With 2010 about the conclude, it has been with much pride that THG has spent weeks unveiling its finalists for its prestigious, Fourth Annual Celebrity of the Year award.
These stars all gave us their best, their worst, their nude pics (sometimes) and their scandals (often).
Earlier this week, we had no choice but to honor the violent, woman-berating Mel Gibson at #2, and now we present the top celebrity of 2010: Justin Bieber!
We could ramble on about Bieber's good looks, his sense of humor, his musical ability, his fun-loving, humble attitude. But the numbers in 2010 sum up everything that needs to be said about why this year belonged to the Biebs:
ONE: The ranking of Bieber among all human beings that were searched for on Google.
6,480,149: His number of Twitter followers.
424,585,480: As of this posting, the number of times "Baby" had been watched on YouTube.
FOUR: American Music Awards earned, including Artist of the Year.
178 (Unofficial): Number of products that use Bieber's likeness, including trading cards, perfume and nail polish.
70: Interviews/concert clips in our Justin Bieber video section waiting to be watched right this very moment!
197,854 (Approximate): Number of hearts broken over the news that Justin may be dating Selena Gomez.
Countless: Squeals per second elicited by Bieber during every public appearance.
It's been an astounding year for this artist, as well as for THG in general. We are thankful to every single reader that has made our site a tiny part of your life and we hope to continue to serve your celebrity gossip needs in 2011 and beyond.
Happy new year!