Back on April 4, 2008, Jay-Z made an honest woman out of Beyonce when they married during a super-private ceremony in New York City. Thanks to their union, the world has been blessed with multiple hit collabs ("03 Bonnie & Clyde" is STILL a hot jam), a level of adorableness that has inspired countless web sites and, of course, Blue Ivy.
On Beyonce and Jay-Z's wedding anniversary, we take a look at how the world would be different if the two had never met. (Spoiler alert: It would have sucked.)
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Happy birthday Lady Gaga
! The pop diva, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, turns 27 today (March 28). In honor of Mother Monster's big b-day, the AOL Music editors dug into our video vault and found Lady Gaga's very first AOL Sessions
! Check out the birthday girl's high-energy performance of "Paparazzi" below. Consider it our Gaga birthday gift to you!
Is there anything better than a good, old-fashioned love song? A well-written tune can tug at your heartstrings like no other. Love songs are so popular because, at the end of the day, we all can relate to that feeling on some level. In that way, celebrities are just like us -- they fall in love and want to share their happiness with the world. But unlike you or me, who might just change their Facebook status from "Single" to "In a Relationship," musicians let the world know they're in love through song.
But not every love song written is inspired by some unknown boyfriend or wife of a musician. In the gallery below, read all about the celebrity love stories that have inspired some of the sweetest songs in recent history.
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Gather round boys and girls, it's time to travel back to last night's Grammy Awards
and relive all the magical moments in five easy-to-digest Grammy GIFs. And hey, even if you missed the show altogether, we still recommend scrolling down ... if not for Katy Perry's revealing dress
, then at least for Ellen and Beyonce's "fan girl" moment.
Got a case of the Mondays? We feel you. Luckily there's this magical thing called the internet, filled with hilarious videos and ridic photos to help bring a smile to your face. Because we here at AOL Music care, we scoured the web and found the five following things to make you smile today. Enjoy!
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Hear that tick-tick-ticking sound? That's the clock counting down as we near (or reach if you are celebrating Hanukkah) the holiday gift giving season. And if you're like us, you probably have more than one music lover on your list that still needs a gift. Don't stress. The AOL Music editors have some great suggestions to make your holiday shopping MUCH easier. Get them by clicking on the live chat video below. Happy holidays!
OK, Directioners, we've got a tough question for you: Out of all the 1D guys, whose Twitter profile pic is the best? Check them out above, then case your vote below! (From top left, clockwise: Louis, Zayn, Harry, Liam and Niall.)