Celebrity Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Drake!

Monica, Katy Perry and Ciara also celebrate this week.


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Shaggy: October 22 - Mr. Boomtastic celebrates his 44th birthday this week. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)


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Michael Eric Dyson: October 23 - The professor, author and political analyst turns 54. (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for National Urban League)


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Drake: October 24 - The rapper and actor, born Aubrey Graham, turns 26. (Photo: B.Dowling/WENN.com)


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Adrienne Bailon: October 24 - The former Cheetah Girl, who stars in her own reality show Empire Girls, turns 29. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Monica - The songstress gave us a retro vibe with a polished beehive ‘do in 2012. (Photo: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

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Monica: October 24 - The Grammy-winning singer turns 32. (Photo: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)


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Katy Perry: October 25 - Rihanna's BFF celebrates her 28th birthday this week. (Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Ciara (@Ciara) - TWEET: "Finally CSQUAD!! The Moment Uve Been Asking 4! Here's my 1st Single Sweat Ft. My Boy @2Chainz Ow! Turn Up!! #CiaraSweat bit.ly/ciarasweat"   Ciara releases her new single "Sweat" featuring 2 Chainz via Twitter.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Ciara: October 25 - The "Goodies" singer turns 27. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


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Bootsy Collins: October 26 - The master of funk and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame turns 61. (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)


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James Pickens Jr.: October 26 - The Grey's Anatomy star celebrates his 58th birthday. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


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Ruby Dee: October 27 - The octogenarian actress is still going strong, with two new films releasing next year, at 88. (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)


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Telma Hopkins: October 28 - The Are We There Yet? actress turns 64. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Afro Hair Is ?Nasty? - The Talk talk-show host Sheryl Underwood reignited the natural hair debate when she described afro hair as ?nasty and beady bead? on air on Aug. 31. Although she meant it as a joke, fans were irate, prompting Underwood to publicly apologize for her remarks.(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Sheryl Underwood: October 28 - The comedienne and host of The Talk celebrates her 49th birthday. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)