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100 Hottest Celebrity Couples of 2011

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1. Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z
Last Year's Rank: 2
Popularity: 10
Success: 10
Attractiveness: 8
Staying Power: 9


Beyonce and Jay-Z are the ultimate power couple and thus, by our numbers, have soundly earned the top spot on our list of hottest couples. She made $86 million on concert tickets alone in the last year, while diversifying her income with major endorsements (Nintendo and L'Oréal et al), a signature fragrance, and her House of Dereon fashion line. Forbes ranks her as the ninth top entertainment earner of 2010. For his part, Jay ranked second (behind only Diddy) on Forbes' list of the wealthiest hip-hop stars with a net worth estimated at $450 million. But like his sexier better half, he's all about diversification. Among his credits: Rapper (and music mogul in general), part owner of the New Jersey Nets, Broadway producer, nightclub owner, and best-selling author (his Decoded won unlikely acclaim from the New York Times). Obama is a Jay-Z fan and Beyonce found time to help the first lady with her "Let's Move" initiative to fight childhood obesity with an exercise-esque version of her "Move Your Body" video (wearing hot pants, of course).