Nailed It: 21 Photos Of Pop Music’s Wildest Manicures

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Nailed It: 21 Photos Of Pop Music's Wildest Manicures

A star's hands clutch microphones, tickle ivories, strum strings, and hold other stars' hands. Whether or not we think about, they are constantly on display. Webster defines "fingernail" as "the flattish horny envelope on the upper surface of the tip of each finger." That sounds unappealing. We prefer to think of nails are the artist's canvas—an extension of who they are, literally and figuratively.

We went digging for the best examples of how stars express themselves through nail art. Try to guess the artist without looking at their name. HINT: This game is impossible. Maybe you'll come up with some ideas for your own set of flattish horny envelopes. Just make sure to use them for good—we don't wanna see any cat fights!

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Alicia Keys

Proper maintenance of the Keys key-ticklers is, well, key.
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Alicia Keys

The Keys key-ticklers are occasionally quite blung.
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Ashley Tisdale

A ladybug landing on your freshly mani'd nails is, like, super good luck or something.
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Beyonce Knowles

More like Beyonce NAILS, amirite?!
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Carly Rae Jepsen

Call Me Mani'd.
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Katy Perry

I bedazzled my nails, and I like it!
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Cher Lloyd

Things Cher Lloyd Wants:

1. U Back.

2. Hello Kitty Nails.
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Demi Lovato

The gold diamonds are Demi's X Factor.
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Lady Gaga

This Monster's got claws.
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Mariah Carey

For the sake of political nails, it was smart of Obama to have five letters in his last name.
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Jessie J

We'd like to know the Price Tag on those puppies.
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Selena Gomez

No need to trim those claws, she comes in peace.
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These spin heads right round (right round).
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Ke$ha has a rare allergy to using the same polish on different nails.
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Fortunately, she recovered!

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These nails deserve to Take a Bow.
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Victoria Justice

No words could do these nails—don't make us say it—justice.
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The Happiest Nails on Earth
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Ain't no branding Brandy!
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"What About Us?"

You're great too, alternate example of Brandy's nails.
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Christina Milian

Those sparkly ring fingers are a reminder to her beau of where to put her presents.
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