7 Most Popular Celebrities Who Trended This Year

7 Most Popular Celebrities Who Trended This Year

Who doesn’t love to read celebrity gossip or know more about what their favorite actor or actress has been up to? Because we sure do! Our website has covered a range of celebrities in 2022, from musicians to influencers, to actors and actresses. While some of these were trending for all the right reasons, others were not so much. Nevertheless, any publicity is still publicity, right? This is why we’ve curated a list of seven celebrities who were trending the most in 2022!

Every time you opened any social media in 2022, it was guaranteed that at least one of these seven celebrities popped up on your screen, and you couldn’t wait to learn about them. So here’s a list of 7 celebrities who were trending the most in 2022:

1. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp was in the news more than COVID-19 or the politicians were. Whether you turned your tv on or scrolled through TikTok or even Twitter, there he was. Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Herd became one of the most public cases all across the globe. The entire Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard clash had been going on for a while now, however, it really saw some light and concrete conclusions in 2022, which put Johnny Depp in the limelight, especially since he was previously fired from some prestigious roles, angering fans from everywhere. From the beginning, we knew Johnny Depp had more support than his ex-wife, but 2022 saw just how strong Depp’s fan base was. He was treated like a God throughout this trial, and the evidence stacked against Amber Heard didn’t help either.

Johnny Depp

Fans and other celebrities came to support Depp, whereas his ex-wife Amber Heard went through a complete character assassination. As of 2022, Johnny Depp is out there living his best life, doing what he loves. He is a free man, and his lawsuit has made him more popular than ever. His face on the news has given him more screen time than Pirates of the Caribbean ever did! Some might say that Johnny Depp was popular for all the wrong reasons in 2022, but given the fact that his fame and popularity doubled in 2022, we’d say he made it work!

Johnny Depp controversy

2. Dwyane Johnson

According to us, and a few other sources, Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one of the most famous and successful celebrities of 2022, and we know exactly why, and it has two words: Black Adam. This year, The Rock entered the DC universe as Black Adam, and this is something he had planned out for the last few years now. More than the movie itself, fans were excited to see The Rock in their favorite franchise, which is what made the movie popular, because apart from The Rock, Black Adam didn’t have a lot going on for it. In the last month or so, The Rock was in the spotlight after James Gunn made some changes to the DCEU (DC Extended Universe). For example, Henry Cavil was fired as Superman, which didn’t sit well with fans. After that, they went ahead and said that they won’t be continuing with Black Adam either. The Rock was very understanding of this decision and was happy to play the part that he did.

Dwyane Johnson

Although The Rock’s future in the DCEU doesn’t seem like a talking point anymore, we are more than certain that other franchises and roles will simply come pouring in for him. Not to forget, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has a personality that one can’t help but love, and has a few projects lined up for 2023!  

3. Evan Peters

We sure hope you agree with us when we say that 2022 was Evan Peters‘ year, mainly because of his portrayal of the notorious serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer. When Dahmer was released on Netflix a few months ago, people were taken aback by the gruesome murders and the chilling story, but what shocked them, even more, was how perfect the casting of this show was. Evan Peters gave it his all to portraying a serial killer in a very demanding role, and we know it couldn’t have been easy for him.

Evan Peters

In an interview, Evan Peters admitted that after all these roles, he would like to take a little break from being the serial killer and play the role of a normal guy in a romantic comedy, and frankly, we can see that happening for him. Undoubtedly, Evan Peters has a bright future ahead of him, and given his career trajectory, we can definitely see him doing more true crime and horror movies or shows, but wouldn’t mind seeing him expand to lighter genres. Evan Peters’ performance as Jeffery Dahmer has been one of the best performances of 2022, and you can now stream the limited series on Netflix! 

4. Andrew Garfield

It was almost like people needed to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home to remember just how talented and charming Andrew Garfield is, and that movie surely worked like a charm for him. Although the movie was released in 2021, its impact has lasted all through 2022, which meant that people were still talking about Andrew Garfield, and how he’s the only Spider-Man who hasn’t gotten his third movie yet. We’re almost certain there are petitions out there, and although it hasn’t been confirmed by Marvel or Sony, we can definitely expect to see Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker in the future, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed.

