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    19 Of The Biggest Pop Divas Back In 2009 Vs. 2019

    Everyone knows DIVAS only get better with time!

    Ariana Grande then:

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    A Nickelodeon TV star (starring on Victorious).

    Ariana Grande now:

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    Queen of Ponytails, Bops, Not Enunciating, and Breaking Eras.

    Rihanna then:

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    Released maybe her best album ever, Rated R.

    Rihanna now:

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    Queen of Giving Zero Fucks, actor, singer of bops, fashion icon, literally reinvented the beauty industry as a makeup mogul, and head of a high-end fashion brand.

    Jennifer Lopez then:

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    A multi-hyphenate star: singer, actor, dancer, and designer.

    Jennifer Lopez now:

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    A multi-hyphenate star: singer, actor, dancer, designer, and TV producer who is celebrating 20 years of being a pop diva.

    Selena Gomez then:

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    A Disney Channel star who was about to release her debut album, Kiss & Tell (with the Scene).

    Selena Gomez now:

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    Finally getting close to releasing her new album (her first in four years!).

    Taylor Swift then:

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    Ruled both the country and pop charts with songs off her second album, Fearless.

    Taylor Swift now:

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    Releasing her seventh studio album this summer.

    Janet Jackson then:

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    A living legend.

    Janet Jackson now:

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    A living legend who was finally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (an honor she deserved a decade ago).

    Christina Aguilera then:

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    Was quietly working on her way-ahead-of-its-time album Bionic.

    Christina Aguilera now:

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    Currently doing her The Xperience residency in Las Vegas.

    Gwen Stefani then:

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

    Gwen Stefani now:

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

    Demi Lovato then:

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    A Disney star who had just released her second album, Here We Go Again.

    Demi Lovato now:

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    An advocate for mental health, who has been very vocal and honest about her own personal struggles and addictions. Also, still a friggin' talented vocalist.

    Madonna then:

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    Was busy wrapping up the European leg of her Sticky & Sweet Tour. Also released her third greatest-hits album, Celebration.

    Madonna now:

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    Just released her 14th album, Madame X.

    Adele then:

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    Rising British star who took home the Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

    Adele now:


    A legend and Queen of the Breakup Songs, who just teased us with the news that her new album, 30, is coming soon.

    Alicia Keys then:

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    Was getting ready to release her fourth album, The Element of Freedom.

    Alicia Keys now:

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    Spinning her chair as a judge on The Voice.

    Kylie Minogue then:

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    Kylie Minogue now:

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    A legend — that the US is still sleeping on — who is about to release her greatest hits album Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection.

    Katy Perry then:

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    Embarked on her first headlining tour — the Hello Katy Tour — to promote One of the Boys.

    Katy Perry now:

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    Just released her latest single "Never Really Over" and officially ended her feud with Taylor Swift.

    Mariah Carey then:

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    Gave a wonderful performance as a social worker in Precious and dropped her 12th studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

    Mariah Carey now:

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    Queen of Memes and also something that rhymes with "schminny schmegend."

    Miley Cyrus then:

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    Just starred in Hannah Montana: The Movie.

    Miley Cyrus now:

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    Just released her EP, She Is Coming.

    Beyoncé then:

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    Embarked on her I Am... World Tour in support of her album I Am... Sasha Fierce.

    Beyoncé now:

    Lady Gaga then:

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    Released one of the greatest pop albums of all time: The Fame Monster.

    Lady Gaga now:

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    An Oscar winner who is preparing us all for #LG6.

    Britney Spears then:

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    Embarked on her Circus Tour in support of her album Circus.

    Britney Spears now:

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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 bestselling artist, a painter, (private) runway model, workout video queen, and SKINNY. AS. A. NEEDLE.

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