Here’s Why the World Was Obsessed with Kim Kardashian in 2015

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Kim Kardashian recently earned the distinction of being the most-searched person in 26 different countries in 2015, tying for first place with soccer star Lionel Messi in a ranking Google provided to TIME.

The 35-year-old reality star has had a banner year, making it no surprise that people around the world are interested in her. Take a look at Kim K’s five biggest moments from 2015 to see why everyone can’t stop typing her name in the search bar.

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The success of her mobile apps

Capitalizing on a partnership with Glu Mobile, Kardashian has managed to turn her mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, into a multi-million dollar enterprise since it launched in June 2014. She also released her own personal official app earlier this year and recently topped Apple’s charts with her Kimoji paid iPhone app.

The renewal of Keeping Up with the Kardashians

With Kim at the forefront, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has successfully put the majority of the Kardashian/Jenner clan on the map since it came on the air in 2007. The reality show was renewed for a whopping four more seasons in February and continues to make a strong ratings showing for cable network E!.

The release of Selfish

Back in May, Kardashian published a 352-page book comprised entirely of selfies she has taken over the years. Now she has announced that she is planning on releasing a special holiday edition of the book that will basically just be the same exact book but with a new picture on the cover.

The growth of her media empire

Although she was surpassed by Taylor Swift as the most followed person on Instagram, Kardashian commands a dominant social media presence. With over 38 million Twitter followers and over 55 million Instagram followers, her online influence frequently incites Internet buzz.

The birth of Saint West

Kardashian gave birth to her second child with husband Kanye West on Dec. 5. The couple then created a media frenzy by waiting two days before finally announcing that they had named their new son Saint West, a choice that took the Internet by storm.

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