Birthday Shout! Celine Dion, MC Hammer, Tracy Chapman…

Birthday Shout! Celine Dion, MC Hammer, Tracy Chapman…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate outstanding personalities this day March 29

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Renowned Pop and dance artist Celine Dion gained critical acclaim for singing the theme from Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On.” She won the Chopard Diamond Award for selling over 200 million albums.

Before fame, after hearing her voice, music manager (later husband) Rene Angelil mortgaged his house to produce her debut album.

The Canadian singer won the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. She has had her own show at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

She married Rene Angelil on December 17, 1994 and they had three children together.

She named one of her children Nelson in honor of Nelson Mandela.

The 48 year old was born March 30, 1968.

MC Hammer

Famous rap icon Stanley Kirk Burrell aka MC Hammer is credited with bringing rap music to the mainstream with his hit 1990 singles U Can’t Touch This and 2 Legit 2 Quit. He is known for his flashy choreography and Hammer pants.

Reggie Jackson gave him his stagename after finding a resemblance to Hammerin’ Hank Aaron.

He was the first hip-hop artist to have a Diamond selling album.

He got married to Stephanie Fuller on December 21, 1985 and they had 5 children together.

He was good friends with fellow rap icon Tupac Shakur. Both rappers were signed to Death Row Records and MC Hammer was in Las Vegas with Tupac on the night of his tragic death.

The 54 year old was born March 30, 1962.

Tracy Chapman

Multi-Platinum-selling and four-time Grammy Award-winning musician who sang “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution” and “Baby Can I Hold You.”
She started playing the guitar and writing songs when she was eight years old and started playing ukulele five years earlier.

She is politically active and has been the special guest and performer for many charitable events, including Make Poverty History.

She briefly dated author Alice Walker in the mid-1990s.

She has released covers of many songs, including “Get Up Stand Up” by Bob Marley.

The 52 year old was born March 30, 1964.

Sergio Ramos

Spanish defender who became a longtime fixture of Real Madrid and Spain’s national team, joining both squads in 2005; helped Spain with the World Cup Championship in 2010.

He began his youth career with Sevilla in 1996, at age ten.

He made a record of bagging red cards.

He was named the La Liga Best Defender in 2012.

He was raised with two siblings, Mirian and Rene.

He won the 2010 FIFA Cup with teammate David Villa.

The 30 year old was born March 30, 1986.

Warren Beatty

Classic actor who starred in Bonnie and Clyde, Bugsy, and the Parallax View, and directed Reds. He received the Academy’s Best Director Award and the Irving G. Thalberg Award.

He dropped out of high school to pursue a Broadway acting career.

He both acted and directed many films, including Bugsy, where he played gangster Bugsy Siegel.

He married actress Annette Bening in March 1992 and they had four children together.

Both he and Orson Welles were nominated for Academy Awards for producing, directing, writing, and acting in the same film.

The 79 year old was born March 30, 1937.

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