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The Top 2012 Searches From Bing Reveal No One Can Keep Up With the Kardashians

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Top 2012 Searches From Bing Reveal No One Can Keep Up With the Kardashians00:01 EST Tuesday, November 27, 2012Kim Kardashian is most-searched person of 2012; baby fever dominates most-searched celeb events; Justin Bieber is most-searched musician; Honey Boo Boo makes her debut; and iPhone 5 is the top-searched news story.REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look back at 2012, Bing searches show it was a year of familiar faces, momentous events and baby fever. While last year people were singing "Baby, baby, baby" with Justin Bieber as the most-searched person of 2011, 2012 was the year of the real baby, as celebrity births were five of the top 10 celebrity events. From new reality stars such as Honey Boo Boo to viral hits such as "Gangnam Style" and airwave darlings such as Taylor Swift, Bing captured history through the searches that mark the year's most fascinating people, sensations and moments in time. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: (Photo: on the aggregation of billions of search queries conducted on Bing this year, here are the much-anticipated top search lists for the most-searched people, news stories, athletes, musicians, celebrity events, social networks and TV shows. The complete report, including most-searched viral videos, movies, songs, TV personalities and more, is available at Person of the YearKim Kardashian didn't just keep up with other celebs such as Justin Bieber (2011's most-searched person) this year, she took back the top spot. Kim K. was the most-searched person of the year in 2012, regaining the spot she also held in 2010. Her relationship ups and downs, including a new relationship with Kanye West, made Kim more interesting than ever. While Justin Bieber fell to the second spot, he still was the most-searched male of the year and the most-searched musician, thanks to the continued support of his many "Beliebers." Newcomers to the list include Rihanna, who skyrocketed from No. 20 in 2011 to No. 4 this year; Selena Gomez, who jumped from No. 13 to No. 7; and Nicki Minaj, who just barely cracked the top 10 at No. 9, up from No. 23 in 2011. Miley Cyrus made the biggest gain within the top 10 list, jumping from No. 10 to No. 3, likely due to her surprise engagement.Rank201220111 Kim Kardashian Justin Bieber 2 Justin Bieber Kim Kardashian 3 Miley Cyrus  Jennifer Aniston 4 Rihanna Lindsay Lohan5 Lindsay Lohan  Jennifer Lopez 6 Katy Perry   Britney Spears 7 Selena Gomez   Katy Perry 8 Jennifer Aniston   Megan Fox 9 Nicki Minaj  Lady Gaga 10 Taylor Swift  Miley Cyrus Other Top Search ResultsTop News StoriesTop Celebrity Events1.iPhone 51.Beyonce's baby2.2012 Election2.Jessica Simpson's baby3.2012 Olympics3.Whitney Houston's death4.Hurricane Sandy4.Snooki's baby5.Honey Boo Boo5.Kourtney Kardashian's baby6."Gangnam Style"6.Coachella7.Kony 20127.Rodney King overdose8.Academy Awards8.Grammy Awards9.Kindle Fire HD9.Jennifer Garner's baby10.Facebook IPO10.Academy AwardsTop AthletesTop TV Shows1.Peyton Manning1."American Idol"2.Tiger Woods2."Dancing With the Stars"3.Tim Tebow3."The Young and the Restless"4.Maria Sharapova4."The Walking Dead"5.Kobe Bryant5."Family Guy"6.Serena Williams6."Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"7.Lamar Odom7."Glee"8.LeBron James8."Vampire Diaries"9.Cristiano Ronaldo9."The Bachelor"10.Terrell Owens10."Game of Thrones"Top MusiciansTop Social Networks1.Justin Bieber1.Facebook2.Whitney Houston2.Twitter3.Katy Perry3.MySpace4.Selena Gomez4.LinkedIn5.Rihanna5.Tumblr6.Nicki Minaj7.Taylor Swift8.Beyonce9.Chris Brown10.Jennifer LopezMore details and additional categories of top 2012 searches from Bing are available at and via the Bing Top Searches of 2012. For the latest on all things Bing, check out, and BingBing is the search engine from Microsoft, designed for people who do. For people like you who are always doing more and don't have time to sit still. Now, only Bing brings together the best search and the best people from your social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, to help you spend less time searching and more time doing. So whether you're on your PC or on your phone, Bing is designed not just to connect you to the information you are looking for, but also to help you get things done right on MicrosoftFounded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.SOURCE MicrosoftFor further information: Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070,