Happy Birthday Trey Songz! 5 Reasons Why We Love the Singer

Trey Songz Versace

Nov. 28 2013, Published 12:49 p.m. ET

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I sat down with Trey Songz at a month-long kick-off event for his foundation "Angels With Heart" at the Versace store in NYC to discuss giving back, what a guy really wants this holiday season, and what he's thankful for in pop culture. Read the highlights below and don't forget to wish him a Happy Birthday @TreySongz—he turns 29 today!

1. The guy prefers an experiential holiday gift to a Rolex.

"I'm a guy that appreciates spontaneity and a woman being genuine and different. It's easy to get a guy a nice Rolex, (I'm a watch guy), but if you specially cater gifts to the person, that's the coolest thing ever."

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2. He started his own foundation to inspire kids to give back in their community.

"I grew up poor, but I didn't really know it because of amazing places like the Salvation Army where we got a lot of our Christmas presents from. I was a happy child because of that and the times someone was able to help my mother out—that's what we want to do; help parents that can't sustain a household the way they want to and children that don't have stable parents. We've given away 30,000 backpacks in my hometown so far. I believe charity starts at home, so most of my initiatives have started here in Virgin;, so the kids know that I grew up around the block and all this is possible. It's a beautiful thing to have my dream be able to able other people with their dream.

3. The super-successful R&B singer and actor is a total mamma's boy:

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4. He still believes in the power of creativity.

"I think it's at an all-time high where people are allowed to be who they are."

5. He looks good in a suit. Really good.

Are you a Trey fan? What's one random act of kindness you've done recently? Comment below or tweet us your thoughts @OKMagazine!


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