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Beyonce Trumps Kim Kardashian as Most Searched Celebrity of 2013



    Beyonce Trumps Kim Kardashian as Most Searched Celebrity of 2013
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    Beyonce performs onstage at her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the Adelaide Entertainment Center in Adelaide, Australia.

    Kanye West announced Kim Kardashian's pregnancy just before New Year's Eve in 2012, and the latter's baby bump made headlines until she gave birth prematurely on June 15. In the past year, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star also finalized her divorce from Kris Humphries, dyed her hair blond and got engaged--yet none of that was enough to make the new mom Bing's most-searched celebrity of the year.

    The 33-year-old E! star has been outranked by Beyonce, who edged Kardashian out of the top spot. In the past 12 months, the R&B diva caused controversy when she sang over a prerecorded track on Inauguration Day. She also headlined the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show (where she briefly reunited with Destiny's Child) and starred in her own HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream.

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    Beyonce and Jay Z came under fire when they traveled to Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary in April; the trip was later deemed an officially licensed "cultural exchange." That same month, the "Grown Woman" singer kicked off her "Mrs. Carter Show" World Tour, which ends Dec. 22. in Brooklyn.

    The chart topper--who appeared in ads for H&M and L'Oreal--also voiced Queen Tara in the animated film "Epic," which hit theaters on May 2. As if that weren't enough, Beyonce is currently working on her still-untitled fifth studio album.

    Trailing behind Beyonce and Kardashian is Rihanna, who comes in at No. 3. The rest of the list includes Taylor Swift (No. 4), Madonna (No. 5), Justin Bieber (No. 6), Nicki Minaj (No. 7), Amanda Bynes (No. 8), Miley Cyrus (No. 9) and Barack Obama (No. 10).

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    Read on for more stats, courtesy of Bing Trends.

    Top Searched Songs of 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Thrift Shop"

    Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines"

    Rihanna, "Stay"

    Imagine Dragons, "Radioactive"

    Jason Derulo, "The Other Side"

    Bruno Mars, "When I Was Your Man"

    Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"

    Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"

    Pink, "Just Give Me A Reason"

    One Direction, "Best Song Ever"

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    Top Searched Movies of 2013

    "Iron Man 3"

    "Fast and Furious 6"

    "Despicable Me 2"

    "The Conjuring"

    "The Wolverine"

    "2 Guns"

    "The Great Gatsby"

    "Oz the Great and Powerful"


    "Man of Steel"

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