From Bieber to Blue Jays, Bing Reveals Top Canadian Searches of 2015

Microsoft's Bing shares the moments and people that shaped 2015 at Bing.com/Trends/2015

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Bing released its annual Canadian search trends, revealing that 2015 was a year shaped by impactful moments that moved us. From inspiration and hope, to moments of shared tragedy and pain and people who captured our hearts, to those who challenged us to rethink our views of the world, 2015 can be characterized as the year that was filled with both local and international news, ranging from discussions around the Canadian dollar to horrific news of the earthquake in Nepal. Billions of searches conducted on Bing this year reveal powerful moments and people that stood out above the rest to make 2015 memorable. The complete list of Bing search trends is available at Bing.com/Trends/2015.

Moments that Moved Us
In addition to our traditional Top Searched lists, this year, Bing also shines a light on the moments that moved us and the stories behind them. From the Canadian federal election to the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and the tragedy that rallied the world in support of Paris, there were sentinel moments in 2015 that sparked conversation, and drove the world to search on Bing to understand, connect and take action. Explore the stories at Bing.com/Trends/2015.

We #CameTogether for Baseball
On the 2015 Most Searched Athletes list, the Toronto Blue Jays dominated with David Price and Josh Donaldson making the top 10 – a stark comparison to last year when the team was noticeably absent from the list. Sidney Crosby or "Sid the Kid" was the top-ranking Canadian athlete, taking the fourth spot on the list.

A "Selfish" Rise to the Top
As in past years, Bing also released the Top Searched Person of 2015 and added two new lists: Top Celebrity Moments and Celebrities on The Rise. With baby rumors swirling for months and the release of her book "Selfish," Kim Kardashian rose to the top of this year's Top Searched Person list. Even Taylor Swift, who broke sales records in 2015, conducted a public feud with Apple and became the youngest woman ever on Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women" list, couldn't top The Keeping Up With the Kardashian star and her baby bump. Thanks to a year full of headline-worthy antics, Justin Bieber rounded out the top three most searched people in 2015.

Following are a few of our Top Searched lists for 2015. View the complete lists and the powerful stories behind this year's moments that moved us at Bing.com/Trends/2015.

Bing's 2015 Top Search Results

2015 Top Searched People

Rank

2015

2014

1

Kim Kardashian

Robin Williams

2

Taylor Swift

Kate Middleton

3

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

4

Miley Cyrus

Jennifer Lawrence

5

Drake

Miley Cyrus

6

Katy Perry

Kate Upton

7

Rachel McAdams

Kim Kardashian

8

Kaitlyn Bristowe

Katy Perry

9

Nina Dobrev

Jennifer Aniston

10

Ryan Reynolds

Scarlett Johansson

2015 Top Searched Athletes

Rank

2015

1

Ronda Rousey

2

Tom Brady

3

Serena Williams

4

Sidney Crosby

5

Conner McDavid

6

Floyd Mayweather

7

Carey Price

8

LeBron James

9

David Price

10

Josh Donaldson

About Bing
Bing is the search engine from Microsoft. It was introduced in 2009 with a mission to empower people with knowledge — to answer any question and provide useful tools to help you best accomplish your goals, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Bing continues on that mission today by moving beyond the search box to power intelligent experiences across a range of devices and services from Microsoft and third parties.

About Microsoft
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.

SOURCE Microsoft Canada Inc.

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