Beyonce, Lady Gaga Compete With QBs For Most-Searched During Super Bowl

Football's game of the year always brings talk-worthy moments, and Super Bowl 50 did not disappoint.

According to Google Trends data released Monday, musical guests held their own with star quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton as game-watchers took to the Internet. The site tracked popular Super Bowl searches by time, noting when players and performers were making waves online.

Before kickoff, one name was dominating Google search: Lady Gaga. The recent Golden Globe winner's rendition of the National Anthem was applauded by fans and announcers, and she kept people talking on social media throughout the game.

For the first half, Manning and Newton battled for the most-searched name. Another player that made a mark in the first half was Carolina tackle Michael Oher, widely known as the subject of the book and subsequent movie "The Blind Side."

When halftime rolled around, performers Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyonce got viewers' attention. And with Beyonce's world tour announcement through her very own Super Bowl commercial, searches spiked for the singer's name even after the performance.

By the time the game ended, Google Trends reported an overwhelming number of searches for Peyton Manning, who earned his second Super Bowl win in what may have been the last game of his career.

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