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14 Pop Stars When They Released Their First Album Vs. Now

Some have changed more than others.

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1. Britney Spears

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First album: ...Baby One more Time (1999).

Since Madonna still hasn't retired, Britney remains the princess of pop. It also looks like her smile hasn't budged an inch.

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First album: ...Baby One more Time (1999).

Since Madonna still hasn't retired, Britney remains the princess of pop. It also looks like her smile hasn't budged an inch.

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Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: ...Baby One more Time (1999).

Since Madonna still hasn't retired, Britney remains the princess of pop. It also looks like her smile hasn't budged an inch.

2. Adele

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First album: 19 (2008).

Hello. It's her. You know, Adele. You've probably never heard of her, she hasn't had much success since she started releasing albums in 2008. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Will Ragozzino /Sascha Steinbach / Getty

First album: 19 (2008).

Hello. It's her. You know, Adele. You've probably never heard of her, she hasn't had much success since she started releasing albums in 2008. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Will Ragozzino /Sascha Steinbach / Getty

First album: 19 (2008).

Hello. It's her. You know, Adele. You've probably never heard of her, she hasn't had much success since she started releasing albums in 2008. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3. Rihanna

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First album: Music of the Sun (2005).

Back in 2005, Rihanna started releasing an album a year (although it felt like she was releasing them every three weeks). But what the lord giveth, the lord taketh away, and here we are in 2016 STILL waiting for Anti.

Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: Music of the Sun (2005).

Back in 2005, Rihanna started releasing an album a year (although it felt like she was releasing them every three weeks). But what the lord giveth, the lord taketh away, and here we are in 2016 STILL waiting for Anti.

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Kevin Winter / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: Music of the Sun (2005).

Back in 2005, Rihanna started releasing an album a year (although it felt like she was releasing them every three weeks). But what the lord giveth, the lord taketh away, and here we are in 2016 STILL waiting for Anti.

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4. Justin Bieber

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First album: My World 2.0 (2010).

Justin Bieber came onto the scene singing all these cute pop songs and flicking his hair about. Fast forward six years and he's... well, he's stopped being cute and started throwing eggs instead, tut.

Larry Busacca / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: My World 2.0 (2010).

Justin Bieber came onto the scene singing all these cute pop songs and flicking his hair about. Fast forward six years and he's... well, he's stopped being cute and started throwing eggs instead, tut.

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Larry Busacca / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: My World 2.0 (2010).

Justin Bieber came onto the scene singing all these cute pop songs and flicking his hair about. Fast forward six years and he's... well, he's stopped being cute and started throwing eggs instead, tut.

5. Beyoncé

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First album: Dangerously in Love (2003).

The queen Bey makes it look like a day has barely passed since 2003. What's her secret though? Regular facials? Exercise? A secret deal with god? We need receipts Beyoncé.

Robert Mora / Ilya S. Savenok / Getty

First album: Dangerously in Love (2003).

The queen Bey makes it look like a day has barely passed since 2003. What's her secret though? Regular facials? Exercise? A secret deal with god? We need receipts Beyoncé.

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Robert Mora / Ilya S. Savenok / Getty

First album: Dangerously in Love (2003).

The queen Bey makes it look like a day has barely passed since 2003. What's her secret though? Regular facials? Exercise? A secret deal with god? We need receipts Beyoncé.

6. Miley Cyrus

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First album: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)

Miley Cyrus used to have the Best of Both Worlds when she was playing Hannah Montana. It's fair to say now that she's grown up a little bit.

Frazer Harrison / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)

Miley Cyrus used to have the Best of Both Worlds when she was playing Hannah Montana. It's fair to say now that she's grown up a little bit.

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Frazer Harrison / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)

Miley Cyrus used to have the Best of Both Worlds when she was playing Hannah Montana. It's fair to say now that she's grown up a little bit.

7. Ariana Grande

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First album: Yours Truly (2013).

Ariana used to sit in her bedroom and do impressions of people like Britney Spears on YouTube. Now she's all grown up and has a ponytail that literally does not move ever.

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First album: Yours Truly (2013).

Ariana used to sit in her bedroom and do impressions of people like Britney Spears on YouTube. Now she's all grown up and has a ponytail that literally does not move ever.

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First album: Yours Truly (2013).

Ariana used to sit in her bedroom and do impressions of people like Britney Spears on YouTube. Now she's all grown up and has a ponytail that literally does not move ever.

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8. Nicki Minaj

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First album: Pink Friday (2010).

