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    Here's What 26 Famous Musicians Looked Like In The Beginning Of Their Careers Vs. Now

    Early-'00s John Legend was everything.

    1. What Taylor Swift looked like in the beginning of her career in 2006:

    Taylor Swift posing on the red carpet at the Country Music Awards in 2006
    Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    What Taylor Swift looks like now:

    2. What Harry Styles looked like in the beginning of his career in 2011:

    Harry Styles at a One Direction book signing while wearing a "Harry Hearts Louis" t-shirt
    Shirlaine Forrest / WireImage / Getty Images

    What Harry Styles looks like now:

    3. What Mariah Carey looked like in the beginning of her career in 1990:

    Mariah Carey posing for a portrait in 1990
    Deborah Feingold / Getty Images

    What Mariah Carey looks like now:

    Mariah Carey at the  "A Fall From Grace" movie premiere
    Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images

    4. What Stevie Wonder looked like in the beginning of his career in 1963:

    Stevie Wonder -- then known as "Little Stevie Wonder" -- performing on "Ready Steady Go"
    David Redfern / Redferns / Getty Images

    What Stevie Wonder looks like now:

    Stevie Wonder performing onstage, holding a microphone and wearing sunglasses
    Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images

    5. What Madonna looked like in the beginning of her career in 1984:

    Madonna posing with a headscarf, lipstick, wild and wacky clothes, colorful bracelets, and multiple earrings, in 1984
    Michael Putland / Getty Images

    What Madonna looks like now:

    Madonna taking a selfie in quarantine while wearing glasses and pink hair
    @madonna / Via instagram.com

    6. What Kelly Clarkson looked like in the beginning of her career in 2002:

    Kelly Clarkson on an "American Idol" red carpet in the early '00s
    Amanda Edwards / Redferns / Getty Images

    What Kelly Clarkson looks like now:

    Kelly Clarkson promo photos for "The Kelly Clarkson Show"
    NBC / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal / Getty Images

    7. What Rihanna looked like in the beginning of her career in 2005:

    Rihanna posing for a picture while wearing a cropped hoodie, jeans, and bangles in front of a leopard print backdrop
    Rob Verhorst / Redferns / Getty Images

    What Rihanna looks like now:

    Rihanna at the launch of FENTY in 2020
    Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

    8. What Beyoncé looked like in the beginning of her career in 1998:

    Destiny's Child promoting Tommy Hilfiger jeans in the late '90s
    Marion Curtis / The Life Picture Collection / Getty Images

    What Beyoncé looks like now:

    Beyoncé at the 2019 premiere for "The Lion King"
    Robyn Beck / Getty Images

    9. What Jay-Z looked like in the beginning of his career in 1989:

    Jay-Z posing with a backwards hat on in the early '90s
    Al Pereira / Getty Images

    What Jay-Z looks like now:

    Jay-Z at the Roc Nation brunch, wearing a bright colored suit and drinking champagne
    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

    10. What Janet Jackson looked like in the beginning of her career in 1982:

    Janet Jackson posing for her 1982 debut album cover
    Harry Langdon / Getty Images

    What Janet Jackson looks like now:

    11. What Patti Smith looked like in the beginning of her career in 1976:

    Patti Smith wearing a US Air Force shirtin a black and white photograph, mid-70s
    Gijsbert Hanekroot / Redferns / Getty Images

    What Patti Smith looks like now:

    Patti Smith on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in January 2020
    NBC / Getty Images

    12. What Tina Turner looked like in the beginning of her career in 1961:

    Tina Turner posing with Ike Turner for a portrait in 1961
    Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

    What Tina Turner looks like now:

    Tina Turner posing in front of a fireplace while wearing a dress and loafers in the late 2010s
    Bertrand Rindoff Petroff / Getty Images

    13. What Lenny Kravitz looked like in the beginning of his career in 1989:

    Lenny Kravitz posing in front of a blue wall in 1989 while wearing a hat and colorful scarf
    Frank Micelotta Archive / Getty Images

    What Lenny Kravitz looks like now:

    Lenny Kravitz posing in a jean jacket at his house while on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen"
    Bravo / Getty Images

