There's an old adage that music is what feelings sound like, and sometimes that feeling is love.
Jay Z and Beyonce, and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, have been able to overcome the odds of celebrity and distance to build solid marriages while ruling the music
Others, like teen-dream duo
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, couldn't keep their love alive.
But whether they lasted or not, these pairs make up the most powerful recent couples in music – sometimes the best collaborations happen outside the recording studio.
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See the music couples who have made it work at the 56th Grammy Awards, airing on City at 8 pm on Sunday, Jan. 26.