Pop star Justin Bieber was the most searched for person on Microsoft’s Search Engine, Bing, in 2011.
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber ranked sixth on the list in 2010 but managed to nab top spot from Kim Kardashian in 2011 thanks to his high profile performances and ongoing My World Tour through Europe, Asia and America the release of his second studio album Under the Mistletoe and the release of his film Never Say Never.
Internet searchers continued to be fascinated with American TV personality Kim Kardashian in 2011. Although she slipped from top position on the chart in 2011, her short-lived marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries and subsequent divorce were closely followed on the internet.
Jennifer Aniston moved from number nine in 2010 to number three in 2011, while Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Megan Fox, and Miley Cyrus made their debut on Bing’s most searched-for celebrity list in 2011, replacing many of last year’s top ten celebs: Sandra Bullock, Jesse James, Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods, Barack Obama and Kate Gosselin.
“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,” said Microsoft.
Last year Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian topped the list of Fastest Rising People on Google’s Zeitgeist 2010.
Top ten most searched person in 2011 according to Bing:
1. Justin Bieber
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Jennifer Aniston
4. Lindsay Lohan
5. Jennifer Lopez
6. Britney Spears
7. Katy Perry
8. Megan Fox
9. Lady Gaga