    14. What Jennifer Lopez looked like in the beginning of her career in the late '90s:

    Jennifer Lopez at a movie premiere in the mid-'90s
    Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection / Getty Images

    What Jennifer Lopez looks like now:

    Jennifer Lopez attends the Giuseppe for the J.Lo launch at Neiman Marcus in the late 2010s
    John Sciulli / Getty Images

    15. What Diana Ross looked like in the beginning of her career in 1960:

    The Supremes posing for promo photos in 1960
    Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

    What Diana Ross looks like now:

    Diana Ross performing at an event in 2019 or 2020, holding a microphone and smiling
    Omar Vega / Getty Images

    16. What Elton John looked like in the beginning of his career in 1968:

    Elton John posing for his first publicity photos in England, circa 1968
    Val Wilmer / Redferns / Getty Images

    What Elton John looks like now:

    Elton John at the screening for "Rocketman" in 2019, smiling while wearing heart-shaped glasses
    Alberto Pizzoli / Getty Images

    17. What John Legend looked like in the beginning of his career in 2004:

    John Legend singing and playing piano at his birthday dinner in 2004
    Johnny Nunez / WireImage / Getty Images

    What John Legend looks like now:

    John Legend at the premiere of "United Skates" in 2019
    Gregg Deguire / Getty Images

    18. What Celine Dion looked like in the beginning of her career in the early '80s:

    Celine Dion posing for a portrait in the 1980s, wearing a headband and long, brown hair
    Ponopresse / Getty Images

    What Celine Dion looks like now:

    Celine Dion crouching down in an elevator while wearing a rainbow striped jumper in 2019
    Denise Truscello / Getty Images

    19. What James Taylor looked like in the beginning of his career in 1969:

    Headshot of James Taylor in 1969 with hair down to his shoulders and a mustache
    Jack Robinson / Getty Images

    What James Taylor looks like now:

    James Taylor posing for a portrait in the late 2010s while smizing and wearing a cap
    Daniele Venturelli / Getty Images

    20. What Dave Grohl looked like in the beginning of his career in 1991:

    Nirvana posing for a group shot in a bathroom in 1991
    Paul Bergen / Redferns / Getty Images

    What Dave Grohl looks like now:

    Dave Grohl performing with the Foo Fighters in 2018, playing guitar
    Barry Brecheisen / WireImage / Getty Images

    21. What Ciara looked like in the beginning of her career in 2004:

    Ciara posing on a red carpet at the 2004 TRL awards
    Scott Gries / Getty Images

    What Ciara looks like now:

    22. What André 3000 looked like in the beginning of his career in the early '90s:

    Outkast posing on top of a car in a black and white image in the early '90s
    Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

    What André 3000 looks like now:

    André 3000 sitting in a chair while wearing overalls, clasping his hands together while thinking pensively
    Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images

    23. What Fiona Apple looked like in the beginning of her career in 1996:

    Fiona Apple posing for a portrait in New York City in 1996
    David Corio / Redferns / Getty Images

    What Fiona Apple looks like now:

    Fiona Apple on a red carpet for "Dr. Strangelove" in 2016
    Amanda Edwards / WireImage / Getty Images

    24. What the Jonas Brothers looked like in the beginning of their career in 2006:

    The Jonas Brothers posing backstage as a Radio Disney event in 2006
    Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

    What the Jonas Brothers look like now:

    The Jonas Brothers posing on a red carpet at The Women's Cancer Research Fund's Unforgettable Evening in 2020
    Tibrina Hobson / WireImage / Getty Images

    25. What Drake looked like in the beginning of his career in 2006:

    Drake on a red carpet at the Soul Train Music Awards in 2006
    Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

    What Drake looks like now:

    Drake posing on a red carpet at the "Top Boy" premiere in 2019
    Karwai Tang / WireImage / Getty Images

    26. And what Britney Spears looked like in the beginning of her career in 1998:

    Britney Spears posing on the floor during a portrait session for her first album cover, "...Baby One More Time"
    L. Busacca / WireImage / Getty Images

    What Britney Spears looks like now:

    Britney Spears announcing her Las Vegas residency in 2019
    Gabe Ginsberg / FilmMagic / Getty Images

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