1. Tavis Smiley

Gulfport, MS

2. B.B. King

Itta Bena, MS

3. Darius Rucker

Charleston, SC

4. Beyonce

Houston, TX

5. Wayne Brady

Columbus, GA

6. Oprah Winfrey

Kosciusko, MS

7. Lil Wayne

New Orleans, LA

8. Jesse Jackson

Greenville, SC

9. James Brown

Barnwell, SC

10. Luke Wilson

Dallas, TX

11. Owen Wilson

Dallas, TX

12. Bryan “Birdman” Williams

New Orleans, LA

13. Sidney Poitier

Miami, FL

14. Ray Lewis

Bartow, FL

15. Kelly Clarkson

Fort Worth, TX

16. Jerry Rice

Crawford, MS

17. Ben Vereen

Laurinburg, NC

18. Eartha Kitt

North, SC

19. Kelly Roland

Atlanta, GA

20. Morgan Freeman

Memphis, TN

21. Martin Luther King Jr.

Atlanta, GA

22. Jamie Foxx

Terrell, TX

23. T.I.

Atlanta, GA

24. Yolanda Adams

Houston, TX

25. Missy Elliott

Portsmouth, VA

26. Blake Griffin

Oklahoma, OK

27. Pharrell Williams

Oklahoma, OK

28. Sean Patrick Thomas

Wilmington, DE

29. Kirk Franklin

Forth Worth, TX

30. Ruben Studdard

Birmingham, AL

31. Johnny Depp

Owensbro, KY

32. Fantasia

South Carolina

33. Muhammad Ali

Louisville, KY

34. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges

College Park, Georgia

35. Slim Thug

Houston, TX

36. Chris Rock

Andrews, SC

37. Monica

Atlanta, GA

38. Jermaine Dupri

Atlanta, GA

39. Lil’ Jon

Atlanta, GA

40. Ciara

Atlanta, GA

41. The Dream

Rockingham, NC

42. Justin Timberlake

Memphis, TN

43. Pam Grier

Winston-Salem, NC

44. Rick Ross

Carol City, FL

45. 2 Chainz

Atlanta, GA

46. Big Boi

Atlanta, GA

47. Erykah Badu

Dallas, TX

48. Cee-Lo Green

Atlanta, GA

49. Gucci Mane

Birmingham, AL