Beyonce has topped Bing’s list of the most-searched celebrities in the U.S. during 2013, a feat she accomplished remarkably without the aid of a single sledgehammer or other heavy construction equipment.
In fact, Miley Cyrus finished only at No. 9 on the search-engine's Top 10, a list heavy with pop music figures and dominated by women. After Beyonce came Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna.
Justin Bieber landed at No. 6, one of only two males to make the Top 10 — the other being President Obama, who finished at No. 10. In between were Nicki Minaj, Amanda Bynes and Cyrus.
Bieber did finish first among British searches, according to Bing, which also tallied the most searched songs of the year.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” topped that list, followed by Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Rihanna’s “Stay,” Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” and Jason Derulo’s “The Other Side” as the five most-searched songs.
“The top-searched lists are a result of the billions of searches that took place on Bing throughout the year,” a Bing spokesman tells Pop & Hiss. “Bing analyzes all of the searches to see what Bing users searched for most throughout the year, and then it is broken down into different categories for most searched person overall, band/artists, songs, movies, athletes, etc.”
Follow Randy Lewis on Twitter: @RandyLewis2