Watch Aretha Franklin Sing Taylor Swift ‘Happy Birthday’

At midnight tonight, Taylor Swift will be turning 25 years old. But that didn’t stop the pop hero from getting a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung to her by her own musical hero a day early.

At the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards in New York this afternoon, Aretha Franklin sang birthday greetings to the young Swift on a panel that included Jessie J, Charli XCX, Hayley Williams, Ariana Grande and Idina Menzel.

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As Billboard noted, Swift earlier accepted her award by making the intentionally unfunny joke, “I turn 25 at midnight tonight, and I fully intend on partying like it’s 1989.”

Ask yourself: if there is a better person to sing for you this side of Marilyn Monroe? We’re guessing not.

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