Many women saw their fortunes rise in 2012 and were the subject of Google searches. This is especially true in the music scene. We’re not exactly sure why they were googled so often last year but they are all worthy of the honor.
Here are the top 5 searched women in 2012.
5. Britney Spears
Number five is Britney Spears. Born on Dec. 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, Britney Jean Spears is a U.S singer and entertainer. She is definitely one of the top 5 most Googled women in 2012 due to her fabulously successful career. She started out in 1997 with Jive Records and her first two successful albums were Baby One More Time in 1999 and Oops, I Did It Again, in 2000. Here 3rd album, entitled Britney, came out in 2001 and she had a fourth album, In the Zone, which came out in 2003. She continued to put out at least one album a year and also had several number one singles such as the remix of Rihanna’s S and M songs. She is considered to be a pop icon and was responsible for reviving that teen music genre in the 1990s. She has six MTV video music awards, nine Billboard Music awards, and even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2012 Billboard also voted her as the sexiest woman in music and she garnered the most pay as well making over $58 million.
4. Lady Gaga
Number four is Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Germanotta She was born on March 28, 1986 and is an American who sings, writes songs, produces records, dances, and more. She started in the music business in 2007 and had a contract with Streamline Records. She started being famous in 2008 when she released the album, The Fame, in 2008. It came out on top of all the charts. Some of the popular titles in it were Just Dance and Poker Face. In 2009 she released the album The Fame Monster, and in 2011 the album called Born This Way. They both also topped the music charts worldwide.
Number 3 is American singer and actress Cher was born May 20, 1946 as Cherilyn Sarkisian. Her nickname is the Goddess of Pop. She started her fame with an act with her husband Sony in 1965. She is also a great solo singer too with hits like Bang Bang, Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves, Half Breed and Dark Lady. She stayed popular after her divorce in 1975 and tried other music such as disco and New Wave and currently has a singing act in Las Vegas. She is known for wearing daring clothing. She has won an academy award, Grammy award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Best Actress Award.
Number 2 is Rihanna, born as Rihan Robyn Rihanna Fenty on Feb. 20, 1988. She is a singer, actress, and fashion designer and although she was born in Barbaos, she came to the U.S. when she was 16. At that time she had a contract with Def Jam Recordings. She had a debut album in 2005 called Music of the Sun, a second in 2006 called A Girl Like Me, and a third in 2009 called Good Girl Gone Bad. The one in 2010, Rated R, was special because it brought 10 top singles to the charts. She also had albums in 2010 through 2012. She has seven Grammys, five American Music Awards and 18 Billboard Music Awards.
1. Lana Del Rey
Number one is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, whose stage name is Lana Del Rey. She was born on June 21, 1986 and is an American singer, song writer. In 2011 she signed with Interscope, Polydor and Stranger Records in a joint contract. That year she had a hit single called Video Games and had an album in 2012 called Born to Die. It was a best seller of 2012 for music albums. She sings pop style with references to things from the 50s and 60s. She has had several top singles, and also was a model for H and M clothing in 2012.