These ladies were every man’s fantasy in the ’90s but it’s already 2016 and some of these women look completely different now. For better or worse, their fashion sense has changed, they’ve aged, and some have children who are all grown up now. This is what your favorite pop divas look like now compared to when they first became famous.
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With humble beginnings on Long Island, New York, Mariah has made it from zero to hero.
She worked as a coat-checker, hostess, waitress, and finally made her way to superstar status. She is the only female artists to have 18 #1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Fun Fact: In 2001, she was the first African-American woman to win the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award.
With her father, Mathew Knowles, leading her every step of the way.
Born in Houston, Texas, she was the lead singer in Destiny’s Child and moved on to her solo career. She was actually discovered by Whitney Houston and caught the eye of Jay-Z who she married April 4, 2008.
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The material girl who ruled the material world.
This hyper-ambitious singer, actress, and producer has won seven Grammy Awards and reinvented herself with each passing year. The first song she ever wrote before she became famous was “Tell the Truth.”
- Fun Fact: She is condemned by the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for pulling a Puerto Rican flag between her legs in a concert October 26, 1993.
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A distant cousin of Madonna, she did it all on her own.
Gwen Stefani has won three Teen Choice Awards and was the lead singer for No Doubt. She’s gotten over her wild phase and is now a judge for The Voice and shows off her Platinum blonde hair again.
- Fun Fact: She arrived an hour late for her own wedding.
She went from looking dirty to high class.
A genie must have granted her three wishes because she won twelve awards and was even nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Burlesque (2010).
- Fun Fact: Even though she’s half-Ecuadoran and has released a Spanish album, she isn’t fluent in Spanish.
Each divorce has made her even stronger.
Jennifer Lopez is always working. She’s been in films like Monster in Law, Maid in Manhattan, and was even her idol in Selena. She’s won dozens of music awards and has an even hotter body than she did in the ’90s.
- Fun Fact: Both her parents are Puerto Rican.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson was the youngest of the ten children but a force to be reckoned with.
She may be younger than Michael Jackson, but she’s shown that she can stand out even with an entire family of talented artists.
- Fun Fact: Her nickname “Dunk” was coined by her brother Michael who claimed she remsembled a donkey.
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Pink’s went from hip-hop to pop rock.
Born Alecia Beth Moore, Pink was discovered at the age of 13. Her name actually comes from the movie Reservoir Dogs because her friends thought she resembled the character Mr. Pink played by Steve Buscemi.
- Fun Fact: She follows a strict vegan diet.
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A country girl who can do more than line dancing.
From rural Louisiana, she tried out for The All New Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 11. Since then she’s become a pop diva selling 13 million copies of her album “Baby” and the rest was history.
- Fun Fact: Is a huge fan of Björk.
The beat goes on and on and on for this Oscar-worthy actress.
Cher is an actress, singer, and producer who started out with her significant other, Sonny Bono. Since then she has changed her style and fashion sense, and continued to be a strong independent woman.
- Fun Fact: Legally changed her name from “Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre Bono” to “Cher”.
Rihanna has become more of a bad girl as the years have passed.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty from Barbados life changed forever after meeting Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York. She joined Def Jam Records and amassed phenomenal success with her revealing outfits and voice.
Fun Fact: Since 2011 she has at least 14 tattoos.
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The eldest daughter of three, she actually started out acting in Australian soap operas.
Establishing herself as an international star, her singing career was actually a total accident. Now she is the Princess of Pop.
- Fun Fact: She was diagnosed and beat breast cancer in 2005.
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This Latina pop singer knows how to shake her bum.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Columbia and started her music career when she was 12. She eventually won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy and is married to Gerard Pique.
- Fun Fact: She performs barefoot in most of her concerts.
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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta wears many hats from a singer, songwriter, actress, activist, and even fashion designer.
Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, she would perform at open mike nights in clubs and bars before she finally hit it big with Def Jam Records.
- Fun Fact: In high school, one of her nicknames was “The Germ”.
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Her career and heart will go on and on.
Originally from Charlemagne, Canada, she actually burst on stage when she recorded the theme song to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Titanic. Since then she has sold more than 25 million copies.
- Fun Fact: Her “sharp-looking” smile gave her the nickname “Vampire Queen” in high school.