We got presents but it’s Drake’s day! Plus RnB Singer Monica …
Hearty cheers to these amazing talents!
International rap sensation Aubrey Drake Graham better known by the name Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He later rose to prominence as a rapper, releasing several mixtapes before signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.
Drake’s EP, So Far Gone (2009), spawned largely successful singles “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful”. His first studio album, Thank Me Later (2010), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and generated notable singles, “Over” and “Find Your Love”. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second album, Take Care (2011), is his most successful to date, topping charts in the United States and Canada and producing multiple hit singles, including “Headlines”, “Take Care”, “Make Me Proud”, and “The Motto”, the last of which is also credited for popularizing the widely used acronym YOLO
Drake is rumored to have sold an estimated 10 million albums worldwide.
He has written songs for other artists, including Alicia Keys (“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”), Rita Ora (“R.I.P.”), Jamie Foxx and Trey Songz.
He was named Best International Act at the recently concluded MTV MAMA 2016.
There’s no denying that Drake has has had a stellar 2016. The Views musician is up for 13 American Music Award nominations, breaking Michael Jackson’s 32-year record for the most nominations for an artist in a single year (he had 11 nominations in 1984).
To celebrate his 30th birthday, the rapper dropped an eclectic batch of new tracks from More Life on Sunday afternoon: the “Tuscan Leather”-esqe “Two Birds One Stone,” a remix of Santan Dave’s “Wanna Know,” a 21 Savage collaboration titled “Sneakin,'” and the picked-up-right-where-“One Dance”-left-off “Fake Love.”
He turns 30 years today!
R&B recording artist who sang at the 1996 Olympics at age fifteen and sang “Don’t Take It Personal” and “Before You Walk Out of My Life.”
She is noted for singing “The Boy Is Mine” with Brandy.
She became the youngest member of Charles Thompson and the Majestics when she was only ten.
She has sold more than twenty million albums internationally.
She married NBA guard Shannon Brown on November 22, 2010. She has two sons Rodney Ramone Hill III, Romelo Montez Hill, and a daughter Laiyah Shannon Brown.
Monica turns 36 years today!
Accomplished actor whose film debut was in Sophie’s Choice. He gained critical acclaim for his starring role in the 1988 film, Cry Freedom.
He assisted in the creation of the City Center Acting Company with fellow actors Patti LuPone and David Ogden Stiers.
He had a long term on-and-off relationship with his Juilliard classmate Patti LuPone during the 1970s. He married Phoebe Cates in 1989. He has a son named Owen and a daughter named Greta. His father, Robert Joseph Kline, was an opera singer.
He won an Academy Award for his supporting role in the hit film, A Fish Called Wanda, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis.
The 69 year old was born October 24, 1947.
Exceptional fashion designer and founder of the Zac Posen clothing brand. He received the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2004 Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear.
In his mid-teens, he became a student at New York’s Parsons-The New School for Design.
He interned for Nicole Miller as a sophomore at Saint Ann’s School.
He lived with partner Christopher Niquet for many years.
Ashley Olsen interned for him while attending New York University.
The 36 year old was born October 24, 1980 in New York.
Irish model and actress Katie McGrath rose to stardom through her role on BBC’s Merlin from 2008 to 2012. She began appearing in the NBC series Dracula in 2013 and she was cast as Zara Young in the 2015 feature Jurassic World.
She was employed as a wardrobe assistant on The Tudors.
She wanted to work in fashion journalism and briefly worked at Image magazine.
She dated British actor Joe Dempsie in 2010.
She co-starred in the 2009 mini-series The Queen alongside Emilia Fox.
The 33 years old was born October 24, 1983
This famous Pop singer started with 3LW, then became a member of The Cheetah Girls, the Disney pop group known for their eponymous hit single, as well as tracks like “Girl Power.” She was joined in The Cheetah Girls by Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams. In 2013, she became a co-host on the TV series The Real.
She starred on Keeping up with the Kardashians from 2007 to 2009.
She began a relationship with Robert Kardashian Jr. in 2007, but she left him in 2009. She was then briefly engaged to Lenny Santiago in 2015.
The 33 years old was born October 24, 1983.