Grammy-winning recording artist, producer and sex symbol Maxwell turns 40 on Thursday, May 23

Written by | Ray Cornelius

This week’s celebrity birthdays include a fearless music icon, an outspoken hip-hop star, two  R&B crooners, two music legends, a Broadway starlet, a multi-faceted entertainer and one helluva supermodel.  Get plugged into the RC Birthdays for this week, May 19-25, 2013.

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 May 19: Singer-actress-model Grace Jones, 61


May 20: Rapper, producer and actor Busta Rhymes, 41

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May 21: Recording artist, songwriter, and R&B legend Ronald Isley, 72 

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May 22: Singer and sixth member of New Edition, Johnny Gill, 47

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Supermodel-actress Naomi Campbell, 43

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Singer-songwriter and record producer Donell Jones, 40

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May 24: Grammy-winning singer-author-actress Ms. Patti LaBelle, 69

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May 25: Actress- singer-Broadway diva Leslie Uggams, 70

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Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, 43

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Multi-Grammy-winning singer-rapper-actress Lauryn Hill, 38