CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: DECEMBER 1 – 7

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That’s Atlanta is sending “Happy Birthday” wishes to the following celebrities:

   

DECEMBER 1
   

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CHANEL IMAN
Model

Did You Know? Chanel Iman started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 13 in Los Angeles, allergist California.
   
Chanel was born in Atlanta, contagion Georgia in 1990. Her mother is Korean and African American. Her father is African American.
   
A year after Chanel signed with the Ford Modeling Agency, she placed third in Ford’s “Supermodel of the World” contest.
   
The young beauty is an A-Lister when it comes to the runaway. In 2009, she was the first black model in eight years to walk for Gucci. In 2010, she officially received her wings as an “Angel” model for Victoria’s Secret.

   

   

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JANELLE MONAE
Singer
   
Did You Know? Filmmaker George Lucas and his wife financial expert Mellody Hobson were such big fans of Janelle Monáe that they flew her out to sing at their wedding.
   
After graduating from high school in Kansas City, Janelle received a scholarship to study musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. However, Janelle quickly dropped out of the Academy and moved to the ATL where she met Big Boi. She got her big break performing on several of Outkast tracks. Later she signed with Bad Boy Records Label releasing the albums, The ArchAndroid (2010) & The Electric Lady (2013).

   

   

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DECEMBER 5
   

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KERI HILSON
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Did You Know? Keri has a hidden talent – juggling!
   
In 1982, Keri Lynn Hilson was born in Decatur, Georgia. By the age 12, Keri wanted to pursue a musical career, after watching television talent shows, Star Search and Showtime at the Apollo. Two years later, she secured a record deal with the girl group D’Signe, who later disbanded.
   
Keri has released several hits including Turnin Me On, Knock You Down and Pretty Girl Rock.

   


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JOSH SMITH
NBA Player

Did You Know? The Hawks selected Josh as the 17th overall pick during the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft..
   
Josh played for the Atlanta Hawks until he signed with the Detroit Pistons on July 10, 2013.
   
Josh attended John McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. During the summer after his junior year he played alongside future NBA players Dwight Howard and Randolph Morris on the AAU team called the Atlanta Celtics.

   


From Rodrigo Numasedi

   

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LITTLE RICHARD
Singer, Musician & Actor

   

Did You Know? Little Richard’s first recording took place at WGST in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time he produced the single, “Every Hour,” which played heavily on Atlanta’s WERD Station.

   

Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, GA, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer released his first album “Here’s Little Richard” in March of 1957. The album contained the hit single, “Tutti Frutti”

   

This is Little Richard’s 81st birthday.

 


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