Bing reveals the year’s top searches in 12 countries

BingBeyoncé, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus were among the year’s most searched for people, according to search data published by Microsoft search engine Bing today.

Beyoncé was the most searched for person in the US, while Miley Cyrus topped the list in both Australia and Canada.  Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were the most-searched people in the UK and Germany respectively.

Meanwhile actors Bruna Marquezine, Wen Zhang, and Salman Khan were the most searched for people in Brazil, China, and India, and singers Rihanna and David Bisbal topped the search rankings for France and Spain. In Japan and Italy, the top spots went to TV personalities Danmitsu and Belen Rodriguez.

Iron Man 3 was the most searched for film in the UK this year, while Coronation Street was the top TV programme with Eastenders in second place. Lionel Messi was the most searched for sports person, and Arsenal was the most searched team. Meanwhile One Direction beat Justin Bieber as most searched for music act. ‘Thrift Shop’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was the most popular song on Bing.

The top news story of the year in the UK according to Bing was the birth of royal baby Prince George.

When it comes to searching for travel destinations Bing UK users were mostly searching for international holidays in France, while London was the most popular domestic destination.

Hermes was the most popular designer on Bing this year, while Xbox was the most searched for electronic device. Twitter was the most searched for social network, and Netflix was the most popular media streaming service.

The full UK and US results are below.

UK results

Most searched for people

  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

Top films

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Kick-Ass 2
  3. Despicable Me 2
  4. The Conjuring
  5. Oblivion
  6. Diana
  7. Star Trek Into Darkness
  8. Fast and Furious 6
  9. The Croods
  10. Man of Steel

Top TV programmes

  1. Coronation Street
  2. Eastenders
  3. Big Brother
  4. Doctor Who
  5. Game of Thrones
  6. Emmerdale
  7. Daybreak
  8. Celebrity Big Brother
  9. This Morning
  10. Top Gear

Top sportspeople

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Luis Suarez
  3. Gareth Bale
  4. Mo Farah
  5. Rio Ferdinand
  6. Eden Hazard
  7. Robin Van Persie
  8. Frank Lampard
  9. Chris Froome
  10. Wilfried Zaha

Top teams

  1. Arsenal
  2. Liverpool
  3. Manchester United
  4. Chelsea
  5. Leeds United
  6. Everton
  7. Tottenham Hotspur
  8. Nottingham Forest
  9. Aston Villa
  10. Barcelona

Top news stories

  1. Royal baby born
  2. Jimmy Savile
  3. Boston Marathon bombing
  4. Syria
  5. George Zimmerman found not guilty
  6. Obama inauguration
  7. Fiscal cliff
  8. Gay marriage (UK)
  9. Supreme Court rules on gay marriage
  10. Snowden on the run from the US

Top music artists

  1. One Direction
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Beyoncé
  4. Rihanna
  5. Taylor Swift
  6. Selena Gomez
  7. Nicki Minaj
  8. Miley Cyrus
  9. The Coral
  10. Katy Perry

Top songs

  1. ‘Thrift Shop’ — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. ‘Blurred Lines’ — Robin Thicke
  3. ‘Cruise’ — Florida Georgia Line
  4. ‘Get Lucky’ — Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
  5. ‘Wake Me Up’ — Avicii
  6. ‘Mirrors’ — Justin Timberlake
  7. ‘Roar’ — Katy Perry
  8. ‘Stay’ — Rihanna
  9. ‘We Can’t Stop’ — Miley Cyrus
  10. ‘Same Love’ — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Top international holiday destinations

  1. France
  2. Spain
  3. Italy
  4. Greece
  5. The Caribbean
  6. Hawaii
  7. Jamaica
  8. Croatia
  9. Cayman Islands
  10. Mauritius

Top UK holiday destinations

  1. London
  2. Manchester
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Bristol
  5. Birmingham
  6. Leeds
  7. Cornwall
  8. Newcastle
  9. Cardiff
  10. Brighton

Top designer labels

  1. Hermes
  2. Ralph Lauren
  3. Gucci
  4. Burberry
  5. Victoria Beckham
  6. Vivienne Westwood
  7. Michael Kors
  8. Chanel
  9. Hugo Boss
  10. Paul Smith

Top electronic devices

  1. Xbox
  2. iPhone
  3. iPad
  4. Windows Phone
  5. HTC
  6. Nexus
  7. Kindle Fire
  8. PlayStation
  9. Surface
  10. Nintendo

Most searched for social sites

  1. Twitter
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Skype
  4. Facebook
  5. tumblr
  6. Instagram
  7. Pinterest
  8. Reddit
  9. Spotify
  10. Vimeo

Most searched for streaming sites

  1. Netflix
  2. iTunes
  3. Project Free TV
  4. Spotify
  5. Vimeo
  6. Pandora
  7. Google Play
  8. Xbox Live
  9. YouTube
  10. Last.fm

US results

Most searched for people

  1. Beyoncé Knowles
  2. Kim Kardashian
  3. Rihanna
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Madonna
  6. Justin Bieber
  7. Nicki Minaj
  8. Amanda Bynes
  9. Miley Cyrus
  10. Barack Obama

