After taking a little time off to welcome her daughter, Blue Ivy, with husband Jay Z in 2012, the 32-year-old "Love on Top" singer returned to the spotlight in a big way this year. Beyonce sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration in January, performed a show-stopping set at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show and kicked off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in April. The Grammy-winning artist also shared many glimpses into her family life in February with her HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, and her frequently updated Tumblr.
After topping the list in 2012, Beyonce's pal Kardashian fell to second place despite having an eventual past year. The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star gave welcomed her first child, daughter North West, with Kanye West in June. Four months later, the couple became engaged after the 36-year-old rapper proposed on her birthday in October.
Beyonce's fellow pop queens Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna rounded out the top five most-searched celebs of 2013. Trailing behind the ladies in sixth place was trouble-courting heartthrob Justin Bieber, who came in second last year. He was followed by rapper Nicki Minaj, troubled former child star Amanda Bynes, headline-grabber Miley Cyrus and President Barack Obama.