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