Birthday Shout! Jose Mourinho, Ellen DeGeneres, Tye Tribett, Anita Baker, Kirk Franklin

Birthday Shout! Jose Mourinho, Ellen DeGeneres, Tye Tribett, Anita Baker, Kirk Franklin

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate exceptional celebrities this day January 26

Jose Mourinho

World famous football manager and former football player who is regarded by a number of players, coaches, and commentators as one of the greatest and most successful managers in the world.

He led Internazionale from 2008 to 2010 and Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013 before beginning his second stint at the helm of Chelsea FC in 2013. His greatly successful managerial career has led to many league titles and accolades.

He played professionally in the Portuguese league in the 1980s.

He had two children with his wife Matilde Faria.

He took over the managing position for Internazionale directly after Roberto Mancini.

The 53 year old was born January 26, 1963.

Ellen DeGeneres

Hilarious host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show who starred in the sitcom Ellen in the ’90s and had roles in such films as Mr. Wrong, EDtv and The Love Letter.

Before hitting the limelight, she worked as a bartender, a house painter and as a TGI Friday’s waitress.

She served as a judge on the 9th season of American Idol and has hosted the Academy Award and the Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies.

She dated Anne Heche from 1997 to 2000 and Alexandra Hedison from 2001 to 2004. She married Portia de Rossi on August 16, 2008.

She provided the voice of Dory in the 2003 Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemo. Albert Brooks provided the voice for Marlin – Nemo’s father – in the film.

The 58 year old was born January 26, 1958.

Tye Tribett

Gospel music singer and keyboardist who founded the Grammy Award-nominated and Stellar Award-winning gospel group, Tye Tribbett & G.A.

Before fame, he went to Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Camden, New Jersey. His father was a pastor and his mother was a minister and a DJ.

He has appeared on the BET show, 106 & Gospel and Tye Tribbett & G.A.: Stand Out Live.

He married Shanté Tribbett and has a brother named Thaddaeus Tribbett.

He has worked with Will Smith and Usher.

The 40 year old was born January 26, 1976.

Anita Baker

Grammy award winning Detroit-based R&B singer who released the 1986 hit single “Sweet Love” and the album Rapture. She was a member of Chapter 8, a funk band.

She formed a band with Michael J Powell, who later became her producer.

She has won eight Grammy Awards, including one for her single “Sweet Love.”

She married Walter Bridgeforth on December 24, 1988 and they divorced in 2008. They raised two sons.

She and Alex Bugnon have both been recipients of the Soul Train Music Awards.

The 58 year old was born January 26, 1958.

Kirk Franklin

Grammy Award-winning gospel singer who has worked with groups like The Family and One Nation Crew. He has led groups like God’s Property as well.

His grandmother collected aluminum cans so that he could take piano lessons. His first record deal offer was extended to him when he was seven years old.

He became the music director of the Mount Rose Baptist Church Adult Choir when he was eleven years old.

He married Tammy Collins on January 20, 1996. The couple has two sons named Kerrion and Kennedy and two daughters named Carrington and Caziah.

His gospel choir God’s Property collaborated with Cheryl James of Salt ‘N’ Pepa on the well-received track “Stomp,” which was played on MTV.

The 46 year old was born January 26, 1970.


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