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The Top 2012 Searches From Bing Reveal No One Can Keep Up With the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian is most-searched person of 2012; baby fever dominates most-searched celeb events; Justin Bieber is most-searched musician; Honey Boo Boo makes her debut; and iPhone 5 is the top-searched news story.

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As we look back at 2012, Bing searches show it was a year of familiar faces, momentous events and baby fever. While last year people were singing “Baby, baby, baby” with Justin Bieber as the most-searched person of 2011, 2012 was the year of the real baby, as celebrity births were five of the top 10 celebrity events. From new reality stars such as Honey Boo Boo to viral hits such as “Gangnam Style” and airwave darlings such as Taylor Swift, Bing captured history through the searches that mark the year’s most fascinating people, sensations and moments in time.

Based on the aggregation of billions of search queries conducted on Bing this year, here are the much-anticipated top search lists for the most-searched people, news stories, athletes, musicians, celebrity events, social networks and TV shows. The complete report, including most-searched viral videos, movies, songs, TV personalities and more, is available at http://www.BingTrends.com.

Most-Searched Person of the Year
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. Her relationship ups and downs, including a new relationship with Kanye West, made Kim more interesting than ever. 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, who jumped from No. 13 to No. 7; and Nicki Minaj, who just barely 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.

Rank

2012

2011

1

Kim Kardashian

Justin Bieber

2

Justin Bieber

Kim Kardashian

3

Miley Cyrus

Jennifer Aniston

4

Rihanna

Lindsay Lohan

5

Lindsay Lohan

Jennifer Lopez

6

Katy Perry

Britney Spears

7

Selena Gomez

Katy Perry

8

Jennifer Aniston

Megan Fox

9

Nicki Minaj

Lady Gaga

10

Taylor Swift

Miley Cyrus

Other Top Search Results

Top News Stories

  1. iPhone 5
  2. 2012 Election
  3. 2012 Olympics
  4. Hurricane Sandy
  5. Honey Boo Boo
  6. “Gangnam Style”
  7. Kony 2012
  8. Academy Awards
  9. Kindle Fire HD
  10. Facebook IPO

Top Musicians

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Whitney Houston
  3. Katy Perry
  4. Selena Gomez
  5. Rihanna
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Taylor Swift
  8. Beyoncé
  9. Chris Brown
  10. Jennifer Lopez

Top Athletes

  1. Peyton Manning
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Tim Tebow
  4. Maria Sharapova
  5. Kobe Bryant
  6. Serena Williams
  7. Lamar Odom
  8. LeBron James
  9. Cristiano Ronaldo
  10. Terrell Owens

Top Celebrity Events

  1. Beyoncé’s baby
  2. Jessica Simpson’s baby
  3. Whitney Houston’s death
  4. Snooki’s baby
  5. Kourtney Kardashian’s baby
  6. Coachella
  7. Rodney King overdose
  8. Grammy Awards
  9. Jennifer Garner’s baby
  10. Academy Awards

Top TV Shows

  1. “American Idol”
  2. “Dancing With the Stars”
  3. “The Young and the Restless”
  4. “The Walking Dead”
  5. “Family Guy”
  6. “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”
  7. “Glee”
  8. “Vampire Diaries”
  9. “The Bachelor”
  10. “Game of Thrones”

Top Social Networks

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. MySpace
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Tumblr

More details and additional categories of top 2012 searches from Bing are available at http://www.BingTrends.com and via the Bing Top Searches of 2012. For the latest on all things Bing, check out http://www.bing.com/community, http://www.facebook.com/Bing and twitter.com/Bing.

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As we look back at 2012, Bing searches show it was a year of familiar faces, momentous events and baby fever.
As we look back at 2012, Bing searches show it was a year of familiar faces, momentous events and baby fever.
The Top 2012 Searches From Bing Reveal No One Can Keep Up With the Kardashians
The Top 2012 Searches From Bing Reveal No One Can Keep Up With the Kardashians
Kim Kardashian was the most-searched person on Bing in 2012
Kim Kardashian was the most-searched person on Bing in 2012

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