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    25 Wild Music Facts About Famous Women That'll Probably Blow Your Mind

    Did you know Beyoncé used to charge her parents' friends $5 to watch her perform as a kid?

    1. Before she was famous, Taylor Swift used to be one of those black and white Abercrombie & Fitch models.

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    2. Missy Elliott was drunk when she filmed this scene for the "Work It" video because the director accidentally refilled her glass with wine instead of water.

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    3. Because fans wanted to look at pictures of Jennifer Lopez in the iconic green Versace dress from the 2000 Grammys, Google Images was invented.

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    So you can say Jenny from the Block actually invented Google Images!

    4. Lauryn Hill is the *only* woman in hip-hop who has won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

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    Hill won in 1999 for the legendary album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

    5. And Barbra Streisand is the only artist to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.

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    6. Dolly Parton wrote "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in THE SAME DAY.


    7. Adele and Jessie J went to the same performing arts high school, and used to sing together during lunch.

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    8. MTV banned Madonna's music video for "Justify My Love" because it celebrated bisexuality and voyeurism.

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    9. MTV also never aired the videos for "Toxic" by Britney Spears and "Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera during the day because they were considered overly sexual.

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    10. Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack is the best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

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    11. Beyoncé used to charge her parents' friends $5 to watch her perform as a kiddo.

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    12. Cher is the first artist to record a song using auto-tune for her 1998 hit, "Believe."

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    13. Alicia Keys was actually paying tribute to iconic jazz pianist Hazel Scott at the Grammys when she played two pianos at the same time.

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    14. Republic Records discovered Ariana Grande on YouTube when she covered Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston songs.

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    15. Tina Turner was actually the one who taught Mick Jagger how to dance when she toured with The Rolling Stones in the '60s.


    So really, you've "got the moves like Turner."

    16. Nicki Minaj used a Lauryn Hill quote in her high school yearbook, and eventually met her idol years later.

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    17. Twenty five years after it was released, Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" finally went to no. 1 on the charts, making her the only solo act in history with the most no. 1 hits.

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    She currently takes the lead with 19 songs!

    18. In Janet Jackson's video for "That's The Way Love Goes," an unknown Jennifer Lopez played her BFF.

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    19. Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" is actually a cover song.

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    Robert Hazard originally wrote the song in 1979, and Lauper switched up the lyrics to make it empowering for women.

    20. Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick are first cousins.

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    21. And Liza Minnelli is Judy Garland's daughter.

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    22. Blue Ivy Carter is the youngest person to ever appear on the Billboard Charts.

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    Her father, Jay-Z, featured her on his 2012 song "Glory" when she was a newborn baby.

    23. Carly Simon was the first female artist to win the Oscar for Best Original Song for writing the music AND lyrics.


    Simon won in 1988 for "Let the River Run" from Working Girl.

    24. Big Mama Thornton originally released "Hound Dog" in 1953, three years before Elvis Presley made it a hit in 1956.

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    25. And "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani is actually about her beef with Courtney Love.

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