Grammy-winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin turns 43 on Sunday, January 26

Written by | Ray Cornelius

This week’s celebrity birthdays include three R&B divas, a rap icon, an ageless beauty and a Nawlins crooner whose music stands the test of time.  Get plugged into the RC Birthdays for this week: January 20-26, 2013!


Jan. 20: actress Stacey Dash, 46 and The Roots’ ?uestlove, 42

Jan. 21: singer-songwriter Billy Ocean, 63

Jan. 22: rapper DJ Jazzy Jeff, 48

Jan. 23: singer Anita Baker, 55 and The Pointer Sisters’ Anita Pointer, 65

Jan. 24: singer-songwriter Aaron Neville, 72 and actress Tatiyana Ali, 34

Jan. 25: singer-songwriter, actress and humanitarian Alica Keys, 32

Jan. 26: Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, 50