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Let's Be Real, Hilary Duff Had The Most Underrated Pop Album Ever

It's not "so yesterday."

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The year is 2003. Denim skirts are a thing, Britney is kissing Madonna, and the public thinks they've seen it all. That is, until one former Disney star comes to conquer the pop throne that she so rightfully deserves.

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Most know Hilary Duff from this little underground Disney Channel show called Lizzie McGuire. In order to crack the Disney shell, Duff had to transform into a pop diva overnight.

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And boy did she succeed. Just look at this AWARD-WINNING ARTIST feeling so blessed.

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Metamorphosis is the album that started it all. It's by far one of the most iconic pop albums that defined what it meant to be young and LIVING.

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Everybody felt changed because each track was LIFE in audio form.

Literally my whole childhood in one CD. #hilaryduff #metamorphosis

Hannah Smith@hannahsmithh_Follow

Literally my whole childhood in one CD. #hilaryduff #metamorphosis

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Hilary knew she had it on lock way before the album even hit the shelves. These promos are selling 100% SASS.

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There are 12 fab songs that each touch on different emotions, along with the one iconic bonus track that started it all, "Why Not."

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Hilary was basically a YOLO pioneer way before Drake set foot into a studio. "Why Not" made everyone live a little for once and introduced Hilary as the new pop princess.

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And those mini brass knuckles prove she's not taking any shit.

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She gave you complete approval to steal your shitty ex's clothes in "So Yesterday".

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And taught you that letting go is a lot easier than you think.

"Come tomorrow it will seem so yesterday."
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"Come tomorrow it will seem so yesterday."

She gave rain its power anthem in "Come Clean."

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Which became the theme song to MTV's Laguna Beach. Let's be real, the show would have flopped without it.

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Not to mention Duff's wet hair is still influencing pop divas today. BeyoncΓ© totally stole her look.

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"Sweet Sixteen" was influential enough to make you feel grown at the ripe old age of 13.

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And became the theme to every elitist 16-year-old on MTV.

Hilary basically ran the network.
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Hilary basically ran the network.

The lines in "Little Voice" prove you CAN befriend your conscience.

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Words to live by:

"You could say I got a best friend

And she's always tellin' me what to do"

Who knows, maybe that little voice is a throwback to the cartoon Lizzie.

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Math used to be frustrating and unfortunate until Hilary sang about it.

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Its lyrics then doubled as a dating advice column.

I couldn't do the math, I should have stayed out of the equation #hilaryduff #dothemath #metamorphosis

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I couldn't do the math, I should have stayed out of the equation #hilaryduff #dothemath #metamorphosis

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"Metamorphosis" weirdly described your quarter-life crisis before you knew what the word crisis meant.

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And the album ends with a short but iconic ballad advising you to love yourself because men can be real assholes.

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Those are words that can SAVE YOUR LIFE.

"Metamorphosis" solidified Hilary as the only teen pop superstar worthy of being in the center.

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And people are still talking even more than a decade after its release.

Happy 10th aniversary #metamorphosis... So many memories!! Thank you @HilaryDuff #hilaryduff πŸ’—πŸ’‹

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Happy 10th aniversary #metamorphosis... So many memories!! Thank you @HilaryDuff #hilaryduff

10:12 AM - 26 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hilary Duff is living proof that good pop music will always be ageless.

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