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    11 Times Famous Musicians Radically Evolved (For The Better) Since The Beginning Of Their Careers

    Miley Cyrus has grown so much as a lyricist.

    One of my favorite things in the world is getting hooked on an artist and doing a deep dive into their musical careers. It's truly fascinating to see how much they've evolved from their debut, from album covers to lyrics to music videos — so, here are just a few examples of iconic musicians who've grown over the years.

    1. Here's what Taylor Swift looked like on her first album cover, Taylor Swift (2006):

    Here's what Taylor Swift looks like on her latest album cover, Evermore (2020):

    Here's what Taylor Swift's writing style was like for her single "Tim McGraw" (2006):

    "Tim McGraw" lyrics: "He said the way my blue eyes shined/Put those Georgia stars to shame that night/I said, 'That's a lie'"

    Here's what Taylor Swift's writing style is like from her single "Willow" (2020):

    "willow" lyrics: "I'm like the water when your ship rolled in that night/Rough on the surface but you cut through like a knife"

    Here's what Taylor Swift looked and sounded like in her music video for "Teardrops on My Guitar" (2007):

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    Here's what Taylor Swift looks and sounds like in her music video for "Willow" (2020):

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    2. Here's what Mariah Carey looked like on her first album cover, Mariah Carey (1990):

    Here's what Mariah Carey looks like on her latest album cover, Caution (2018):

    Here's what Mariah Carey's writing style was like for her single "Vision of Love" (1990):

    "Vision of Love" lyrics: "Prayed through the nights/Felt so alone/Suffered from alienation/Carried the weight on my own/Had to be strong/So I believed/And now I know I've succeeded in finding the place I conceived"

    Here's what Mariah Carey's writing style is like from her single "A No No" (2019):

    "A No No" lyrics: "You shoulda known that it's bigger than you/You'll never know what I already knew/After everything I already been through/I can't waste no time, pay no 'tention to you"

    Here's what Mariah Carey looked and sounded like in her music video for "Love Takes Time" (1990):

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    Here's what Mariah Carey looks and sounds like in her music video for "A No No" (2019):

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    3. Here's what Harry Styles looked like on One Direction's first album cover, Up All Night (2011):

    Here's what Harry Styles looks like on his latest solo album cover, Fine Line (2019):

    Here's what Harry Styles' writing style was like with One Direction for their song "Taken" (2011):

    "Taken" lyrics: "Who do you think you are?/Who do you think I am?/You only loved to see me breaking/You only want me 'cause I'm taken"

    Here's what Harry Styles' writing style is like from his single "Treat People with Kindness" (2021):

    "Treat People with Kindness" lyrics: "Maybe we can find a place to feel good/And we can treat people with kindness/Find a place to feel good"

    Here's what Harry Styles looked and sounded like in One Direction's music video for "What Makes You Beautiful" (2011):

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    Here's what Harry Styles looks and sounds like in his music video for "Watermelon Sugar" (2020):

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    4. Here's what Miley Cyrus looked like on her first album cover, Meet Miley Cyrus (2007):

    Here's what Miley Cyrus looks like on her latest album cover, Plastic Hearts (2020):

    Here's what Miley Cyrus's writing style was like for her single "See You Again" (2007):

    "See You Again" lyrics: "I got a way of knowing when something is right/I feel like I must have known you in another life/'Cause I felt this deep connection when you looked in my eyes/Now I can't wait to see you again"

    Here's what Miley Cyrus's writing style is like from her single "Angels Like You" (2021):

    "Angels like You" lyrics: "I know that you're wrong for me/Gonna wish we never met on the day I leave/I brought you down to your knees/'Cause they say that misery loves company"

    Here's what Miley Cyrus looked and sounded like in her music video for "Start All Over" (2007):

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    Here's what Miley Cyrus looks and sounds like in her music video for "Midnight Sky" (2020):

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    5. Here's what Drake looked like on his first album/mixtape cover, Room for Improvement (2006):

    Here's what Drake looks like on his latest album/mixtape cover, Dark Lane Demo Tapes (2020):

    Here's what Drake's writing style was like for his song "Special" (2006):

    "Special" lyrics: "I'm bold from the get go, go by the title of Drake/And treating me like the rest is a vital mistake"

    Here's what Drake's writing style is like from his single "Toosie Slide" (2020):

    "Toosie Slide" lyrics: "Black leather glove, no sequins/Buckles on the jacket, it's Alyx shit/Nike crossbody, got a piece in it/Got a dance, but it's really on some street shit"

    Here's what Drake looked and sounded like in his music video for "Replacement Girl" (2007):

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    Here's what Drake looks and sounds like in his music video for "Laugh Now Cry Later" (2020):

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    6. Here's what Beyoncé looked like on Destiny's Child's first album cover, Destiny's Child (1998):

    Here's what Beyoncé looks like on her latest solo album cover, Lemonade (2016):

    Here's what Beyoncé's writing style was like with Destiny's Child for their song "Birthday" (1998):

