically departed in 2018 after a fatal shooting, sparked astonishment. Yet, on the other end of the spectrum, mystique enveloped the mention of Cher. It left many users adrift in a sea of bewilderment, pondering over her presence and her ongoing ventures.

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In the midst of strange revelations and expected mentions, Ye once again proved his mastery in seizing the spotlight. He is an icon who wields a magnetic allure despite his noticeably silent presence throughout 2023. Like a hidden gem that catches the eye when least expected, his influence shines brightly in the world of the internet.

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What is your take on Ye being a part of the list? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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