Justin Bieber Year's Most-Searched Person

November 20, 2011: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez on the American Music Awards red carpet.

Justin Bieber is the year's most searched-for person, according to Microsoft search engine Bing.

Per Bing's Search Blog, the pop star topped Kim Kardashian for the top spot in the 2011 rankings. Bieber's girlfriend, Selena Gomez, also had a big year, jumping to No. 11 after landing at No. 50 in 2010.

Bieber was the only male to make the top 10 musician searches list, which also included pop divas such as Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

Bing itself trails Google's dominance of the search market, but Bieber's certainly popular there, too: a Google Trends search reveals searches for his name were double Kardashian's through most of the year.