1. Jay-Z & Beyoncé
By no small measure, August 2011 was a great month for Beyoncé and Jay-Z. His album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne, hit #1 all over the world. Then, Beyoncé sold out a show in 22 seconds before performing four packed shows at the Roseland Ballroom in New York.
On their own, they’ve each grossed millions in earnings through various endorsements and business deals.
How could they possibly top that?! We got the answer at the 2011 VMAs when Beyoncé brought down the house with "Love on Top" before revealing her baby bump at the end of her set. Although we were speechless, Twitter blew up with 8,868 tweets per second, a new record!