20 incredibly rare photos of our favorite pop stars before they were famous

Their songs continuously top the charts. They’ve done thousands of concerts all over the world. Their fans number in the millions. And yet, once upon a time, those mega-celebrities used to be ordinary kids and teenagers! Like all of us, they used to go to school. Many of them once had goofy haircuts. Their skin used to be far from perfect and their smiles used to be less than stellar.

Into Our World invites you to take a look at a selection of rarely-published photos showing some of today’s famous pop stars in their youth. You have to agree that many of them look better now than they did back then!

Beyoncé

 

Rihanna

 

Eminem

 

Enrique Iglesias

Cher

 

Gwen Stefani

 

Shakira

 

 

Elton John

 

Adam Levine

 

Lana Del Rey 

 

Avril Lavigne

 

Amy Lee

 

Celine Dion

 

Katy Perry

 

Snoop Dogg

 

 

Britney Spears

 

Preview photo credit Carlos VenegasEuropa Press/Getty