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Teen idol Bieber top of internet hits league

JUSTIN Bieber was named the most searched person this year on internet search engine Bing, edging out reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Friends actress Jennifer Aniston.

In a survey conducted by the search engine, Bieber fever took over Bing in 2011 as the Canadian singer (17) moved from last year's No 6 position to become the most searched name and musician, based on billions of search queries during the year.

Actresses Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox and singers Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus rounded out the most searched names.

Britain's royal wedding of William and Kate in April was the most searched celebrity event of the year.