A changing of the guard might be underway in the porn world.
There's always an ebb and flow when it comes to the popularity of the stars in front of the camera, but it's starting to look like a new generation of porn stars is beginning to take charge of the industry - or at least command the attentions of fans and trade publications.
With the industry's annual expo in Las Vegas running from January 20-23, we've once again assembled a list of the most popular porn stars, as we do every year. This time, however, there are a number of newcomers to the list - and some performers who are long-time veterans of these rankings have dropped off.
Whether that's an aberration or a shift in star power likely won't be clear for another year or so, but it's a notable change all the same. Only half of the performers who made last year's list are back in 2016.
Our methodology for assembling the list incorporates not just the industry's opinion of the people in front of the camera, but the fans' as well. We began by determining who has earned the most nominations in the annual AVN and Xbiz awards (the industry's two highest-profile awards shows). From that list, we looked at a three-month average of the stars' Google Trends ranking, taking our 'dirty dozen' from the top scoring personalities.
By Chris Morris
First published 19 Jan 2016