Apr 3, 2012

40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 
Sometimes it’s important to remember that every musician starts as an amateur. All of the mega music stars below may appear larger than life but many (not all) went through some awkward years, they took the same yearbook photos you have and at one point they weren’t the famous celebrities you see today. Here’s a look back at 40 music stars from various generations (and levels of talent) before they were famous. Enjoy!

 

 

1. Drake

 

drake high school teenager younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

2. Rihanna

 

rihanna younger high school pictures childhood 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

3. Deadmau5

 

deadmau5 young childhood raver high school picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

4. Katy Perry

 

katy hudson perry teenager younger high school picture childhood 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

5. Bruno Mars

 

bruno mars younger high school childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

6. The Beatles

 

beatles young before famous childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

7. Lady Gaga

 

lady gaga younger high school childhood picture 2 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

lady gaga younger high school childhood picture 1 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

8. Jay-Z

 

jay z teenager younger high school picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

jay z as a kid childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

9. Fergie (Black Eyed Peas)

 

fergie younger high school cheerleader teenager childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

10. Skrillex

 

skrillex young high school teenager picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

11. Christina Aguilera

 

christina aguilera teenager high school younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

12. Snoop Dogg

 

snoop dogg young high school younger picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

13. Jennifer Lopez

 

jennifer lopez high school teenager younger picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

14. James Hetfield (Metallica)

 

metallica jameshetfield highschool teenager younger picture childhood 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

15. Shakira

 

shakira younger high school young picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

16. Kanye West

 

kanye west younger child high school teenager picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

17. Nicki Minaj

 

nicki high school teenager childhood picture younger 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

18. Coldplay

 

coldplay younger high school teenager childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

19. Mariah Carey

 

mariah carey big hair high school teenager younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

20. Eminem

 

eminem as a kid younger high school teenager childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

21. Madonna

 

madonna high school photo younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

22. Justin Timberlake

 

justin timberlake younger childhood high school teenager picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

23. Taylor Swift

 

taylor swift younger teenager high school picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

24. Kings of Leon

 

kings of leon when they were kids childhood photo 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

25. Avril Lavigne

 

560 avril lavigne school photos copy 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

26. P Diddy

 

diddy as a teenager high school younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

27. Adele

 

adele teenager younger high school picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

28. Jack Black

 

jack black high school teenager younger picture childhood 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

29. Marilyn Manson

 

marilyn manson teenager high school younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

30. Jessica Simpson

 

jessica simpson high school teenager younger picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

31. Kurt Cobain

 

kurt cobain high school teenager younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

32. Prince

 

prince high school photo teenager younger picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

33. Beyonce

 

beyonce high school younger young childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

34. Bruce Springsteen

 

bruce springsteen high school younger teenager childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

35. 50 Cent

 

50 cent childhood younger teenager high school picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

36. Lil Wayne

 

lil wayne childhood kid picture younger 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

37. Gwen Stefani

 

gwen stefani high shcool teenager younger childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

38. Thom Yorke (Radiohead)

 

thom yorke radiohead young high school childhood picture 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

39. Bon Jovi

 

bon jovi in high school picture younger childhood 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

40. John Mayer

 

john mayer high school teenager picture younger 40 Music Stars Before They Were Famous

 

 

 

 

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