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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.

    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.

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

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    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.

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

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