Jesus, Whitney Houston, Jeremy Lin, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

Jesus Christ topped our list of the fastest growing Facebook pages by Likes this week, followed by number of musicians and other celebrities. Big brands, from McDonald’s to Skittles to Intel, were also popular.

Pages on our list this week grew from between 438,500 to 1.6 million Likes. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks page growth across Facebook.

NameLikesTalking AboutDaily GrowthWeekly Growth
1. Jesus Christ1,845,534781+838,665+1,681,680
2. Adele19,560,3011,019,633+229,030+1,533,343
3. Whitney Houston2,649,813767,554+107,471+745,591
4. Angry Birds16,068,633790,991+100,732+718,438
5. Titanic16,540,105795,527+100,742+619,199
6. Facebook62,079,450763,848+101,872+618,317
7. YouTube53,143,7260+99,614+594,461
8. Bruno Mars19,107,616669,343+86,177+520,422
9. Will Smith27,252,694627,798+72,464+514,927
10. Skittles20,806,6250+89,332+514,570
11. Jeremy Lin893,075354,911+85,005+496,944
12. Harry Potter41,780,051626,304+77,540+493,143
13. McDonald’s16,184,271632,914+74,559+483,644
14. Mr. Bean19,430,514540,746+73,507+475,174
15. Resident Evil 5655,57815,711+177,775+455,448
16. Shakira46,751,623675,919+71,045+454,615
17. Intel6,326,0281,028,397+46,097+447,923
18. Leo Messi31,930,289654,402+84,816+444,682
19. Tito El Bambino487,6830+58,204+439,523
20. The Simpsons40,376,809608,391+70,404+438,494

Several artists’ pages grew partly because of recent awards ceremonies for musicians. Adele, for example, was second on the list and won big at the Grammys, where Whitney Houston was honored after her death. Shakira made the list, as did Tito El Bambino, both of whom were either honored or involved with Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro awards.

The recently popular basketball player Jeremy Lin has had explosive growth on his fan page. He appears to be updating statuses from his phone and getting tens of thousands of likes, comments and shares. As a result of this growth and fan activity, Lin’s ratio of People Talking About This to total Likes is one of the highest we’ve seen — more than 60 percent.