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January 3, 2017 Janet Jackson gives birth to her first child, a baby boy named Eissa Al Mana, at age 50. The father is the singer's husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana.

January 7, 2012 Beyoncé and Jay-Z have their first child: a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter.More

September 12, 2006 Britney Spears gives birth to her second child, Jayden James Federline, born just 363 days after her first son, Sean. In ensuing years, the kids enjoy many lavish joint birthday parties.

February 13, 1997 Michael Jackson's first child, a son named Prince, is born. The mother is his second wife, Debbie Rowe, who later relinquishes custody.

October 14, 1996 Madonna gives birth to her first child, a daughter named Lourdes. The father is her personal trainer, Carlos Leon.

December 25, 1995 Eminem's daughter, Hailie Jade, is born. He mentions her in many of his songs, and in 1999 her cooing appears on his track "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" (where Em imagines killing Hailie's mother, Kim). Eminem gets her name tattooed on his arm.

March 1, 1994 Justin Bieber is born in London, Ontario, Canada.

June 26, 1993 Ariana Grande is born in Boca Raton, Florida. After starring on the Nickelodeon TV show Victorious, she becomes a popular singer with a huge social media presence.

November 23, 1992 Miley Cyrus is born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee. Nicknamed "Smiley," later shortened to "Miley," she is the first child of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. She also has a famous godmother: Dolly Parton.

August 18, 1992 Frances Bean Cobain is born to Courtney Love and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

March 16, 1991 Eddie Van Halen and his wife Valerie Bertinelli welcome a son, Wolfgang Van Halen, who eventually becomes the bass player in Van Halen.

February 17, 1991 Ed Sheeran is born in West Yorkshire, England. He breaks through in 2011 with "The A-Team," written about a drug-addicted prostitute he met while performing at a charity event for a homeless shelter.

December 13, 1989 Taylor Swift is born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and moves to Nashville at age 14, where she discovers her knack for turning heartache into hit singles.More

August 21, 1988 Country singer Kacey Musgraves is born in Golden, Texas. She writes her first song, "Notice Me," at age 8 for her elementary school graduation.

August 14, 1988 John Mellencamp becomes a grandfather at age 37 when his 18-year-old daughter Michelle gives birth to a little girl named Elexis.

May 5, 1988 Adele is born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins in Tottenham, London, England.

December 30, 1986 Ellie Goulding is born in Herefordshire, England.

October 24, 1986 Aubrey Drake Graham is born in Toronto. After a stint on the TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation, he becomes a superstar rapper under the name Drake.

March 28, 1986 Stefani Germanotta enters the world in New York City. She is born this way, but rises to fame under the name Lady Gaga.

December 25, 1984 The twins Lisa and Jess Origliasso are born in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia. They form The Veronicas.

March 10, 1983 Carrie Underwood is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She begins her music career after winning Season 4 of American Idol and becomes one of the most successful artists of any genre, with over 65 million records sold worldwide.

April 24, 1982 Kelly Clarkson is born in Fort Worth, Texas.

December 13, 1981 Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee is born in Riverside, California. Her future bandmate Ben Moody hears her playing a Meat Loaf tune on the piano while the two attend a youth camp in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1994. The following year, Evanescence is born.

December 2, 1981 Britney Spears is born in McComb, Mississippi. She is raised in Louisiana.

September 4, 1981 Beyoncé Knowles is born in Houston, Texas. She finds fame as the lead singer of the '90s girl group Destiny's Child before becoming Queen Bey.

May 20, 1981 Alice Cooper and his wife Sheryl have their first child, a daughter named Calico. Their next two kids also have creative names: Dash and Sonora.

January 31, 1981 Justin Timberlake is born in Memphis, Tennessee.

December 18, 1980 Christina Aguilera is born in Staten Island, New York. She's raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and eventually lands a record deal thanks to a powerhouse performance of "Reflection," the theme song to the Disney movie Mulan.

January 25, 1980 Alicia Keys is born Alicia Augello Cook in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York. Her background as a classically trained pianist influences her stage name. "It's like the piano keys," she explains, "And it can open so many doors." Her first album, Songs In A Minor, featuring her own compositions, goes to #1 in 2001.

March 11, 1979 Joel and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) are born Joel Rueben Combs and Benjamin Levi Combs in Waldorf, Maryland.

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