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June 30, 2014 09:15 ET

POPSUGAR Announces 8th Annual POPSUGAR 100 Winners -- The Most Popular Celebrities of 2014

Pop Culture Favorites Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Middleton, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Matthew McConaughey Take Top Spots

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2014) - POPSUGAR, the leading online destination for the latest pop culture, entertainment and lifestyle content, today released the eighth annual POPSUGAR 100 winners -- the top 100 most popular celebrities and influencers of the year.

The POPSUGAR 100 curates the top celebrities of the year by taking into consideration celebrities' professional highlights, personal life events, box office and album successes, award season nominations, social media popularity and more. POPSUGAR's online audience is also put to the test to help narrow the list to its top 100 rankings by voting for and sharing the celebrity content they love.

"POPSUGAR 100 is something we look forward to compiling and sharing each year," says POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar. "Our team has a lot of fun creating the list based on readers input and lots of data. We love seeing who is trending mid year and then seeing how the world changes by those who influence us by the end of the year."

This year's POPSUGAR 100 top five winners are as follows:

1. Jennifer Lawrence -- Topping the list for the first time, Jennifer Lawrence proved every girl wants to be her best friend. She won our hearts with all her goofy, wonderful interviews and real-girl moments like tripping on the Oscars red carpet. After she broke our hearts declaring she was taking a year off, it didn't take long for her to return to the scene by topping our list at No. 1. Jennifer has continued to be unstoppable at the box office with blockbusters like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also won a Golden Globe and earned her third Oscar nomination for American Hustle. It doesn't look like stairs or red carpets will be getting in her way anytime soon. 

2. Kate Middleton -- Not only is she a duchess, but Kate Middleton is also a philanthropist, a scholar, a wife, and a mother -- of England's future king. It was another big year for the Duchess of Cambridge; she welcomed her first child, adorable Prince George, into the world; celebrated her third anniversary with Prince William (POPSUGAR 100 No. 52); and continued to be one of the world's most watched style icons. 

3. Beyoncé -- Queen Bey continues to prove that girls do run the world. This year, she surprised everyone with the release of a digital album, which of course was a hit and an inspired idea. She also made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world and announced the On the Run tour with husband and rap artist Jay Z (POPSUGAR 100 No. 41) this summer. And we can't forget the adorable photos of daughter Blue Ivy that she continues to share with the world. 

4. Justin Timberlake -- Still bringing sexy back. We can't get enough of Justin this year. He dominated the music world with a new album and tour and also found time to make Runner Runner with actor Ben Affleck. He makes us laugh (with cherished appearances on Saturday Night Live and Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon), and he makes us cry (with tears of regret that our parents didn't make us try out for The Mickey Mouse Club); what more could we ask for? POPSUGAR readers love Justin's energy, music, and sweet relationship with wife Jessica Biel.

5. Matthew McConaughey -- Matt truly had a "McConaissance" this year, earning his first Oscar for best actor and 23 other awards for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. He also made his mark on the small screen with the new hit HBO series True Detective.

Below is the full list of celebrities and influencers who made the POPSUGAR 100. For more information on those who made the list, please visit POPSUGAR.com.

1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Kate Middleton
3. Beyoncé
4. Justin Timberlake
5. Matthew McConaughey
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Kerry Washington
8. Angelina Jolie
9. Leonardo DiCaprio
10. Kim Kardashian
11. Jared Leto
12. Lupita Nyong'o
13. Gwyneth Paltrow
14. Emma Stone
15. Rihanna
16. Brad Pitt
17. Shailene Woodley
18. Neil Patrick Harris
19. Taylor Swift
20. Channing Tatum
21. George Clooney
22. Jimmy Fallon
23. Cate Blanchett
24. Jennifer Aniston
25. Mindy Kaling
26. Amy Adams
27. Bradley Cooper
28. Lena Dunham
29. Miley Cyrus
30. Jennifer Lopez
31. Kanye West
32. Scarlett Johansson
33. Kate Hudson
34. Benedict Cumberbatch
35. Kristen Bell
36. Katy Perry
37. Mila Kunis
38. Ben Affleck
39. Amy Poehler
40. Gisele Bündchen
41. Jay Z
42. Charlize Theron
43. Harry Styles
44. Chris Hemsworth
45. Zac Efron
46. Britney Spears
47. Ellen DeGeneres
48. Ashton Kutcher
49. Selena Gomez
50. Jamie Dornan
51. Liam Hemsworth
52. Prince William
53. Tina Fey
54. Michael Fassbender
55. Jessica Alba
56. Emma Watson
57. Jessica Simpson
58. Andrew Garfield
59. Bryan Cranston
60. Adam Levine
61. Kristen Stewart
62. Johnny Depp
63. Anna Kendrick
64. Lea Michele
65. Aaron Paul
66. Robert Pattinson
67. Drew Barrymore
68. Miranda Kerr
69. Blake Lively
70. Victoria Beckham
71. Matt Damon
72. Ryan Gosling
73. Olivia Wilde
74. Michelle Obama
75. Jonah Hill
76. Kate Winslet
77. Carrie Underwood
78. Tom Hiddleston
79. Mark Wahlberg
80. Cameron Diaz
81. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
82. Prince Harry
83. Nina Dobrev
84. Reese Witherspoon
85. James Franco
86. David Beckham
87. Jennifer Garner
88. Julia Roberts
89. Ryan Reynolds
90. Lady Gaga
91. Jensen Ackles
92. Halle Berry
93. Michael B. Jordan
94. Kate Upton
95. Ian Somerhalder
96. Kate Moss
97. Drake
98. Allison Williams
99. Tom Cruise
100. Will Smith

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