Just how popular is Justin Bieber? He’s probably more popular than people believe. The teen pop star has beaten out other celebrities as being the most searched person on Bing in 2011, including last year’s most searched person, Kim Kardashian.
Bieber managed to make headlines throughout much of the year. He kicked off the year in the news media when he began dating former Disney actress and pop star, Selena Gomez. He regularly made the news as paparazzi would stalk him down or whenever he’d treat his mother or girlfriend to anything nice.
Each of these things certainly led to more people scoping him out on the net. Bieber spent much of the year on tour abroad and made news headlines over the summer when fans in South America attempted to break into his hotel room. A small group of fans had managed to bypass security and make it to the door of his hotel room.
In late October, the teen made news headlines yet again when a 20-year-old California woman, Marisa Yeater, claimed that Bieber was the father of her then three month old son. The singer maintained that he had never met the woman and that he was definitely not the child’s father. Yeater dropped her paternity claim and child support filing, but the 17-year-old manned up anyway and offered a DNA sample to prove to the world what he already knew.
Now as the year is drawing to an end, Bieber has continued to remain in the headlines with the release of his second album, a holiday venture of collaborations entitled ‘Under the Mistletoe.’