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What Pop Stars Looked Like In Their First Music Video

We're throwing it back...and in some cases, way, way back!

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Jive

The Rules:

1. Must be from a major commercially released studio album. That means no videos from soundtracks, no mixtapes, no promotional CDs, etc.

2. Must be a solo video where the artist is the lead credited singer. So, no Destiny's Child videos from Beyoncé, or "Feeling Myself" — that's a Nicki Minaj video.

3. Must be an official music video. No promotional videos, no lyric videos, etc.

4. Also, I didn't include anything from Cheek to Cheek because damn Gaga, we want a solo album ASAP.

1. Britney Spears

Jive
RCA

Britney's First Video: 1998's "...Baby One More Time"

Britney's Latest Video: 2015's "Pretty Girls"

What's Next: Britney's still got her Vegas residency, and she's also hard at work on her ninth studio album — WHICH CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH!

2. Taylor Swift

Big Machine
Big Machine

Taylor's First Video: 2006's "Tim McGraw"

Taylor's Latest Video: 2015's "Bad Blood"

What's Next: Taylor's latest music video for "Wildest Dreams" drops Sunday night at the VMAs, where she's nominated for like a million awards. She's touring to support 1989 through the rest of 2015 too.

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3. Miley Cyrus

Hollywood Records
RCA

Miley's First Video: 2007's "Start All Over"

Miley's Latest Video: 2013's "Adore You"

What's Next: Miley's hosting the 2015 VMAs and she's working on a new album — which she might release for free.

4. Nicki Minaj

Young Money
Young Money

Nicki's First Video: 2010's "Massive Attack"

Nicki's Latest Video: 2015's "The Night Is Still Young"

What's Next: Nicki just wrapped up her tour for The Pinkprint.

5. Rihanna

Def Jam
Roc Nation

Rihanna's First Video: 2005's "Pon de Replay"

Rihanna's Latest Video: 2015's "Bitch Better Have My Money"

What's Next: I mean, there's supposed to be an album coming? But who knows when it's going to drop. Hell might freeze over before Rihanna drops #R8.

6. Katy Perry

Capitol
Capitol

Katy's First Video: 2007's "Ur So Gay"

Katy's Latest Video: 2014's "This Is How We Do"

What's Next: A new album in 2016...HOPEFULLY EARLY IN THE YEAR. Katy Cats want new material!

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7. Lady Gaga

Interscope
Interscope

Lady Gaga's First Video: 2008's "Just Dance"

Lady Gaga's Latest Video: 2014's "G.U.Y."

What's Next: A lead role on American Horror Story: Hotel this fall AND she's started to tease a new album. YAAASS GAGA YAAASS.

8. Lana Del Rey

Interscope
Interscope

Lana's First Video: 2011's "Video Games"

Lana's Latest Video: 2015's "High By The Beach"

What's Next: Honeymoon is dropping September 18. That's all.

9. Kelly Clarkson

RCA
RCA

Kelly's First Video: 2002's "Before Your Love"

Kelly's Latest Video: 2015's "Invincible"

What's Next: Kelly is on tour right now through the fall in support of Piece by Piece.

10. Shakira

Sony
RCA

Shakira's First Video: 1995's "Estoy Aquí"

Shakira's Most Recent Video: 2014's "Dare (La La La)"

What's Next: Shakira is voicing a gazelle in Disney's Zootopia, out next year. She'll also be singing a new song, "Try Everything", for the flick!

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11. Demi Lovato

Hollywood
Republic

Demi's First Video: 2008's "Get Back"

Demi's Latest Video: 2015's "Cool For The Summer"

What's Next: A full studio album, (allegedly) complete with an Iggy Azalea cameo, soon!

12. Jennifer Lopez

Work
Capitol

J.Lo's First Video: 1999's "If You Had My Love"

J.Lo's Latest Video: 2014's "Booty"

What's Next: Jenny from the block has a Las Vegas residency starting January 2016.

13. Mariah Carey

CBS
Epic

Mariah's First Video: 1990's "Vision of Love"

Mariah's Latest Video: 2015's "Infinity"

What's Next: The final leg of Mimi's Las Vegas residency kicks off February 2016.

14. Madonna

Warner Bros.
Interscope

Madonna's First Video: 1982's "Everybody"

Madonna's Latest Video: 2015's "Bitch I'm Madonna"

What's Next: Still going strong at 57, Madge is touring for her Rebel Heart album, starting September 2015.

15. Beyoncé

Columbia
Columbia

Beyoncé's First Video: 2003's "Crazy In Love"

Beyoncé's Latest Video: 2014's "7/11"

What's Next: She's the cover girl for Vogue's esteemed September issue, and she's nominated for Video of the Year at this year's VMAs.