Beyoncé Throws 40th Birthday Bash for Jay-Z

12/08/2009 at 05:30 PM EST

Beyoncé Throws 40th Birthday Bash for Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

It's nothing but the best for Jay-Z: The music mogul celebrated his 40th birthday in style last week – thanks to his wife, Beyoncé.

The Grammy-nominated singer planned a star-studded surprise party for her hubby and invited 50 of his closest pals, including Diddy, Kate Hudson, A-Rod, Kanye West and Alicia Keys.

DJ Cassidy spun tunes at the bash held at the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. The party, which had a 1940s theme, included a fireworks show and two dance floors.

At the fete, Jay-Z and Keys sang an impromptu version of their hit song, "Empire State of Mind," and West gave a toast to his friend, the birthday boy.

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