Happy Birthday, Ellen DeGeneres! 5 Great Musician Moments From Her Show This Year

 Michael Rozman
Nicki Minaj on The Ellen Degeners Show on September 10, 2014.

Happy birthday, Ellen DeGeneres!

The comedian and talk-show host turned 57 on Monday (Jan. 26), and to celebrate, we rounded up a few of her best moments with musicians on Ellen this year. From the viral "Anaconda" clip with Nicki Minaj to getting Blake Shelton a little bit drunk, DeGeneres (with help from some music stars!) kept us laughing this year.

5. One Direction kept things charming by filling Ellen in on life on the road. 

4. Selena Gomez tells Ellen all about Taylor Swift and moving to New York.

3. The Voice coaches get drunk -- well, at least Blake Shelton does. 

2. Taylor Swift takes a break from all the 1989 chat to discuss her cats. They're just as cute as you expected. 

1. Nicki Minaj reacts to Ellen putting herself in the "Anaconda" video. Show of hands if you think maybe Ellen should have made Minaj's final cut?