Bing’s Most Searched Celebrities in 2013; Kim Kardashian #2 (warning: nsfw!)

When Bing first started out as Live Search it used to have a search service called xRank.  xRank kept track of notable celebrities, musicians, politicians and bloggers and ranked them in order of popularity from Bing search query results. Microsoft shut that service down in 2010.  However, like Google Microsoft still publishes results of some of the most popular searches at the end of each year.  Here are the most popular celebrities searched by country.  I have also provided a sample image of what you may find while doing a search on Bing for select celebrities.

USA’s most searched celebrities

Beyoncé continued her reign as the queen of pop, topping the 2013 list. Justin Bieber and Barack Obama are the only males making an appearance in the US Top 10.

  1. Beyoncé

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  2. Kim Kardashian

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  3. Rihanna

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  4. Taylor Swift

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  5. Madonna
  6. Justin Bieber
  7. Nicki Minaj
  8. Amanda Bynes

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  9. Miley Cyrus

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  10. Barack Obama

Australia’s most searched celebrities

Talk of the town Miley ‘came in like a wrecking ball’ and took over Miranda Kerr’s reign as Australia’s most searched for celebrity in 2013.

  1. Miley Cyrus
  2. Miranda Kerr
  3. Kevin Rudd
  4. Amanda Bynes
  5. Kim Kardashian
  6. Lady Gaga
  7. Tony Abbott
  8. Julia Gillard
  9. Gina Rinehart
  10. Shane Warne

Brazil’s most searched celebrities

Women ruled 2013 in Brazil, with the top six most searched people of the year all being female. Actress Bruna Marquezine topped the list.

  1. Bruna Marquezine
  2. Paula Fernandes
  3. Scheila Carvalho
  4. Lady Gaga
  5. Anitta
  6. Nanda Costa
  7. Luan Santana
  8. MC Daleste
  9. Juju Salimeni
  10. Nicole Bahls

Canada’s most searched celebrities

Miley Cyrus topped Canada’s list, but they also showed interest in the Dutchess of Cambridge, who gave birth in July this year, and ranks second.

  1. Miley Cyrus
  2. Kate Middleton
  3. Amanda Bynes
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. Kim Kardashian
  6. Shakira
  7. Jennifer Aniston
  8. Kourtney Kardashian
  9. Blake Shelton
  10. Kendra Wilkinson

China’s most searched celebrities

Actor Wen Zhang topped the Chinese list for 2013. Kai-Fu Lee, a Chinese IT venture capitalist and micro-blogger also managed to feature in the top 10, placing at number eight.

  1. Wen Zhang
  2. Shu Qi
  3. Yang Mi
  4. Liu Shishi
  5. Zhang Liang
  6. Zhang Ziyi
  7. Wei Chen
  8. Kai-Fu Lee (pictured)
  9. Tian Liang
  10. Xie Na

France’s most searched celebrities

Rihanna and two other strong international beauties topped France’s list. French reality TV star Nabilla followed closely at number four.

  1. Rihanna
  2. Kim Kardashian
  3. Beyonce
  4. Nabilla
  5. Madonna
  6. PSY
  7. Shakira
  8. Melanie Laurent
  9. Jennifer Aniston
  10. Jean Dujardin

Germany’s most searched celebrities

American singer Selena Gomez topped the list in Germany, but plenty of successful German females also appear on the list.  Personally I’ll admit to being a big Selena Gomez & Miley Cyrus fan, their music is among my guilty pleasures.

  1. Selena Gomez
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  2. Miley Cyrus
  3. Justin Bieber
  4. Rihanna
  5. Claudelle Deckert
  6. Andrea Berg
  7. Sylvie van der Vaart
  8. Sila Sahin
  9. Heidi Klum
  10. Kim Kardashian

India’s most searched celebrities

Having starred in more than 80 Hindi films over the last two decades, Salman Khan is still a Bing favourite in India in 2013.

  1. Salman Khan
  2. Shahrukh Khan
  3. Katrina Kaif
  4. Sachin Tendulkar
  5. Deepika Padukone
  6. Priyanka Chopra
  7. Kareena Kapoor
  8. Akshay Kumar
  9. Ranbir Kapoor
  10. Vidya Balan

Italy’s most searched celebrities

Italy’s most searched for celebrities were predominantly their home-grown stars, including television personality Belen Rodriguez.

  1. Belen Rodriguez
  2. Emma Marrone
  3. Marco Mengoni
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. Vasco Rossi
  6. Kate Middleton
  7. Rihanna
  8. Laura Pausini
  9. Eros Ramazzotti
  10. Maria de Filippi

Japan’s most searched celebrities

Even the popular singers and pop stars couldn’t top Danmitsu as the top searched for celebrity in Japan in 2013.

  1. Danmitsu
  2. Yuko Oshima
  3. Atsuko Maeda
  4. Mariko Shinoda
  5. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
  6. Satoshi Oono
  7. Mirei Kiritani
  8. Tsubasa Honda
  9. Rena Nounen

Spain’s most searched celebrities

A singer, a footballer, an actress and a politician… Spain’s most searched celebrities come from various professions.

  1. David Bisbal
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Sofia Vergara

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  4. Mariano Rajoy
  5. Angelina Jolieangelina-jolie-the-tourist-premiere
  6. Jennifer Lawrence

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  7. Robert Pattinson
  8. Harry Styles
  9. Megan Fox

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  10. Chayanne

UK’s most searched celebrities

Justin Bieber is the most searched celebrity in the UK in 2013. The Dutchess of Cambridge makes a return to the list, dropping to third spot compared to second place last year.

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Beyoncé
  3. Kate Middleton
  4. Selena Gomez
  5. Nicole Scherzinger
  6. Rihanna
  7. Kim Kardashian
  8. Taylor Swift
  9. Emma Watson
  10. Kelly Brook

Source: MSN

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Suril is a scientist, journalist and obsessive Microsoft observer. He holds an advanced degree in Biotechnology with minors in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Send him tips on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/surilamin