In Photos: Music's most powerful celebrity couples

There's an old adage that music is what feelings sound like, and sometimes that feeling is love.

Couples like 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 roost.

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.

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