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I Bet You Can't Guess How Old These Pop Stars Were When They Made It Big

Good luck, you're gonna fuck it up.

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  1. How old was Britney when she released "...Baby One More Time"?

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    Yup, just 17!

    Britney became Ms. American Dream when she released "...Baby One More Time" on October 23, 1998 at the age of 17.

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    Via Jive
  2. How old was Madonna when she released her first hit single, "Holiday"?

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    Madonna was 25!

    Her third single off her debut studio album Madonna gave her worldwide recognition in 1983 at the age of 25.

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    Via madonnascrapbook.tumblr.com
  3. How old was Mariah Carey when her debut single "Vision of Love" shot to No. 1?

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    Mariah was 20...

    ...maybe. No one knows if she was born in 1969 or 1970, so the Elusive Chanteuse was either 20 or 21 when she released "Vision of Love" in 1990.

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    Via Columbia
  4. How old was Lady Gaga when she smashed the radio with "Just Dance"?

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    Gaga was 22!

    Mother Monster was 22 when "Just Dance" turned pop music on its head in 2008.

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    Via Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live
  5. How old was Taylor Swift when her debut single "Tim McGraw" launched her career?

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    Taylor was 16!

    "Tim McGraw" was released on June 19, 2006, making Taylor just 16 years old when her music career took off.

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    Via Big Machine
  6. How old was Rihanna when she shook the clubs with "Pon de Replay"?

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    RiRi was 17!

    Rihanna was just 17 when she had the DJ turn her music up with "Pon de Replay" in 2005.

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    Via Def Jam
  7. How old was Katy Perry when "I Kissed A Girl" first rocked the charts?

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    Katy was 23!

    The pop world was never the same after Katy released "I Kissed A Girl" on April 28, 2008.

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    Via Capitol
  8. How old was Miley Cyrus when she dropped her debut single "See You Again"?

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    Miley was 15!

    "See You Again" stormed the radios when Miley was just 15 in 2007.

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    Via tumblr.com
  9. How old was Beyoncé when she first went solo with "Crazy in Love"?

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    Bey was 21!

    Though she was releasing music in Destiny's Child at age 17, Bey went solo at 21 with "Crazy In Love" in 2003.

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    Via Columbia
  10. How old was Ariana Grande when she released her first top 10 hit, "The Way"?

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    Ari was 19!

    Ariana's hit debut single was released on March 25, 2013, making her just 19 years old.

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    Via Republic
  11. How old was Carly Rae Jepsen when she had us singing along to her massive No. 1 hit "Call Me Maybe"?

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    Carly was 25!

    Believe it or not, Carly was 25 when she saved pop with "Call Me Maybe" in 2011.

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  12. How old was Adele when she first made you feel ~things~ with "Hometown Glory"?

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    She was 19!

    Adele was 19 when her unmatched vocals first won us over with "Hometown Glory" in 2007.

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    Via Pacemaker

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