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Happy birthday to the one and only Will Smith! It’s hard to believe, but he turns 52 today (Sept. 25).

Did you know Smith was the first hip-hop star to be nominated for an Oscar? He is also one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood!

His real name is formal: Willard Carroll Smith Jr. Nice!

Here are some of our favorite Smith clips throughout the years!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!