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One of these celebrities was the most-searched person, and overall term, in 2008, according to some site called Yahoo! Who do you think it was?

All were in the news a fair amount, but the answer may surprise you. Find out who was #1 – and how the year’s top 10 shaped up – by following the jump …


It’s Britney Spears! Did you guess right?

President-Elect Barack Obama (#3) bested the Clintons and the extreme right, but even he could not dethrone Britney. The WWE (#2) was also too much for our next Chief Executive. He did top ever-present Miley Cyrus, who came in at #4.

It’s impressive that Britney Spears was first in searches despite a fairly low-key year overall. Then again, the previous year and the first month of ’08 – when she was hospitalized twice and dated Adnan Ghalib – certainly contributed.

Here’s the full top 10, according to Yahoo …

  1. Britney Spears
  2. WWE
  3. Barack Obama
  4. Miley Cyrus
  5. RuneScape
  6. Jessica Alba
  7. Naruto
  8. Lindsay Lohan
  9. Angelina Jolie
  10. American Idol