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Here are some celebrities special enough to have their own street named after them.

Celebrities With Streets Named After Them  was originally published on

1. Duke Ellington

Musical artist Duke Ellington has a street named after him in Manhattan, NY. Right on 106th street to be exact! (Source: Mental Floss)

2. Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama has a street named after him on a high way in Southern California. Of course, being who he is, this is not the only thing named after him. (AP) (Source: Mental Floss)

3. Beyonce


The amazing Queen B has a street named after her in Bermuda named “Beyonce Boulevard” after she made her entrance to the 2008 Music Festival in front of the Nationale Sports Center. (PR Photos) (NME)

4. Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur doesn’t really have a street named after him, however, there is a street in Las Vegas called “Tupac Lane.” What are the chances of that especially since Shakur was killed there in 1996. (AP) (Source: Mental Floss)

5. Rihanna


Rihanna has recently returned to he homeland of Barbados to receive the honor of a street being named after her. Her music career and philanthropy has impacted the world and the country of Barbados. (Instagram)

6. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Activist and leader Martin Luther King Jr. has over 650 streets named after in all over the country. His influence has impacted the nation and many generations. (Source: BET)

(Getty Images) (Source: Mental Floss)

7. W.E.B. DuBois

In 2009, Bradhurst Avenue in New York was renamed “W.E.B DuBois Avenue” for the intellectual genius. (Source: BET)

8. Malcolm X

Civil rights activist Malcolm X was given a street name in New York back in 1987 named “Malcolm X Boulevard.” He also has streets named after him in Brooklyn, New York & Dallas. (Source: BET)

9. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

In 1976, 12th street in Detroit was renamed “Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.” She moved to Detroit after living in Alabama for years where she died on October 24, 2005.

(AP) (Source: BET)

10. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

“Oprah Winfrey Way” is the name of the street in front of Harpo Studios in Chicago.

(AP) (Source: BET)

11. Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

In 1978, boxer Muhammed Ali was honored with a street named after him in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

(AP) (Source: BET)

12. Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

A street was named after Jimi Hendrix in Seattle just 90 miles from his hometown.

(AP) (Source: BET)