Justin Bieber is the most popular person on the internet
Trend analysis: A SoSoDef executive discovered the teen sensation Justin Bieber on YouTube in 2007. Since then Usher took Bieber under his wing and his popularity exploded.Bieber’s popularity on Google peaked in August of 2010 while he was on tour, and then again in November 2010, when he took home artist of the year and three other awards at the American Music Awards.
Lady Gaga is 79% as popular as Justin Bieber.
Trend analysis: Lady Gaga hit the music scene in 2008 with her successful singles “Just Dance,” and “Poker Face.” Since then, she has taken over the pop music scene.In March of 2010 her popularity on Google peaked when the long form “Telephone,” music video with Beyoncé came out. Gaga peaked again in September when she took home eight MTV Video Music Awards.
Miley Cyrus + Hannah Montana is 64% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis: Miley Cyrus made her start as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel hit series. Cyrus also recorded albums for the TV series and then broke away for a solo career with Hollywood Records.Cyrus’ popularity peaked on Google Trends in June 2010, when she released her new album, Can’t Be Tamed, and graced the cover of Billboard Magazine. Her search popularity again peaked in December 2010, when she was caught on tape smoking out of a bong.
Eminem is 45% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis: Eminem has been around since 1999, and has played every role from rapper to record producer to actor.Eminem’s Google popularity grew in June of 2010 with the release of his newest album, Recovery, and when he rapped at the BET Awards. Eminem peaked again when he performed the controversial “Love the way you lie,” song with Rihanna at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.
Shakira is 42% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis: Shakira made her debut on the music scene in the early 1990′s. The Colombian born singer started her career mainly in her home country, until she hit the U.S. radios in 2001 with her hit “Whenever, Wherever.” Shakira’s popularity on Google Trends peaked this summer, when her song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” was chosen as the official song of the World Cup. She performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the tournament.
Rihanna is 40% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis: Rihanna moved from Barbados to the U.S. and released her first successful album in 2005. In 2009, Rihanna and Chris Brown were in the spotlight for a domestic abuse charge against Brown.Recently, Rihanna’s Google popularity spiked in November of 2010 when she performed at the American Movie Awards.
Michael Jackson is 35% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis: The King of Pop saw his fair share of fame, popularity, and controversy during his lifetime. It went crazy again after his death in 2009, crashing sites like TMZ and Twitter. Last year, Jackson’s popularity peaked in June on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Obama is 29% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis:Obama’s popularity on Google peaked in March due to the signing of the Healthcare Bill. It spiked again during the November elections.
Katy Perry is 29% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis: Katy Perry’s popularity began when she released her hit song “I Kissed A Girl,” in 2008. Perry’s Google popularity soared in September of 2010 when she was the cover model for Seventeen, and Rolling Stone. She also saw controversy in September when her video was pulled from Sesame Street because many parents thought her outfit showed too much cleavage. Perry also appeared on SNL the same month, and mocked the Sesame Street fiasco.
Drake is 28% as popular as Justin Bieber
Trend analysis: Drake got his start on the Nickelodeon TV series, Degrassi. In 2009, Drake signed on with Lil Wayne and then released his first album in June of 2010.Drake’s Google popularity peaked when his album came out in June of 2010.
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