10+ Old Pics Of Famous Female Musicians That Left Us Feeling Nostalgic

It's always fun to take a trip down memory lane.

Looking through old photos is a great way to do this. We get to see how people dressed, what they were up to, and so much more.

This is especially the case with female musicians. They all started somewhere, so we might as well take a stroll down Nostalgia Lane with these 10+ old pics.

Britney Spears

This photo of Spears performing was taken during the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles all the way back in 2000.

Honestly, she is still killing it even today, and we will always love to watch her perform.

Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

How did we get so blessed to stumble upon this?? In this photo, taken in 1998, the two powerhourses were recording "When You Believe".

Tragically, we lost Whitney a little over a decade later in 2012.


The OG pop princess has been living in a material world since the 1970s. Here she is looking into a mirror as she applies her lipstick.

At the time, she has recently moved to NYC to study dance.

Diana Ross

Back in 1975, Diana Ross was killing it. She even joined forces with Elton John, the legendary British singer, in 1975 to host the Rock Music Awards.

This picture was also taken in 1975 in New York, and she is clearly having the time of her life.


Quen Bey has come such a long way.

When this photo was taken in 2001, she was still the lead singer of Destiny's Child. This was also around the time that Bey started dating her now-husband, Jay-Z.


The star looks unrecognizable here! This was taken in the mid-1960s when she was just 20 years old.

She looks absolutely gorgeous and we love that she had her signature long, dark hair and bangs even back then.


Aw, baby RiRi!

If she were to tell her 2005 self what she has accomplished today — owning her own Fenty beauty, jewelry, and clothing line and being one of the biggest stars in the world — we don't think she'd believe it.

Céline Dion

This one is bittersweet. Here is the Canadian singer alongside her late husband, Réne Angélil. Sadly, he passed away from cancer in 2016.

We also have to address those patchwork jeans because it is so '90s.

Miley Cyrus

This photo was taken in 2006, right at the height of the star's Hannah Montana fame.

She looks so young and innocent, as she hadn't quite twerked on stage with Robin Thicke or done any of her other wild shenanigans yet.

Ariana Grande

In case you didn't know, Ariana got her start on Broadway with the show 13. Here she is, likely 13 years old, in 2008.

It's super surreal to see her with such dark hair and without her signature ponytail.

Gwen Stefani

What you see here is a photo of two vampires. Okay, fine, it's Gwen Stefani and Lenny Kravitz. But this photo is just further proof that they both DON'T AGE.

Also, we're so digging Gwen's '90s style.

Queen Latifa

In case you forgot, the Barber Shop actress once had a music career! Here she is looking fly on the set of her "Fly Girl" music video in 1991.

Everything about this lewk is #fire.

Taylor Swift

This photo is a trip! It's crazy to think that Tay was once a concert opener for other musicians and not a headline performer. I mean, look at her likely self-made banner.

We're so proud of how far she's come.

Tina Turner

Here is Tina Turner laughing her gorgeous heart out with Terry Wogan and Elton John.

How badly do you want to be the fourth person managing to sit on someone's lap in this pic? I know I do.

Alicia Keys

You will always find the singer around a piano — whether it's for a photoshoot or during one of her concerts! This picture was taken all the way back in 2000.

And yet, it looks like it was taken today. She doesn't age!

Katy Perry

Back in 2007, the singer kept things much more minimal. She wasn't dressing up in wacky outfits or dying her hair different colors just yet.

Instead, she kept things simple with her simple makeup and dark hair.

Dolly Parton

OMG, how adorable was Dolly in 1977? It's easy to see why the country singer has always been so magnetic.

That big, blonde hair and adorable smile simply draws you in. She has that same effect today.

Joan Jett

This iconic photo was taken in the singer's childhood bedroom in Los Angeles in 1977.

Judging by the many posters of musicians on her wall, she clearly always wanted to become a rock star.

Amy Winehouse

Looking at old pictures of the singer is always sad.

That's because she passed away in 2011 from alcohol poisoning. This photo was taken in 2003, right at the start of the talented musician's career.