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Miley Cyrus, Paul Walker and Cory Monteith Among Top Google Searches in 2013

Pop singer Miley Cyrus was the most-searched person on Google this past year in the U.S., while late actors Paul Walker and Cory Monteith led the list of top trending queries in the States.

The Internet search provider released the data Tuesday as part of its 13th annual Google Zeitgeist report. The “most searched” queries are ranked by volume of searches, and trending queries are searches that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2013 compared with 2012.

Worldwide, the top 10 trending searches of 2013 were: Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, iPhone 5s, Cory Monteith, Harlem Shake, Boston Marathon, Royal Baby, Samsung Galaxy s4, PlayStation 4 and North Korea.

For movies, the top 10 trending movie searches in the U.S. were “Man of Steel,” “Iron Man 3,” “World War Z,” “Jobs,” “The Conjuring,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Despicable Me 2,” “The Purge,” “Pacific Rim” and “Mama.”

The top-trending TV shows among U.S. Google users were: “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Scandal,” “House of Cards,” “Downton Abbey,” “Suits,” “NCIS,” “Dexter” and “New Girl.”

According to Google, of search queries that began with “What is…” the most-searched phrase of 2013 was: “What is twerking.”

Among U.S. users, after Cyrus, the most-searched individuals of the year were: Drake, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Kanye West.

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