And now, the musical figures born in 1971 and celebrating age 40 this year. Hey, it's not so bad!
1. Here's the 411: the singer of "Family Affair" and "Be Without You" was born on January 11, 1971, in Yonkers, New York.
2. He's been a rapper, rock singer, actor, celebrity husband, and country singer, and he was born Robert Ritchie on January 17, 1971.
3. He might invite the East Side Boyz and the Ying Yang Twins to his 40th birthday party on January 27.
4. Born Erica Wright in Dallas, Texas on February 26, 1971, by what jazzy stage name do we know her?
5.Rozonda Thomas was born on February 27, 1971, and the late Lisa Lopes was born on May 27, 1971. What group did both perform with?
6. Famous for his collaborations with artists including Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, and Katy Perry, this March 10, 1971-born rapper and producer named himself after a line of shoes.
7. He began his careah as a rappah with the Funky Bunch, became an Oscah-nominated actah, and he was bahn on June 5, 1971 in Dohchestah, Mass.
8. Born on June 16, 1971, in Harlem, this rap legend won't be celebrating his 40th birthday this year; he was killed in 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
9. Nathan Morris was born on June 18, 1971. Michael McCary was born on December 16, 1971. Both sang in the same 90s R&B harmony group - what waz it?
10. One of the most successful female rappers, she first began to "Work It" on July 1, 1971.
11. This high-voiced bluegrass singer, famous for her collaborations with Union Station and also with Robert Plant, was born on July 23, 1971, in Illinois.
12. DJ Spinderella was born on August 3, 1971. What pioneering rap duo did she spin for?
13. The lead singer of The Cranberries was born on September 6, 1971, in Limerick, Ireland.
14. Born to the Darwish family on October 2, 1971, she became a star in the late 80s by touring shopping malls.
15. Born Codozar Calvin Broadus on October 20, 1971, we know this rapper and actor better by what name?
16. In Puerto Rico, December 24, 1971 was Nochebuena and it also was the birthday of this "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer.
17. Her parents might have hung a "White Flag" on their door when she was born on December 25, 1971.
Bonus: When this NSYNC member was born on October 17, 1971, he wasn't yet worried about getting his ass kicked by Eminem worse than them little Limp Bizkit bastards.