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12 Random AF Facts You Might Not Know About Your Favorite Pop Divas

Nope, "Crazy in Love" was not the first song Bey released as a solo artist.

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1. Lady Gaga dyed her brunette hair blonde after being confused for Amy Winehouse.

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2. Beyoncé's first solo single was 2002's "Work It Out," which appeared on the soundtrack to Austin Powers in Goldmember.

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3. Adele was discovered by her record label, XL, after she uploaded three demos to her Myspace page.

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4. Britney Spears' "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," was co-written by Shania Twain and her then-husband, megaproducer Mutt Lange.

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5. Mariah Carey was named after the song "They Call the Wind Maria," from the musical Paint Your Wagon.

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6. Rihanna's real name is Robyn (Rihanna is actually her middle name).

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7. In 2001, Jennifer Lopez became the first woman to have both the No. 1 album, J.Lo., and the No. 1 movie, The Wedding Planner, in the same week.


8. Christina Aguilera's debut single was "Reflection," off the Mulan soundtrack. The single actually got her signed to RCA.


9. Katy Perry's real name is Kathryn Hudson; she changed her last name to Perry (which is actually her mother's maiden name) to avoid confusion with actress Kate Hudson.

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10. Janet Jackson has an alter ego named Strawberry, who, according to Jackson, "Comes out from time to time."

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11. Carly Rae Jepsen was third runner-up on Canadian Idol in 2007.


12. In high school Madonna was a straight-A student and was also on the cheerleading team.

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