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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Michael Oher (born 1986), offensive tackle, (Oxford) 41664
2 Brett Favre (born 1969), quarterback, (Kiln) 32363
3 Britney Spears (born 1981), pop singer, (McComb) 28647
4 Elvis Presley (1935–1977), multi-genre musician, (Tupelo) 25952
5 Oprah Winfrey (born 1954), talk show host, (Kosciusko) 19889
6 Hayley Williams (born 1988), pop punk and alternative rock singer-songwriter, (Meridian) 17421
7 Morgan Freeman (born 1937), (Greenwood) 12702
8 Brandy Norwood (born 1979), R&B singer-songwriter/record producer, (McComb) 7476
9 Larry Hoover (born 1950), leader of the Gangster Disciple Nation gang, (Jackson) 7424
10 Eric Roberts (born 1956), (Biloxi) 6830
11 William Faulkner (1897–1962), Nobel laureate, (New Albany) 6597
12 Ray J (born 1981), contemporary R&B and hip hop singer/record producer, (McComb) 6130
13 Jerry Rice (born 1962), wide receiver, (Starkville) 5916
14 Jamie Lynn Spears (born 1991), actress and singer, (McComb) 5581
15 3 Doors Down, band, (Escatawpa) 5198
16 Robert Johnson (1911–1938), blues and Delta blues musician, (Hazlehurst) 5168
17 Jefferson Davis (1808–1889), U.S. senator and president of the Confederate States of America, (Warren County) 4907
18 Roy Oswalt (born 1977), starting pitcher, (Weir) 4785
19 James Earl Jones (born 1931), (Arkabutla) 4606
20 Lacey Chabert (born 1982), (Purvis) 4606
21 Muddy Waters (1913–1983), Electric blues and Chicago blues musician, (Rolling Fork) 4345
22 Sam Cooke (1931–1964), (Clarksdale) 4243
23 Tennessee Williams (1911–1983), (Columbus) 4233
24 Jim Henson (1936–1990), creator of The Muppets, (Leland) 3874
25 Lance Bass (born 1979), member of pop group 'N Sync, (Laurel) 3599
26 LeAnn Rimes (born 1982), country and pop singer, (Pearl) 3596
27 Eli Manning (born 1981), quarterback, (Oxford) 3497
28 John Grisham (born 1955), legal thrillers novelist, (Southaven) 3425
29 Sela Ward (born 1956), (Meridian) 3353
30 Nate Dogg (born 1969), West Coast Hip Hop and R&B artist, (Clarksdale) 3165
31 Faith Hill (born 1967), country/pop singer, (Jackson) 3093
32 Charlaine Harris (born 1951), mystery author, (Tunica) 3052
33 Howlin' Wolf (1910–1976), blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player, (West Point) 3035
34 Ted DiBiase (born 1954), professional wrestler, (Clinton) 3024
35 Cat Cora (born 1967), only female Iron Chef America in franchise history, (Jackson) 2886
36 Walter Payton (1954–1999), half back, (Columbia) 2855
37 Jimmy Buffett (born 1946), multi-genre singer-songwriter, (Pascagoula) 2794
38 Parker Posey (born 1968), (Laurel) 2417
39 Afroman (born 1974), comedy rapper, (Hattiesburg) 2366
40 Conway Twitty (1933–1993), country singer-songwriter, (Friars Point) 2225
41 Gerald McRaney (born 1947), (Collins) 2157
42 Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821–1877), general, CSA, (Hernando) 2115
43 Blind Melon, Alternative rock and jam band, (Starkville) 2000
44 Campbell Brown (born 1968), CNN anchor, (Natchez) 1992
45 David Banner (born 1973), rapper/producer, (Jackson) 1978
46 Bo Diddley (1928–2008), rock & roll/R&B singer-songwriter, (McComb) 1977
47 Ike Turner (1931–2007), multi-genre musician/record producer, (Clarksdale) 1969
48 Mary Elizabeth Ellis, television and film actress, (Laurel) 1943
49 John Lee Hooker (1917–2001), singer-songwriter and blues guitarist, (Clarksdale) 1863
50 Joey Lauren Adams (born 1968), (Oxford) 1836
51 Tammy Wynette (1942–1998), country music singer-songwriter, (Tremont) 1796
52 Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931), civil rights activist, Women's rights activist, (Holly Springs) 1725
