Beyonce edges out Kim in search list
LOS ANGELES - Reuters
Beyonce is the most-searched person in 2013, according to online search engine Bing. REUTERS photoSinger Beyonce was named the most-searched person in 2013 on Bing, the online search engine said today, edging out 2012’s list-topper reality television star Kim Kardashian, who came in second.
Beyonce, 32, topped the list in a year where she made a carefully choreographed return to the musical spotlight after taking time out to give birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, with rapper husband Jay Z.
Kardashian, 33, dropped to second place after a big year where she gave birth to daughter North West, and got engaged to rapper Kanye West, the father of her child. The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” personality topped the list in 2012 and 2010.
Women continued to dominate the most-searched list for a second year running, as singers Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna rounded out the top five. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who ranked second place in 2012, dropped to sixth place this year.
Rapper Nicki Minaj and pop singer Miley Cyrus, who both made the list in 2012, also were in the top ten this year, joined by troubled actress Amanda Bynes, who came in at No. 8.
Pop culture continued to lead web searches, but Obama cracked the list at No. 10 as the only politician in the top ten, faring better than last year, when he was ranked 46th on the list.