The “Story of Yanxi Palace” is a Chinese period drama set in the 18th century during the Qing dynasty, and topped the list for the most-trending TV series worldwide. The South China Morning Post reports that in Hong Kong, people were more curious about the drama than they were about the US-China trade war or Typhoon Mangkhut. Worldwide, there was a bigger spike in searches for the Chinese series compared to Netflix’s offerings, including Altered Carbon and The Haunting of Hill House.
而在今年的全球趋势热搜榜中，世界杯（World Cup）、已故著名DJ艾维奇（Avicii）和已故著名说唱歌手迈克•米勒（Mac Miller）排在热搜前三位。下面世纪君就带大家回顾一下：
In June, 32 countries headed to Russia to compete for the biggest prize in international soccer: the World Cup.
After a remarkable victory over Croatia, France became the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion.
Searches for the World Cup saw the biggest year-over-year spike in 2018, because of both the event's popularity and the fact the tournament occurs only once every four years.
这位音乐天才曾推出过多首热门作品。其中就有2011年大火的电音《Levels》和白金唱片《Wake Me Up》。
In April, the Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, known by his stage name, Avicii, died at the age of 28.
Bergling retired from touring in 2016, citing a series of health concerns that included acute pancreatitis, in part because of excessive drinking, he told Billboard at the time. While Bergling's cause of death was initially undetermined, later reports indicated that his death was a suicide.
Bergling released numerous hit singles in the past decade, including the 2011 EDM hit "Levels" and the six-time platinum song "Wake Me Up," featuring the singer Aloe Blacc, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013.
In September, the rapper Mac Miller died of an overdose of drugs and alcohol at the age of 26.
The rapper and producer, a Pittsburgh native, had been open about his struggles with substance abuse in the past. In May, shortly after the end of his two-year relationship with the pop singer Ariana Grande, Miller was charged with a DUI after the police said he hit a utility pole with his car.
Following reports of Miller's death, condolences and grief poured out from the music community. Grande wrote on Instagram: "I can't believe you aren't here anymore. I really can't wrap my head around it."
Stan Lee died in November at the age of 95.
The former president and chairman of Marvel Comics had become the beloved face of the Marvel universe, popping up in cameos for the past decade in many of the big-screen adaptations starring the characters he helped birth in comic book form.
In January, "Black Panther" hit theaters. It was the first superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starring a black lead, and critics almost universally loved it.
On May 19, England's Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle married in what was probably the most discussed wedding of the year. Markle, a 36-year-old Los Angeles native, began quietly dating Harry in October 2016, subsequently giving up her acting career and moving to England.
In October, Kensington Palace confirmed that Markle was pregnant and due to give birth to a royal baby next spring.
Anthony Bourdain, the host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," was found dead in June in what was ruled a suicide.
In 2000, Bourdain wrote "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly," which detailed his life as a chef. The book, which became a best-seller, marked the beginning of his breakout as a crossover star. Bourdain went on to become an author, TV host, and the winner of four Emmys and a Peabody Award.
XXXTentacion在2016年凭借单曲《Look at Me!》爆红，他的首张专辑《17》在Billboard 200榜单上位列第二，并在2017年得到黄金认证。而他的第二张工作室专辑《?》则在三月登上了榜首。
In June, the rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead in his car after leaving a motorcycle dealer in South Florida.
At the time of his death, XXXTentacion — whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy — was awaiting trial for a 2016 domestic-abuse case. He faced charges of aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering.
Onfroy rose to fame off of his 2016 single "Look at Me!" His debut studio album, "17," reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart and was certified gold in 2017. Onfroy's second studio album, "?," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in March.
By August, four suspects accused of killing Onfroy had been taken into custody.
In March, Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76.
The theoretical physicist made several discoveries that transformed the way scientists viewed black holes and the universe. Though he had Lou Gehrig's disease — the neurodegenerative malady also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — which impaired his motor functions, he went on to become a mathematics professor and eventually the director of research at the University of Cambridge's Center for Theoretical Cosmology.
Hawking was also known to bridge the gap on complicated subjects by infusing humor and wit during his lectures. His character and personality produced several anecdotes and references in pop culture, including appearances on various TV shows.
10. Kate Spade
In June, the fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead at 55 in her New York City apartment, apparently of suicide.
Spade launched her namesake brand in 1993, a year before she married her husband, Andy. Over the following years, the couple ran the business together out of their apartment in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, transforming it into a $27 million business by 1998.
The couple eventually sold the business to Neiman Marcus in 2006, but their love of handbags didn't end there. Years later, after the birth of their daughter, they made a second foray into fashion, launching Frances Valentine, a handbag-and-shoe company, in 2015.