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield has also taken this opportunity to talk candidly about how much his role in Spider-Man: No Way Home meant to him, and what a blast he had filming with Toby Maguire and Tom Holland. In 2022, Andrew Garfield also starred in the true crime series, Under the Banner of Heaven, where he played the role of Detective Jeb Pyre. Garfield was praised for his performance in this series, and fans are hoping to see more of him in 2023. Although Garfield’s return to Marvel might not happen in 2023, fans are still holding out some hope, and so are we!

5. Zendaya 

Zendaya was one of the most trending celebrities of 2022 for three main reasons. Firstly, Euphoria Season 2 dropped in February, and Zendaya’s performance as Rue in the most recent season deserves all the nominations and accolades that one can possibly get. Her acting was raw, emotional, and real, which resonated with several people, especially the Euphoria fan base who were rooting for Rue. The second reason she has been trending is that her filmography and net worth are both about to see an upward trend, as she will be appearing in several coveted titles in 2023, including Euphoria Season 3, Dune 2, and Challengers amongst others.


Fans are excited to see more of Zendaya and her exceptional performances in the coming years. For someone her age, she has truly achieved a lot. Lastly, one the most wholesome reasons Zendaya has been trending is her relationship with Spider-Man: No Way Home co-star, Tom Holland. The two seem to be moving at a steady pace with rumors of them moving in together and being engaged! So far, by the looks of it, Zendaya is one of the most actresses of this year, despite not being a part of as many projects. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for this couple. 

6. Taylor Swift

Out of all the singers out there, Taylor Swift has had the most successful year, and this includes Kanye West, despite all his antics in 2022. Swift’s popularity this year was good enough to almost break the internet when she released her tour tickets. We all know Taylor Swift for creating some of the most emotional, moving, and relatable music. If you’ve ever been in a relationship, then Taylor Swift’s music has been your saving grace, and she continues to make music for her fans and the world. Most recently, she released an album titled “Midnights” and it didn’t take long for it to top all the charts and become one of the most-played albums on Spotify and Apple Music!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s singing, songwriting, and everything she does almost seem so effortless because of how quickly she rolls out new music, however, she is one of the most hardworking singers that has ever worked in the music industry. Taylor is on the right track to winning a couple of Grammys and we can only hope that 2023 is as good to her as 2022 was! And for those of you wondering, Taylor Swift is still dating Joe Alwyn, and the couple is stronger than ever. In fact, Joe has also inspired one of her songs in her most recent album!

Taylor Swift dating

7. Chris Evans 

Chris Evans is always one of the most trending celebrities. At first, it was because he was Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but even after he moved on from that role, he continues to be one of the most popular celebrities, who is often trending, and 2022 was no different. This year, Chris Evans was officially named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine, which is one of the most prestigious titles, and this was a long time coming. In 2022, Chris Evans also appeared in The Gray Man with Ryan Gosling, and fulfilled his lifelong dream of voicing a Disney character in the movie Lightyear, where he voiced Buzz himself!

Chris Evans 

One of the main things that fans always want to know about Evans is his dating life, which he is rather private about. However, recently, sources confirmed that Chris Evans had been romantically involved with Alba Baptista and they had been in a committed relationship for over a year. The couple has already been a part of several controversies since the news broke out, but neither has commented on the relationship yet. We surely hope to see more of Chris Evans in 2023, because he does have some exciting projects lined up! 


This was simply our list, and if you agree or disagree with it, you can let us know in the comments! Whether it was Johnny Depp’s trial or Chris Evans’ People Magazine cover, we know these things have shown up on your screen in 2022! Hopefully, some of these celebrities are still relevant and trending in 2023!

Deepti Chadha
Deepti Chadha

Deepti is a prolific content writer for OpenMediaHub who specializes in movies, tv shows, and web series, along with occasional reviews. Her interests lie in watching different genres and reading comics books, although her main passion is writing for as long as she remembers.

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