Today Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term in the White House, and naturally HOVA and Beyonce were the celeb guests of choice. Beyonce sung an unsurprisingly stunning version of the National Anthem at the inauguration, watched by her mogul husband close-by.

I personally find it amazing and satisfying how the self-proclaimed Bonnie and Clyde rogues of the music-world have gone on to become such an inspiration around the globe. Forget Justin & Selena, R-Patz & Kirsten or Chris Brown & Rihanna. Beyonce & Jay Z are not just world-class performers, celebrity parents, style icons, a marketer’s wet dream, entrepreneurs or Obama’s mates – they are role models. Long may they continue to be in the public eye doing themselves and music proud.