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Here’s Wishing Marc Anthony, Flo Rida, Nick Jonas, BB King… A Happy Birthday!

Yvonne Williams

Marc Anthony

Topping the charts, touring the world and more recently reuniting with his famous ex Jennifer Lopez on stage performing their hit track ‘No Me Ames’,  less than a week after her split with on and off beau Casper Smart, Marc Anthony turns 48 today and we take a glimpse into the Grammy Award winning singer’s world.

The big time star known for hits songs; I need you, No Me Ames, I’ve Got You became the top selling salsa artist in history and we all know why.

Born Marco Antonio Muñiz, he is the youngest of eight children and worked as a background vocalist for Menudo before hitting the limelight.

His 1995 album, Todo a su tiempo, received massive reception and was certified Gold in the U.S. The album was known for hit singles “Se Me Sigue Olvidando,” “Te Conozco Bien,” and “Nadie Como Ella.”

Known for having beautiful women hanging  in his arms the music star got hitched to Dayanara Torres on May 9, 2000 but they divorced on June 1, 2004 and not one to mop around, he married Jennifer Lopez just days later – June 5, 2004. But in 2014, the couple called it quits, he divorced Lopez and married Shannon De Lima.

He has three sons named Maximilian, Cristian and Ryan and two daughters named Emme and Ariana.

Marc turns 48.

Flo Rida

World famous American hip hop recording artist Tramar Lacel Dillard better known by the stage name Flo Rida is from Carol City, Florida.
Spotlight shone on the rap star with his hit track “Low,” which hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard in 2008, and “Right Round,” which broke a record for digital sales. His 2012 song “Whistle” off of his fourth studio album “Wild Ones” became his third single to reach the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100.

Flo Rida  studied international business management while attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but left after talking to a scout from Poe Boy Entertainment.

His debut album, Mail on Sunday, was released in 2008 and rose to #4 spot on the U.S. Billboard chart.

He was raised by his mother and has seven sisters.

His debut single, “Low” featured T-Pain and became a number-one hit.

Not just your ordinary artiste, Flo Rida reportedly has sold an impressive 80 million records worldwide making him one of the world’s best selling artiste. But hey, looking good is good business and he sure knows this, Flo Rida was last spotted relaxing with some chicks and doing some shopping in Beijing, China.

He turns 37.

Nick Jonas

American singer, song writer and actor Nick Jonas is known for kicking off the commercially successful band, the Jonas Brothers. He was cast as Boone on the FOX horror/comedy series Scream Queens, Disney series Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, and appeared in the films Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

He was discovered by a manager when he was six, and began performing on Broadway before he was eight.

He was born to Denise Jonas and Paul Kevin Jonas Sr., he has three brothers, Joe, Kevin and Frankie.

He dated Miley Cyrus from June 2006 to December 2007, Delta Goodrem from May 2011 through February 2012 and Olivia Culpo from 2013 to 2015.

He and his brother Joe Jonas sang “Joy to the World (A Christmas Prayer),” which became a hit on on Record & Radio’s Christian Adult Contemporary Chart.

He turns 24.

BB King

Legendary blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who thrilled the world with countless hits for over four decades. He was known as the “King of Blues”

The late icon won a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for his 1998 song “The Thrill is Gone.”

He grew up with his grandmother because his mother was not financially capable. His mother’s cousin, Bukka White, gave him his first guitar.

He named his electric guitar Lucille. In 2005, one of his biographers claimed that he had 50 grandchildren.

He got married to Martha Lee Denton on November 11, 1944 and after their divorce in 1952, he married Sue Carol Hall on June 4, 1958. He has three daughters named Patty, Claudette and Shirley.

He inspired Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, among many other historic guitarists.

BB King was born September 16, 1925, he died May 14, 2015 (age 89).

Amy Poehler

Popular Saturday Night Live star and actress who  won a Golden Globe Award for her starring role as Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Her many film credits include Wet Hot American Summer, Mean Girls, Blades of Glory and Baby Mama.

She graduated from BC in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications, then moved to Chicago to study improv at Second City.

In 1999, she co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, an improv theatre and training center.

She voiced the character Joy in the 2015 Disney film Inside Out.

She married actor Will Arnett in August of 2003 and the couple had a pair of children together before separating in 2012. She then dated actor Nick Kroll from 2013 to 2015. Her brother Greg Poehler has also had a career in entertainment as an actor and comedian.

Amy Poehler turns 45.

Kyla Pratt

The Proud Family and One on One star who rose to fame through her roles on Dr. Dolittle and The Proud Family. Her other credits include Fat Albert, Recovery Road and Hotel for Dogs.

She kicked off her acting career at age eight when she starred in a series of commercials for Nike.

She covered the song “Circle of Life” for the DisneyMania 2 album.

She married Danny Kilpatrick in 2005 and has two kids

She starred in the UPN series, One on One, from 2001 to 2006. Ray J also appeared in the show.

Kyla turns 30.

Once again here’s wishing the stars a Happy Birthday!

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