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Bing’s top searches in 2016: Lady Gaga, iPhone 7 & video gamer DanTDM take top spots
While Bing ranked multiple topics -- everything from top searched celebrities to tech trends -- it didn't share its most popular search term for the year.
Bing has released its most popular searches for 2016. The site offered multiple “Top Searched” lists, ranking everything from the most searched celebrities and tech trends to the top searched viral moments and web creators.
What Bing didn’t offer was a list of the most searched terms overall — so, while we know what the most searched animated TV show on Bing was in 2016 (“The Simpsons”), no data was given on the site’s most popular search term.
Here are a few of the lists Bing shared.
For the most searched celebrities on Bing, Lady Gaga ranked No. 1, followed by former teen couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
Bing’s Top Searched Celebrities in 2016
- Lady Gaga
- Justin Bieber
- Selena Gomez
- Katy Perry
- Serena Williams
- Taylor Swift
- Kim Kardashian
- Amy Schumer
iPhone 7 was the most searched tech trend on Bing in 2016. Tesla made it into the list of most searched tech trends twice — ranking No. 2 and No. 10. Snapchat’s Spectacles also made it into the top 10.
Bing’s Top Searched Tech Trends in 2016:
- iPhone 7
- Self-Driving Teslas
- Nod to Shop
- 4-inch iPhone
- Snapchat Spectacles
- Affordable Tesla
“Ryder Cup Heckler” was the most searched viral moment on Bing, a list that also included “Harambe the gorilla” and “Pokèmon Go.”
Bing’s Top Searched Viral Moments in 2016
- Ryder Cup heckler
- Villanova’s piccolo girl
- Aston Martin winner
- Who’s the mom?
- Evgenia Medvedeva
- Harambe the gorilla
- Cats of the Internet
- Pokèmon Go
Bing ranked the top searched web creators as well (a list made up of YouTube’s top personalities), with video gamers DanTDM and Jacksepticeye at the top of the list, followed by Dude Perfect.
Bing’s Top Searched Web Creators in 2016
- Dude Perfect
- Ryan Higa
- Thomas Sanders
- Lele Pons
In addition to celebrities, tech trends, viral moments and web creators, Bing also ranked the:
- Top Searched Strange but True Stories
- Top Searched Video Games
- Top Anticipated Cars of 2017
- Top Searched Olympians
- Who We Lost
- Top Searched Animated TV Shows
- Top Feel Good Stories
- Top Anticipated Movies of 2017
You can find Bing’s full list of top searches for the year at: Bing — Discover 2016’s most searched stories.