Although we’re stuck in the house amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, love is in the air for our first quarantine style Valentine’s Day.
How ever you choose to celebrate whether it’s a Caribbean vacation or coronavirus-safe staycation, we want to help you feel the love.
Check out our music video countdown of artists that featured their significant others in their music videos. After watching Malcolm & Marie, it’s clear that one of the biggest ways for creatives to express their love for their partner is to include them in their art.
In some cases, the couples are no longer together, but the visuals are still so cute and worth appreciating on this day of love.
1. Erykah Badu – Other Side of the Game
The music video starts with the title ‘a story by Erykah Badu’. It then shows Badu waking up her husband, played by her then-boyfriend André 3000, as the two playful being affectionate and loving toward each other.
2. Jennifer Lopez – Jenny From The Block
Many people like to front on Jennifer Lopez’s legacy because she abandoned the Hip Hop roots that helped boost her career, but she is not one of them. J Lo is the reason that Google images exist, and her relationship with Ben Affleck showed how marketable high-profile relationships were. “Bennifer” was the precursor for the YouTube couples we see today.
3. Kanye West – Bound 2
Kim Kardashian flaunted her best assets in her husband’s music video, which instantly became a viral sensation due to its campy theme.
4. Ciara – Body Party
This is one of the better examples of why you should keep your business and personal lives separate. Future wrote this song and featured in the video before they conceived a child and engaged in an ugly legal battle.
5. Mariah Carey – Bye Bye
Nick Cannon usually receives a lot of flack for his personal music career, but he was once married to and had twins with a musical icon.
6. Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Chris Brown – All Eyes On You
There’s a thin line between love and hate! Nicki and Meek are no longer an item but there’s definitely some unresolved trauma between those two. Regardless of their personal issues, they did release a few songs that their fans loved and this particular music video spawned one of the funniest GIFs.
7. Megan Thee Stallion and Money BaggYo – All Dat
Megan and Money Bagg’s relationship was allegedly a publicity stunt but the pair knew each other before Meg inked a major music deal. They collaborated on her Tina Snow cut “Make A Bag” then again for “All Dat” which had major success on TikTok.
8. Mulatto featuring Lil Baby – Sex Lies
Mulatto leaned more to the melodic side with her song “Sex Lies” featuring Lil Baby. Baby is in an on-and-off relationship with the mother of his second child, Jayda Cheaves, who is also a popular Instagram model and influencer. It was a respectful and great marketing move on Mulatto’s end to include the couple in her music video.
9. John Legend – All Of Me
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are always displaying their affection for each other publicly.