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Taylor Swift originally wrote “Our Song” for her ninth grade talent show.
Britney Spears' "Lucky"Via BritneySpearsVEVOAshlee Simpson's "Autobiography"Via AshleeSimpsonVEVOJennifer Lopez's "Jenny From The BlockVia JenniferLopezVEVOAvril Lavigne's "Sk8r Boi"Via AvrilLavigneVEVO
Avril Lavigne's "Sk8r Boi"
In 2003, Paramount Pictures purchased the rights to Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8r Boi” and had plans to turn it into a feature-length film.
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Two songs from Hilary Duff’s first album Metamorphosis were used as theme songs by MTV reality shows; “Come Clean” was the intro to Laguna Beach and “Sweet Sixteen” was the opening tune for My Super Sweet Sixteen.
"Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know"Via BritneySpearsVEVO"Everytime"Via BritneySpearsVEVO"I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman"Via BritneySpearsVEVO"Overprotected"Via BritneySpearsVEVO
"Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know"
Britney Spears' 2000 pop ballad, “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know,” was co-written by Shania Twain. The song was produced and also co-written by Shania’s then-husband, Robert “Mutt” Lange.
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A magazine editor
The Spice Girls did not come up with their own nicknames, the names were actually a fluke: they were dreamed up by an editor for the UK teeny bopper magazine Top of the Pops and just happened to stick.
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An interviewer once mistook her for Amy Winehouse.
Lady Gaga dyed her dark hair blonde after an interviewer confused her with Amy Winehouse. "I want to be known for my own look," she later explained to People magazine.
Beyoncé's "Pretty Hurts"Via BeyonceVEVORihanna's "Diamonds"Via RihannaVEVOBritney Spears' "Perfume"Via BritneySpearsVEVOMiley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”Via MileyCyrusVEVO
Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”
“Pretty Hurts,” “Diamonds,” and “Perfume” were all written by Sia. Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” was not.
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Hitmakers The-Dream and Tricky Stewart wrote “Umbrella” for Britney Spears and offered the track to Mary J. Blige before ultimately giving it to Rihanna.
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Scarlett Johansson’s lips inspired Katy Perry to write “I Kissed a Girl.”
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Avril Lavigne's Let Go
Kelly Clarkson’s single “Breakaway” was originally written for Avril Lavigne’s first album, Let Go.
Demi Lovato's "Really Don't Care"Via DemiLovatoVEVORihanna's "Stay"Via RihannaVEVOSelena Gomez's "Same Old Love"Via SelenaGomezVEVOIggy Azeala's "Black Widow"Via IggyAzealaVEVO
Iggy Azeala's "Black Widow"
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora’s collaboration “Black Widow” was co-written by Katy Perry.
"The Time Of Our Lives"
Kesha co-wrote the title track from Miley's EP The Time of Our Lives
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Taylor Swift became the first female artist to replace herself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2014 when “Blank Space” overtook “Shake It Off” for the top spot.
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According to former MTV exec Van Toffler, before Madonna and MTV settled on Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez was also in the mix.
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The wedding dress Mariah Carey wears in the “We Belong Together” music video is the same one she wore during her 1993 wedding to Tommy Mottola.