In 2010, Nicki was all about the wigs and questionable outfits. Nowadays she goes for a much more sophisticated approach, and serves it up like a real queen.

Mark Ralston / Getty

First album: Pink Friday (2010).

In 2010, Nicki was all about the wigs and questionable outfits. Nowadays she goes for a much more sophisticated approach, and serves it up like a real queen.

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Mark Ralston / Getty

First album: Pink Friday (2010).

In 2010, Nicki was all about the wigs and questionable outfits. Nowadays she goes for a much more sophisticated approach, and serves it up like a real queen.

9. Katy Perry

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First album: One of the Boys (2008).

Katy kissed a girl in 2008, gave us all a Teenage Dream in 2010, and she ruled 2013 / 2014 with Prism. She's already started 2016 with a bang by reintroducing those Bump-It hair things, which everybody seems to be pretty down with.

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First album: One of the Boys (2008).

Katy kissed a girl in 2008, gave us all a Teenage Dream in 2010, and she ruled 2013 / 2014 with Prism. She's already started 2016 with a bang by reintroducing those Bump-It hair things, which everybody seems to be pretty down with.

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Florian Seefried / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: One of the Boys (2008).

Katy kissed a girl in 2008, gave us all a Teenage Dream in 2010, and she ruled 2013 / 2014 with Prism. She's already started 2016 with a bang by reintroducing those Bump-It hair things, which everybody seems to be pretty down with.

10. Justin Timberlake

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First album: Justified (2002).

Once upon a long time ago, Justin Trousersnake was but a blonde boy-bander gone solo. Now he's just as handsome as he was, but he's an official DILF.

Vince Bucci / Michael Loccisano / Getty

First album: Justified (2002).

Once upon a long time ago, Justin Trousersnake was but a blonde boy-bander gone solo. Now he's just as handsome as he was, but he's an official DILF.

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Vince Bucci / Michael Loccisano / Getty

First album: Justified (2002).

Once upon a long time ago, Justin Trousersnake was but a blonde boy-bander gone solo. Now he's just as handsome as he was, but he's an official DILF.

11. Demi Lovato

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First album: Don't Forget (2008).

Demi used to look like butter wouldn't melt. She didn't tell us in 2008 that she had a sister though; step forward Poot Lovato.

Michael Caulfield / Frazer Harrison / Getty

First album: Don't Forget (2008).

Demi used to look like butter wouldn't melt. She didn't tell us in 2008 that she had a sister though; step forward Poot Lovato.

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Michael Caulfield / Frazer Harrison / Getty

First album: Don't Forget (2008).

Demi used to look like butter wouldn't melt. She didn't tell us in 2008 that she had a sister though; step forward Poot Lovato.

12. Lady Gaga

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First album: The Fame (2008).

Before she became an award winning actress, Lady G was rolling up to award shows in dresses made entirely of meat. To this day nobody is 100% sure why that happened.

Scott Gries / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: The Fame (2008).

Before she became an award winning actress, Lady G was rolling up to award shows in dresses made entirely of meat. To this day nobody is 100% sure why that happened.

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Scott Gries / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: The Fame (2008).

Before she became an award winning actress, Lady G was rolling up to award shows in dresses made entirely of meat. To this day nobody is 100% sure why that happened.

13. Taylor Swift

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First album: Taylor Swift (2006).

Tay Tay used to be "that country girl" who wrote about boys. Now she's the fairy squad mother who just won't let anybody else win a music award.

Michael Buckner / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: Taylor Swift (2006).

Tay Tay used to be "that country girl" who wrote about boys. Now she's the fairy squad mother who just won't let anybody else win a music award.

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Michael Buckner / Jason Merritt / Getty

First album: Taylor Swift (2006).

Tay Tay used to be "that country girl" who wrote about boys. Now she's the fairy squad mother who just won't let anybody else win a music award.

14. Ed Sheeran

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First album: + (2011).

Good old Ed hasn't really changed much. He still sings incredibly emotional songs, he stills names his albums after maths, and he's still ginger. Never change, Ed!

Chris Jackson / Cindy Ord / Getty

First album: + (2011).

Good old Ed hasn't really changed much. He still sings incredibly emotional songs, he stills names his albums after maths, and he's still ginger. Never change, Ed!

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Chris Jackson / Cindy Ord / Getty

First album: + (2011).

Good old Ed hasn't really changed much. He still sings incredibly emotional songs, he stills names his albums after maths, and he's still ginger. Never change, Ed!