Kim Kardashian Beats Justin Bieber as Most-searched Person, Bing Top Searches of 2012

Bing Top Searches of 2012 report reveals Kim Kardashian is the most-searched person of 2012, Justin Bieber is the most-searched musician, and iPhone 5 is the top-searched news story."Kim Kardashian didn't just keep up with other celebs such as Justin Bieber (2011's most-searched person) this year, she took back the top spot. Kim K. was […]

Bing Top Searches of 2012 report reveals Kim Kardashian is the most-searched person of 2012, Justin Bieber is the most-searched musician, and iPhone 5 is the top-searched news story.

"Kim Kardashian didn't just keep up with other celebs such as Justin Bieber (2011's most-searched person) this year, she took back the top spot. Kim K. was the most-searched person of the year in 2012, regaining the spot she also held in 2010," Microsoft wrote.

While Justin Bieber fell to the second spot, he still was the most-searched male of the year and the most-searched musician, thanks to the continued support of his many "Beliebers."

"Newcomers to the list include Rihanna, who skyrocketed from No. 20 in 2011 to No. 4 this year; Selena Gomez, jumped from No. 13 to No. 7; and Nicki Minaj, cracked the top 10 at No. 9, up from No. 23 in 2011. Miley Cyrus made the biggest gain within the top 10 list, jumping from No. 10 to No. 3, likely due to her surprise engagement."

Bing Reveals Top Searches of 2012

Below is the Top 2012 Searches of Bing:

Top 10 comparison for 2011 and 2012:

Rank20122011
1Kim KardashianJustin Bieber
2Justin BieberKim Kardashian
3Miley CyrusJennifer Aniston
4RihannaLindsay Lohan
5Lindsay LohanJennifer Lopez
6Katy PerryBritney Spears
7Selena GomezKaty Perry
8Jennifer AnistonMegan Fox
9Nicki MinajLady Gaga
10Taylor SwiftMiley Cyrus

Top News Stories:

  • iPhone 5
  • 2012 Election
  • 2012 Olympics
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • Honey Boo Boo
  • "Gangnam Style"
  • Kony 2012
  • Academy Awards
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Facebook IPO

Top Athletes:

  • Peyton Manning
  • Tiger Woods
  • Tim Tebow
  • Maria Sharapova
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Serena Williams
  • Lamar Odom
  • LeBron James
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Terrell Owens

Top Musicians:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Whitney Houston
  • Katy Perry
  • Selena Gomez
  • Rihanna
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Taylor Swift
  • BeyoncĂ©
  • Chris Brown
  • Jennifer Lopez

Top Celebrity Events:

  • BeyoncĂ©'s baby
  • Jessica Simpson's baby
  • Whitney Houston's death
  • Snooki's baby
  • Kourtney Kardashian's baby
  • Coachella
  • Rodney King overdose
  • Grammy Awards
  • Jennifer Garner's baby
  • Academy Awards

Top TV Shows:

  • "American Idol"
  • "Dancing With the Stars"
  • "The Young and the Restless"
  • "The Walking Dead"
  • "Family Guy"
  • "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
  • "Glee"
  • "Vampire Diaries"
  • "The Bachelor"
  • "Game of Thrones"

Top Social Networks:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • LinkedIn
  • Tumblr

Check out the full details at Bing Top Searches of 2012 web site.

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