Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus have been chosen as the most irritating people of the year 2013 in the UK.
According to the survey commissioned Ask.com, Justin Bieber‘s boy antics; spitting on fans and abandoning his pet monkey came top of the poll, with 36% of people saying he annoyed them. While Miss Cyrus‘s twerking performance with Robin Thicke at the VMA awards came a close second, with 35% of people objecting to her.
Other celebs to get on the nerves of the public over the past 12 months, include Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Harry Styles and Russell Brand – all of whom have a very active presence on social media.
A spokesman for Ask.com said:
There seems to have been plenty that got on our nerves this year from pop stars to politics. Perhaps it is because things seem flat after we had the Olympics and Jubilee in previous years that we found so many aspects of 2013 to be really annoying. The rise of social media also means that no matter how hard one tries to avoid Justin Bieber or the news of Simon Cowell’s impending fatherhood, it is simply not possible.
ASK.com MOST ANNOYING PEOPLE OF 2013
1. Justin Bieber
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Russell Brand
4. Helen Flanagan
5. Kim Kardashian
6. Lady Gaga
7. Piers Morgan
8. Katie Hopkins
9. Harry Styles
10. Luis Suarez
Search engine Bing have revealed who the most searched-for celebrities were during 2013 in the UK.
Justin Bieber has topped this year’s list, jumping five spots from last year.
In a battle of the power women, Beyonce beat royal mother Kate Middleton as the most-searched for woman on Bing this year. Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift also made the 10.
Rihanna and Kim Kardashian made the top 10 most-searched for celebrities for the second year in a row, both jumping two spots.
One Direction fans can rest easy, while none of the boys feature on the celebrity list, they top the music artist list.
The top 10 searched-for celebrities in the UK are listed below:
1. Justin Bieber
3. Kate Middleton
4. Selena Gomez
5. Nicole Scherzinger
7. Kim Kardashian
8. Taylor Swift
9. Emma Watson
10. Kelly Brook
Forbes compiled the list of the 25 highest-paid musicians in 2013 by estimating income for the 12 months between June 2012 and June 2013 using data from the trade publication Pollstar, trade organization RIAA, and information and sales tracking system Nielsen SoundScan. The magazine also consulted with industry lawyers, managers and some of the musicians. Ticket sales, royalties, merchandise sales and business ventures were included in the estimated pre-tax income before deductions for agents, managers and lawyers.
According to Forbes, Justin Bieber took No.#5 spot with earning $58 million (that sum would have been higher if they include a double-digit million-dollar merchandise advance last year). The #1 spot goes to Madonna, she pulled in $125 million over the past year, making her the highest-paid musician in the world – thanks to her hugely successful MDNA Tour.
Lady Gaga came in second with $80 million, while Bon Jovi ($79 million), Toby Keith ($65 million), Coldplay ($64 million), Taylor Swift ($55 million), Elton John ($54 million) and Beyoncé and Kenny Chesney (tied with $53 million) rounded out the top 10.
Top 25 highest paid musician (from June 2012-June 2013) list below:
1. Madonna – $125 million
2. Lady Gaga – $80 million
3. Bon Jovi – $79 million
4. Toby Keith – $65 million
5. Coldplay – $64 million.
6. Justin Bieber – $58 million
7. Taylor Swift – $55 million
Justin Bieber’s new single “PYD,” featuring R. Kelly, has stormed to No. 1 on the iTunes US chart and 34 charts around the world.
The feat was achieved less than nine hours after the single was released on Monday, Nov.18 at midnight.
“PYD” (Put You Down), is the 7th single from Justin’s Music Mondays 10-song drive, in which he rolls out one song a week from his Journals collection every Monday at midnight.