NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Queen Latifah attends Tribeca Talks and the Premiere of The Queen Collective Shorts - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studio on April 26, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Happy 51st birthday to the one and only Queen Latifah!

Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970. He got her start by inking with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and releasing her debut album, “All Hail the Queen, in 1989. The album took off, thanks to the hot single “Ladies First!”

Here are some great photos of Latifah over the years!

Other celebrity birthdays:

Lily Collins (32)
Adam Levine (42)
Dane Cook (49)
Queen Latifah (51)
Jerry Cantrell (55)
Olympian Bonnie Blair (57)
Vanessa Williams (58)
Mike Rowe (59)
Irene Cara (62)
Ben Cohen, co-founder of ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s, (70)

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