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Bing shares the top global searches of 2013

Microsoft Corporation (PR Newswire) - 02 December 2013

Bing shares the top global searches of 2013

The most-searched people, music, movies, technology, fashion, sports and travel destinations from 12 countries around the world unveiled at http://www.BingTrends.com.

REDMOND, Wash/PRNewswire/ -- Looking back on 2013, billions of searches on Bingfrom around the world reveal it was a year of American songs, superhero movies, Facebook love, high-end designer brands, controversial sports stars, European getaways and fierce women. Bing search trends, found at http://www.BingTrends.com, indicate what has most captivated people around the world in 2013, and this year the trend report includes search data from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France,Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.

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Most-searched people around the world

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Ladies appeared to rule 2013, since a woman was the most-searched person of the year in eight of the 12 participating countries around the world Beyonce reigned in the U.S., while Miley Cyrus' highly publicized twerking made her the top-searched person in both Australia and Canada. Former flamesJustin Bieber and Selena Gomez were the most-searched people in the U.K. and Germany, respectively. Actress and actors Bruna Marquezine, Wen Zhang and Salman Khan were the most-searched people inBrazil, China and India, while singers Rihanna and David Bisbal ranked at the top for France and Spain, and gorgeous TV personalities Danmitsu and Belen Rodriguez were favorites in Japan and Italy.

Most-searched person in the U.S. 
With an amazing Super Bowl performance including a reunion with Destiny's Child as well as a successful world tour and famous family, Beyonce captivated Americans this year and was the most-searched person on Bing in the U.S. She earned not only the title of most-searched person, but the most-searched musician nod as well. Fellow musician Rihanna also came out near the top for 2013, earning both the No. 3 spot as most-searched person and No. 2 for most-searched musician. Newcomers to the top 10 this year include Amanda Bynes at No. 8, Madonna at No. 5 and President Barack Obama at No. 10. Taylor Swift's busy year in the public eye helped her make the biggest jump in rankings, going from No. 10 in 2012 to No. 4 this year:

Most-searched people in the U.S.

Rank

2013

2012

1

Beyonce Knowles

Kim Kardashian

2

Kim Kardashian

Justin Bieber

3

Rihanna

Miley Cyrus

4

Taylor Swift

Rihanna

5

Madonna

Lindsay Lohan

6

Justin Bieber

Katy Perry

7

Nicki Minaj

Selena Gomez

8

Amanda Bynes

Jennifer Aniston

9

Miley Cyrus

Nicki Minaj

10

Barack Obama

Taylor Swift





Other top search results in the U.S.




Most-searched movies

Most-searched sports stars

1.   "Iron Man 3"

1.   Tim Tebow

2.   "Fast & Furious 6"

2.   Lindsey Vonn

3.   "Despicable Me 2"

3.   Tiger Woods

4.   "The Conjuring"

4.   Kevin Ware

5.   "The Wolverine"

5.   Ray Lewis

6.   "2 Guns"

6.   Lebron James

7.   "The Great Gatsby"

7.   Danica Patrick

8.   "Oz: The Great and Powerful"

8.   Dwight Howard

9.   "Snitch"

9.   Derek Jeter

10. "Man of Steel"

10. Maria Sharapova

Additional top Bing search results from the U.S. and around the world are available athttp://www.BingTrends.com.

About Bing
Bing is the search engine from Microsoft. It was introduced in 2009 with a mission to empower people with knowledge to answer any question and provide useful tools to help you best accomplish your goals, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Bing continues on that mission today by moving beyond the search box to power intelligent experiences across a range of devices and services from Microsoft and third parties.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

SOURCE Microsoft Corp.

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