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Happy birthday Tank! Durrell Babbs, better known as Tank, is a Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer and producer who released albums like “Now or Never” and “Sex, Love, & Pain”, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 2008. He recorded the song “Take My Time” with Chris Brown. He was a football player who was offered the opportunity…

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Happy 38th birthday, Mekhi Phifer! Phifer is the actor currently known as Dr. Greg Pratt on the NBC medical drama ER. He starred in the hit fright flick I Still Know What You Did Last Summer but we know him as Lem from Soul Food. He married Malinda Williams in 1999, and the couple divorced in 2003. Phifer has a son, Omikaye, with…

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Happy 34th birthday, John Legend! John is a Grammy Award winning R&B singer and pianist whose single “Ordinary People” was a hit in 2005. He graduated as the salutatorian of North High School and was accepted into several Ivy League universities. He has won a total of nine Grammy Awards. He married Christine Teigen this year after a…

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Happy birthday, Denzel Washington! Denzel is the actor, producer, and director who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2001 film Training Day. After taking a semester off from college, he worked as an overnight summer camp counselor, where he discovered his acting abilities. He donated $1 million to the Children’s Fund…

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Happy 39th birthday, Mos Def! Born Dante Smith, he is a rapper, actor, and political activist who also goes by the name Yasiin Bey. He was in the musical  group Urban Thermo Dynamics. He received a Grammy Award for his album The Ecstatic in 2010. With his wife Alana Wyatt, he has two children. In January 2012, it was reported that…

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Happy 46th birthday Mo’Nique! The Academy Award-winning actress (2009’s Precious), comedian and talk show host has 8-year-old twin boys named Jonathan and David. Interesting fact: She worked as a telephone operator while launching her stand-up act. Mo’Nique was most recently in the news for her dramatic 82-pound weight loss. Check out pics of Mo’Nique in the…

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Happy 37th birthday, Evelyn Lozada! The reality personality who starred on the VH1 series “Basketball Wives” for 2 years landed a short-lived spin off, “Eve and Ocho”, which never aired. Before her reality fame she had a job as a secretary and shoe boutique co-owner in Miami. She was married to NFL player Chad Johnson in 2012, and has a daughter…

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Happy 22nd birthday, Teyana Taylor! The singer and actress who released her debut album From a Planet Called Harlem in 2008 on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label in 2012, Taylor collaborated with West on his song “Dark Fantasy.” She grew up in Harlem, where she started performing when she was four and appeared in the film Madea’s Big Happy Family, starring Tyler Perry.  Taylor was recently dropped…

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Happy Birthday, Terrell Owens! The outspoken 6-time pro bowl wide receiver, who became the first player in NFL history to catch a touchdown against all 32 teams, is turning 39 today. Check out a mix of flashbacks and sexy T.O pics in the gallery. –Joi Pearson @joiapearson

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Leave it to Clifford “Tip” Harris and Hannah Kang, Grand Hustle’s VP, to throw a bash that goes down in history. This writer has frequented the rapper’s birthday parties in the past and they never disappoint. Titled “Tip Harris’ Peep Show,” best described as a stripper soirée or sextravaganza, the fête featured more than a…

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Cee Lo Green (rapper of Gnarls Barkley), 38 turned 38 today. His hit song “Crazy” was voted Best Song of the 2000s. He also is one of the judges for the TV show, “The Voice.” Gale Sayers, known as “The Kansas Comet,” is a member of the pro football Hall of Fame even though he…

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    As super-producer Shondrae “Bangladesh” Crawford celebrated his star-studded birthday at STK in Atlanta, “R&B Divas” star, Syleena Johnson surprised us with her beautiful rendition of “Happy Birthday.”  Johnson also announced that Bangladesh is the executive producer to her upcoming album, Chapter 6, which comes not too far after Lil Kim‘s announcement of Bangladesh…

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Usher Raymond IV loves mixing style when he’s on stage, on the red carpet or even stepping out on the town. The “Climax” singer often steps outside of convention, like he did when he was sporting his faux-hawk. A multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-winning R&B singer, Usher never disappoints with his fashion sense. His audacity extends beyond fashion;…

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