53 Archie Manning (born 1949), quarterback, (Drew) 1681
54 Steve McNair (1973–2009), quarterback, (Mount Olive) 1656
55 David Ruffin (1941–1991), former lead singer of The Temptations, (Whynot) 1617
56 Medgar Evers (1925–1963), African-American civil rights leader, (Decatur) 1562
57 Robin Roberts (born 1960), newscaster, (Pass Christian) 1546
58 Clinton Portis (born 1981), running back, (Laurel) 1529
59 Jimmy Hart (born 1944), professional wrestling manager, (Jackson) 1427
60 Richard Nathaniel Wright (1908–1960), (Roxie) 1403
61 Shepard Smith (born 1964), Fox News anchor, (Holly Springs) 1387
62 Wyatt Emory Cooper (1927–1978), Broadway actor, (Quitman) 1294
63 Laura Bailey (born 1981), voice actress 1182
64 Marcus Dupree (born 1964), running back, (Philadelphia) 1159
65 Stella Stevens (born 1938), (Yazoo City) 1149
66 Willie Dixon (1915–1992), blues bassist/singer-ongwriter/record producer, (Vicksburg) 1069
67 Robert L. Johnson (born 1946), founder of Black Entertainment Television, (Hickory) 1011
68 Erick Dampier (born 1975), center, (New Hebron) 963
69 James Meredith (born 1933), first African-American student at the University of Mississippi, (Kosciusko) 963
70 Eudora Welty (1909–2001), novelist, short story writer (Jackson) 947
71 Son House (1902–1988), blues singer and guitarist, (Riverton) 937
72 Chris LeDoux (1948–2005), country music singer-songwriter, (Biloxi) 924
73 Saving Abel, rock band, (Corinth) 921
74 Thomas Harris (born 1940), author who created the character Hannibal Lecter, (Rich) 915
75 Albert King (1923–1992), blues guitarist and singer, (Indianola) 888
76 Charley Pride (born 1938), country music singer, (Sledge) 888
77 Marion Barry (born 1936), Washington, D.C. mayor, (Itta Bena) 869
78 Ruby Bridges (born 1954), first African-American child to attend an all-white school in the South, (Tylertown) 855
79 Haley Barbour (born 1947), governor, (Yazoo City) 834
80 Bobbie Gentry (born 1944), singer-songwriter, (Greenwood) 825
81 Trent Lott (born 1941), U.S. senator, (Grenada) 809
82 Mitch Moreland (born 1985), first baseman & right fielder (Amory) 801
83 Daniel Curtis Lee (born 1991), (Clinton) 800
84 Diane Ladd (born 1935), (Meridian) 796
85 Dana Andrews (1909–1992), (Covington County) 793
86 Ray Walston (1914–2001), (Laurel) 777
87 Fred Smith (born 1944), founder of FedEx, (Marks) 770
88 Marcus Thames (born 1977), outfielder and first baseman, (Louisville) 769
89 Tavis Smiley (born 1964), talk show host, (Gulfport) 752
90 Jason Campbell (born 1981), quarterback, (Laurel) 748
91 Mary Wilson (born 1944), singer and founding member of The Supremes, (Greenville) 739
92 Alexander O'Neal (born 1953), soul singer, (Natchez) 678
93 Shelby Foote (1916–2005), historian and novelist, (Greenville) 665
94 Lester Young (1909–1959), jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist, (Woodville) 628
95 Jimmie Rodgers (1897–1933), country singer, (Meridian) 624
96 Maurice "Mo" Williams (born 1982), point guard, (Jackson) 621
97 Ray Mabus (born 1948), governor and Secretary of the Navy, (Starkville) 614
98 Olu Dara (born 1941), jazz musician, (Natchez) 599
99 Marty Stuart (born 1958), country music singer, (Philadelphia) 588
100 Al Jefferson (born 1985), center/power forward, (Monticello) 582
101 Trey Johnson (born 1984), shooting guard, (Jackson) 574
102 Allie Grant (born 1994), (Tupelo) 565
103 R. L. Burnside (1926–2005), blues singer-songwriter, (Harmontown) 558
104 Monta Ellis (born 1985), point guard and shooting guard, (Jackson) 553
105 Dizzy Dean (1910–1974), Hall of Fame pitcher, (Bond) 552
106 Sonny Boy Williamson II (died 1965), blues harmonica player and singer-songwriter, (Glendora) 548
