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Here's What Your Favorite Pop Divas Looked Like In 2008 Vs. Now

Talented queens, aging like fine wine.

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Ariana Grande then:

Is she even Ariana Grande if she doesn't have a ponytail?
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Is she even Ariana Grande if she doesn't have a ponytail?

Ariana Grande now:

Queen of Ponytails, Not Ennunciating, and Twitter Gays.
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Queen of Ponytails, Not Ennunciating, and Twitter Gays.

Selena Gomez then:

Disney Channel star!
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Disney Channel star!

Now:

Has a lot of Instagram followers *AND* a lot of bops!
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Has a lot of Instagram followers *AND* a lot of bops!

Taylor Swift then:

Country queen!
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Country queen!

Taylor Swift now:

Reclaimed the snake emoji. 🐍
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Reclaimed the snake emoji. 🐍

Gwen Stefani then:

An accomplished singer, songwriter, designer, and one part of alt-rock's favorite couple.
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An accomplished singer, songwriter, designer, and one part of alt-rock's favorite couple.

Gwen Stefani now:

Accomplished singer, songwriter, designer, and one part of your mom's favorite couple.
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Accomplished singer, songwriter, designer, and one part of your mom's favorite couple.

Janet Jackson then:

A living legend.
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A living legend.

Janet Jackson now:

A living legend who is finally getting back the respect she deserves. #JusticeForJanet
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A living legend who is finally getting back the respect she deserves. #JusticeForJanet

Jennifer Lopez then:

A multi-hyphenate star: Singer, actress, dancer, and designer.
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A multi-hyphenate star: Singer, actress, dancer, and designer.

Jennifer Lopez now:

A multi-hyphenate star: Singer, actress, dancer, designer, and TV producer.
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A multi-hyphenate star: Singer, actress, dancer, designer, and TV producer.

Rihanna then:

Had just re-released her bop-filled, iconic album Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded.
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Had just re-released her bop-filled, iconic album Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded.

Rihanna now:

Queen of giving zero fucks, actress, singer of bops, and literally reinventing the beauty industry as a makeup mogul.
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Queen of giving zero fucks, actress, singer of bops, and literally reinventing the beauty industry as a makeup mogul.

Madonna then:

Had just released her 11th studio album, Hard Candy.
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Had just released her 11th studio album, Hard Candy.

Madonna now:

Moved to Portugal, is now a working on becoming a skincare mogul, and presumably a new album.
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Moved to Portugal, is now a working on becoming a skincare mogul, and presumably a new album.

Christina Aguilera then:

Was getting ready to release her first greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits.
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Was getting ready to release her first greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits.

Christina Aguilera now:

After teasing everyone for *elderly Rose from Titanic voice* "EIGHTY-FOUR YEARS!!!", she's finally releasing her new album, Liberation, this year.
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After teasing everyone for *elderly Rose from Titanic voice* "EIGHTY-FOUR YEARS!!!", she's finally releasing her new album, Liberation, this year.

Demi Lovato then:

Like Selena Gomez, a Disney Channel star!
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Like Selena Gomez, a Disney Channel star!

Demi Lovato now:

Incredibly raw and real about her addiction struggles, and also a friggin' talented vocalist.
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Incredibly raw and real about her addiction struggles, and also a friggin' talented vocalist.

Adele then:

Rising British star.
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Rising British star.

Adele now:

Literally marrying the gays.
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Literally marrying the gays.

Katy Perry then:

Allegedly kissed a girl — and she liked it.
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Allegedly kissed a girl — and she liked it.

Katy Perry now:

Did you just say "wig"?
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Did you just say "wig"?

Mariah Carey then:

Released E=MC^2.
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Released E=MC^2.

Mariah Carey now:

Something that rhymes with "schminny schmegend."
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Something that rhymes with "schminny schmegend."

Miley Cyrus then:

She's just being Miley.
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She's just being Miley.

Miley Cyrus now:

Back to her country roots.
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Back to her country roots.

Fergie then:

Fergalicious.
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Fergalicious.

Fergie now:

She judges a reality show? IDK.
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She judges a reality show? IDK.

Alicia Keys then:

She's Alicia Keys!
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She's Alicia Keys!

Now:

Spinning her chair on The Voice.
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Spinning her chair on The Voice.

Britney Spears then:

Survived a very difficult year and was rightly recognized for it.
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Survived a very difficult year and was rightly recognized for it.

Now:

A living legend, who happens to be the queen of Instagram posts, sayer of "cool," and owner of lots of mini-furniture. A best-selling artist, a painter, intimates entrepreneur, (private) runway model, workout videos queen, and now being recognized for being a gay icon.
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A living legend, who happens to be the queen of Instagram posts, sayer of "cool," and owner of lots of mini-furniture. A best-selling artist, a painter, intimates entrepreneur, (private) runway model, workout videos queen, and now being recognized for being a gay icon.

Lady Gaga then:

Just an Italian-American girl from New York.
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Just an Italian-American girl from New York.

Lady Gaga now:

Gunning for her first Oscar with her role in A Star Is Born.
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Gunning for her first Oscar with her role in A Star Is Born.

Beyoncé then:

Married Jay, and also spent half her time as Sasha Fierce.
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Married Jay, and also spent half her time as Sasha Fierce.

Beyoncé now:

BEYCHELLA.
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BEYCHELLA.

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