Bing shares the top searches of 2014

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 30, 2014 — 2014 was a year full of celebrity stargazing, sports spectating and high-end designers according to Bing search data. As we look back at the billions of searches conducted on Bing this year, we get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the people, moments and events captivating people’s attention in 2014. The complete list of Bing Search Trends is available at

All in the family

After spending last year in the No. 2 spot, Kim Kardashian dethroned Beyoncé Knowles as the most-searched person in 2014. From her buzzworthy Vogue cover and extravagant wedding to her photos that “broke” the Internet, Kim and her famous family held our attention throughout the year. Keeping up with the family business, little sister Kendall Jenner broke into the top 10 for the first time. All of the 10 most-searched people are entertainment-focused as President Barack Obama didn’t make the list this year, a change from 2013 when he was No. 10.

A year for remembering

Comedic legends Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, and American author and poet Maya Angelou passed away tragically this year. News of each passing had people taking to the Internet and searching for their favorite moments of each star’s life.

News that impacted us

Sports dominated the news in 2014, between the long-awaited World Cup, a surprising Super Bowl performance and the controversial Winter Olympics. The mystery behind the missing Malaysia Airlines jet captured our attention as we craved answers to the tragedy and speculated on what may have happened. In addition, the worldwide Ebola outbreak drove headlines this year as global health authorities worked to contain the pandemic.

Other top search results in the U.S.

Most-Searched People

  1. Kim Kardashian
  2. Beyoncé Knowles
  3. Miley Cyrus
  4. Katy Perry
  5. Justin Bieber
  6. Joan Rivers
  7. Jennifer Lopez
  8. Kendall Jenner
  9. Kaley Cuoco
  10. Robin Williams

  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


Most-Searched Athletes

  1. LeBron James
  2. Michael Jordan
  3. Lamar Odom
  4. Danica Patrick
  5. Tim Tebow
  6. Peyton Manning
  7. Colin Kaepernick
  8. Serena Williams
  9. Derek Jeter
  10. Tom Brady
Most-Searched Politicians

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Hillary Clinton
  3. Chris Christie
  4. Eric Holder
  5. Michele Bachmann
  6. Rick Perry
  7. Nancy Pelosi
  8. Harry Reid
  9. Michael Grimm
  10. Bernie Sanders


Additional top results from around the world including the most-searched technology, musician, movie and designer are available at, an engaging Web experience powered by Internet Explorer.

About Bing

Bing is the search engine from Microsoft. It was introduced in 2009 with a mission to empower people with knowledge — to answer any question and provide useful tools to help you best accomplish your goals, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Bing continues on that mission today by moving beyond the search box to power intelligent experiences across a range of devices and services from Microsoft and third parties.

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