Microsoft's Bing this week released its annual list of most searched terms for 2013, and Beyoncé beat out reality star Kim Kardashian for the title of the most searched person, while Xbox was the top-searched consumer electronic.
"Beyoncé continues her reign as the queen of pop — she's the most searched person on Bing in 2013!" Microsoft said. "Beyoncé bumped Kim Kardashian off of the top spot this year, who came in as the second most searched person of the year."
Overall, women ruled Bing searches in 2013. The top five most searched people of the year were all women and only two men graced the top 10 — Justin Bieber (who fell from from second place last year to number six) and Barack Obama (who debuted on the list at number 10). Other newcomers to the top 10 include Amanda Bynes (eight) and Madonna (five), while starlets Selena Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Lindsay Lohan, and Katy Perry all fell off the list. Meanwhile, country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift had a big year in the public eye, jumping from 10th place last year to fourth this year.
Pop culture aside, anticipation for the Xbox One made "Xbox" the most searched entertainment electronic, beating out the iPhone, which came in second, and Android in third. Rounding out the list of the most searched gadgets were the iPad, Windows Phone, Surface, PlayStation, Nintendo, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire.
Facebook was the most searched social media platform for the second year in a row, while Pinterest also had a huge year.
"Pinterest is not only a new comer to the top ten list of social media, it rocketed to the number two spot!" Microsoft said. "From wedding ideas, to recipes and more, people couldn't seem to get enough of Pinterest in 2013."
Twitter came in as the third most-searched social media site, followed by LinkedIn and Instagram while Tumblr, Reddit, Vimeo, Vine, and Google+ rounded out the top 10.
As for apps, the addictive mobile puzzler Candy Crush took the top spot, beating out Angry Birds and Bad Piggies.
Meanwhile, excitement around the birth of the royal baby was the talk of the summer, making it the most searched news story on Bing in 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing, the Cleveland kidnapping, and the George Zimmerman trial.
Microsoft has a full rundown of the most popular terms in various categories on its blog, including sports stars, musicians, TV shows, movies, food, destinations, and more.