The cast of Hamilton — that wildly popular Broadway musical all your co-workers and aunts won’t stop talking about — performed live (via satellite) at the Grammys Monday night. Led by creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast also took home the award for Best Musical Theater Album.
These days, most people watch awards shows with their phones out so they can live-tweet their reactions and Google questions that come up. Last night was no exception, because lots of people were frantically Googling Hamilton-related questions during the show.
But they weren’t Googling things like “discount Hamilton tickets” or “who is Lin-Manuel Miranda?” or “who’s that handsome guy in the plum-colored coat?” They were simply Googling, “Who is Alexander Hamilton?”
Google Trends tweeted a graph showing the question spiking around 9:30 p.m.:
Looks like we could all use a little brushing up on American history.