REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 28, 2011 — According to Bing searches, 2011 was the year of musical superstars, continued celebrity fascination, concern for human tragedy and new royalty. From rising stars and weddings to intense trials and natural disasters, Bing has captured history through the searches that mark the year’s most important people, places and moments in time.
Based on the aggregation of billions of search queries conducted on Bing this year, here are the much-anticipated top 10 lists for the most searched people, news stories, sports stars, musicians, celebrity events, consumer electronics and TV shows. The complete report is available at http://www.BingTrends.com.
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Most-Searched Person of the Year
Bieber fever was contagious this year, making Justin Bieber the most-searched person on Bing in 2011, compared with his No. 6 ranking in 2010. Sandra Bullock, Jesse James, Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods, Barack Obama and Kate Gosselin fell off the list this year, while Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Megan Fox and Miley Cyrus were newcomers to the top 10. Biggest gains year-over-year belonged to Jennifer Lopez, who didn’t crack the top 50 last year and rocketed to No. 5 in 2011; Katy Perry, who went from No. 26 in 2010 to No. 7 in 2011; and Selena Gomez, who jumped from No. 50 in 2010 to No. 11 this year.
Other Top Search Results
Top News Stories
Casey Anthony trial
Osama Bin Laden death
Japan earthquake and tsunami
Amy Winehouse death
Michael Jackson–Conrad Murray trial
9/11 10th anniversary
Republican primaries–Herman Cain, Rick Perry
Top Sports Stars
Top Celebrity Events
Final “Harry Potter”
Kim Kardashian wedding
Beyonce baby bump
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson dating
Demi Moore–Ashton Kutcher scandal
Kate Hudson baby bump
Lady Gaga coming out in the egg
Lindsay Lohan arrested
Russell Armstrong suicide
Top Consumer Electronics
Xbox and Kinect
Windows Phone 7
Top TV Shows
More details and additional categories of top 2011 searches from Bing are available at http://www.BingTrends.com. 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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