Top sportspeople

  1. Tim Tebow
  2. Lindsey Vonn
  3. Tiger Woods
  4. Kevin Ware
  5. Ray Lewis
  6. Lebron James
  7. Danica Patrick
  8. Dwight Howard
  9. Derek Jeter
  10. Maria Sharapova

Top teams

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. Miami Heat
  3. New York Yankees
  4. New York Giants
  5. Chicago Bears
  6. Baltimore Ravens
  7. Detroit Tigers
  8. Miami Dolphins
  9. Atlanta Braves
  10. Green Bay Packers

Top music artists

  1. Beyoncé
  2. Rihanna
  3. Taylor Swift
  4. Madonna/li>
  5. Justin Bieber
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Miley Cyrus
  8. Britney Spears
  9. Katy Perry
  10. Selena Gomez

Top songs

  1. ‘Thrift Shop’ — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  2. ‘Blurred Lines’ — Robin Thicke
  3. ‘Stay’ — Rihanna
  4. ‘Radioactive’ — Imagine Dragons
  5. ‘The Other Side’ — Jason Derulo
  6. ‘When I Was Your Man’ — Bruno Mars
  7. ‘Mirrors’ — Justin Timberlake
  8. ‘We Can’t Stop’ — Miley Cyrus
  9. ‘Just Give Me A Reason’ — Pink
  10. ‘Best Song Ever’ — One Direction

Most searched for social sites

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Instagram
  6. tumblr
  7. Reddit
  8. Vimeo
  9. Vine
  10. Google+

Most searched for streaming sites

  1. Netflix
  2. Hulu
  3. iTunes
  4. YouTube
  5. Project Free TV
  6. Google Play
  7. Xbox Live
  8. HBO Go
  9. Crackle
  10. Roku

Top electronics

  1. Xbox
  2. iPhone
  3. Android
  4. iPad
  5. Windows Phone
  6. Surface
  7. PlayStation
  8. Nintendo
  9. Blackberry
  10. Kindle Fire

Top apps

  1. Candy Crush
  2. Angry Birds
  3. Bad Piggies

Top TV programmes

  1. Big Bang Theory
  2. American Idol
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Downton Abbey
  5. Game of Thrones
  6. Dancing With The Stars
  7. The Today Show
  8. Big Brother
  9. The Bachelor/Bachelorette
  10. Honey Boo Boo

Top films

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Fast and Furious 6
  3. Despicable Me 2
  4. The Conjuring
  5. The Wolverine
  6. 2 Guns
  7. The Great Gatsby
  8. Oz: The Great and Powerful
  9. Snitch
  10. Man of Steel

Top designer labels

  1. Victoria Beckham
  2. Michael Kors
  3. Ralph Lauren
  4. Chanel
  5. Kimora Lee Simmons
  6. Gucci
  7. Tory Burch
  8. Kate Spade
  9. Steve Madden
  10. Louis Vuitton

Top reality TV stars

  1. Kim Kardashian
  2. Bruce Jenner
  3. Snooki
  4. Ryan Seacrest
  5. Khloe Kardashian
  6. Kris Jenner
  7. Honey Boo Boo
  8. Kourtney Kardashian
  9. Kendra Wilkinson
  10. Kate Gosselin

Top daytime talk shows

  1. Ellen DeGeneres
  2. Bethanny
  3. Dr Oz Show
  4. The Chew
  5. Wendy Williams
  6. The View
  7. Dr Phil
  8. Rachael Ray
  9. The Talk
  10. Kelly and Michael/Live With Kelly

Top morning shows

  1. The Today Show
  2. Good Morning America
  3. Morning Joe
  4. Fox & Friends
  5. CBS This Morning

Most searched food outlets

  1. Pizza Hut
  2. Domino’s
  3. Papa John’s
  4. Subway
  5. Burger King
  6. McDonald’s
  7. Wendy’s
  8. Taco Bell
  9. Panera Bread
  10. Sonic

Top holiday destinations

  1. Hawaii
  2. Bahamas
  3. London
  4. Istanbul
  5. Puerto Rico
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Rome
  8. Jamaica
  9. Seychelles
  10. Bali

Top news stories

  1. Royal baby born
  2. Boston Marathon bombing
  3. Cleveland kidnapping
  4. George Zimmerman trial
  5. Gun rights
  6. Tesla
  7. Syria
  8. Anthony Weiner
  9. Oil prices
  10. Fiscal cliff

Most searched economic terms

  1. Fiscal cliff
  2. Federal reserve
  3. Detroit goes bankrupt
  4. Student loans interest rates
  5. Toyota outsells Chevy

Most searched for charities

  1. YMCA
  2. Habitat for Humanity
  3. American Cancere Society
  4. American Red Cross
  5. Live Strong

Most searched for memes

  1. Harlem shake
  2. Grumpy cat
  3. Chuck Norris
  4. Epic fail
  5. Bad Luck Brian
  6. Sloths
  7. Cheezburger
  8. Surprised Patrick
  9. U mad bro
  10. Ermahgerd

Most searched for health/diet terms

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. Vegan
  3. 5-2 Diet
  4. Mediterranean diet
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