107 Elmore James (1918–1963), blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, (Richland) 533
108 Lindsey Hunter (born 1970), point guard, (Utica) 516
109 Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977), American voting rights activist, Civil rights leader, (Ruleville) 513
110 Leontyne Price (born 1927), opera singer, (Laurel) 509
111 Charley Patton (1891–1934), Delta-/Country-/Gospel blues musician, (Edwards) 498
112 Joshua Alba (born 1982), (Biloxi) 496
113 Hiram Rhodes Revels (1827–1901), first African-American U.S. senator, (Claiborne County) 494
114 Jerry Butler (born 1939), soul singer-songwriter, (Sunflower) 480
115 Mary Alice (born 1941), (Indianola) 478
116 Bernard "Bernie" Ebbers (born 1941), founder and CEO of WorldCom, convicted of fraud and conspiracy, (Brookhaven) 477
117 Deuce McAllister (born 1978), running back, (Morton) 475
118 Dmitri Young (born 1973), first baseman, (Vicksburg) 475
119 Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born 1969), point guard, (Gulfport) 475
120 Paul Davis (1948–2008), singer-songwriter, (Meridian) 469
121 Mississippi John Hurt (c.1893–1966), country blues singer and guitarist, (Teoc) 469
122 Walker Percy (1916–1990), (Greenville) 455
123 Mary Ann Mobley (born 1939), (Brandon) 432
124 Skip James (1902–1969), Delta blues guitarist/pianist/singer-songwriter, (Bentonia) 430
125 M. C. Gainey (born 1948), film and television actor, (Jackson) 427
126 Cassi Davis (born 1964), (Holly Springs) 426
127 Spencer Haywood (born 1949), power forward/center, (Silver City) 417
128 Fred Haise (born 1933), former NASA astronaut, (Biloxi) 416
129 Big Bill Broonzy (1898–1958), blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, (Scott County) 415
130 Jimmy Reed (1925–1976), blues singer and musician, (Dunleith) 409
131 Junior Kimbrough (1930–1998), blues artist, (Hudsonville) 406
132 Donna Tartt (born 1963), novelist, (Greenwood) 403
133 Richard Ford (born 1944), Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer, (Jackson) 399
134 Tommy Aldridge (born 1950), drummer for Ozzy Osbourne and Whitesnake. (Pearl) 399
135 Cassandra Wilson (born 1955), jazz singer-songwriter, (Jackson) 396
136 Jimmy Ruffin (born 1939), soul and R&B singer, (Collinsville) 387
137 John S. McCain, Sr. (1884–1945), USN admiral, (Teoc) 386
138 Paul Overstreet (born 1955), country music singer-songwriter, (Newton) 383
139 Mickey Gilley (born 1936), country singer and musician, (Natchez) 382
140 Randy Houser (born 1975), country music artist, (Lake) 381
141 James Michael Tyler (born 1962), (Winona) 380
142 Julio Borbon (born 1986), outfielder, (Starkville) 376
143 Jerry Clower (1926–1998), (Liberty) 376
144 James Bevel (1936-2008), leader in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, (Itta Bena) 361
145 John C. Stennis (1901–1995), U.S. senator, (De Kalb) 340
146 Ron Franklin (born 1942), ESPN sportscaster, (Jackson) 333
147 Thelma Houston (born 1943), R&B singer-songwriter, (Leland) 327
148 Simbi Khali (born 1971), (Jackson) 327
149 Mose Allison (born 1927), jazz musician, (Tallahatchie County) 320
150 Ken Lewis (born 1947), Chairman, CEO, and President of Bank of America Corporation, (Meridian) 316
151 Lynne Spears (born 1955), author and mother of Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears, (McComb) 310
152 Kathryn Stockett, novelist, (Jackson) 307
153 The Chambers Brothers, soul music group, (Lee County) 303
154 Glen Ballard (born 1953), songwriter and record producer, (Natchez) 300
155 Rufus Thomas (1917–2001), R&B/funk/soul singer, (Cayce) 295
156 Bukka White (1909–1977), Delta blues guitarist and singer, (Houston) 295
157 Finn Carter (born 1960), (Greenville) 292

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