Friday, May 7, 2010

Gaga #1 on 50 Most Popular Women on the Web

Internet search giant Google released a list of the 50 Most Popular Women on the Web this week and singer Lady Gaga topped the list as the most searched woman. The list was compiled by Google, based upon searches made by regular users. Lady Gaga’s talent as a singer combined with her eccentric behavior and outrageous outfits contributed to her finishing atop Google’s list.

Lady Gaga topped the list with 85,900,000 searches with fellow singer Kesha in second place with 79,100,000 searches. Madonna was third on the list with roughly 61,300,000 searches. Female musicians dominated the list with the top six most searched women all being singers and eight of the top 10 being singers. Oprah is the first non-musician or actress to appear on the list at number 14 with political figures Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton appearing at numbers 18 and 32 respectively. First Lady Michelle Obama appears on the list at number 20.

Among the interesting facts from Google’s Top 50 Women on the Web list is the appearance of male singer Justin Bieber at number seven on the list. The ageless Betty White appears on the list at number 29 while Marilyn Monroe is the only deceased member on the list, appearing at number 36. While singers dominate the top of the list and have a total of nearly 22 representatives on the list, actresses are the next most represented with 20 women appearing on the list. Several women on the list have experienced success as both singers and actresses.