This week, we all wound down from our New Year's parties and brought in the first days of 2012.
Most of us have a bunch to look forward to in our long-term futures, but some of our favorite celebrities have short-term birthdays to celebrate!
This Sunday will be R&B legend R. Kelly's birthday and he's turning 45!
The vocal icon has been in the music game for almost half his life, creating some of the most classic songs about love and life. With the frequent release of new music, it doesn't look like he plans on stopping anytime soon.
Having already made a huge name for himself, we look forward to seeing how his musical talents continue to develop.
Check out the gallery to see who else has a birthday this week!