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27 Facts That Will Prolly Slightly Alter Your Perception About These Pop Stars

If there's nothing missing in my life, then why THE HELL can't I stop thinking about these facts at night?

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1. Google Images was created after Jennifer Lopez wore *the dress* at the 2000 Grammys.

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It was the most popular search term Google execs had ever seen at the time, but there wasn't an image search option so the user experience kinda sucked. So, they created Google Images.

2. Speaking of Jennifer Lopez, this is random, but her mom won $2.4 million in 2004 after placing a $3 bet on a Wheel of Fortune machine in Atlantic City.

I mean, can you save some of the money for the rest of us?
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I mean, can you save some of the money for the rest of us?

3. YouTube was invented because of Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction* at the Super Bowl. One of the inventors of YouTube missed the original broadcast, wanted to see it, but couldn't. Then they invented YouTube.

*Justin Timberlake's fault because he's a POS.
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*Justin Timberlake's fault because he's a POS.

4. "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia is a cover.

every "90s kid" comes of age 3 times: • 18th birthday • 21st birthday • the day they find out natalie imbruglia's version of torn is a cover

5. "Ray of Light" by Madonna is also essentially a cover.

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6. The Spice Girls didn't come up with their nicknames, some rando magazine did.

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In an interview with Cosmo, Mel B said: "It was actually a teeny bopper magazine called Top of the Pops who gave us our names. We were already established as the Spice Girls, but they wrote a story about us and within it they called us each something different. The names stuck, so we went with it!"

7. Britney Spears absolutely hates the song "Sometimes." She hasn't performed it since 2001.

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At her Onyx Hotel tour special in 2004, the living legend finished her set by saying, "Oh wait, I forgot to sing 'Sometimes.' Sometimes I run, sometimes I hide, oh GOD, I never liked that song anyways. PEACE!" The last time that song was performed live was partially at her 2001 Dream Within A Dream tour.

8. Lady Gaga hates the song "Telephone."

Her best video, IMO.
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Her best video, IMO.

9. "Hollaback Girl" is the first digital song to ever sell a million copies.

Go figure.
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Go figure.

10. Billboard named Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" the song of the decade for the 2000s.

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Interesting, but Mariah is a legend that deserves it.

11. Adele was discovered on Myspace.

She uploaded three demos and was discovered by producer, XL. When she graduated high school, he signed her.
Adele's Myspace

She uploaded three demos and was discovered by producer, XL. When she graduated high school, he signed her.

12. Shania Twain uses Brad Pitt's name in song "That Don't Impress Me Much," because photos of him nude leaked when she was writing the song...and she wasn't impressed much.

Dick queen!
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Dick queen!

13. Carly Rae Jepsen came in third place on Canadian Idol in 2007.

Hmmm.
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Hmmm.

14. Beyoncé's alter-ego, "Sasha Fierce," was invented on the set of the music video for "Crazy In Love."

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15. Kelly Rowland, not Beyoncé, was the first member of Destiny's Child to have a solo No. 1 hit.

It was for the Nelly/Kelly duet "Dilemma." Touché.
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It was for the Nelly/Kelly duet "Dilemma." Touché.

16. It took Sia 14 minutes to write Rihanna's song "Diamonds."

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I can't even write a check in 14 minutes.

17. Madonna thought she was being clever by uploading fake versions of her American Life album to P2P sites with tracks that said, "What the fuck do you think you're doing?" on a loop... But, unfortunately for her, a hacker got her album and posted it to download for free on her website THE NEXT DAY.

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18. Reba McEntire was offered the role of Molly Brown in Titanic but had to pull out because of scheduling conflicts with her arena tour.

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19. Alicia Keys originally picked the stage name "Wilde." So, essentially, her name would have been "Alicia Wilde."

Her manager had a "crazy dream" and suggested the name "Keys," like on a piano lol, and the rest is history.
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Her manager had a "crazy dream" and suggested the name "Keys," like on a piano lol, and the rest is history.

20. Both Pink and Hilary Duff turned down the song "Since U Been Gone."

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Dumb dumbs! (No offense.)

21. Kesha is in Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" music video.

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22. Avril Lavigne wrote the song "Breakaway" later sung by Kelly Clarkson.

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Always so weird to me.

23. In 2002, Saddam Hussein won Iraqi presidency with 100% of the vote. His campaign song was "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.

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It played over and over again on the radio when he "won" the election.

24. Carrie Underwood used to give her phone number to every one of the American Idol finalists... but no one ever called her.

Not even a text!
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Not even a text!

25. In 1984, Fergie voiced Charlie Brown's sister, Sally Brown.

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26. Speaking of Fergie, her spot in the Black Eyed Peas was originally offered to *that girl* from the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger.

Who?
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Who?

27. And, last but certainly not least, Christina Aguilera's music was used to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

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