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    11 Incredibly Nostalgic Things That Happened This Week In Pop Culture History

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    1. First, five years ago on Aug. 30, Miley Cyrus hosted the VMAs — leading to the infamous "Miley, what's good?" moment with Nicki Minaj.

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    2. Sixteen years ago, on Aug. 29, Beyoncé wore a very '00s look at the VMAs.

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    3. And 14 years ago on Sept. 1, Beyoncé released her album B'Day — the same week as, well, her birthday. Notable bops include "Déjà Vu," "Irreplaceable," and "Beautiful Liar."

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    4. Two years ago, on Aug. 31, A Star Is Born had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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    5. Four years ago, also on Aug. 31, La La Land had its Venice Film Festival premiere.

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    6. And nine years ago, on Sept. 3, the pandemic movie Contagion premiered at the Venice Film Festival as well.

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    7. Six years ago, on Aug. 31, Sam Smith released their hit ballad "I’m Not the Only One."

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    8. Five years ago, on Aug. 28, The Weeknd released his album Beauty Behind the Madness. Notable bops include "Can't Feel My Face," "The Hills," and "Often":

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    9. Fifteen years ago, Mariah Carey was dominating the Billboard Hot 100.

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    10. Five years ago, on Aug. 28, Justin Bieber released his single "What Do You Mean?" — marking a more mature sound for the singer.

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    11. Finally, 18 years ago on Sept. 4, Kelly Clarkson won American Idol.

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