#FlashBackFriday: Pop Stars Before They Were Famous

By Nadia Noir

In our empowerment moment of the morning, we were watching the video for Beyonce‘s “Flawless” and noticed that it started with the singer as a youngster competing on Star Search.

In a rain-coated, rapping girl group called Girl Tyme, Beyonce and her girls lost to an experimental rock-jazz group called the Skeleton Crew.

The whole scenario made us wonder what other stars sounded like when they were young. Beyonce, as per usual, was flawless from a young age, but we found that some stars got better with age.

Girl Tyme with Beyonce on Star Search

They should have won and Beyonce sounds so good. Those outfits though.

Aaliyah on Star Search

Gorgeous and polished since Day 1.


Teenage goth Shakira is a total hottie.


How does baby Jojo have the voice of a 35-year-old singing professional?

Christina Aguilera

The cutest face and the same amount of retro soul.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

The fact that they aren’t together anymore makes us want to cry a river. Best dancing skills.

Drake on Degrassi

So, he’s not singing, but his acting skills aren’t terrible.


So, breath control wasn’t Rihanna’s strong suit but that’s what singing coaches are for.

Katy Perry

Average girl-next-door turned retro glamazon? Katy Perry has gone through quite the transformation.



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