Showing the most-searched terms typed by people from around the world, Google puts Justin Bieber as the most popular person this year. The 17-year-old singer beats #2 Kim Kardashian, #3 Lady GaGa and #4 Nicki Minaj on the “Most-Searched People” list.
The Canadian singer undoubtedly comes out on top due to the buzzing news of his new albums, “Under the Mistletoe” and “Believe”, his then-ongoing tour, and his baby drama with Mariah Yeater. Even some of the mundane news about him being out and about also seemed to attract online readers.
Bieber’s girlfriend, Selena Gomez, claims the sixth place behind Casey Anthony. Throughout the year, she repeatedly appeared on the front page of Google due to the release of her album “When the Sun Goes Down”, her tour, and health scare. Her relationship with the “Baby” hitmaker and her hosting gigs at some major events also got wide coverage on the web.