Wiz Khalifa Ranks High on Google’s ‘Zeitgeist 2010′ Chart
From his chart-climbing hit 'Black and Yellow' to his recent arrest for marijuana possession, Wiz Khalifa has been a topic of hot conversation for much of 2010. As a result, the Pittsburgh rapper has earned himself a spot on Google's annual 'Zeitgeist' chart, which serves as a visual based on the aggregation of billions of queries the search engine received during the year.
The rhymer moved past fellow hip-hop colleagues Nicki Minaj and Kid Cudi to earn a No. 3 position in the People: All category, which was narrowed down to searches in the U.S. specifically. A look at Khalifa's chart shows Google users searched for him on a consistent basis but did so more than the usual in November, when the tattooed MC was arrested in Greenville, North Carolina after officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from his tour bus.
Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, also scored the No. 3 spot in the People: Music category. He was bested by pop stars Justin Bieber and Ke$ha, who landed at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively.
Currently, the rapper is making his mark with the widely publicized, sold out 'Waken Baken Tour,' which sees him at 60 cities nationwide. Khalifa's single, 'Black and Yellow,' off his Atlantic Records debut, sits at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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