Singer Beyoncé was the most searched person on Bing in the U.S. in 2013.
Microsoft is once again jumping the gun a bit in terms of observing the full calendar year by revealing the top searches on its Bing service in 2013 nearly a month before the year is over (the company did much the same thing in 2012). Today, it revealed its list of the most searched items on Bing in the past year in the U.S. in a number of different categories.
The official Bing blog reveals that pop singer Beyoncé was the person that got the most searches on the service in 2013 among U.S. users. She took over the top spot from reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who was the number one searched person on Bing in 2010 and 2012.
In other parts of the world, it was a different story, according to MSN.The most searched person on Bing in Australia and Canada was singer Miley Cyrus, while Rihanna topped the list in France and Selena Gomez was first in Germany. In the U.K. Justin Bieber was number one on Bing, after topping the U.S. list in 2011.
In the U.S., the most searched for electronic item on Bing in 2013 was Xbox, while The Big Bang Theory and Iron Man 3 were the most searched for TV show and movie, respectively. NFL quarterback Tim Tebow was the most searched sports celebrity on Bing in the last year, even though he was cut by the New England Patriots before the current season began. The Dallas Cowboys was the most searched for sports team on Bing in 2013.
The "Royal Baby Born" story was the most searched for news item on Bing in the last year and the Harlem Shake was the most search Internet meme on the site.