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Musicians Dominate Most Dangerous Celebrities Study

DangerousIn its 10th year, McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrities study names which celebrities generate the most dangerous search results that could expose consumers to malware. Amy Schumer comes in at No. 1, but Bieber a close second, followed by celebrities Will Smith, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.



McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrities 

Musicians in the Mix

Justin Bieber (No. 2), Rihanna (No. 5), Miley Cyrus (No. 6), Selena Gomez (No. 9) and Kesha (10). Pop, rap, hip hop and a bit of country were represented by Drake (No. 13), Katy Perry (No. 14), Jason Aldean (No. 16), Justin Timberlake (No. 17), DangerousJennifer Lopez (No. 18), Lady Gaga (No. 19), Nicki Minaj (No. 20), Iggy Azalea (No. 27), Beyoncé (No. 28) and Usher (No. 29) as they rounded out the top 30.

Crowded with Comedians

Schumer is accompanied by some notable comedian peers in the top 10, with Chris Hardwick (No. 7) of “Funcomfortable” fame and Daniel Tosh (No. 8). Nikki Glaser (No. 15) and Kevin Hart (No. 25) made the top 25, while other funny females to make the list include: Grace Helbig (No. 26), Mindy Kaling (No. 30), Kristen Wig (No. 52), Chelsea Handler (No. 54) and Ellen DeGeneres (No. 57).

Late Night TV Shows

“Today” show anchor and “The Voice” host Carson Daly is the third Most Dangerous Celebrity, while late night hosts Seth Meyers (No. 11) and Conan O’Brien (No. 12) cracked the top 15. Host James Corden, widely known for his popular “Carpool Karaoke,” landed at No. 23, followed by John Oliver at No. 24 and Jimmy Kimmel at No. 32 – previously No. 1 in 2014 and No. 26 in 2015. Bill Maher rounds out the list at No. 34.

‘The Voice’ Coaches Make the Cut

Three of the four celebrity coaches on “The Voice” this season, along with the host, are all in the top 50. Miley Cyrus leads the pack (No. 6), followed by Adam Levine (No. 41) and Blake Shelton (No. 66), as well as his girlfriend and rotating coach Gwen Stefani (No. 49). Blake Shelton’s fellow country superstars Jason Aldean (No. 16) and Luke Bryan (No. 39) are not far behind.


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