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Happy Birthday, Claudette Ortiz!

City High unfortunately became one of the many short-lived R&B groups in the genre's history. In the 2000s, the trio was propelled by a strong female lead, Claudette Ortiz. She was just a teenager back then, coming out out Willingboro, N.J. Ortiz, now an actress who's trying to put together a solo album, turns 34 years old today.

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Happy Birthday, M.I.A.!

As if music fans haven't already been spoiled enough this year, even M.I.A. is joining in on the fun by releasing new material. She dropped a new multimedia project, Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border on Apple Music, and it came with anticipation just like most of her releases. Five days later, today (July 18), she crosses over into her 40s.

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