Most searched celebrities of 2013

By Mona Neuhauss, MSN. Image: Rex, Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEI, Sipa Press, ZUMA
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Which celebrities were people searching for in 2013?

From music artists to performers, politicians and socialites, 2013 has seen a lot of people sharing the limelight. Whether it was success or mishaps that garnered them the attention, they had curious Bing users searching for them endlessly. Scroll through our gallery for a country-by-country breakdown of some of the most searched celebrities of 2013.

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UK's most-searched celebrities

Justin Bieber is the most searched celebrity in the UK in 2013. The Duchess of Cambridge makes a return to the list, dropping to third spot compared to second place last year.

1. Justin Bieber (pictured)
2. Beyoncé
3. Kate Middleton
4. Selena Gomez
5. Nicole Scherzinger
6. Rihanna
7. Kim Kardashian
8. Taylor Swift
9. Emma Watson
10. Kelly Brook

Click here to discover the full Bing search trends report of 2013!

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Australia's most-searched for celebrities

Talk of the town Miley 'came in like a wrecking ball' and took over Miranda Kerr's reign as Australia's most searched for celebrity in 2013.

1. Miley Cyrus(pictured)
2. Miranda Kerr
3. Kevin Rudd
4. Amanda Bynes
5. Kim Kardashian
6. Lady Gaga
7. Tony Abbott
8. Julia Gillard
9. Gina Rinehart
10. Shane Warne

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Brazil's most-searched celebrities

Women ruled 2013 in Brazil, with the top six most searched people of the year all being female. Actress Bruna Marquezine topped the list.

1. Bruna Marquezine (pictured)
2. Paula Fernandes
3. Scheila Carvalho
4. Lady Gaga
5. Anitta
6. Nanda Costa
7. Luan Santana
8. MC Daleste
9. Juju Salimeni
10. Nicole Bahls

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Canada's most-searched celebrities

Miley Cyrus topped Canada's list, but theyalso showed interest in the Dutchess of Cambridge, who gave birth in July this year, who ranks second.

1. Miley Cyrus
2. Kate Middleton (pictured, Duchess of Cambridge)
3. Amanda Bynes
4. Justin Bieber
5. Kim Kardashian
6. Shakira
7. Jennifer Aniston
8. Kourtney Kardashian
9. Blake Shelton
10. Kendra Wilkinson

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China's most-searched celebrities

Actor Wen Zhang topped the Chinese list for 2013. Kai-Fu Lee, a Chinese IT venture capitalist and micro-blogger also managed to feature in the top 10, placing at number eight.

  1. Wen Zhang
  2. Shu Qi
  3. Yang Mi
  4. Liu Shishi
  5. Zhang Liang
  6. Zhang Ziyi
  7. Wei Chen
  8. Kai-Fu Lee (pictured)
  9. Tian Liang
  10. Xie Na
     
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France's most-searched celebrities

Rihanna and two other strong international beauties topped France's list.  French reality TV star Nabilla followed closely at number four.

1. Rihanna (pictured)
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Beyonce
4. Nabilla
5. Madonna
6. PSY
7. Shakira
8. Melanie Laurent
9. Jennifer Aniston
10. Jean Dujardin

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Germany's most-searched celebrities

American singer Selena Gomez topped the list in Germany, but plenty of successful German females also appear on the list.

1. Selena Gomez(pictured)
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Justin Bieber
4. Rihanna
5. Claudelle Deckert
6. Andrea Berg
7. Sylvie van der Vaart
8. Sila Sahin
9. Heidi Klum
10. Kim Kardashian

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India's most-searched celebrities

Having starred in more than 80 Hindi films over the last two decades, Salman Khan is still a Bing favourite in India in 2013.

  1. Salman Khan (pictured)
  2. Shahrukh Khan
  3. Katrina Kaif
  4. Sachin Tendulkar
  5. Deepika Padukone
  6. Priyanka Chopra
  7. Kareena Kapoor
  8. Akshay Kumar
  9. Ranbir Kapoor
  10. Vidya Balan
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Italy's most-searched celebrities

Italy's most searched for celebrities were predominantly their home-grown stars, including television personality Belen Rodriguez.

1. Belen Rodriguez (pictured)
2. Emma Marrone
3. Marco Mengoni
4. Justin Bieber
5. Vasco Rossi
6. Kate Middleton
7. Rihanna
8. Laura Pausini
9. Eros Ramazzotti
10. Maria de Filippi

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Japan's most-searched celebrities

Even the popular singers and pop stars couldn't top Danmitsu as the top searched for celebrity in Japan in 2013.

1. Danmitsu
2. Yuko Oshima
3. Atsuko Maeda
4. Mariko Shinoda
5. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
6. Satoshi Oono
7. Mirei Kiritani
8. Tsubasa Honda
9. Rena Nounen
10. Ayame Goriki

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Spain's most-searched celebrities

A singer, a footballer, an actress and a politician... Spain's most searched celebrities come from various professions.

1. David Bisbal (pictured)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
3. Sofia Vergara
4. Mariano Rajoy
5. Angelina Jolie
6. Jennifer Lawrence
7. Robert Pattinson
8. Harry Styles
9. Megan Fox
10. Chayanne

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USA's most-searched celebrities

Beyoncé continued her reign as the queen of pop, topping the 2013 list. Justin Bieber and Barack Obama  are the only males making an appearance in the US Top 10.

1. Beyoncé (pictured)
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