    "Birthday" lyrics: "The time has come and it's finally here/Have a candlelit dinner or just settle down, my dear/Whatever you like, boy/It's all up to you"

    Here's what Beyoncé's writing style is like from her single "Hold Up" (2016):

    "Hold Up" lyrics: "Hold up, they don't love you like I love you/Slow down, they don't love you like I love you/Back up, they don't love you like I love you/Step down, they don't love you like I love you"

    Here's what Beyoncé looked and sounded like in Destiny's Child's music video for "No, No, No Part 2" (1997):

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    Here's what Beyoncé looks and sounds like in her music video for "Formation" (2016):

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    7. Here's what the Jonas Brothers looked like on their first album cover, It's About Time (2006):

    Here's what the Jonas Brothers look like on their latest album cover, Happiness Begins (2019):

    Here's what the Jonas Brothers' writing style was like for their single, "Mandy" (2005):

    "Mandy" lyrics: "Mandy always laughs when I act stupid/I am unaware that I'm a nuisance/With her it's never wasted time/Mandy always knows exactly what I'm thinking"

    Here's what the Jonas Brothers' writing style is like from their single "Remember This" (2021):

    "Remember This" lyrics: "Used to pray for a moment just like this/There's a fire in your eyes I can't resist/Baby, we're gonna wanna remember this/Baby, we're gonna wanna remember this"

    Here's what the Jonas Brothers looked and sounded like in their music video for "Year 3000" (2007):

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    Here's what the Jonas Brothers look and sound like in their music video for "Leave Before You Love Me" (2021):

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    8. Here's what Demi Lovato looked like on their first album cover, Don't Forget (2008):

    Here's what Demi Lovato looks like on their latest album cover, Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over (2021):

    Here's what Demi Lovato's writing style was like for their single "Get Back" (2008):

    "Get Back" lyrics: "I wanna get back to the old days/When the phone would ring/And I knew it was you/I wanna talk back and get yelled at/Fight for nothing/Like we used to"

    Here's what Demi Lovato's writing style is like from their single "Anyone" (2020):

    "Anyone" lyrics: "A hundred million stories and a hundred million songs/I feel stupid when I sing/Nobody's listening to me/Nobody's listening/I talk to shooting stars/But they always get it wrong"

    Here's what Demi Lovato looked and sounded like in their music video for "La La Land" (2008):

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    Here's what Demi Lovato looks and sounds like in their music video for "Dancing with the Devil" (2021):

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    9. Here's what Bruno Mars looked like on his first solo album cover, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010):

    Here's what Bruno Mars looks like on Silk Sonic's latest album cover, An Evening with Silk Sonic (2021):

    Here's what Bruno Mars' writing style was like for his single "Just the Way You Are" (2010):

    "Just the Way You Are" lyrics: "When I see your face/There's not a thing that I would change/'Cause you're amazing just the way you are"

    Here's what Bruno Mars' writing style is like with Silk Sonic for their single "Skate" (2021):

    "Skate" lyrics: "In a room full of dimes you would be a hundred dollars/If bein' fine was a crime/Girl, they'd lock your lil' fine ass up in a tower"

    Here's what Bruno Mars looked and sounded like in his music video for "Grenade" (2010):

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    Here's what Bruno Mars looks and sounds like in Silk Sonic's music video for "Leave the Door Open" (2021):

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    10. Here's what Alicia Keys looked like on her first album cover, Songs in A Minor (2001):

    Here's what Alicia Keys looks like on her latest album cover, Alicia (2020):

    Here's what Alicia Keys' writing style was like for her single "A Woman's Worth" (2001):

    "A Woman's Worth" lyrics: "'Cause a real man knows a real woman when he sees her/And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her"

    Here's what Alicia Keys' writing style is like from her single "Time Machine" (2019):

    "Time Machine" lyrics: "Fear of what's in the mirror/So much to be afraid of/Scared of what we're made of/And what we might be"

    Here's what Alicia Keys looked and sounded like in her music video for "Fallin'" (2001):

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    Here's what Alicia Keys looks and sounds like in her music video for "Love Looks Better" (2020):

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    11. And here's what Ariana Grande looked like on her first album cover, Yours Truly (2013):

    Here's what Ariana Grande looks like on her latest album cover, Positions (2020):

    Here's what Ariana Grande's writing style was like for her single "Almost Is Never Enough" (2013):

    "Almost Is Never Enough" lyrics: "I'd like to say we gave it a try/I'd like to blame it all on life/Maybe we just weren't right, but that's a lie, that's a lie"

    Here's what Ariana Grande's writing style is like from her single "34+35" (2020):

    "34+35" lyrics: "You might think I'm crazy/The way I been craving/If I put it quite plainly/Just gimme them babies/So what you doing tonight? Better say 'Doing you right'"

    Here's what Ariana Grande looked and sounded like in her music video for "Put Your Hearts Up" (2011):

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    Here's what Ariana Grande looks and sounds like in her music video for "Positions" (2020):

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