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If you could book a famous singer for your wedding, who would it be? John Legend? Justin Timberlake? Lana Del Rey? Pitbull? Well, if you happen to be a celebrity, getting a chart-topping A-lister is actually possible. Here, find out which stars have moonlighted as wedding singers for their famous friends.
In an interview for our fall cover story, Sofía Vergara told us she put her then-fiancé Joe Manganiello in charge of the first-dance song selection, because "if it were up to me, we'd dance to Pitbull." As it turns out, the Modern Family actress got her wish! Pitbull did perform at the glamorous Florida celebration. "That was a lot of fun. Big congratulations to Joe and Sofía," Pitbull told E! News. "She told her and her girls, 'Hey, stage' and they got up there and they were just having a great time. The mother, the father, all the bridesmaids—which were extremely gorgeous—so it was definitely a blessing to play at that wedding."
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The Grammy Award-winning artist has made singing at parties somewhat of a hobby, starting with his own destination wedding to Chrissy Teigen, where he serenaded his bride with the song he wrote for her, "All of Me," before passing the microphone to Stevie Wonder (who performed "Ribbon in the Sky").
Legend also performed at the weddings of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, and for charity, at a "wedding" for his dogs, Pippa and Putty, and the nuptials of a couple who had made a donation to said charity. Now, how do we get him to sing at our events?
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Lana Del Rey
For their rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles, Kanye West famously surprised Kim Kardashian with an appearance by Lana Del Rey, who sang three songs for the couple, including "Summertime Sadness." "Kim and Kanye love her and were so happy she could sing for them," a source told E! News. "Everyone was crying! So beautiful."
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The superstar did more than jump for joy after he and Jessica Biel tied the knot: He also dedicated a performance at the reception to his new wife. Swoon!
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The lead singer of Florence + The Machine reportedly sang three songs at her friend Blake Lively's wedding to Ryan Reynolds.
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At Donald Faison (middle) and CaCee Cobb's wedding, Joshua Radin (right) served as groomsman and wedding singer, performing his song "They Bring Me to You" for the couple's first spin on the dance floor.
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The singer-songwriter was "massively shocked" when she was asked to perform at Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding reception at Buckingham Palace—an experience she refers to as "one of the best nights of my entire life." For their first dance, the bride and groom had selected Goulding's cover of Elton John's "Your Song." Even celebs get nervous, though. Goulding has since said that the performance had her "shitting her pants."
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The celebrity wedding singer at Bryan Greenberg's wedding to Once Upon a Time actress Jamie Chung? Greenberg himself! The One Tree Hill star surprised revelers—and his bride—by serenading her with "All the Roads."
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The "Shake It Off" singer surprised two fans at their wedding and not only took a couple of snaps with the bride and groom, but also serenaded them with a piano version of "Blank Space," too! We bet Swifties everywhere wish they had been invited to this wedding.
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When you're the CEO of Spotify, you have access to some pretty big names in the music industry. That's why we weren't surprised to learn that Daniel Ek hired none other than superstar Bruno Mars to perform at his Lake Como wedding to Sofia Levander. We wonder if he sang "Marry You."