Beyonce and Jay-Z aren't the only ones who've figured out that featuring your other half in a music video can do wonders for your career. Not all artists have a musically gifted SO to back them up in their videos, but regardless, having your real-life man or woman appear in a music video can add some extra buzz and make finding the on-screen chemistry a lot easier. Carrie Underwood is the most recent singer to tap a love interest for a cameo in a music video. The country singer's new hubby, Mike Fisher, makes an appearance in the "Mama's Song" video, along with—you guessed it—Carrie's mother. The tune is a thank you to Mama Underwood from Carrie for raising her right and getting her ready to accept love. Mike, much like his real-life role, plays that man Carrie gives her heart to.
After the jump, check out which other artists have used their lovers as co-stars, usually with sexy results.
Today is Mariah Carey's 45th birthday and it's got me feeling emotions, specifically gratitude for all the wisdom about life and love that she has imparted through her music over. So in honor of Mimi's big day, here are those bits of wisdom, accompanied by GIFs of Mariah at her most divalicious.
It’s been a tough week, kids. I’m imagining you sitting in front of an open refrigerator, the buzz of the light dulling your existential thoughts. That seven-minute video of Tom Hanks paying homage to his body of work is playing on your laptop from the other room, for no one in particular. You’re…